David L. Phillips

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David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University‘s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He served as a senior adviser and foreign affairs expert at the State Department during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. His recent books include An Uncertain Ally: Turkey Under Erdogan’s Dictatorship.

There is a link between the conflict in Ukraine and brewing tensions in the...

Vladimir Putin claims that protecting ethnic Russians justifies military action against Ukraine. Putin’s concern for Ukraine’s Russian minority is bombastic. His greater global goal...