The chance of open U.S.-Russia conflict really would increase if Ukraine were admitted to NATO.
Progressive Democrats' opposition to sending cluster bombs to Ukraine is welcome. Their arguments apply to much of the military aid the U.S. is sending the country.
Participants included Prof. Adam Cox (NYU), David Bier (Cato), Kit Taintor (Welcome.US), and myself.
Feudal-style squabbling with the control of nuclear weapons at stake.
A leading US expert on Russia advocates outreach to Putin's Russian opponents and encouraging emigration from Russia. The best way to encourage Russians to leave is to allow more of them to come to the West.
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World Refugee Day is a Good Time to Consider Expanding the Ridiculously Narrow Legal Definition of "Refugee"
The definition excludes a vast range of people fleeing horrific violence and oppression.
The bill would grant permanent residency rights to many thousands of Ukrainians who have entered the US since 2014. But its exact scope is unclear.
The bipartisan legislation would grant permanent residency and work rights to some 400,000 refugees from Venezuela's brutal socialist dictatorship.
There’s no neat and clean way to fight a war, even for victims of aggression.
Participants include Prof. Adam Cox (NYU), David Bier (Cato), Kit Taintor (Welcome.US), and myself.
Projections of huge savings are making the rounds. Nothing could be further from the truth.
More Evidence that Biden's Private Sponsorship Migrant Parole Policy Reduced Illegal Migration by Making the Legal Kind Easier
A new study by the conservative Manhattan Institute concludes that the expansion of private sponsorship parole to migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela has reduced illegal migration across the southern border by about 98,000 per month.
The Pentagon’s “accounting error” will allow President Joe Biden to send an extra $3 billion in military aid to Ukraine without congressional approval. Was this deliberate?
Trump on Ukraine: 'I Don't Think in Terms of Winning and Losing—I Think in Terms of Getting It Settled'
He's not wrong about that.
Enjoy a special video episode recorded live from New York City’s illustrious Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground.
Biden Administration Plans to Extend Residency and Work Permits for Afghans Who Came to US Under Parole Status
The policy will protect thousands of Afghan refugees against imminent prospect of deportation. Same should be done for Ukrainians and others admitted to US using the parole power. But a permanent solution to this problem requires Congress to pass an adjustment act.
Non-Paywalled Version of My Boston Globe Article Making the Case for Legislation Granting Permanent Residency Rights to Ukrainian Migrants and Others Admitted by Using the President's Parole Power
It has been reprinted (with permission) by the Cato Institute.
My New Boston Globe Article on the Urgent Need to Pass Legislation Granting Permanent Residency Rights to Ukrainian Migrants and Others Admitted by Using the President's Parole Power
This can easily be accomplished by Congess enacting an adjustment act.
That doesn't mean Russia is right. It means we're being honest about how much the U.S. is involved.
He made it prior to being sentenced to 25 years in prison for speaking out against Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine.
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Leaker of Ukraine Intelligence Was Reportedly a Gun Enthusiast Trying To Impress His Discord Friends
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Does Ukraine face an existential risk? Does it matter?
Are we stumbling into disaster? Again?
The charge is the crime of illegal kidnapping and deportation of Ukrainian children.
It's an impressive achievement. But we can do much more. Canada's much greater openness to immigration is an indication of what's possible.
What we did for Ukrainians, we could do for other migrants too.
DeSantis' foreign policy seems to be defined by a simple rule: Whatever Democrats do is wrong, but whatever Republicans do is right.
While a conservative skepticism toward military aggression would be welcome, Republican standard-bearers are all too happy to sign off on war powers in other ways.
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A Conflict Between Liberal Democracy and Authoritarian Nationalism: Implications of the Ideological Stakes in the Russia-Ukraine War
The war is often described as a conflict between authoritarianism and liberal democracy. That reality has some underappreciated implications.
Giving recent Ukrainian refugees the right to permanent residency in the US will avert potential tragedy for them, and benefit the US economy.
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Global hunger declined for decades before pandemic policies and Russia’s invasion broke the world.
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Ilya Yashin explains why the West should avoid ascribing collective guilt to Russians. He's right on both moral and pragmatic grounds.