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Tag: Russia
  • Liberty, Security, and Terrorism

    The recent terrorist attack in Moscow, which resulted in the death of over 30 people and the injury of about 100 others, ought to compel Americans to revisit some important questions concerning the true value of airport security procedures in the US, which require travelers to put their individual rights aside in the name of …

  • “Commerce and Honest Friendship”

    Thomas Jefferson famously said, “I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government [to be] peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” If only the foreign policy wonks in Washington had heeded to Mr. Jefferson’s advice, the United States would not be trying to starve Iran into submission. Or fight …

  • Dick Cheney Desired Military Conflict With Russia

    According to the newly released book, A Little War That Shook The World, Vice President Cheney  wanted to take great advantage of the Russian-Georgian conflict back in 2008. The White House’s primary objective for potential military intervention was to prevent the Georgiran troops from being defeated by Russian troops. The book claims that President Bush was also …

  • Map of the Problematic

    There is something extremely problematic with the way the State Department handles its foreign policy, especially after the election of an administration that has promised us something along the lines of a “change” from the last administration. The New York Times reported today: At a news conference in Tehran on Tuesday, reports said, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated …

  • 82-Year Old Dissident Detained in Moscow

    Since I’m originally from Russia, this story hits me close to home: “I don’t know why I was detained… How could I possibly offer any resistance to anyone?” she said, quoted by Echo Moskvy radio, which reported that between 30 and 50 people had been detained. A coalition of opposition groups organised the December 31 …

  • Damn Them Evil Soviets!

    As the media tries to portray Russia and Iran  as an Axis of Evil part deux, prime minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, continues to debunk this image. Putin said talks of sanctions before talks of diplomacy are “premature” — and rightfully so. With Iran being constantly deemed a ticking time bomb, I think that noble …

  • Biden “Helps” US-Russian Relations

    According to the Washington Post, Vice President Joe Biden said the following about Russia” They have a shrinking population base, they have a withering economy, they have a banking sector and structure that is not likely to be able to withstand the next 15 years, they’re in a situation where the world is changing before …

  • International Demand for U.S. Assets Slows

    From Bloomberg: International purchases of American financial assets grew more slowly in April as China, Japan and Russia pared demand for Treasuries, underscoring the danger of U.S. reliance on foreigners to finance its fiscal deficit… Benchmark 10-year Treasuries, which rose after Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said it’s “too early to speak of an alternative” …