Hal Brands

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  • Feb 27, 2023
    The origins of the war in Ukraine offer a warning about what could be a dangerous decade ahead in Asia.
  • Jan 24, 2023
    It feels ghoulish to look for good news in Russia’s war in Ukraine, given how much misery that conflict has inflicted.  
  • Jan 11, 2023
    In fact, the talk about “guardrails” is mostly diplomatic sophistry. Neither side wants a violent showdown, but neither side wants to compromise on core issues. So...
  • Jan 9, 2023
    The Eurasian heartland is the axis of what the great geographer Halford Mackinder called the “World-Island.”