This is the moment when a newspaper claiming to uphold that most essential function in a liberal democracy – acting as a watchdog on power – formally abandons the task.
Robert Mueller’s questions, Michael Cohen’s troubles, and the DNC’s lawsuit don’t inspire confidence.
Timothy Snyder’s bleak vision of the past and present.
To avoid even greater tragedy in the future, we should heed the warning of America’s most venerated living specialist on Russia, the former Librarian of Congress James H. Billington: “…if we cannot learn to listen to others as they whisper their prayers, we may well confront them later on when they howl their war cries.”
Nord Stream 2 provides another reliable route for transporting gas to Europe, nothing more, nothing less.
The previous 40-year experience taught that Cold War can corrupt even American democracy — politically, economically, morally. There are many examples of how the new edition has already degraded America’s media, politicians, even scholars.
In the past few years I have noticed something of a pattern. Those who complain the loudest about Russian ‘disinformation’ are often the most inaccurate in their own depictions of reality.
For the future of this chemical plant in eastern Ukraine, trade policy with Russia looms large.
Aide Alexei Kudrin considered for lead role in easing tension and restoring growth.
Please join The Harriman Institute and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a debate between Stephen F. Cohen (Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton University) and Michael McFaul (Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University) on “The New U.S.-Russian Cold War: Who is to Blame?”