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James Heffernan | Posted 12.25.2016 | Comedy
James Heffernan

Blogger's note. On December 25, 1991, less than two hours before announcing his resignation as president of a Soviet Union that was breaking up into...

Gorbachev: NATO Escalating Cold War With Russia 'Into A Hot One'

The Independent | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.11.2016 | World

Former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev has accused Nato of preparing for “offensive operations” against Russia. As the Western alliance held a su...

A Decade of Huffing and Puffing for the Huffington Post

Al Eisele | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Al Eisele

It's probably due to the fact that I'm turning 80 next year, but I've been looking back on my life a lot lately. It was 50 years ago that I came to Washington as a young newspaper correspondent, 38 years ago that I became Vice President Mondale's press secretary, 21 years ago that I helped start The Hill, and ten years ago that I began writing for the Huffington Post.

Ukraine: The Clash of Manichean Narratives and a Way Out

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

In order to understand what is going on in Ukraine, history matters and the narrative of the other as well. Putin is a brutal leader yet his popularity rose as a result of the crisis. Not necessarily because he is a new Hitler as many argue but because he managed to inscribe his narrative in a Russian narrative with deep historical roots.

Bury Lenin's Body: The Symbol of Communism Should No Longer Mock Humanity

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Someday Russians will be free. Not just from Communism, but also less forms of authoritarianism. Liberation will come only through the Russian people's own efforts, however, not from the West. Only they can make their own future. The day liberty arrives will be the real Russian Revolution.

'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jonathan and Jesse have co-authored The Golem of Hollywood, a crime novel with elements of myth and the supernatural.

Billy Joel's Russian Tour Revisited: Interviewing Filmmaker Jim Brown, Plus Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jim Brown: "First of all, rock 'n' roll had been outlawed in the beginning in the Soviet Union. In a way -- and I'm making a larger film about this -- rock 'n' roll became a way to protest the government and to stick up for individualism."

Gorbachev: Crimea's Referendum Corrected Soviet-Era Mistake

RT | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

The people of Crimea fixed a Soviet-era mistake with the Sunday’s referendum and the will of the people should not be punished by sanctions, said fo...

Putin's 3 Gurus vs. the G-8

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

What we are witnessing in Ukraine today is not so much the revival of the Cold War as the sharp edge of a clash of civilizations in the unfolding post-American era. American-led globalization since the end of the Cold War has led to the convergence of patterns of growth and the spread of technology worldwide, enabling the rise of the emerging economies such as China, Russia, India and Turkey. But far from creating a flat and homogenous world, this convergence has led to a new divergence because economic strength engenders cultural, political and even military self-assertion. As we are seeing every day from the East China Sea to Syria to Crimea, the American-led West is no longer at the helm of today's order. Indeed, no one is. Above all, globalization today means an interdependence of plural identities.

Just Say No To Jargon

Kipp Friedman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

It is what it is. What is? Know what I'm sayin'? No, not really. There you go. Where? I haven't budged from this spot. When people speak in mean...

Here's to the Foot Soldiers of Change

William S. Becker | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
William S. Becker

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - It's a humbling experience to meet one of history's heroes. But as scores of people found out here last week, it's more complica...

What We Can Learn From the End of the Cold War

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Today we face a danger no smaller than a nuclear exchange in the form of greenhouse gases that help produce climate change.

Dharma And The New Pope

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

If the Vatican would drop claims of exclusivity over religious truth, and reexamine dogmas such as the Nicene Creed, it would pressure other denominations of Christianity to follow suit.

Drinking Your Way Through Russia

Pam Grout | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

When it comes to vodka, the Russians don't mess around.

When the People Lead, Leaders Will Follow

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

In The Power of Impossible Ideas, her book about helping to end the Cold War and to build a better Russia, Sharon Tennison tells one of the great hidden stories of our age.

Gorbachev: Rio+20 Should Be Addressing Climate

William S. Becker | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

On the eve of the main event at the United Nations' Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, a task force created by Mikhail Gorbachev urged international delegates to "face the urgent realities" of global climate change.

Gorbachev Urges Putin To Step Down

Posted 12.24.2011 | World

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and JIM HEINTZ -- The Associated Press MOSCOW — Mikhail Gorbachev, who resigned as Soviet president 20 years ago Sunday, ha...

The Domino Theory Strikes Again: Who's Next?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

The next regime to go is Algeria. You may ask, "How do you know this? Didn't the police there just beat the crap out of the demonstrators a day or two...

"Is This Really Happening?"

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

I live in a city where much emphasis is placed on where you are and how you got there. We too often forget that most of us got wherever we are in life because of someone we knew who kindly took us along.

Gorbachev of the Pentagon?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

When he took over the top job in the Soviet Union in 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev wasn't tasked with -- nor did he envision -- dismantling the Soviet syste...

Mikhail Gorbachev Supports US Withdrawal From Afghanistan (Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mikhail Gorbachev supports a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The former president of the Soviet Union spoke to CNN's John King Sunday on State Of ...

Obama at the UN: Will He Sound the Trumpet for Human Rights?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

What an opportunity for Obama, after a tumultuous eight months in office, to announce at the UN an auspicious new beginning for his Administration by sounding America's trumpet as the champion of human rights.

Iran: It's Not About You, People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We all need to look in the mirror and remind ourselves: This isn't about you.

My Friend Ian Browde's Right Brain Reflections

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

With the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, the world has entered a new economic context, "social or community capitalism," which will become our paradigm by 2015 - 2020.

Obama Held Secret Talks With Gorbachev

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has held talks with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Reuters reports, "the latest sign of Washington's efforts to 'press the...