In this episode of BaerTalk, Svetlana Savranskaya, a Senior Analyst at the National Security Archives, talks about the war in Ukraine from the Russian perspective. She tries to get inside Putin’s head to explain what he might have been thinking… Read More ›
The Orthodox Church and Democracy: Can They Coexist?
Here’s a review I wrote of Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine (2017) for the journal Occasional Papers on Religion and Eastern Europe. “Western Christians committed to the ideal of liberal democracy, like the author of this review, are often… Read More ›
Russia’s Influence on Cultural Conservatives
Here’s my latest piece for The Cresset on how cultural conservatives have lost their moral bearings. “Cold War themes have returned unexpectedly with the renewal of Russian informational warfare. But unlike the Cold War, Russian propaganda today targets those on… Read More ›
America’s Useful Idiot – Donald Trump
I hate to be so partisan, but Trump’s relationship to Putin is simply scary. Here’s what I wrote for The Cresset. “Among the shocks Donald Trump has wrought to American politics, one of the biggest in my view has been… Read More ›
“Peace in Our Time:” Confronting the Challenge from Russia
My latest column in The Cresset discusses the threat Putin poses to peace in Europe. “The utter failure of the Minsk Agreement, not to mention the ineffectiveness of economic sanctions and the impotence of diplomatic measures to influence Russian behavior,… Read More ›
Putin’s Designs on Europe
Here’s what I think about the situation in Ukraine. From a recent issue of The Cresset.