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 […]
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Russia Update: Putin Marks 70th Victory Day Anniversary Flanked by Chinese, Kazakh Leaders
At today’s Victory Day parade in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin was flanked not by the leaders of the countries who were the Kremlin’s historic allies in World War II and with whom it divvied up the European continent in the Yalta Conference, but with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, representing a […]
Is This the End of NATO?
The last few days have brought depressing developments for those who care about European freedom. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande went to Moscow to present a Ukraine “peace plan” that actually had been suggested to them by Vladimir Putin. Unsurprisingly, this went nowhere and Merkel has already pronounced that there is no military solution to […]
The World After the Crimea. Scenarios for the New World Order
Obviously, the world will never be the same after the events in the Crimea. By its unprecedented actions, in terms of international norms, Russia is forcing the West to make a decision – to accept it into the club of developed nations as an equal member, or push it away for once and for all, […]