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Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Allowing Ukraine into NATO would not only bolster Kyiv's defenses against Russia’s invasion, but also strengthen the alliance’s military capabilities and deter future aggression.
COMMENTARY / World
May 27, 2024
The case for Ukraine’s NATO accession
By admitting Ukraine, NATO could tip the balance decisively in Kyiv's favor and dispel any doubt about the alliance’s future, ensuring a lasting peace.
A Ukrainian artillery unit operating a Swedish-made Archer self-propelled howitzer fires on Russian positions in the country's Donetsk region on Dec. 16.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 4, 2024
Russian revanchism must be defeated in Ukraine
The fact that Putin has violated numerous treaties would cast substantial doubt on the credibility of any deal.
Negotiations are pointless as Vladimir Putin will not offer peace in exchange for Ukrainian territories; his goal is to eliminate the country as a nation.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 18, 2023
Putin's defeat must be democracies’ goal
Only a strategic defeat of Russia can stop this cancer from spreading. Why, then, are many Western leaders allergic to this prescription?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 8, 2023
Ukraine-Russia military conflict is also a culture war
The strength of Ukraine’s resistance has depended less on the military assistance provided by NATO members than on the Ukrainian people’s insistence on their own agency and destiny.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 8, 2022
How to organize reconstruction aid for post-war Ukraine
Before significant funds are committed to Ukraine's reconstruction, it is important to determine who will control and direct the money and how the recovery will be structured.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 21, 2022
NATO must get MAD at Russia's nuclear threats
If Russia adopts an aggressive posture and puts its nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles on a high state of readiness, NATO must respond in kind.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 17, 2015
Putin's European fifth column
A battle of values is looming in Europe. In one corner is the EU, standing for democracy, freedom, the rule of law and institutionalized international cooperation; in the other stands Putin, representing authoritarianism, intolerance, and the use of force and intimidation as instruments of foreign policy.

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