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Trump facing GOP pressure to counter Russia’s Arctic fleet

Barnini Chakraborty, As Donald Trump becomes the latest U.S. president to attempt a ‘reset’ with Russia, a key Republican ally is pressing the White House not to lose sight of an emerging battle for influence that Moscow is currently winning – in the Arctic.  Russia has aggressively built up its fleet of ships cruising Arctic waters,

œWhat Is The Hegelian Dialectic?

Coyote Prime – by Stirling “The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face witha conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”– J. Edgar Hoover  “Why is it important for you to understand the subject of the Hegelian Dialectic? Because it is the process by which all change is being accomplished in society today. More importantly,

What a Surprise, or: The Curious Case of the Green Men

Paul Greenberg  The curious need not wait till “The Grand Budapest Hotel” comes out as a DVD to watch a between-the-wars farce done in high mitteleuropäische style, complete with comic-opera uniforms, foreign intrigue, transparent guile and enough layers of nostalgia for an imagined past to reduce any plot to some unreal dimension where violence is

Why We Should Care About Crimea

Put aside for a moment the geopolitical issues and cries of “Munich” and “Sudetenland” that surround Russia’s ongoing annexation of Crimea: In human terms, Crimea’s Tatars are the reason to care. The Muslim Tatars have suffered repeated persecutions since the Ottomans ceded their peninsula to the Russian Empire, including an attempted genocide under Stalin. In

Pat Buchanan: Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

 In assessing the motives and actions of Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton compared them to Adolf Hitler’s. Almost always a mistake. After 12 years in power, Hitler was dead, having slaughtered millions and conquered Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals. And Putin? After 13 years in power, and facing a crisis in Ukraine, he directed