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Soviet Collapse

Thank You, Mikhail Gorbachev, For Not Starting WWIII

Eric Margolis | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

The Soviet Union's disintegration could easily have ignited World War III with the US and NATO. That it did not was due to two remarkable men: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and his chief ally, Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.

America's Financial Armageddon and Afghanistan

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

After ten years of war, it seems Washington not only continues to lack a comprehensive understanding of Afghanistan, but it lacks an understanding of its own role in creating both the economic and political catastrophe it now faces.