Kirk Bennett
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Russia and the West
The Myth of Russia’s Containment

Has the West always had it in for Russia? Hardly.

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Russia & The West
The Secret Plot to Destroy Russia

If America really wanted to destroy Russia, it could do no better than tell it to keep doing exactly what it’s doing.

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Catch-22
The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy

Russia is trapped in an unsatisfying holding pattern, hoping for oil prices to recover, for the West to fragment and for Ukraine to implode.

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Endgame
What Does Putin Want?

Moscow’s many stated reasons for fighting in Ukraine are either false or incoherent. Its actual goals, unfortunately, preclude a tidy and quick resolution ever taking hold.

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The Costs of "Victory"
Collateral Damage

Russia appears to have triumphed on the battlefield in Ukraine, but in doing so it has done at least as much damage to itself as its poor neighbor.

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Getting Real
The Realist Case for Arming Ukraine

Realist arguments against arming the Ukrainians may seem unassailable. But that is only because they are incomplete.

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