U.S. weakness breeds global instability

U.S. weakness breeds global instability

In a recent interview, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggested that U.S. weakness is fueling instability around the world. How true. We can see the proof unfolding before our eyes. Russia has seized Ukraine

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Russia, China set sights on Arctic riches

Russia, China set sights on Arctic riches

While the Polar Vortex and Sochi Olympics may have dominated world headlines this winter, both are relatively minor in size and scope when compared to an evolving geo-political crisis also featuring freezing temps and in

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Showdown in Sochi: The Threat of Terrorism

Showdown in Sochi: The Threat of Terrorism

Nearly seven years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin successfully won the bid to host this week’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. For Putin, this is an opportunity to show off Russia as a leader on an international stage

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Good Money After Bad

Good Money After Bad

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro recently returned from Beijing with a $5 billion line of credit from the China Development Bank (CDB).  This comes at a very difficult time for Maduro, whose regime’s suppo

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U.S., Russia ‘reset’ button must focus on counterterrorism

U.S., Russia ‘reset’ button must focus on counterterrorism

May 9 marks the 68th anniversary of Moscow’s Victory Day celebrating the Soviet Union’s triumph in World War II. The anniversary puts President Vladimir Putin on the world stage from Moscow. Arguably the benefactor

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Rethinking the Reset Button: Understanding Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy

Rethinking the Reset Button: Understanding Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy

A former official of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Dr. Evgueni Novikov defected to the United States in 1988 and has utilized his extensive background and experience, to share insights in "Rethinking th

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Putin skips the G8 summit — it’s time to re-set our relationship with Russia

Putin skips the G8 summit — it’s time to re-set our relationship with Russia

The Russian “re-set button” that was grandly announced by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton in 2009 was a unilateral gesture -- and thus it’s no surprise the Bear is still smiling. Now with President

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