“Cold War”

The Let’s Pretend Game

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “The Magnitsky Minstrelsy“: The passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 last December sent US-Russia

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Craving Cold War

Back in late 2008, when Pajamas Media was still having me write articles on Russia (they’ve since stopped asking, I think, because I wasn’t anti-Russian

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RT’s Agitprop

When I first saw the ads Russia Today is using in its American and UK ad campaign, I immediately had the reaction that most Americans and British probably had. Comparing Obama to Ahmadinejad? That’s like comparing Christ with the devil! Is RT crazy or just stupid!? But then I started to think about the ad, realizing my gut reaction is exactly what it was supposed to provoke.

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Mr. Garcia Goes to Tbilisi

Andy Garcia has been cast to play President Mikheil Saakashvili in the upcoming film Georgia.  I just hope that Garcia’s audition required to see how

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Not Much to Gawk About

Scott Anderson’s article “Vladimir Putin’s Dark Rise to Power” is a throwback to the 1990s when ex-KGBmen turned mafioso, private security, or hired hands to

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