Monthly Archives: August 2007

Is United States Russia’s Enemy No. 1?

Western criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin comes in different shapes and shades.  In a Friday article in the Washington Post, Sarah Mendelson and Theodore Gerber accused Putin’s "belligerent rhetoric and actions toward the United States" in fomenting rampant anti-Americanism … Continue reading

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Bush’s Middle East Policy: The Folly That Keeps Marching

I’ve long believed that creating problems in order to struggle with their consequences was a purely Russian tradition.  Like, for instance, the notorious Gorbachev’s “anti-alcohol campaign.”  Its only visible result had been a dramatic increase in consumption of poisonous alcoholic … Continue reading

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