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Sorry, But Trump Is Not ‘Tough On Russia’

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

To defend himself from accusations of collusion or collaboration with Russian government officials during the 2016 presidential election and after, President Trump recently repeated a familiar claim: “I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President.”

In the News

Keep The FBI Out Of Politics

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Whether Trump’s firing of James Comey threatened national security is a question for Congress, not the FBI.


Stephen Kotkin On Solzhenitsyn

by Russell Roberts featuring Stephen Kotkinvia EconTalk
Monday, January 14, 2019

This week, historian and author Stephen Kotkin of Princeton University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical significance of the life and work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Solzhenitsyn's birth.

In the News

Report: FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Working For The Russians

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Powerline
Friday, January 11, 2019

The New York Times reports that “in the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” The Times cites “former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.” They say the FBI investigation ended when Robert Mueller was appointed. If this specific charge remained under investigation, Mueller did the investigating.


Adam White: House Democratic Russiagate Subpoenas Can And Will Be Ignored Without Consequences

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses how Eric Holder, President Obama, and his allies chose not to acknowledge the investigatory powers of the House, and President Trump may use executive privilege to resist oversight and subpoenas too.

In the News

Russia's Seizure Of Ukrainian Ships, Sailors Brings Muted U.S. Response

quoting Michael McFaulvia NBC News
Thursday, January 10, 2019
When Russian ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in November, the incident unleashed a flurry of international condemnation, but spurred little real-world support for the would-be NATO and E.U. member.

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his article "Oscar Contender Women of the Gulag Meets its First Troll – A Gulag Denier."


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses Women of the Gulag.


Oscar Contender Women Of The Gulag Meets Its First Troll – A Gulag Denier

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About (Blog)
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Our documentary film, Women of the Gulag, made the Academy’s short-list of ten documentary films contending for a place in the final five. That Russian-American director, Marianna Yarovskaya, is the first Russian documentary film maker in the history of the Russian Federation to make it so far in Oscar competition has attracted considerable attention in Russian media, especially its liberal sites. It did not take long however before it caught the attention of Russian Gulag deniers. 

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Russia High-Rise Collapse An Emblem Of Hardships In The Hinterlands

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia The New York Times
Saturday, January 5, 2019

A loud bang startled Anna P. Timofeyeva awake. She reached for the light, but the electricity had gone out. In the dark, she and her husband quickly dressed their 2-year-old son and prepared to flee. “We understood something was wrong,” she said. But when they opened the front door of their apartment they stopped short. From the doorstep of the family’s seventh-floor apartment, she said, they could look directly down on a heap of rubble far below, all that was left of 25 neighboring apartments.