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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.28.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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.

Gorbachev In Hospital

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- A spokesman for Mikhail Gorbachev says the 82-year-old former Soviet president is in the Kremlin's hospital for tests. Vladimir Polyakov to...

'All That Has Been Done Is Too Late'

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Thursday painted a dim picture of the world's environmental progress, two decades after he f...

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.

Famous Handshakes That Signaled Peace

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and former Provisional Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness are expected to shake hands in a delicately choreo...

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: Putin Has 'Exhausted' His Potential

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has "exhausted" his potential as Russia's leader, Mikhail Gorbachev declared Thursday, saying Putin's inabilit...

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...

Gorbachev: Don't Reelect Putin

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev criticized the government on Wednesday for taking Russia backward and said that the nation needs free...

Gorbachev: Putin Shows 'Incredible Conceit' And Voter Disrespect

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Monday described Russia as an imitation of democracy and accused its current rulers of concei...

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 Considers Comeback, Gives Speech Knocking Kremlin

AP | MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev criticized Kremlin policies Friday and toyed with the ambitious idea of attempting a political c...

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.