• NATO must stand firm against Russian incursions

    Adam Simpson     |      August 4, 2023

    NATO must be ready to respond in a firm but measured manner to Russian incursions and provocations as Russian dictator Vladimir Putin sees hesitancy in the West as weakness. The lack of a unified and strong NATO response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and hybrid warfare in the Donbas fed Putin’s ambitions to launch his doomed full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

  • The tide turns for Ukraine

    Adam Simpson     |      May 31, 2023

    There’s a long way to go, and there’s no guarantee that Putin, having made the terrible decision to invade in the first place, won’t make another terrible decision in escalating the conflict, but Ukraine is winning this war.

  • A tale of two thugs

    Adam Simpson     |      March 14, 2022

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the military coup in Myanmar 12 months ago appear very different conflicts, but both are calamitous strategic mistakes directed by autocratic leaders who surrounded themselves with yes-men while the world around them changed.