It is clear that more prudent and proactive statecraft is needed; a doctrine that accepts that the sword cannot solve every problem and a retreat from world affairs will only leave space for uncertainty. Rather, the US should embrace the prospect of working alongside diverse partners to make the world more resilient to the forces that seek to undermine free societies.
If we decide that the United States should support Ukraine against their Russian aggressor, there is still the question of what American support for Ukraine should look like from the point of view of a libertarian defense of non-aggression.
A libertarian’s opposition to American military involvement in this war should not be because of edgy nonsense about Russia being provoked, or the historically ignorant idea that Ukraine is only defending itself because it’s taking orders from the West.
Students For Liberty’s Director of Alumni Programs, Jorge Jraissati, gives his thoughts on the ideology of Vladimir Putin, its history, and its ongoing effects.
Freedom of speech during wartime is crucial for transparency. If this right doesn’t apply during wartime, does it even exist in any meaningful sense?
The KGB still runs Russia. In its structure of power, the same organization that inflicted terror in Soviet times is still calling the shots.
No matter how or how often war is fought, the result is the same: it works out horribly for pretty much everyone involved. So in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s pertinent to ask: how do governments keep convincing people that war is in their best interests? This video seeks to answer that question, […]
Coercing young and middle-aged men to fight implies that certain people’s rights are not absolute, but disposable in service of the “greater good”
Already oppressed by an authoritarian regime, Russians are now made to fight and die in service to Putin’s brand of tyranny. What are their options?
At present, we are reminded that freedom is not guaranteed. The war in Ukraine is fundamentally a showdown between liberty and tyranny.
Faced with the full-scale invasion of their country and widespread atrocities, Ukrainians stand defiant against Putin’s aggression.
As Vladimir Putin’s Russian troops immorally invade a sovereign nation, and with more bloodshed on the horizon, we spoke to Kevin Flanagan, SFL’s Director of Training & Engagement, currently living in Ukraine, about Putin’s power grab and the Ukranian mindset. We also spoke to Eglė Markevičiūtė, Students For Liberty’s Alumni and Vice-Minister of the Economy […]
As tensions rise between Ukraine and Russia, it can be easy to fall into the trap of picking sides. But there is no good side of war, and no good justification for it.
War, in all its forms, is wrong. Even so-called “justified” wars have had horrific unintended consequences.
With cameo appearances from Edwin Starr and George Carlin, this video lays out the Libertarian position on war in general, and Ukraine specifically.
We spoke to Students For Liberty alum and CEO of the Ukrainian Institute for Economic Leadership Mykhailo Lavrovskyi about Vladimir Putin, the Revolution of Dignity, and what Ukrainian sovereignty should look like.
As a sovereign and independent nation, Ukraine’s foreign policy is not a matter to be determined by Vladimir Putin, the United States, or the European Union
In recent weeks, the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has seen anti-government protests on a scale not seen during its three decades of independence
In the 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the 15 former Soviet republics have followed widely different trajectories.
Here at Learn Liberty, we like an optimistic muffin with our bitter coffee, so we took the liberty of compiling a naughty and nice list for the holiday season.
Russia has been cracking down on its internal dissent, limiting speech that does not coincide with the government’s narrow and controversial policies. Last year, up to 54 people were sent to prison for hate speech, marking a dramatic five-fold increase from five years ago. Take Anastasia Bubeyeva, for example. Bubeyeva now lives alone with her […]
Did you know? Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder, was sympathetic to communism until a Red Cross mission to Russia, that would later influence her to become a libertarian? This article from the Foundation for Economic Education explains her disillusionment with communism: “Lane visited the Soviet Union […]