Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Amendment That Came In From The Cold War

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) U.S. President Barack Obama can feel pretty good these days: Osama bin Laden is dead; growing public opposition to GOP fiscal policies strengthens the president’s hand in his dealings with congressional Republicans; the … Continue reading

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Personnel Matters

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) The liquidation of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden presented Russia and the United States with a rare opportunity to see eye to eye on an important issue.  Lately, the two countries have … Continue reading

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Shall We Have A Bin Laden List?

I already wrote about the so-called Magnitsky list.  This list was composed by our two noble statesmen,  Sen. Cardin (D-MD) and Rep. McGovern (D-MA) as a response to the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management.  Seriously ill at the time of his … Continue reading

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A $1.1 Trillion Secret Raid?

I haven't written about Charles Krauthammer in a long time.  And this isn't my fault: Krauthammer completely lost interest in Russia.  Gone are the times when he was accusing Russia's Vladimir Putin in every mysterious death on Earth.  Or struggled to … Continue reading

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It’s Party Time!

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Political parties aren’t held in high respect among ordinary Russians: according to some polls, even notoriously corrupt law enforcement agencies are more trusted by the public than the designated beacons of ideological … Continue reading

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