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Soviet Union Collapse

Why Putin Believes Democracy Is a Wicked Conspiracy To Destroy Russia

Ghia Nodia | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
Ghia Nodia

Russia's geopolitical collapse occurred in part because Russians (not to mention their "captive nations" in Central and Eastern Europe) were seduced into believing that Western-style democracy and free markets worked better.

Indefinite Enemies

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We need enemies. Homeland Security is psychological. Thus the guilt or innocence of the Gitmo prisoners and all our other detainees is irrelevant.

Why Should We Care About Diplomacy?

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Nicholas Kralev

What do those people do every day in hundreds of embassies and consulates, when they do not host visiting dignitaries or participate in high-stakes negotiations? On a human level, how does the Foreign Service lifestyle affect its members and their families?

Tea Party Lawmaker Compares Kansas To Soviet Union

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party legislator in Kansas compared the state's economic development program with the collapse of the Soviet Union on a conservative radio talk ...

Steve Jobs' Genius and My First Frankenstein

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Yesterday, the student who never graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, died at age 56. He left us a bitten apple painted on a host of technological gadgets, and wondering how many more he could have created.