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Russia Watch
by | Jan 1, 2023

A century ago, on December 30, 1922, Russia signed treaties with Ukraine, Byelorussia (now Belarus), and Transcaucasia (combining Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) to form the Soviet Union. The latter continued to expand, reaching its apogee after swallowing Estonia, Latvia, and…

by | Dec 14, 2022

President Joe Biden has humiliated himself and his country on the global stage. He let the Russians spring from American confinement a Russian arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death” who sells weapons to terrorists and our adversaries in…

by | Oct 13, 2022

“Prediction is difficult, especially about the future.” That line is often misattributed to professional baseball player Yogi Berra, but it actually is a Danish proverb that was repeated by Niels Bohr, the scientist who figured out the structure of the…

by | May 9, 2022

“The resurrected political dinosaur from California proposes a … ‘policy of rolling back communism,’” scoffed Yuri Zhukov in the pages of Pravda in April 1975. “It is incredible but true!” That kind of language aimed at Ronald Reagan was standard…

by | Apr 27, 2022

The latest rhetoric from Mad Dog Putin is very concerning. He is dangerously escalating, again. The man is Hitlering up, again. If the very recent past is prologue, watch out. The rhetoric is now approaching literal nuclear levels. “Ukraine, saturated…

by | Apr 19, 2022

What can be expected from a leader whose mantra has been to impart strength, menace his neighbors, and project power to faraway theaters but whose military has been dealt a humiliating blow by a smaller, weaker adversary? The short answer…

by | Apr 19, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a turning point in world history. But what will it mean for future generations? It could affirm the right to self-determination, or it could mark the end of it. Vladimir Putin, a troglodyte left over from…

by | Apr 11, 2022

“It was well known that Russian soldiers raped girls anywhere from five to 80 years of age.” So said Joan Clark, wife of Bill Clark, Ronald Reagan’s closest adviser and the man who, more than any Reagan official, helped defeat…

by | Apr 5, 2022

In the Netflix series The Last Kingdom, based on a series of Bernard Cornwall novels, the protagonist’s motto is “reputation is everything.” Nowhere is that truer than in the world of international power politics; this is particularly important in times of…

by | Apr 2, 2022

In 1946, diplomat and scholar George Kennan wrote a document that woke up the American government to the need to resist Russian post-war expansion. For more than three years, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had been the vital ally of America…

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