What we’ve been able to provide Ukraine that has been most telling hasn’t been diplomatic or moral support, but a system that can put a rocket on a target 50 miles away.
The ongoing Ukrainian counteroffensive, if successful, could reshape the war and the geopolitical contours of Europe.
It is a testament to Ukrainian pluck and staying power but, above all, to the advanced weapons that the West has put in the hands of the Ukrainians.
Soft power, the coinage of political scientist Joseph Nye for the ability of a country to get others to do what it wants without coercion, is important; hard power is absolutely indispensable.
This is easy to forget in a West that believes deeply in democratic ideals and moral example. Even if it is true, as optimists believe, that the