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Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
In the News

New Book Unravels The Mind Of A Dictator

featuring Frank Diköttervia Outlook India
Saturday, August 24, 2019

In his new literary piece, award-winning academician Frank Dikotter talks about how naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. 

Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
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Condoleezza Rice & Philip Zelikow: To Build A Better World

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia UVA Miller Center
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Virginia on Thursday, September 12. Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, has a distinguished career in both academia and public service, ranging from her current position at Stanford University to George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor.

In the News

What Is Boris Johnson Doing In Germany And France?

quoting Timothy Kanevia News 24
Thursday, August 22, 2019

There were cries of "Stop Brexit" from the crowd gathered in Berlin on Wednesday afternoon, as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and sat awkwardly as the band selected for the occasion struck up the two nations' anthems.

In the News

A New Nuclear Arms Race? How The U.S. Withdrawing From A Treaty With Russia Increases The Risk

quoting George P. Shultzvia America Magazine
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Trump administration ended nuclear arms control as we know it on Aug. 2, just a few days before the anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union, the withdrawal from which the United States first signaled last fall, was developed during the Reagan administration and signed by President Reagan in December 1987. It banned the deployment of ground-launched conventional and nuclear ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,400 miles).

In the News

A Triumph Of The Human Spirit

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Roanoke Star.com
Monday, August 19, 2019

Today’s column is about a world famous person who you may have never heard of; her name is Ayaan Hirsi Ali who was born on November 13th, 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia. Upon reading her story, her name may be engraved in your memory.

Analysis and Commentary

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, August 16, 2019

Donald Trump is right to push for a rebalanced relationship with both China and Europe. But what have tariffs and threats actually achieved?

Featured

The New IMF Head Should Not Be Dictated By The Tired, Old, EU Order

by John B. Taylor, Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Times
Sunday, August 11, 2019

[Subscription Required] It is not easy to predict where financial stresses that require alleviation by the IMF will emerge next, or what form the mitigation strategies will take. Almost certainly, though, after a period of extremely easy liquidity and associated leveraging in financial markets, the call on IMF advice and resources will be greater than in the past. Its support will have to take new forms. It will also have to sell economic-policy packages to a governing body from an increasingly multipolar world.

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The German–Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Hitler–Stalin alliance upset the balance of power and undermined military deterrence. The rest is history.

In the News

Deepfake Videos May Have Unwitting Ally In US Media

quoting Amy Zegartvia The Hill
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Deepfake videos are likely to pose a grave threat to the 2020 election, unless the media adopts stringent policies to distinguish real videos from sophisticated forgeries, experts say.

Analysis and Commentary

Poland: Caught In The Crosshairs

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On August 1, 1944, the Polish Home Army rose against Warsaw’s German occupiers. The Soviet Red Army, in force on the Vistula’s eastern bank, had told the Poles that it would attack the Germans as soon as they rose. Instead, the Russians stood by as the Germans killed virtually all 16,000 Polish fighters along with some 200,000 civilians, and destroyed old Warsaw. Germans and Russians faced each other at that location consequent to the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939, in which the two had effectively jointly erased Poland from the map. 

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