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Nemtsov’s Death Reminds Us Of The Malleability Of The Truth In Modern Russia

Ilya Yashin | Posted 03.09.2017 | Home
Ilya Yashin

MOSCOW ― Today marks the anniversary of the assassination of a great reformer, my friend and ally Boris Nemtsov. But two years on, the significance ...

“Let It Be An Arms Race!” -- Not So Fast, Mr. President

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By John Ashley From 1945 to 1991, the world lived in constant fear of nuclear annihilation as the Unites States and the Soviet Union participated in a...

Australia's Top Scientist Blasts Donald Trump Over Stalin-Like Censorship

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics

Australia’s chief scientist compared President Donald Trump’s efforts to suppress scientific data to those of former Soviet Union dictator Joseph ...

Women forge peace along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border

UN Women | Posted 02.20.2017 | Women
UN Women

Cross posted from Bubuaisha Kurbanova and Nodira Avezova have lived next to each other for more than 15 years. Kurbanova, 49, is a school...

Senate Should Reject NATO Membership For Montenegro

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

The U.S. once created military alliances to advance its own security. Today Washington treats them like social organizations, which every nation shoul...

Donald Trump Should Channel Richard Nixon and Separate China and Russia

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

Perhaps the greatest evidence of the hubris surrounding uber-hawks of both the Neoconservative and liberal interventionist nature is their willingness...

Trump's Rumored EU Ambassador Says He Could Help Bring It Down

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home

The man who President Donald Trump is reportedly eyeing to be the United States’ European Union liaison said Thursday that he wants to help bring do...

Trump's America: A Violent Cesspool Of Our Own Making

William J. Astore | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
William J. Astore

Today, when it comes to building and exporting murderous weaponry, no other country, not even that evil-empire-substitute, Vladimir Putin's Russia, comes faintly close.

Red vs. Black & White

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The weather last weekend seemingly had a nervous breakdown, constantly flipping between stormy downpours and short bursts of sunshine. With huge waves...

Where Does The Relationship Between NATO And The U.S. Go From Here?

George Friedman | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
George Friedman

Before his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump deeply upset the Europeans by raising the possibility that NATO is obsolete and that the European...

The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Jonathan Adelman

Luck, accidents and misjudgments, though often inglorious, have often proved important in wars and politics.

Foolish GOP Warmongers want to Make Russia the Enemy: It isn't the Soviet Union Reborn

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

No position taken by President-elect Donald Trump more upsets leading Republican legislators than his desire to reconcile with Russia. GOP propagandis...

The Pending Russia/U.S. Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Certain guiding principles have proven instrumental in shaping our views of the world. Among them, for many Americans and Russians, is the belief that...

Saving Sacred Jewish Ground In Vilna

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 01.17.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Vilna was one of the most illustrious Jewish communities of pre-Holocaust Europe and a European Union financed project is about to pour millions of tons of concrete on its Old Jewish Cemetery.

Killer Fidel Castro is Dead; Time to End the Cuban Embargo

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Finally, Fidel Castro's ashes have been buried. President-elect Donald Trump is facing his first international challenge, the death of the former Cub...

Book Review: Able Archer 83: The Secret History ...

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War Edited by Nate Jones. Forward by Tom Blanton. A National S...

The Presidential Paradox: Winning In 2016 Means Losing In 2020

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Whichever party wins the White House in 2016 could find itself unable to make good on its vision and promises, reaping a whirlwind of difficulties instead.

Ask Trump About Nuclear Weapons In The Debate Before It's Too Late

Joel Rubin | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Joel Rubin

The moderators at the next presidential debate must therefore put these issues front and center. We need a Commander in Chief who not only has the temperament to handle the challenges of the nuclear arsenal, but also one who understands what it's all about.

"Patton, Reagan, and Obama: The Vacuum of Power

Robert Orlando | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Robert Orlando

What do Reagan, Patton and Obama have in common? The answer: they have all faced significant challenges abroad --aggressive action by Stalin, Brezhnev or Putin, or by despots in the Middle East. All have had to deploy U.S. forces, and all have had to confront the question of when to pull out.

No End To The Cold War's Expensive Nuclear Legacy

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.21.2016 | Science
Llewellyn King

It was the Cold War, and it was a potential race to Armageddon. The Soviet Union produced an excessive number of nuclear warheads, and we did likewise.

Israeli Researchers Say Mahmoud Abbas Was A KGB Spy In The 1980s

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home

JERUSALEM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Soviet-era documents show that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas worked in the 1980s for the KGB, the now-defunct inte...

The Future Belongs to Authoritarian States

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Jonathan Adelman

The next decade or two may well see the three powers gaining more prominence. But all three countries have economic difficulties and their rise will increasingly prompt other countries to oppose them -- most of all the United States globally, India, Japan, Vietnam and perhaps Taiwan in Asia, and Israel and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.

Ballet Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov Warns Against Donald Trump's Authoritarianism

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Mikhail Baryshnikov, the famed Russian ballet dancer and actor who defected from the former Soviet Union in 1974, warned in a video released Wednesday...

The Name is Trump, Melania Trump

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.10.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Picture this. The Russians have a long-range plan to take over the American Presidency, but indirectly. Just make it toothless on the world scene, a...

Sputnik, The Ugly American, and the Push to Improve FSI Language Training

ADST | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home

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