Monthly Archives: May 2008

A Kinder, Gentler McCain?

Sen. John McCain‘s University of Denver speech on nuclear security and non-proliferation came as a surprise to many.  In a clear break with the Bush administration, McCain called for new arms control agreements with Russia.  McCain also agreed that legally … Continue reading

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A Kinder, Gentler McCain?

Sen. John McCain‘s University of Denver speech on nuclear security and non-proliferation came as a surprise to many.  In a clear break with the Bush administration, McCain called for new arms control agreements with Russia.  McCain also agreed that legally … Continue reading

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Medvedev’s Drang nach Osten

Russia’s new president, Dmitry Medvedev, has made his first ("maiden") foreign trip as the head of state.  On Thursday, Medvedev traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan, to meet with president Nursultan Nazarbayev.   A broad range of topics have reportedly been touched upon, … Continue reading

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Medvedev’s Drang nach Osten

Russia’s new president, Dmitry Medvedev, has made his first ("maiden") foreign trip as the head of state.  On Thursday, Medvedev traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan, to meet with president Nursultan Nazarbayev.   A broad range of topics have reportedly been touched upon, … Continue reading

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Will Dmitry Medvedev Become “His Own Man” (And Reverse Vladimir Putins’s Policies)?

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s newly-elected president, would be surprised to know how many well-wishers he has in the West.  For years, these closet Medvedev’s sympathizers have fretted that his predecessor, Vladimir Putin, had accumulated too much power in the Kremlin.  Now, … Continue reading

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Will Dmitry Medvedev Become “His Own Man” (And Reverse Vladimir Putins’s Policies)?

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s newly-elected president, would be surprised to know how many well-wishers he has in the West.  For years, these closet Medvedev’s sympathizers have fretted that his predecessor, Vladimir Putin, had accumulated too much power in the Kremlin.  Now, … Continue reading

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Between Putinophobia and Putinomania: Why Are American Media So Obsessed with Putin?

Politics is soaked with raw human emotions.  Even otherwise perfectly intelligent people often lose their minds over political events or political personas. Yet, there is something utterly irrational in the way that the American media treat Vladimir Putin, the former … Continue reading

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