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Christopher Mott

The undeniable emptiness of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’
Global Crises

The undeniable emptiness of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

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


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.

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.


'All Quiet on the Western Front' is horror in splendid color, but is it enough?

The latest cinematic telling of the classic story succeeds in conveying the futility of world war, even if we are about to unlearn that lesson.

Latin America

It's time to normalize relations with Venezuela

Washington’s acrimonious relationship with Caracas serves neither country’s interests, opening up oil trade can help bring down prices.