Tag Archives: Leonid Brezhnev

Putin’s Russia Is Like Brezhnev’s USSR: Will the End Be the Same?

After 20 years in power, Putin’s balance sheet is weak. Considering Russia strong is a serious misreading of its real situation at home and abroad.

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When Brezhnev Comes to America: Gerontocracy in Action

Today’s U.S. Republicans are the equivalent of the Brezhnev crew in the late-stage Soviet Union. It, too, fought very hard to uphold political ideas decades after they had passed their sell by date.

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Russia’s Long-Serving Leaders

Putin embarked on yet another re-election bid, making full use of his constitutional changes over the years.

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2011: Where’s the Space Odyssey?

Why is the U.S. space program shying away from its ambitious missions of the past?

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Who Lost Egypt?

Did America lose Egypt? Or did China — and what China represents — gain Egypt?

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Urbi et Gorbi

Why does former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev not get credit for ending the Cold War?

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How the KGB Reformed Russia

How is former KGB official Vladimir Putin different from the last KGB man to run the country?

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Learning from Russia’s Mistakes in Afghanistan

What can the world learn from the Soviet experience in Afghanistan?

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