Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Empire Strikes Back?

As the bizarre story of the "Russian spy ring" continues to unfold — and one of the accused "spies", Anna ("Femme Fatale") Chapman, begins invoking comparisons to a Bond Girl — I keep recalling an old joke from my Soviet Union … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back?

As the bizarre story of the "Russian spy ring" continues to unfold — and one of the accused "spies", Anna ("Femme Fatale") Chapman, begins invoking comparisons to a Bond Girl — I keep recalling an old joke from my Soviet Union … Continue reading

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Medvedev’s Stanford Speech: A Medvedev Doctrine In The Making?

No, I'm not going to compare President Medvedev's address at Stanford University to Winston Churchill's famous Fulton Speech.  The speakers couldn't be more different, and the timing was different too.  Besides, Medvedev has chosen a much better school: the U.S. … Continue reading

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Upset Over Reset

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the United States is yet to begin in earnest, but some folks already haven't spared efforts to make it fail.  In the current climate, however, this isn't as easy as it used to be.  … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-15 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In April And May 2010)

Call me naive, call me over-trustful, even call me delusional.  And yet, the Post's coverage of Russia has become better.  Hardly more friendlier, but at least less hostile.  Partly, this is due to the fact that the giants of the … Continue reading

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