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China Leaves Russian Meddling In The Dust

cited Hoover Institutionvia The American Conservative
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

At least Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and their surrogates in the Mainstream Media got one point right regarding foreign interference in U.S. politics: that it is totally bogus to compare the records of Russia and China in election meddling and in other aspects of American public life, and their abilities to do so.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Is Putin getting away with poisoning another political opponent?"


Is Putin Getting Away With Poisoning Another Political Opponent?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Sunday, August 23, 2020

Aleksei Navalny, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation headquartered in Moscow, is one of the last-standing political opponents of Vladimir Putin. His tightly researched, well-documented reports on the corruption of high-level Kremlin officials have been a thorn in the Kremlin’s side. Not only that, but Navalny has engaged in regional and local politics in a manner that could diminish Putin’s control over the vast Russian Federation.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: World War II At 75

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, August 21, 2020

How the conflict still shapes our world at the remove of three-quarters of a century.

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Is Belarus Destined To Become The Next Crimea?

by Kiron K. Skinnervia National Interest
Friday, August 21, 2020

Putin may be emboldened by the perception of a West greatly divided and distracted. He sees the U.S. distracted with domestic politics and COVID. How should Donald Trump and the west respond?


Putin Is Counting On Your Vote In November. Are You In With ‘Vova?’

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Vladimir Putin is on the ballot this November. You won’t see his name or watch his ads. But make no mistake, Putin has a lot riding on this election and he’s counting on your vote. What will a vote for Putin mean?

A Russian Dissident Is Fighting For His Life. Where Is The U.S.?

by Michael McFaul
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Alexei Navalny holds the audacious belief that Russians should be able to choose their leaders in free, fair and competitive elections. That’s why he tried to run for president in 2018, but was denied a place on the ballot.

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The Senate Russia Report And The Imperative Of Legal Reform

by Bob Bauer, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The final report on Russian electoral interference by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence notes “several ways in which hostile actors [are] able to capitalize on gaps in laws or norms and exert influence.” And it highlights in particular the problem posed by “a campaign’s status as a private entity intertwined with the structures of democracy.” The report calls on campaigns to build protections against becoming channels for illicit foreign state influence.


Russia And American Power In The Middle East

by Robert Servicevia The Caravan
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Nothing is stranger than the notion, widely held, that Russia is a newcomer to the Middle East. After extending its rule to what is now called southern Ukraine in the late eighteenth century its territories bordered on the vast Ottoman Empire.