Tag: George Kennan

It’s Time to Recall Kennan’s Long Telegram and Forget His Later Optimism about Change in Russia

October 6, 2015

Staunton, October 3 – George Kennan’s famous “long telegram” of February 1946 was written to explain to Western leaders something they found difficult to understand: how Moscow could turn from being a wartime ally into an implacable enemy, a problem that some Western leaders are again finding it difficult to understand. hat makes rereading Kennan’s […]

The US-Baltic Alliance at 75

September 4, 2014

Staunton, September 3 – US President Barack Obama’s visit to Tallinn today comes almost exactly 75 years after the United States and the three Baltic countries formed one of the most remarkable alliances of the 20th century. (An Estonian translation of this article appeared in Tallinn’s Eesti Paevaleht.) That alliance, which for nearly 50 years took […]