International Affairs

Appeasement Never Works

At first blush, Luis Almagro would seem an unlikely candidate for the disfavor of the current Cuban regime. A man of the political Left, he took office as the tenth

Bitter Harvest and the Bitter Present in Ukraine

The Ukrainian term “Holodomor” has yet to enter the world’s genocide vocabulary, as “Shoah” and “Cambodia” and “Rwanda” have done. But we should hope that the world soon becomes as

A Ukrainian Christmas . . .

Whether it’s celebrated according to the Gregorian or the Julian calendar, Christmastide in Ukraine this season might seem to be one in which the bad news is all the news

Europe’s Future

The following interview with EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel was published by the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic magazine “The Patriarchate” (July-August 2016). Anatoliy Babynskyi, editor-in-chief of “The Patriarchate” magazine: Two years

Vicious Teenagers Have Run Cuba for 57 Years

I haven’t been in Cuba since January 1998, when John Paul II visited the island prison. And I have no intention of returning until the brothers Castro and their gang

Russian Orthodoxy’s Aggressive Obsessions

What does the Lord’s injunction to turn the other cheek in Matthew 5:39 require when it comes to ecumenical dialogue? The question regularly poses itself to those familiar with the

Europe is Under Threat

At a dinner party in Warsaw earlier this month, I listened to a dozen highly intelligent Poles with significant experience of public life discuss the current woes of the European

What ‘Peace’ Means Today

On the evening of October 12, at a gala held in the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall in the Baltic port city of Szczecin, NRO contributor George Weigel was awarded the

The Vatican, China, and Evangelical Prudence

Recent remarks by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, have fueled speculation about a possible exchange of diplomatic representation between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of

Ukraine, 25 Years from Now

Ukraine marked the silver anniversary of its independence last month. It has been a rugged 25 years, and the last two and a half have been exceptionally tough. Russia, which

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