Daniel R. DePetris

fellow, Defense Priorities

The Real Lesson of Bucha

The politics surrounding peace are more difficult to navigate when the enemy is wantonly killing civilians in the most gruesome ways imaginable, since no politician or leader wants to be depicted as weak-kneed or caving into pressure.

America's Choice in Ukraine

The task for Ukraine's friends is clear: lean on the stick and hope Russian President Vladimir Putin becomes a new man, or give Russia the opportunity to climb-down from what is turning out to be a major geopolitical mistake.