The risks of war and the power of moral clarity cannot be underestimated.
Recent events have taken me to speak about their long-term strategic implications. Watch and listen to a podcast and video appearance on these topics.
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.
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.
The Russian attack on Ukraine is illegal, immoral, and unjustifiable. But lost opportunities and short-term thinking have contributed to these events, which could lead to lasting turmoil.
It’s time to reach America’s Independents and moderates and convince them to take a bigger role in the political future of our country. There has never been a better time to do it.
Can we talk? No, really talk. The issue may be more emotional than any mandate or “frank” discussion can address.
At the core of much that ails us is a profound question that has been largely ignored.
Reflection has brought me to one observation that both hurts and inspires. This year, as we grasped for signs of leadership and courage, it appeared that it came mostly from those in subordinate positions of power. And they had the most to lose.