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Hudson Issues Report on US-Russia Relations on Eve of Bush-Putin Summit

with David Sattervia PR Newswire
Tuesday, June 26, 2007

On the eve of the Bush- Putin summit meeting in Kennebunkport, four members of a Russian-American study group organized by the Hudson Institute said today that the present Russian regime is moving toward "a durable system of anti-Western authoritarian rule" and called on the U.S. to counteract this tendency by demonstrating strict fidelity to democratic principles...

Analysis and Commentary

Do these people understand what democracies are all about?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, June 25, 2007

Over the years of studying politics I have not been a fan of plain democracy....

Analysis and Commentary

The EU's final battle

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 25, 2007

Europeans want a strong organization, but their leaders are caught up in a continental identity crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Sir Salman's plight

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, June 24, 2007

Salman Rushdie, with a little help from her majesty, has again clarified the battle lines on which we stand...

In the News

A bad explanation is better than none at all

with Niall Fergusonvia Sydney Morning Herald
Saturday, June 23, 2007

This week Sydney had the perfect storm: the one that didn't happen...

In the News

How the West Really Lost God

by Mary Eberstadtvia Policy Review
Friday, June 22, 2007

For well over a century now, the idea that something about modernity will ultimately cause religion to wither away has been practically axiomatic among modern, sophisticated Westerners...

Analysis and Commentary

Unless Europe gets its act together, the world will continue to ignore it

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's delightfully easy to follow the development of the European Union through the American media...

In the News

US Bureaucrats Resisted Reagan's Challenges to Soviets

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Cybercast News Service
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

With more events planned this week to mark President Ronald Reagan's 1987 challenge for the Soviet Union to dismantle an iconic symbol of the Cold War, a Cybercast News Service investigation shows that Reagan's own State Department tried to prevent his famous "tear down this wall" speech...

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Swapping Labels

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In much of the world, conservatives clamor for subsidies while liberals fight big government. In the United States, it’s the other way around. Here’s why. By Charles Wolf Jr..

Picture a Democracy

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Russians are not doomed to be ruled by despots, and the West should not resign itself to them. By Michael McFaul.