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Lenin’s Murderous Regime Is Nothing To Celebrate

cited Robert Servicevia The Conservative Woman
Friday, April 24, 2020
Thursday marked 150 years since the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, the communist revolutionary and political theorist who served as head of the Soviet government from 1917 to his death in 1924. Just another day for most of us but for London Young Labour (LYL), a Labour-affiliated group with more than 15,000 members aged 14-26, it was a cause for celebration.
In the News

H.R. McMaster: Power Is 'Going To Shift' Away From Putin During Coronavirus Pandemic

quoting H. R. McMastervia The Washington Examiner
Friday, April 24, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s apparent mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic could allow “a potential new leader of Russia” to rival the Kremlin strongman, according to one of President Trump’s top former advisers.

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China And Russia Are Struggling Under COVID-19, Too

quoting H. R. McMastervia Bloomberg
Friday, April 24, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned America’s focus inward. U.S. politics is all about economic relief, public health and reopening plans. Normally such myopia would degrade America’s standing in the world — but it’s not, necessarily, in large part because many U.S. adversaries are struggling as well.

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Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

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Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

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Letting Go of the Mideast

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time in many decades, the Middle East is no longer indispensable to America’s security or economic needs.

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How to Be a Dictator

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the tribe of tyrants, from Stalin to Mao. What the bad guys have in common.

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Robert Service Assesses Czar Vladimir

interview with Robert Servicevia Area 45
Friday, April 10, 2020

Putin’s grip on power and the role of oligarchs in maintaining that power.

In the News

Russia Seeks To Hold Espionage Trial Of American Paul Whelan Even With Moscow On Lockdown

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hour
Friday, April 10, 2020

The letters from detained American Paul Whelan cannot convey anything about his case or the espionage charges he faces in Russia, so they tend to be repetitive - detail after detail about his days inside Moscow's Lefortovo prison for the past 15 months.

Analysis and Commentary

Vladimir Putin’s Encirclement Of Europe

by Jakub Grygielvia National Review
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Russian propaganda, going back to czarist and Soviet times, often claims that Western powers are encircling Russia, forcing Moscow to be belligerent against its wishes. Russia is the perennial victim of aggressive foreign powers trying to keep Moscow locked in the steppes and, in the worst case, to install themselves in the Kremlin.

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