Four lessons from the Soviet era apply as the U.S. plans potential responses to Russian aggression.
For Hal Brands's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The democratic world survived 2008's crash, but it might not be so fortunate this time.
The Russian leader's foreign policy is transactional, shortsighted and often counterproductive
Global leaders must build a reputation for basic truthfulness, good faith and responsible stewardship.
Contrary to claims of anti-American backlash, a study finds that the military is a great brand ambassador.
Now that impeachment is over, we can get back to why keeping Russia at bay is a key element of foreign policy.
Whether the U.S. promised that NATO would stay out of Eastern Europe is a proxy debate for a bigger issue.
No matter who is president, Congress needs to re-establish its role in the use of force.
The longstanding academic debate over reputation and foreign policy is having real-world effects.
Allies must pay their fair share, but the U.S. president ignores the many benefits of stationing troops abroad.