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Michael McFaul on the Hays Advantage (27:05)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Senior Fellow Michael McFaul discusses current events in Russia and Ukraine on the Hays Advantage.

AndreyKrav, iStock Editorial
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Paul Gregory on The Jim Bohannon Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia Jim Bohannon Show
Friday, August 22, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses current events in Ukraine on The Jim Bohannon Show.

Interviews

Paul Gregory on Secure Freedom Radio

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discussed the recent events in Russia and Ukraine on Secure Freedom Radio.

Putin
Featured Commentary

Those Trucks Putin Sent To Ukraine With 'Humanitarian Supplies' Were Mostly Empty

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, August 18, 2014

What was supposed to be a PR bonanza is ending up as another black eye for Vladimir Putin, the heralded chess master of world politics. Did he really expect the world community to force Ukraine to allow in Russia’s gift of humanitarian assistance, no questions asked? Did he really think that Ukraine would allow his convoy to proceed into a war zone as cameras recorded the celebratory reception by starving and suffering civilians? 

AndreyKrav, iStock Editorial
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Russian 'Humanitarian' Convoy Goes Eye To Eye With Ukrainian Tanks

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Friday, August 15, 2014

AP reports that the convoy of Russian trucks has resumed their trek towards an unguarded border point crossing into Ukraine, after spending the night in the southern Russian city of Voronezh. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reports that no agreement for the convoy to cross into Ukraine has been reached, although negotiations are underway. 

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What do secret policemen really do? Insights from history and social science

by Mark Harrisonvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Domestic spying and surveillance are rarely out of today’s headlines. How did a real-life totalitarian secret police go about watching citizens, shutting down dissent, and ensuring mass obedience? On July 24, Hoover fellow Mark Harrison brought historical records from the Hoover Archives together with modern social science to show how the KGB, the Soviet Union’s secret police,  upheld the communist monopoly of power during the Cold War.

The Libertarian: Audio
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Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What the President’s approach to international affairs gets wrong.

Protesters during the Ukraine crisis
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (30:42)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discussed his Forbes.com piece, “Ukraine Officials: Rebels Were Trying To Down A Russian Passenger Plane, To Create Pretext For Invading Ukraine,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

Kiev, Ukraine
Featured Commentary

Ukraine Officials: Rebels Were Trying To Down A Russian Passenger Plane, To Create Pretext For Invading Ukraine

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, August 11, 2014

The Ukrainian government has presented evidence that Russian-trained missile operators in east Ukraine intended to shoot down an Aeroflot A320 bound for Cyprus on July 17, but blame Ukraine for the tragedy. The rebels downed instead the Malaysian Boeing 777—flight MH 17—by accident, instead of Aeroflot flight AFL 2074. “This cynical terrorist attack was planned for the day when the [Malaysia Airlines] plane happened to fly by, planned by war criminals as a pretext for the further military invasion by the Russian Federation; that is, there would be a casus belli,” said Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, the head of Ukraine’s Security Service, to Ukraine Interfax News.

Vladimir Putin
Featured Commentary

Why Vladimir Putin Isn't Going to Make Peace

by Yuri Yarim-Agaevvia CNN.com
Thursday, August 7, 2014

The killing of 298 innocent people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a crime, a consequence of the war against Ukraine that Vladimir Putin started, and which he supplies, directs and controls. The Russian President bears full responsibility for this war, including the downing of the Malaysian airliner.

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