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  • The Tallinn declaration [Editorial]

    The Tallinn declaration  [Editorial]
    In the wake of Russia's increasingly belligerent behavior in Ukraine, President Barack Obama delivered a ringing declaration of NATO's support for the Baltic countries Wednesday in the capital of Estonia, a former Soviet Republic and current NATO member...
  • World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]

    World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]
    Sometimes, you come across a quote or phrase that jolts your sensibilities.  The words can be as deep and thought provoking as those supplied by Golda Meir below, or as mind numbingly ludicrous as those uttered by the Dartmouth College protesters of...
  • We need Russia as a partner, not as a punching bag [Letter]

    We need Russia as a partner, not as a punching bag [Letter]
    I enjoyed reading and agree with Jerome Israel's commentary "The U.S. needs Russia" (Aug. 23) At a time when the entire Middle East is in chaos and aflame, it seems strange that U.S. leaders would pick a fight with Russia over Ukraine that could lead to...
  • Mission accomplished [Editorial]

    Mission accomplished  [Editorial]
    The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel...
  • Dynasty or democracy? [Commentary]

    Dynasty or democracy? [Commentary]
    Twenty-eight out of 36 — no, that was not my batting average this past softball season. Rather, these are numbers that everyone in America should be concerned about. As we lurch inexorably toward the 2016 Presidential election, we are waiting...
  • The U.S. needs Russia [Commentary]

    The U.S. needs Russia [Commentary]
    The U.S. needs Russia. This may sound peculiar coming from a person who spent 25 years at the NSA, almost half of those fighting communism. But our approach to Russia since the end of the Cold War has been unimaginative and aggressive. Politicians in...
  • Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]

    Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]
    Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...
  • Sanctions unlikely to work against Russia [Letter]

    Sanctions unlikely to work against Russia [Letter]
    Politicians and pundits are often blind to the political effects of sanctions ("Standing up to Moscow," July 29). But history shows that placing sanctions on Russia is likely to backfire. After the first round of sanctions, Russian President Vladimir...
  • Europe needs to pay more for its own defense [Letter]

    Europe needs to pay more for its own defense [Letter]
    Commentator Jules Witcover writes that President Obama "needs to put a bit of John Wayne in his words" vis-a-vis his handling of Russia over the Malaysian Airlines tragedy ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25). Mr. Witcover acknowledges that...
  • Standing up to Moscow [Editorial]

    Standing up to Moscow  [Editorial]
    After months of resisting U.S. calls for tougher economic sanctions against Russia in response to its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, the major European powers agreed yesterday on a package of measures targeting Russia's financial, energy and...
  • U.S. should stay out of Ukraine [Letter]

    U.S. should stay out of Ukraine [Letter]
    President Barack Obama is right to refrain from action against Russia ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25). After years of war, the U.S. has learned its lesson: don't mess with a hornet's nest thousands of miles away. Putting boots on the ground...
  • Malaysia jet downing reveals Putin losing his grip [Commentary]

    Malaysia jet downing reveals Putin losing his grip [Commentary]
    Vladimir Putin may be many things -- a cold-blooded thug, a power-hungry autocrat, a paranoid xenophobe, a self-impressed narcissist -- but he is not a great leader. Hardliners in both Russia and the United States are convinced tough guys rule best, but...