Jamie Dettmer

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  • May 31, 2024
    Decades before the crack of two pistol shots in Sarajevo plunged the Continent into World War I, Otto von Bismarck famously predicted it would be “Some damn fool thing in the...
  • May 4, 2024
    As Ukraine struggles to contain the opening moves of an expected Russian offensive in the country’s east, there are again mutterings in some diplomatic quarters about the need...
  • Apr 24, 2024
    Ukraine’s leaders breathed a hearty sigh of relief when news broke that the U.S. House of Representatives finally, after six months of stalling and wrangling, approved...
  • Apr 17, 2024
    Just ask a Ukrainian soldier if he still believes the West will stand by Kyiv “for as long as it takes.” That pledge rings hollow when it’s been four...
  • Apr 3, 2024
    According to high-ranking Ukrainian officers, the military picture is grim and Russian generals could find success wherever they decide to focus their upcoming offensive.  
  • Mar 27, 2024
    Don’t think that social media memes and clever stunts will topple Putin. Only a defeat in Ukraine can do that.  
  • Mar 25, 2024
    The echo of gunfire and grenade blasts had hardly subsided on Friday before Russian and Ukrainian officials started trading accusations, blaming each other for the massacre at a...
  • Mar 4, 2024
    The first strike in Israel’s campaign to hunt down those responsible for the Oct. 7 attacks is likely to have already taken place.  
  • Feb 26, 2024
    Stuck in a “grin & bear period it” period, the country’s now facing a Russia that’s organized for protracted war and a West that isn’t.  
  • Feb 21, 2024
    The sad truth is the absence of any serious mass opposition to Putin inside Russia — let alone to his war in Ukraine — speaks volumes.  
  • Feb 8, 2024
    Nineteenth-century Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle believed that “The History of the world is but the Biography of great men.” But it isn’t always...
  • Feb 5, 2024
    U.S. President Joe Biden is getting drawn into a game of whack-a-mole eagerly engineered by Iran.