Conflict with China is the nemesis of climate change action
Any American president who talks about combatting climate change while not making a lasting peace with China is a hypocrite. Such a peace could also lead to a significant reduction in the national militaries that burn through massive amounts of fossil fuels themselves. Peace is good for climate change action. War—even the threat of it—is its nemesis.
A realist take on the Ukraine war
Realism is an approach to the study of international relations. Its main assumptions are that all nation states seek security within an anarchic international system, and that decision makers tend to act in a rational manner. This way of looking at the world can provide useful insights that cut through emotional responses and the distortions of propaganda.