Cold War

A former Soviet Union interpreter explains why Trump’s meeting with Putin was extraordinary

<i>On July 16, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump held bilateral talks in Helsinki. The leaders of the United States and Russia haven’t met quite like this, at a formal summit in a third country, for almost 15 years. To get a sense of the magnitude of such a diplomatic event like this, Riga-based news</i> …

Russia

CIA official: China is waging ‘a cold war’ against the United States

China is waging “a cold war” against the United States, a senior U.S. intelligence official argued Friday.<p>“At the end of the day, the Chinese …

China

Scarborough: GOP ‘no longer deserves to survive’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem …

Donald Trump

there’s a lot more than just homophobia in that trump-putin kissing cartoon

Why are so fascinated with the gay sexual power dynamics of world leaders?<p>“That was so gay, dude” has remained absent from my ears since school, until this past week. <i>The New York Times</i>, a publication revered for editorial credibility and liberal proclivities, showcased in the cartoon, <i>Trump and</i> …

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British spymasters react to Russian threat of new Cold War by launching spy recruitment drive

SPYMASTERS are preparing for a new Cold War with a public recruitment drive for Russian speakers.<p>As tensions with the Kremlin build in the wake of …

20th Century

Next James Bond villain to be 'cold and charismatic' Russian

The Trump-Russia saga has given us many things – DNC email hacks, #TreasonSummit, Maria Butina – but it may yet give us something else: a Russian Bond villain. Though film production is a a slow-moving affair, it looks as if life may well imitate art when the next 007 film – currently known only as …

Film (UK)

The Powell Expedition reconsidered. Plus Rocky Marciano, Raymond Chandler, and more. - WSJ.com

Advertisement<p>John Wesley Powell planned an arduous journey: 1,000 miles down the Colorado River through what he would later name the Grand Canyon. Some said the expedition succeeded not because of its leader but despite him.<p>John Wesley Powell planned an arduous journey: 1,000 miles down the …

Pearl Harbor

Another summit to remember: When Gorbachev outmaneuvered Reagan in Reykjavik

The Russians came armed with detailed and tantalizing proposals. The Americans arrived with no clear agenda and little sense of what to expect.<p>When the Russian leader suggested a striking settlement premised on mutual trust, his American counterpart appeared to embrace the idea.<p>Discord arose, and …

Ronald Reagan

China and North Korea: Still ‘Lips and Teeth’

Those who think the relationship has markedly changed never understood it to begin with.

North Korea

How to Take on China's Navy: America Could Use Special Submarine Attacks

They can deploy submarines along the first island chain to fight in concert with surface forces,

Military

Jeff Goldblum goes topless and Mark Wallinger goes into orbit – the week in art

Exhibition of the week<p><b>Mark Wallinger</b><br>The isolation of the human form in space is the focus of Wallinger’s metaphysical wit in this focused exhibition.<br>• Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, from 21 July until 7 October.<p>Also showing<p><b>Jacob’s Ladder</b><br>Artists including Katie Paterson and Cornelia Parker explore the …

Art

Why the US must defend ‘faraway’ countries like Montenegro

President Trump thrives on an image of strength, so it’s never a good look when he inadvertently invokes the spirit of Neville Chamberlain, the …

Baltic States

Merkel Backs Trump’s Plan To Meet Putin In The US

2:52 PM 07/20/2018<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not among the crowd aghast at President Donald Trump’s invitation to meet with Russian leader …

Donald Trump

The U.S. Needs a Russia Strategy Now More Than Ever

U.S. President Donald Trump shocked the world earlier this week when, standing side by side with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he refused to …

Russia

Albums in Stores – July 20th, 2018

Today sees new releases from <b>Meg Meyers</b>, <b>Eisley</b>, and <b>Wild Pink</b>. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. …

20th Century

NY Times' Gross Hypocrisy on Russia Threat: Romney's 2012 Warnings 'Reckless and Unworthy'

The media is ready to convict President Trump of “treason” for his shaky summit in Helsinki with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and has been …

Conservative View

Fears of World War III are overblown

MOSCOW — Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was widely derided in the U.S. and Europe as a public relations disaster with dire …

Russia

Opinion: Was the Moon landing really a great leap for mankind?

Almost 50 years after men first set foot upon the Moon, the astonishing achievements of the Space Race have never seemed more fleeting and fragile, …

History

One Bold Move Trump Shouldn’t Make Unless He Wants to Create More Problems Than He Has

CAPTION CORRECTS CAPTION INFORMATION In this file photo taken Jan. 12, 2017, the first U.S. troops arrive at the Zagan base in western Poland as part …

Geopolitics

Brave British nuclear veterans win amazing victory as government FINALLY promises investigation and considers medals

Britain's Cold War heroes have won an amazing victory in their fight for justice over nuclear testing.<p>Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has promised …

UK Politics

US Military Expenditure: The Hard Numbers

CNN recently published an article on its website in relation to Trump’s aggressive stance against NATO allies who have failed to meet the agreed …

Geopolitics

The Real Colluder-in-Chief

President Donald Trump’s recent performance at Helsinki was not optimal. Questions tossed at Trump regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 elections …

Mainstream Media

Library Cards as Keys to Culture

On today's show:<p><b>Andrea Bernstein</b>, senior editor for politics and policy and host of the Trump Inc. podcast at WNYC, talks about the latest developments in the Trump-Putin meeting fallout, plus looks ahead to the Manafort trial that is scheduled to start next week, with <b>Michael McFaul</b>, professor of …

New Jersey

Containing Russia

The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond …

Russia

Vietnam-Thailand Defense Ties in the Headlines With Bilateral Visit

This week, Thailand’s chief of the directorate of joint operations paid a visit to Vietnam in yet another official exchange between the two Southeast …

Vietnam

On the Tight Confines of Madeleine Albright's Cold War Intellectual Straitjacket

None<br>The <i>Death of Democracy</i>. <i>How Democracies Die</i>. Bookstores are awash in books on the 'demise of democracy'. Insert whatever adjective /phrase you wish …

Political Science

The Day US Military Supremacy Ended

On March 1, 2018 Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, gave his annual State of the Nation speech in Moscow. The last third of his 2-hour, 13,340-word …

Military

Trump’s Helsinki Press Conference and Public Disgrace

Samuel Johnson famously declared, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” It is surely the first recourse of those hell-bent on toppling …

20th Century

How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era

Explosive narcissism and vulgar capitalism: It is impossible to engage in politics with this U.S. president. Europe should resist the temptation to …

Donald Trump