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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Danziger: Keep That War Cold, Please!

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]

June 24, 2017
Travel Ban, Trump, Immigration

U.S. History Shows The Folly Of Trump’s Immigration Ban

Banning immigration from seven majority Muslim countries and selectively admitting Christians is a bad idea for many moral and legal reasons. History shows that humiliating national or religious groups on the world stage by restricting their entry makes it harder to keep our allies. It can also create new enemies, which may put the U.S. at risk.

January 31, 2017
Doomsday Clock

‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest To Midnight Since The Cold War

Humanity is edging nearer to destruction, according to the “Doomsday Clock.” The “clock” is now at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight (representing the destruction of Earth), the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said in its annual announcement. That is 30 seconds closer than in 2016—and the closest it has been since the Cold War.

January 27, 2017
Air Force One carrying Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana's international airport

Obama Arrives In Havana For Historic Visit To Former Cold War Foe

The three-day trip, the first by a U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, is the culmination of a diplomatic opening announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014, ending a Cold War-era estrangement that began when the Cuban revolution ousted a pro-American government in 1959.

March 20, 2016

Cuban Migrants Get Unfair Advantage Over Other Latinos

The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation in which Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos. That special treatment needs to end.

January 15, 2016

U.S. And Cuba Agree To Open Embassies, Restore Diplomatic Relations

After 50 years of diplomatic standoff, the U.S. and Cuba plan to announce Wednesday that they will establish formal diplomatic relations and open embassies in each other’s capitals.

June 30, 2015

Russia And The West Rattle Sabers And Renew Sanctions

Though Russian and Western officials repeatedly claim they don’t want a return to Cold War-era hostility, both sides have renewed sanctions and toughened their military posture in recent days.

June 24, 2015

When The Hitler Card Won’t Do, Play The Chamberlain Card

The Republican right accuses every American president who negotiates an arms pact with our putative enemies of weakening national security. And they are always wrong.

April 15, 2015
World News, Cold War, Russia, Air Space, Arctic, Tin City, Alaska, Air Force

Intent Of Russian Military Aircraft Near U.S. Shores Remains Unclear

Russian fighter jets deliberately provoke Cold War tensions by flying unannounced and unwelcome through U.S. airspace.

April 7, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The New Cold War’

Inside the quandary of modern Russia and how we’ve entered a ‘New Cold War’

February 21, 2015
Marco Rubio addresses the crowd at CPAC

Pragmatism, Not Emotion, Must Guide Cuba Policy

It’s long past time for the U.S. to abandon its Cold War script on Cuba.

December 24, 2014

Book Review: ‘The Georgetown Set’

Greg Herken’s deep dive into Cold War Washington reminds us that the good old days weren’t all that good.

December 13, 2014

Raucous Party Follows Somber Recollections At Berlin Wall

The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was met with a range of somber and celebratory moments.

November 10, 2014

Obama, Putin Hold Brief Face-To-Face Chat In France

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — After snubbing the Russian leader earlier in the week, President Barack Obama met briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for the first face-to-face encounter between the two leaders since the crisis in Ukraine sent their already rocky relationship into a spiral. The roughly 15-minute […]

June 6, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Is Too Complicated For The Sunday Shows

First comes the melodrama, next comes the killing. Good vs. evil, suffering innocents vs. swaggering bullies, heroes vs. villains. The “Two Minutes Hate,” Orwell called it — the way of the world since the invention of mass media. So it is during the current political crisis in the Ukraine. In the U.S. media, the identity […]

April 30, 2014

Russians Reportedly Attack Two Ukrainian Naval Units In Crimea

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW—Ukrainian forces at two naval facilities in Crimea reported Wednesday that they were attacked by gunmen linked to Russia in violation of an earlier agreement to give them until Friday to leave the breakaway region. “So-called pro-Russian self-defense forces of Crimea aided by Russian gunmen in unmarked uniforms stormed […]

March 19, 2014