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Christopher Mott

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Europe

What drove Russia's invader turn?

A new book looks at the 'balance of threat theory' and asks us to see beyond cult of personality and ideological motivations

Bibi's push for a long war undermines Israel’s best friend — America
Middle East

Bibi's push for a long war undermines Israel’s best friend — America

US priorities in the Middle East are warped by the special relationship with Israel

The Gaza war is the final nail in the coffin of R2P
Global Crises

The Gaza war is the final nail in the coffin of R2P

The doctrine was always a la carte, evident in the silence of the most strident humanitarian interventionists today

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Europe

What's so bad about 'aggressive neutrality'?

Imran Khan may have found out the hard way that not toeing the US line on Ukraine — or anything else — can be dangerous.

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Global Crises

Tell me how this ends: If recent history is a guide, not with a knockout blow

Maximalists look at WWII and think the Ukraine war can take a similar path. But that's not how conflicts have trended in decades since.