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What Makes Vladimir Run?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Strategika
Thursday, February 26, 2015

A line from President Vladimir Putin’s April 2005 state of the nation address is now often commonly footnoted to explain his latest aggressions: “Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century. As for the Russian nation, it became a genuine drama. Tens of millions of our co-citizens and co-patriots found themselves outside Russian territory.”


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (19:15)

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Listen as Richard Epstein talks about his essay, "Greece on the brink".

Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth
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Uncommon Knowledge with Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth

interview with Jennifer Lind, William Wohlforthvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Uncommon Knowledge with Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth on international relations, political theories, and America’s role in the world.

Featured Commentary

Beware The Attack Of The Green Blob!

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Radical environmental activists, aka the Green Blob, are more of a threat to the planet and its inhabitants than the technologies they oppose, according to Owen Paterson, the former U.K. environment minister.

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A Five-Step Plan For European Prosperity

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Though the Greek crisis has been placed on pause, the economic situation in Europe remains bleak. Eurozone growth is up slightly from its near-recession levels of a few months ago, but projections by the International Monetary Fund for 2015 and 2016 barely exceed 1%.
picture of Josef Stalin riding in a car
Other Media

The House That Stalin Built

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia National Interest
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Anyone unfamiliar with the quality of Stephen Kotkin’s four earlier books on the Soviet Union might well question whether we need a new, voluminous tome about the first fifty years of Joseph Stalin’s life. Stalin, like Hitler, has been the subject of numerous biographies, ranging from Boris Souvarine’s pioneering work to Robert C. Tucker’s multivolume study. Is there anything important to add?

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The Libertarian Podcast – “Greece, Germany And The European Union”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Can anything stop the economic catastrophe in Athens?

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Putin Is Operating A Counterfeit, Propoganda TV Station In Ukraine

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Blaze
Monday, February 23, 2015

BBC Ukraine reports that Ukrainian television broadcasts have disappeared from viewer screens in the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk.

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The Resistible Rise Of Vladimir Putin

by Stephen Kotkinvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How did twenty-first-century Russia end up, yet again, in personal rule? An advanced industrial country of 142 million people, it has no enduring political parties that organize and respond to voter preferences.

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How To Empower Violent Extremism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Every time Obama “contextualizes,” Putin and ISIS grow bolder.