Soviet Union

What the Intel Leaks Are Telling Us About North Korea’s Nukes

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons and missile programs have passed the point of no return. That makes Trump’s threats of preventative war a fantasy.<p>In recent weeks, a deluge of …

North Korea

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history.<p>Until …

North Korea

As Confederate statues fall in U.S., Russians are erecting them for dictator Stalin

MOSCOW — While controversial statues of Confederate icons who fought for slavery come down in the United States, Russia is erecting new monuments to a once-disgraced Soviet Union dictator who killed millions: Josef Stalin.<p>This summer marked the 80th anniversary of the "Great Terror," a massive …

Russia

Spaced-out in the Soviet Union: 3 UFO stories from Russia

People see - or think they see - UFOs all around the world, and naturally Russia has its fair share of unexplained events. Although there’s no solid proof of contact with extraterrestrials, dozens of people in the country and the former USSR are sure aliens exist.<p>All around the world people tend to …

UFOs

Trump, North Korea, JFK, Cuba and World War I: Look to history and stay worried

Trump has managed to do what Kennedy desperately sought to avoid: box himself in with rhetoric.<p>In one key respect, the crisis between the United States and North Korea is — thank God — nothing like 1962's far more dangerous Cuban missile crisis. America's adversary then was a genuine superpower, …

North Korea

The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks

Film, especially science fiction, has always loved to explore the future we are most afraid of. That’s why nukes have been lighting up the screen for …

Geek

Here’s One Statue in Seattle That No One on the Left Is Talking About Tearing Down...

<i>Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.</i><p>A protest over removing a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee triggered …

History

What to do with Confederate statues?

Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history?<p>Many places in the South – from New Orleans to …

History

Tensions Between U.S., North Korea Could Impact NBC’s Investment in Winter Olympics

It’s not hard to imagine a tension-filled scenario on Feb. 9, the first day of opening ceremonies of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, …

North Korea

Russian-Germans in focus amid fears of Moscow propaganda

PFORZHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German political parties campaigning for elections next month are competing to attract 2 million voters with roots in the former Soviet Union, amid concerns that Russian propaganda could sway votes in the community.<p>The biggest push for votes has come from the …

Germany

Since We're Tearing Down Offensive Statues, Here Are Locations of Three Lenin Statues in America

<i>Instagram/boweryboogie, Instagram/animedesignshop, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation</i><p>It's become very trendy to tear down offensive statues in …

History

Taliban, Russia Want U.S. to Withdraw From Afghanistan

Oh, boy.<p>Neither Kabulov nor the un-identified Taliban author are wrong in principle—16 years of war in Afghanistan has produced almost nothing. The …

Afghanistan

Sardoba’s Shattered Soviet Utopia

Spades dip in and out of fertile soil in perfect unison, as barrel-chested comrades belt out a socialist anthem. Hearty, vodka-fueled celebrations …

Photojournalism

That time the US collected Soviet radar technology via the moon

A U-2 spyplane captured a strange photo in 1960; the Soviets had built a massive new antenna near a missile test range. The CIA and others immediately suspected that the array was part of a new radar system and wanted to figure out what its capabilities were, but it was deep in defended space.<p>So …

Palo Alto

Prevent Korean War II with a regime-change strategy for Pyongyang

Posted: Aug 16, 2017 2:00 PM<p>Six weeks ago, on the Fourth of July, North Korea for the first time tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. The …

North Korea

Trump’s administration should formulate a viable strategy for Afghanistan

The new strategy will not be workable unless the US change the military establishment of Pakistan and modify the behavior of deep state of the …

Pakistan

The Long History of Damnatio Memoriae and the Destruction of Monuments

After video emerged Monday of protesters toppling and kicking the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, North Carolina, some suggested that such …

History

Thucydides Trap or Tug-of-War?

Today’s major powers are keenly aware that in tug-of-war, if the rope snaps, both teams stumble and fall; nobody wins.<b>AFTER STALIN</b>, Churchill and …

George Orwell

Trump's hasn't learned from history and people of Guam may pay for it

With the news that Guam is issuing safety tips in case of a nuclear attack, we’ve time traveled to the early 1950s when government authorities …

North Korea

Are Russia and China Preparing for War?

The frozen tundra along Russia’s far-eastern border with China is becoming a hot zone as both nations deploy nuclear-capable missiles to the area. …

War

What you should do if there's a nuclear attack including where to hide and top tips to survive

It's a question that several generations have now pondered upon and, in fact, few can agree on: What to do if a nuclear missile is fired or bomb is …

British Isles

Kiev Says Engine Type 'Used in NKorea Missiles' Made for Russia

Ukraine's space agency said Tuesday that an engine type reportedly used in North Korean missiles was made at a Ukrainian factory, but solely for use …

North Korea

India’s Awful HF-24 Jet Fighter Proved Itself in Combat

Fifty years ago, India brought into service its first domestically built jet fighter, the HF-24 Marut — indeed, the first operational jet fighter …

Aerospace

I’ll get my goat: Kazakhstan's ancient sport for modern times

The sport of kokpar is like blood-drenched polo, with a headless goat as the ball. And even as Kazakhstan tries to forge a modern, high-tech identity for itself, this age-old game is being pushed as a defining part of its culture. By Will Boast<p>The most decorated athlete in all of Kazakhstan is a …

Long-form Journalism

The Sane Way to Live With North Korea's Nukes

A Cold War playbook for dealing with Kim Jong Un's inevitable arsenal.<p>Donald Trump’s threat to rain “fire and fury” on North Korea as punishment for its military provocations is the epitome of irresponsible leadership. By invoking the prospect of apocalyptic destruction, Trump risks alienating U.S. …

North Korea

Trump must negotiate with Kim to avert nuclear catastrophe

Readers respond to the war of words between the US and North Korean governments<p>The increasingly threatening rhetoric between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un (Report, 15 August) risks triggering a conflict that could escalate to the annihilation of everyone on this fragile planet. Is it not time for …

North Korea

Opinion: Congress’ Passive Response to North Korea: ‘Not My Table’

Lawmakers need to step up<p>Just as he did back during Black History Month in February with his startling discovery that Frederick Douglass “is being …

North Korea

Latest NY Times 'Red Century' Entry: Women Under Communism 'Had Better Sex'

Since early April, the <i>New York Times</i> has presented a weekly "Red Century" series of op-eds dedicated to "Exploring the history and legacy of …

Conservative View

Grapevine: Balfour Day at Middle East Mean Time

Yediot Aharanot’s and Ynet’s investigative team spent months tracking Yosefi, and eventually sent him an undercover reporter who told him that she …

Israel

Korea and Venezuela: Flip Sides of the Same Coin

By: Jacob G. Hornberger <br>By suggesting that he might order a US regime-change invasion of Venezuela, President Trump has inadvertently shown why North …

Foreign Policy