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A thoughtful, optimistic, progressive speech about the better possibilities of American democracy just as the most fearsome elements in our society assert themselves. more

Jan 11, 2017 9:01 PM Dispatches

Who needs to secretly hack computers anymore when you can pick a homegrown oil oligarch with billions of dollars at stake in Siberia as your Secretary of State? more

Dec 15, 2016 3:10 PM Multimedia

The death toll of the “let’s kill the people who are trying to kill us" method is rising. more

Oct 3, 2016 3:16 PM Dispatches

Progressives are experiencing whiplash as prominent conservatives show support for Putin. more

Sep 15, 2016 4:06 PM Dispatches 6 Comments

If this cartoon seems complicated, that’s because it is. more

Aug 11, 2016 1:49 PM Dispatches

Ordinary people everywhere should demand that international disputes be resolved by non-military means. more

Jun 22, 2016 6:10 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Russian dissident intellectual Boris Kagarlitsky says that the American understanding of Russia is simplistic and deeply flawed. Image credit: Like.Fi more

Feb 23, 2015 5:01 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Since leaving the CIA Baer has become an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related matters in various venues, including CNN as its national security affairs analyst. Image credit: Kevin Toolis. more

Dec 23, 2014 7:32 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

From our 1963 archive, this piece explores the tension between the United States and Cuba after the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961. Wechsler writes, "Indeed, there have been moments in the last two years when one was tempted to wonder whether... more

Dec 18, 2014 4:37 PM Magazine

Tensions remain high in the Ukraine region, with the possibility of the situation getting much worse. But the United States can avoid disaster by toning down the rhetoric on Russia. more

Aug 7, 2014 7:01 PM Dispatches

Putin and Netanyahu gain, as Obama becomes a bystander. more

Mar 7, 2014 4:30 PM Dispatches

The Russian invasion of Crimea is, in fact, totally unjustifiable, totally illegal, and an utter violation of Ukraine's sovereignty. It's big bully behavior, and nothing less. more

Mar 2, 2014 5:42 PM Op-Eds

Unlike Sovietologists, I do not claim a deep knowledge of Russian history. But I took no pleasure watching vaunted Sovietologists like Condoleezza Rice being blindsided by the implosion of communist Russia. (OK, a tiny bit.) more

Nov 1, 2013 5:24 PM Dispatches

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his asylum in Russia, accepted an award on Wednesday from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials expressing support for his decision to divulge secrets about the NSA's elect... more

Oct 10, 2013 9:57 PM Dispatches

Today’s global economic crisis has revealed the organic defects of the present model of Western development. It needs profound democratic reform—in effect, its own kind of Perestroika. more

Feb 15, 2010 1:18 PM Magazine

There was our Spectator-in-Chief excoriating Russia for its preemptive strike into Georgia. You could practically hear the world snorting. more

Aug 17, 2008 7:14 PM Dispatches

At least one of Bush’s harebrained schemes has been ditched for now. more

Apr 3, 2008 8:52 PM Op-Eds

Perhaps the most dangerous myth regarding the legacy of the late President Ronald Reagan is that he was somehow responsible for the end of the Cold War. more

Jun 9, 2004 12:00 AM Op-Eds

Russia 10 years laterDecember 11, 2001 In the Soviet Union beer used to be disgusting, and the only way anyone could drink it was as a vodka chaser. more

Dec 11, 2001 12:00 AM Op-Eds

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