John Foster / 04 Feb 2023

Fake News About History

Ukraine is Not Stalingrad

Foucault once suggested that Clausewitz's famous observation, "war is not merely a political act but a real political instrument" carried out by other means, be reversed, with politics made an extension of war.(...)

John Foster / 15 Apr 2022

Putting NATO in Its Place

Russia and the Ukraine War

Baron Ismay, who served as Secretary-General of NATO from 1952 to 1957, famously described its purpose as keeping “the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.(...)

Matt Rubenstein / 01 Jul 2020

Did the Russians Do It?

When the Press Takes Sides

Nothing unusual here. The Taliban have been killing NATO troops in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. But this story was a little different. According to the New York Times, recent attacks on US and British forces have been partially sponsored by Russia.(...)