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    Budapest is Burning: The Hungarian Revolt That Shook the Soviet Empire
    Nov05

    Budapest is Burning: The Hungarian Revolt That Shook the Soviet Empire

    Michael Peck Politics, Europe The 1956 uprising ultimately failed, but delivered a serious shock to the Soviet system. It was sixty years ago when teenagers hurling Molotov cocktails breached a crack in the Iron Curtain. In the autumn of 1956, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and the rest of eastern Europe seemed firmly in the grip of the Soviet...

    American Democracy’s Downside Parallels China’s ‘Bad Emperor’ Problem
    Nov05

    American Democracy’s Downside Parallels China’s ‘Bad Emperor’ Problem

    Donald Trump, a xenophobe and liar with no governing experience, could become the leader of the world’s most powerful nation after next week’s American election. That prospect scares the living daylights out of people around the planet, as these comments from HuffPost’s international editions indicate. That the vile campaign...

    Why Are U.S. Nuclear Missiles Still On High-Alert?
    Nov05

    Why Are U.S. Nuclear Missiles Still On High-Alert?

    Both former Secretary of Defense William Perry and former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski have spoken about middle of the night phone calls they received in response to purported incoming nuclear strikes. Though the alerts were quickly determined to be false alarms, what if they had happened during a time of crisis, like the Cuban...

    Why Russia Is Interfering In The U.S. Presidential Elections
    Nov05

    Why Russia Is Interfering In The U.S. Presidential Elections

    On October 7, 2016, the United States government accused Russia of illegally attempting to influence the results of the US presidential election. The Obama administration’s condemnation of Russia’s interference in the US electoral process followed widespread speculation about Russian collusion with WikiLeaks and allegations of Kremlin...

    The Frightening Failure Of U.S. Television Media
    Nov05

    The Frightening Failure Of U.S. Television Media

    Truth is often to be found in contrasts. I was fortunate enough to attend the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in July. Aside from all the normal bunting and hoopla, the event was genuinely interesting: well-organised and informative. There was plenty of opportunity for a wide range of speakers to contribute. Some of the speeches were...

    And just like that, Steven Seagal has become a Russian citizen
    Nov04

    And just like that, Steven Seagal has become a Russian citizen

    Steven Seagal became a Russian citizen on Thursday, per a decree from Vladimir Putin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Under the Russian constitution, the president has authority over ‘issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation and the granting of asylum.’” The black belt martial artist-turned-action movie star “has been insistent...

    Ukraine Has Opened Pandora’s Database of Corruption
    Nov04

    Ukraine Has Opened Pandora’s Database of Corruption

    But declaring billions of dollars in wines, watches, and tickets to outer space isn’t going to win them the public’s love — or the West’s trust. …read more Source: Foreign...

    In the U.S. election, Russia’s cyber-spies push the bounds of traditional espionage
    Nov04

    In the U.S. election, Russia’s cyber-spies push the bounds of traditional espionage

    In February 2014, the Obama administration was embarrassed when a secretly recorded phone conversation between the U.S. ambassador in Ukraine and Victoria Nuland, a senior State Department official, was posted on YouTube. The two officials could be heard privately picking who should be in the new… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    The Waning of American Primacy
    Nov04

    The Waning of American Primacy

    That President Obama has been a singularly weak leader in foreign policy and national security is a view that was held by the entire field of Republican candidates for President this year, a sizable percentage of the American people and, perhaps to some degree, even Hillary Rodham Clinton, an exponent of a more conventionally muscular approach to...

    Shanghai Ballet’s Giselle highlights international co-operation among artists
    Nov04

    Shanghai Ballet’s Giselle highlights international co-operation among artists

    The Shanghai Ballet is one of China’s leading companies. The company performs classic works, but it also is actively commissioning new ballets based on Chinese stories and western stories. One recent production was based on Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. The company will appear at the National Arts Centre for the first time since 1989...