Zelensky’s Next Headache: Money

Ukraine needs billions to run Its government. As its economy dives, its budget spending soars. The global community needs to step up.

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The Evasive Mr. Scholz

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On Ukraine and Russia, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz is not acting thoughtfully and with a cool head. Rather, he is damaging Germany’s reputation – and his own party.

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Putin’s Perverted Genocidal “Logic”

The international community should pay much closer attention to the completely perverted reasoning behind Putin calling for a “de-Nazification” of Ukraine.

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“That Prison Without Leisure Which is Called Russia”

Astolphe De Custine’s “Letters from Russia” – (1843): What de Tocqueville is to America, de Custine is to Russia.

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That Cold January 20, 2025

Living in a world where Xi and even Putin still stand tall and U.S. and European interests over how to deal with Russia and China differ significantly.

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Gazprom: The Dark Shadow Over Europe

In the run-up to the Ukraine invasion, Gazprom has conclusively proven that it is not a business but a politico-military enterprise – a central part of Putin’s war-making kit.

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Bennett Is Siding With Putin, the Ruthless Killer

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By opting for “neutrality” on Putin’s war against Ukraine, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has gravely betrayed Israel’s founding moral principles.

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Potatoes: Not Just Chipper Tubers

A short global history of the potato plus a recipe for an exceptional potato salad

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Bringing Russian Oligarchs to Justice

Why we need to worry that the current zeal of Western authorities to go after the Russian oligarchs will decline over time.

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Can Russia’s Oligarchs Be Brought to Justice?

Only if we fight the corruption coming from the Kremlin and its coterie of oligarchs in earnest do the Russian people have a fair chance for a decent future.

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