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Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to Public Relations Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands.

E-Stonia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

First things first: oh, you world travelers, for pleasure or for work, never, ever fly Baltic Airlines.

To Bomb Iran, or Not: What Would Ike Do?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, should they be stopped before or after they may or may not have one? This is the scary, geo-political issue of the day involving the Middle East and therefore the world.

Fighting Terrorists, Not Soviets

Burns Strider | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Times have changed. We don't play vinyl records on our iPods; we don't use pay phones when we're out and need to make a call. And, we shouldn't be funding last century's battles, especially when it comes at the expense of our troops.

Road to peace in Afghanistan doesn't run through Islamabad or Langley

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Most Afghans cringe when hearing the words "regional settlement" because to them it's nothing more than a euphemism for the meddling of foreign powers...

Afghanistan: Fight or Turn out the Lights

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Smucker

The Afghans I know are wary that it has taken so many decades and so many ill-conceived strategies, but they still hope to live in a stable country -- free of an occupation and free of Taliban oppression.

From The Pentagon To Monty Python: The Internet Turns 40

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Technology has grown by such leaps and bounds since 1969 that it's hard to conceive how things were before we all had access to computers.

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.

Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I was one of many in the late '50s misled and recruited into the nuclear arms race by exaggerated and deliberately manipulated, fears of Soviet intentions and crash efforts.

UC System Hit Hardest When We Need It Most

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking an ax to one of the most prestigious public education institutions in the world.

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.