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Fusion GPS Founder Unhinged: Putin Uses Jews to Control the World

Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, espoused a conspiracy theory claiming that Vladimir Putin “essentially took over the Russian Jewish community” and that Putin uses “the Jewish Diaspora” as a route for Russian influence.

Mansour — The Premature ‘End of History’: the Fall of Soviet Union in 1991 and the Rise of China in 2017

When the Soviet Union collapsed on December 26, 1991, foreign policy pundits were eager to embrace Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” argument that the world – now in tune with peaceful victorious American ideals – would be concerned henceforth with “economic calculation, the endless solving of technical problems, environmental concerns, and the satisfaction of sophisticated consumer demands.” But we know that not everyone around the world was, or is, eager to embrace Western liberal democracy. In fact, just about every other country has its own ideas as to how it should operate, and these ideas have little, if anything, to do with the theorizing of American savants. One such country is China.

GLAZOV: Remembering a Dissident: Yuri Glazov

One day, when I was nine years old, my father and I were on our way to Church. As we neared the entrance, I spat on the ground. Reflexively, my dad’s arm shot out across my chest like a railway barrier, blocking my motion forward.

Glazov: 3 Lessons on the 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Fall

December 25 marked the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. On this occasion, it is urgent for us to reflect on 3 key lessons that the fall of the Evil Empire provided. They are lessons that the new incoming Trump administration must put into action immediately vis-à-vis our enemy in the terror war.

‘Gay Thought Police’ Like Soviet-Era Bullies

One of the core beliefs of the movement for LGBT equality has always been that anti-gay bullying, especially of young people, must end. And yet, in recent days, thousands of online comments and threats from LGBT people have been directed against two young gay men who expressed their opinions about the current presidential race.

FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, May 9, 2015, Iskander missile launchers are driven during the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, in Red Square in Moscow. The Russian military said Thursday Oct. 20, 2016 it conducted drills involving Iskander missiles near the nation's western border, amid tensions in relations with the West. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Russia TV Promoting Nuclear War Drills as U.S. Deploys Troops to Norway

While Russia enhances Cold War-era Soviet Union survival measures, nearly 330 American Marines prepare to deploy to Norway in January, boosting the U.S. military footprint in Europe, reportedly marking the first time a foreign military has been posted in the European country since World War II amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.

Brexit: EU Going The Way Of The Soviet Union

Although the British seem ready to vote to “Bremain” in their June 23 referendum on European Union (EU) membership, the closeness of the “Brexit” caused Switzerland to withdraw its application to join and other EU states to demand referendums, as the EU seems to be going the way of the Soviet Union.

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Brexit: Win or Lose, EU Going the Way of Soviet Union

Although the polls suggest that British voters seem ready to vote “Bremain” in their June 23 referendum on European Union membership, the possibility of the “Brexit” caused Switzerland to withdraw its application to join, and other EU states to demand referendums. Win or lose, the EU seems to be going the way of the Soviet Union.

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How Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War

When he took office in January 1981, President Ronald Reagan looked around the world and was greatly troubled by what he saw. For more than three decades, the United States and its allies had striven to contain communism through a series of diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military initiatives that had cost hundreds of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives. And yet communism still controlled the Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, China, Cuba, Vietnam, and North Korea and had spread to sub-Saharan Africa, Afghanistan, and Nicaragua.

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Ukrainian Independence Remembered At Year 24

On August 24, 2015, Ukraine celebrated 24 years of independence from the Soviet Union. A few days before the anniversary, as reported by Paul Goble on his blog, one of the leaders of that struggle, Ivan Drach, described as “the poet who headed the Rukh organization from 1989 to 1992,” spoke with Ukraine’s Novy Region-2 about those road to independence.

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4th of July: Seven Big Ideas and Moments that Have Defined America

Though the very phrase “American Exceptionalism” is often mocked as simple-minded flag waving, there are concrete reasons that the American civilization is unique. The United States has a special place in world history. Despite the bumps, bruises, and outright contradictions that the country has muddled through in its very short existence, Americans can take pride in its numerous accomplishments, actions, and principles throughout the last two centuries.