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Acknowledging Historical Memory: Why the West Needs to Honor Russia’s Victory Day
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Acknowledging Historical Memory: Why the West Needs to Honor Russia’s Victory Day
May 12, 2019

An acknowledgement of the leading Soviet role in the victory of 1945 would serve as a reminder of how much the USA and the USSR were able to accomplish together in their joint triumph over fascism.

Why I’m Pro-Detente with Russia
May 12, 2019

I realized it wasn’t the Soviet Union that was the great danger, it was the potential of nuclear war, and it’s still the case today – says Stephen Cohen on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay.

Why I’m Pro-Detente with Russia
Accusing Russia – Listening to History
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Accusing Russia – Listening to History
April 28, 2018

The West has no shortage of charges it hurls against Russia, but most of them can be grouped into one of three categories: that Russia intervened in the American elections, that Russia is dragging the world into a new cold war, and that Russia is becoming increasingly aggressive and expansionist. Sometimes when charges are brought against you, the best witness you can call to your defense is history.

Why Moscow’s Foreign Philosophy Is ‘Westphalian’
April 2, 2018

Moscow knows the exceptionalist road is "a road to a blind alley" because it wasted 70 years on that road. However imperfect and irritating the "traditional, Westphalian, order in which states are equal sovereign entities" may be, Moscow knows that "idealism" is completely worthless.

Why Moscow’s Foreign Philosophy Is ‘Westphalian’
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Broken Promise: NATO Expansion and the End of the Cold War
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Broken Promise: NATO Expansion and the End of the Cold War
January 9, 2018

The idealistic and naïve Russians of the democratic perestroika generation learned a harsh lesson from the partner they hoped for in the United States. The lone superpower, increasingly hubristic hegemon, ‘victor in the Cold War’ – the United States – demonstrated that Russian national security, even domestic stability placed a distant second when it came not just to America’s maintenance of its position as world leader but also to the unlimited enhancement of U.S. power globally and especially within Russia’s traditional sphere of influence.

‘Sorry Chump. You Didn’t Have It in Writing’
December 17, 2017

Is it any wonder after this bait and switch diplomacy that Russia has no trust in the Western powers?  Moscow watches US-run NATO oozing ever eastwards. Today, Russia’s leaders firmly believe Washington’s ultimate plan is to tear apart Russia and reduce it to an impotent, pauper nation.  Two former Western leaders, Napoleon and Hitler, had similar plans.

‘Sorry Chump. You Didn’t Have It in Writing’
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Countering Anti-Russian Propaganda
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Countering Anti-Russian Propaganda
December 12, 2017

Anti-Russian bigotry is a reality which Borenstein can't legitimately deny. He and some others can ignore instances like the treatment accorded to James Clapper, the bigoted legacy of the National Captive Nations Committee and how the subject of Russian sports doping has been reviewed in high profile Western circles.

Trump, Eisenhower and Russia: A Chance for Peace
November 7, 2017

President Trump and President Putin now confront the challenge to heed these words and to lead their nations—and the world—to a better place.

Trump, Eisenhower and Russia: A Chance for Peace
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