The War in Ukraine: What is the United States Trying to Accomplish?

If readers think that a military victory in Ukraine can avoid a nuclear confrontation or that the removal of Vladimir Putin’s regime will usher in Russian leaders of any entirely different ilk, read again. The crisis has moved to a new level.

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: It’s Time to Get the “Back Channels” Back

An escalating crisis in Ukraine makes it imperative that we restore key contacts between the United States and Russia. It’s time we realize that interacting with our adversary is not a sign of approval, it is a necessity. Nuclear powers, especially in this context, have responsibilities to ourselves and the rest of the world.

From Here to Mars: My Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space

Ten years ago I came out with a book, “Partners in Space: US-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War.”

The Power of a Radical Minority – at Home and Abroad

In transformational times, assessing and reassessing one’s basic assumptions is critical for navigating the confusing and dangerous shoals of public and foreign affairs.