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Stephen Fry, Tina Brown, 'GoT' Writers Condemn Political Repression In Russia

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia Hollywood Reporter (CA)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

British actor Stephen Fry, legendary magazine editor Tina Brown and Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have joined several dozen international cultural and political VIPs in signing an open letter protesting political repression in Russia. The letter, also signed by former chess grandmaster and famed dissident Garry Kasparov, Nobel Prize winning novelist Herta Müller and British author and commentator Timothy Garton Ash, condemns "widespread lawlessness, the arrest of political opponents, violence by police officers against peaceful residents, the unlawful detainment of children [and] threats to parents" in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Analysis and Commentary

How Vladimir Putin Is Outplaying The U.S. In Africa

by Grant T. Harris, Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

President Trump and his administration remain deeply divided on several foreign policy issues. Take Russia, for example. While the president continues to pursue a broad rapprochement with Vladimir Putin, the diplomats, soldiers and Treasury officials who work for him have maintained a tough line on the Kremlin.

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Transcript: Condoleezza Rice On "Face The Nation," September 15, 2019

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Face the Nation (CBS)
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses John Bolton, foreign policy, Russia, employment, automation, trade, education, and much more.

In the News

Russian President Vladimir Putin's Party Suffers Major Losses In Moscow Elections

quoting Michael McFaulvia Salon
Monday, September 9, 2019

But experts agree that the Communist and A Just Russia parties are both controlled by the Kremlin, to some extent.

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World War II Rages On In Minds Of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, September 5, 2019

World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in a Cold War of nuclear superpowers.

In the News

An Interview With Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia, Michael McFaul

featuring Michael McFaulvia Los Angeles Times High School Insider
Friday, August 30, 2019

Walking on the campus of Stanford University, you might spot Michael McFaul in one of its Romanesque buildings or somewhere along one of its well-curated paths. At Stanford, he is a professor of political science and a senior fellow at both the Freeman Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution.

In the News

Russia Bars Sens. Ron Johnson And Chris Murphy From Moscow Visit In 'Petty Affront'

quoting Michael McFaulvia USA Today
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Russian government denied visas to two U.S. senators who planned to visit the country – an unusual rebuke that has forced the lawmakers to nix their trip to Moscow.

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The Classicist: Germany, The Soviet Union, And The Pact That Shaped World War II

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Reflections on the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, 80 years later.

In the News

Trump Advocates For Putin At G-7 Summit In Move To Soften Russia’s Pariah Status

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, August 26, 2019

President Trump capped days of advocacy on behalf of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin by announcing here Monday that he intends to invite the leader to the Group of Seven summit in 2020, which Trump will host in an election year amid warnings that Russia is actively trying to interfere again in the U.S. presidential election.

Analysis and Commentary

Asian Territorial Disputes And The 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty: The Case Of Dokdo

by Thomas Schwartz, John Yoovia Chinese Journal of International Law
Thursday, August 22, 2019

This Article analyzes whether the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, the only multilateral international agreement that draws borders in East Asia, resolves the longstanding dispute over Dokdo between Korea and Japan. It uses the dispute to draw larger lessons about the nature of the treaty that ended World War II in the Pacific and how it structured the peace in Asia differently from that in Europe. It uses U.S. archival material to reconstruct the history of the making of the Treaty, which continues to be the most significant international legal instrument governing post-WWII Asia.

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