Richard Fontaine's Insights on US Global Security


Hamas launched a terrorist attack on Israel, killing 1,200 Israelis. Biden supports Israel, creating tension.

Biden's meetings canceled amid Gaza hospital attack, later, it's disclosed not caused by Israeli rocket.

Surging US military presence aims to deter Hezbollah, preventing a two-front war for Israel in Lebanon.

Current conflict unlikely to spark an Arab Spring, 2011 uprisings stemmed from governance and economic issues.

Putin may benefit from global focus on Israel-Hamas, but US aid packaging could aid Ukraine.

Extended conflict favors Russia, Ukraine relies on waning Western aid, while Russia's resource base strengthens.

Current situation favors Russia, but uncertainties exist. Western tech and shifts in frontlines could alter outcomes.

Poland's new government eases tensions with Ukraine, Hungary's Putin meeting raises concerns, impact likely minimal.