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

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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Holding Russia Accountable For Its Crimes

As grim evidence of probable war crimes comes to light in Ukraine, it is important to remember that the war itself is a crime, and those who ordered it—even Vladimir Putin—can be held responsible. Russian forces have retreated from the Kyiv suburbs and other previously occupied zones in northern Ukraine. What advancing Ukrainian forces found was…

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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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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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