Tag Archives: Soviet Union

The 21st Century Cold War

Talk of a new Cold War is becoming ever more pervasive. In its 21st century rendition, it is China, not Russia, that is in the U.S.’s crosshairs.

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Putin’s 2020 Russia and Vladimir Voynovich’s “Moscow 2042”

Has Putin’s Russia of 2020 been foreshadowed by Russian novels, in a mixture of wicked satire and genuine tragedy?

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Deciphering Putin’s Russia: Why the Strains with the West?

A conversation with Angela Stent, the author of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” and former U.S. government official on Russia.

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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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Coronavirus and Political Leadership: The US Gerontocracy in Action

The age structure of the U.S. political leadership cannot be described by any other word than as a gerontocracy. This conjures up images of the late-stage Soviet Union.

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(In)Famous Western Alliances with the Soviet Union/Russia

Soviet Communists and the Nazis collaborated in the 1930s. Why on earth is Trump’s America now pursuing another shameful alliance with an utterly anti-liberal force?

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Why 9/11 Was No Radical Break With American History

As tragic as September 11 was, could it have triggered a return to the American past?

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How Trump Emulates Russia Diplomatically and Strategically

The many signs we overlooked on Trump serving Russia and emulating Russia’s trademark styles.

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Heiko Maas: Standing Up to the Old Guard

The new German foreign minister charts a refreshingly principled stance toward Russia.

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Why Trump’s Trade Policies May Resurrect COMECON

Stephan Richter talks with Marketplace host David Brancaccio on why Trump’s trade policies may resurrect COMECON, an old Communist trade policy.

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