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Alexander S. Vindman

@avindman

#HereRightMatters

Husband to @natsechobbyist. Veteran. NYT Best-selling Author. Ex NSC/ WH Staffer. Senior Advisor @VoteVets. Doctor of International Affairs & Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, JHU.

182 Posts

  1. Just finished a trip to Ukraine. Reflections to flow. But first a few days at Disney with the family!
  2. It’s Now or Never

    By Alexander Vindman Today the House is expected to hold four votes. One vote will be on a proposed ban of TikTok, while the other three will be separate defense aid packages for Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine. These votes come after weeks of Russian advances in Eastern Ukraine and d
  3. Pleasure to be part of the Post News Experiment

    It was good trying this experiment with you all. There are a lot of nice features here, that should be picked buy others social media. Of course it’s the community of readers that really made Post interesting and special.
  4. Bring Kids Home

    By Alexander Vindman This Substack often focuses on detailed foreign policy prescriptions and national security strategies around complex geopolitical events. I have written at length about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and what must be done on the battlefield to secure victory fo
  5. Emergency Video on Trump's National Security Cowardice

    By Alexander Vindman Adam Kinzinger recently posted a video with some historical context to dispel the ridiculous MAGA talking point that Trump somehow deterred our enemies as president. In fact, he was the worst national security president of our lifetimes. I decided to make a qu
  6. Know Your Enemy: the Shahed-136

    By Alexander Vindman The Iranian military has launched a wave of drones at Israel. While the total amount of drones and the intended targets of this attack are unknown, all available evidence suggests that this swarm is composed of Shahed loitering munitions. For nearly two years,
  7. Marjorie, What Planet Are You On?

    By Alexander Vindman On April 8th, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene publicly declared that the Ukrainian government was “Attacking Christians ” and that the Russian government was defending Christianity. Marjorie, what planet are you on? Let’s look at the numbers: Russia’s invas
  8. My Interview with CNN's Jim Acosta

    By Alexander Vindman Misguided isolationists often question why we should support Ukraine’s fight for survival. The truth is, not only is supporting Ukraine the morally right thing to do, it is also imperative for our own national security interests. Putin is a maniacal dictator w
  9. In the White House we ran a fire drill to damage-control Trump’s idiotic tweets (nothing nefarious, he spouted off uninformed and counter to established policy, and often backpedaled when pressed). Like I said, was damage control. That permitted a functioning government. Now that
  10. Marjorie, What Planet Are You On?

    MTG Views Putin's Invasion as a Holy War On April 8th, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene publicly declared that the Ukrainian government was “Attacking Christians ” and that the Russian government was defending Christianity. Marjorie, what planet are you on? Let’s look at the num
  11. My Interview on MSNBC's "Velshi"

    By Alexander Vindman Shortly after I arrived in Kyiv over the weekend, I joined Ali Velshi on MSNBC to discuss the urgent steps both the U.S. and Ukraine need to take to end Russia’s aggression in its third year. The first and most important step is Congress passing the long-overd
  12. By Alexander Vindman The negative news coverage of the Ukraine-Russia conflict has unleashed a flood of dire predictions. However, doomsayers’ forecasts are overly grim and the outcome can be much more favorable for Ukraine with the right support and proper adjustment of both the
  13. Peace Thru Strength

    By Alexander Vindman For several weeks the Ukrainian military has conducted a campaign of drone strikes against energy infrastructure throughout the Russian Federation. These strikes are conducted using domestically-produced drones and have shown the limits of Russia’s air defense
  14. Ukraine's Victory Remains in Reach

    By Alexander Vindman The negative news coverage of the Ukraine-Russia conflict has unleashed a flood of dire predictions. However, doomsayers’ forecasts are overly grim and the outcome can be much more favorable for Ukraine with the right support and proper adjustment of both the
  15. Foreign Travel

    By Alexander Vindman I’m back… kind of Last week, Rachel, Ellie, and I took a dream trip to Italy to celebrate Rachel’s 50th birthday. We used reward program points to pay for most of the trip. We have been avoiding major expenditures because Rachel is worried about having financia
  16. The Kremlin's Projection: Propagandizing Ukraine's Nazism

    By Alexander Vindman As explored in an earlier piece I wrote here, Russia routinely uses false accusations of “Ukrainian Nazis” and “Nazism in Ukraine” as a means of undermining Zelenskyy’s government and legitimizing the invasion of Ukraine. The phrase “denazification”, used heav
  17. Cracks In Trump's Electoral Facade

    By Alexander Vindman On Tuesday March 19th millions of Americans across the country cast their votes in the Democratic and Republican primaries on Super Tuesday. Facing no formal challenge within their respective parties, Joe Biden and Donald Trump were declared the victors in the
  18. Our Interview on MSNBC

    By Alexander Vindman Last week I had the pleasure of joining Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi for an interview on MSNBC. Our interview touched on the necessity of Ukraine aid and the possibility of a discharge petition bringing the bipartisan national security aid package to a vote. W
  19. My Interview on Morning Joe

    By Alexander Vindman Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist on Morning Joe. During my interview I described VoteVets’ new ad campaign targeting Republican voters and the importance of securing further funding for Ukrainian security aid. As t
  20. RDI's 2024 Heroes of Democracy Gala

    By Alexander Vindman I serve on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative, an organization doing important work confronting authoritarians at home and abroad by elevating the voices of dissidents and others who have put everything on the line for freedom. On Thursday, April 4, R

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