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Dr. James S. Robbins is Interim Dean of Academics at IWP; Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council; and former special assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Full bio

No World War III. Check.

The problem is that Putin may have other requirements on his checklist. If the Biden administration is engaged in postwar planning for Ukraine, it might want to consider how to get postwar first. Last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave his views on the endgame in Ukraine and what should happen after. He emphasized a key…

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Moscow’s Strategy in Ukraine Puts Russian Soldiers Through Putin’s Meat Grinder

According to reports from the front lines in Bakhmut, Russia is losing a significant number of troops to take the strategically insignificant Ukrainian city. Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin says everything is going according to plan. Unfortunately, he may be right. Read the full article at American Spectator

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Here’s A Primer On Biden’s Off The Rails Iran Nuclear Deal

Nuclear talks with Iran are at an impasse. Just when a deal seemed imminent, Tehran resurrected a demand that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) cease an investigation into potentially illegal uranium enrichment at three undeclared locations. As well, Iran fired up advanced IR-6 centrifuges at an underground nuclear facility at Natanz, which will enhance the regime’s ability to produce weapons-grade uranium.…

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Putin’s Got Nothing But Nuclear Weapons

Russian television tells us that Vladimir Putin would rather go nuclear than accept defeat in Ukraine. President Biden has admonished that “idle comments about the use of nuclear weapons” are “irresponsible.” Opinion polls on both sides show widespread concern about a nuclear exchange. But Putin only talks about nuclear war because he has nothing else to say. Read more at 1945

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Biden has been wrong repeatedly about inflation. Don’t count on him being right now.

Is inflation on the downslide? Some claimed that the dire inflation numbers recently released came with a ray of hope. Bank of America analysts said inflation has “likely peaked.” Reuters also reported that inflation has likely peaked. Forbes tells us that experts believe inflation has topped out, and that consumer inflation likely peaked in March. Investor’s Business Daily and MarketWatch also say we are “likely”…

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On Putin, the president simply said what everyone was thinking

Let’s not be too hard on President Biden simply for saying what most people believe. On Saturday, the president spoke in Warsaw to demonstrate support for Ukraine in its fierce defense against Russian aggression, and to reassure NATO members that the United States would stand by them should the Kremlin choose to extend its war beyond Ukraine’s borders. The…

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What Trump understood – and Biden didn’t – about holding back Russian aggression

The Biden administration reversed course on marginalizing Vladimir Putin’s energy influence. Until last week. Better late than never, the Biden administration has discovered the benefits of using energy as a tool of American global strategy. One positive outcome of the president’s trip to Europe last week was the announcement of a new partnership with the European Union…

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The case for humanitarian intervention in Ukraine

A humanitarian mission in Ukraine? What a great idea. Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations recently drafted, circulated, then abruptly pulled a draft resolution calling for humanitarian intervention in Ukraine against an unspecified threat. The resolution called for protecting civilians “in vulnerable situations” and providing safe passage for humanitarian aid workers. Read more at the Washington Examiner

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