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Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

Give the Crimeans What They Want

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Jeb Harrison

On Sunday, March 16, it became apparent that Nikita Khrushchev made a grave mistake when he reapportioned the Soviet Republics in 1954 and included th...

Ukraine: Putin, Pride and Ports

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The de facto expropriation of Crimea by Russia raises serious questions about the perceived legitimacy of the new government in Kiev, ethnicity in Ukraine, Russian history, Russian pride, and Russia's ability to project its power in the future.

To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (Part Three)

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Jeffrey Sachs

The most important lesson that we learn from John Kennedy is to fashion the future out of our rational hopes, not our fears. He was the first to deny the baseless hopes of idle dreamers. But he was also for seeing things as they might be, and asking, "Why not?"

To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (Part Two)

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.11.2013 | Books
Jeffrey Sachs

"Peace," he emphasized, "is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on."

To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (Excerpt)

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Jeffrey Sachs

"There's always some son-of-a-b**ch who doesn't get the word," John F. Kennedy exclaimed in frustration. The president and his advisors were huddled at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, with the United States and the Soviet Union on the brink of nuclear war.

Weeping for the Kennedys

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Kennedys knew how to strive for noble causes, step by step. They would make deals, but only to benefit the best causes.

Will Obama Find His Inner Kennedy?

Casey Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Sherman

President Barack Obama can match JFK'S charisma smile for smile, quip for quip but he'll have to dig a little deeper to find his inner Kennedy.

Protesters: Use Your Shoes

Peter Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Carlson

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at Bush can take comfort in the face that he joins Nikita Khrushchev in the immortal pantheon of Folks Who Use Their Shoes As a Medium for Political Statements.

Media and Political Things to Ponder While Stuck in Traffic

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

• If a Walter Cronkite auditioned for a major news anchor job today, he would not get on the call-back sheet. The moustache, alone, would kil...