Juan Cole: The American War from Hell, 20 Years Later
The Iraq War ruined what credibility America had as a pillar of international order in the global south and gave Putin cover for his own atrocity.
Abby Zimet: Ukraine’s Battle of the Somme
Putin’s bloody debacle in Ukraine reflects a system “in which medievalism meets Stalinism meets dark farce.”
Benjamin Jensen: Ukraine’s rapid advance against Russia shows mastery of 3 essential skills for success in modern warfare
Ukrainian forces, aided by Western firepower, have upset traditional military logic once again.
Bill McKibben: Putin’s Aggression Shows Why Defeating Autocracy Is Key to Combating Climate Crisis
Climate activists have arguably been a little too focused on politics as a source of change, and paid not quite enough attention to the other power center in our civilization: money. Efforts to punish Russia economically for its attack on Ukraine may hold valuable lessons.
Michael Simms: No
No is not nothing. When everything has been taken from you, no is all you have left.
Jessica Corbett: Over 1,000 Russians Arrested for Protesting Putin’s Ukraine Invasion
“This is an unprecedented atrocity, for which there is no and cannot be any justification,” said nearly 200 officials from cities across Russia.
Norman Solomon: Bob Dylan and the Ukraine Crisis
I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight
Video: Stephen Colbert — Hey, Russia, keep your crab claws off our internet
Undersea cables that carry 95% of our internet communications are in danger of being attacked by Russia. Finally, an armageddon that will affect all of us. Aired November 3, 2015