Category: Ukraine

Kyiv Post: Ukraine’s secret weapon

Ukraine has a secret weapon that it can deploy to defend itself against Russian aggression and subversion, and to deter further Russian hybrid hostilities against other countries. I discuss “Ukraine’s Secret Weapon” in a guest piece published April 7 in the Kyiv Post. Here’s the text: Like no other country, non-aligned Ukraine has an untapped capability to defend itself against...

Attacking NATO where it has no defense

Russia’s successful subversion and partition of Ukraine can be replicated inside NATO countries without triggering the collective defense provisions of Article 5 of the Alliance’s treaty. We commented on this in a recent piece titled “Against All Odds: Why Putin is Winning.” In that article, we noted a concern by Paul A. Goble, considered the dean of experts on nationalities...

How Ukraine can defend itself: Cut Gazprom’s gas & move the revolution to Russia

Ukraine has amazing leverage to press Russia to reverse its invasion, and to give the Europeans some backbone. That lever consists of two parts: (1) the colossal network of Gazprom pipelines that pump Russian gas into Europe, and European hard currency into Russia; and (2) the example of the Ukrainian revolution, which should spread to Russia to overthrow Vladimir Putin....

Waller’s rebuttal to Ashton Carter’s ‘misleading’ response

“Author’s Rebuttal to the Department of Defense” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization By J Michael Waller Part of “Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail” Publication Date: Winter 1997 Posted:¬†Wednesday, January 8, 1997 Assistant Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s 9 September letter responding to my article, “To Russia, With Cash” (Reader’s Digest, June 1996) states, “Much of what was said in the...