Vladimir Putin

Putin, Polar Bears, and “Russia: The Home of the Elephants”

Diplomacy with Russia may come from an unexpected source: polar bears.

Ukraine’s Blame Game

Whose mistakes led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Diplomatic Icebreakers

Peace with Russia, as in Soviet times, has always been unpalatable but necessary.

America’s Eagle Bears Two Talons: John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy understood the need to counter America’s enemies without precipitating WWIII.

Unchecked Russian Aggression Over the Black Sea

Russia’s downing of an MQ-9 drone must not go unanswered.

The Power of Truth Telling in the Evil Empire Speech

40 years ago today in 1983, Ronald Reagan delivered his famous “Evil Empire” speech.

Potemkin Pillages: Putin As Cultural Grave-Robber

When our own statue-toppling Western culture-warriors seek to empty our museums and metaphorically shoot busts of our own national heroes through the skull here at home, they should consider the implications. Revisionist culture-wars may one day prevent nations from defending themselves properly in real shooting-wars.

ALEXANDER DUGIN: Critique, Confrontation, and Chrysalis

Alexander Dugin is a serious scholar, a genuine intellectual, and a provocative social scientist who may be not unworthily pronounced the most formidable theoretical opponent of Western liberalism since Lenin.

Belshazzar’s Feast

Whether in days, months, years or decades, the regimes in China, Russia and Iran will tumble.