Mark N. Katz

Opinion 1 year ago

Putin Ignoring China Threat

Putin Ignoring China Threat

Opinion 1 year ago

If there is one international relations theory that best describes President Vladimir Putin's overall foreign policy approach, it is surely the offensive realist theory articulated by John J. Mearsheimer in his "The ...

Opinion 2 years ago

Will Putin Lead Russia to Glory or Disaster? (Op-Ed)

Will Putin Lead Russia to Glory or Disaster? (Op-Ed)

Opinion 2 years ago

Just like previous Russian rulers, what Putin may actually be doing is setting Russia up for yet another catastrophic setback, writes columnist Mark N. Katz.

Opinion 2 years ago

Inside the Confused Mind of Vladimir Putin

Inside the Confused Mind of Vladimir Putin

Opinion 2 years ago

It is not at all clear what President Vladimir Putin's ultimate goals are in the current crisis over Ukraine.

Opinion 3 years ago

Ukraine Can Learn From Austria's Cold War Past

Ukraine Can Learn From Austria's Cold War Past

Opinion 3 years ago

While nobody wants to go back to the Cold War, those of us who are old enough to remember it know that while tensions between Moscow and Washington ran high, they never ...

Opinion 3 years ago

Putin Should Come Down to Earth After Crimea

Putin Should Come Down to Earth After Crimea

Opinion 3 years ago

Russia should announce it has no territorial ambitions in Ukraine beyond Crimea.

Opinion 4 years ago

Your Syria Is My Bahrain

Your Syria Is My Bahrain

Opinion 4 years ago

By continuing to support repressive minority rule in Syria and Bahrain, respectively, the more likely it is that Moscow and Washington will be viewed by the majorities in these countries as prepared ...

Opinion 5 years ago

No Reason to Fear Arab Spring in Russia

No Reason to Fear Arab Spring in Russia

Opinion 5 years ago

After the downfall of longstanding authoritarian rulers in Tunisia and Egypt, President Dmitry Medvedev suggested that the Arab Spring was being fomented by the West to bring about change to Russia itself.