"Even using the most optimistic evidence from existing research, alliances are still found to fail a quarter of the time," Paul Poast writes.
"Washington’s denial—or revisionism—about US policies that helped to fuel current or potential crises only makes them more intractable," Paul Heer argues.
"It is no surprise that Zelenskyy is trying all he can to change the war’s dynamics and avoid this outcome," Paul Poast writes.
NATO members "should take the idea that a Donald Trump-led United States will not be a reliable ally very seriously," Ivo Daalder says.
The day the film earned 13 Academy Award nominations was also the day the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' Doomsday Clock was set to reflect that the world is now closer to apocalypse than it has been at any time before.
"We will only have peace when America uses force to defend its interests," Saeid Golkar and Kasra Aarabi write.
Whether a reelected Trump would actually withdraw from the alliance as many fear is beside the point, Ivo Daalder argues.
"Conflicts involving nonstate actors are a key reason that the world is presently witnessing a level of conflict not seen in 80 years," Paul Poast writes.
"In many respects, both Ukraine and Israel are offering quintessential examples of a combatant winning the battle, but losing the war," Paul Poast writes.
"We should never forget that ultimately people are the ones who suffer in war, and they are now being helped at least a little bit," Ivo Daalder tells Kate Bolduan.