My personal experience with Vladimir Putin

My personal experience with Vladimir Putin

    By Sharon Tennison February 7, 2018 Friends and colleagues, As the Ukraine situation has worsened, unconscionable misinformation and hype is being poured on Russia and Vladimir Putin. Journalists and pundits must scour the Internet and thesauruses to come up with fiendish new epithets to describe both. Wherever I make presentations across America, the first question […]

Richard Sakwa: The Key Challenge for Russia is to Avoid Inflicting Damage on Itself

Richard Sakwa: The Key Challenge for Russia is to Avoid Inflicting Damage on Itself

    Rethinking Russia sat down with University of Kent’s Professor Richard Sakwa to discuss his new book Russia Against The Rest, its relations with the West, its role in a new world order as well as its greatest challenges in 2018. Originally published on February 15,2018 at Rethinking Russia here   University of Kent’s […]

‘Russiagate’ Is Revealing Alarming Truths About America’s Political-Media Elites

‘Russiagate’ Is Revealing Alarming Truths About America’s Political-Media Elites

  Its allegations and practices suggest disdain for American institutions, principles, best interests, and indeed for the American people.   By Stephen F. Cohen Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now […]

Rethinking Putin

Rethinking Putin

  By Stephen F. Cohen Delivered on the annual Nation cruise, December 2, 2017, introduced by Nation Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel.     Jan Oberg comments Listening to professor Cohen gives you hope. Hope that there is something called solid scholarship and the courage to share it publicly in spite of the incredibly, […]

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

By Jan Oberg Written April 1990 • Published in Bulletin of Peace Proposals 3-1990, pp 287-298 and on TFF’s homepage at the same time   1. Four hypotheses The West has lost a close enemy, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Which reactions can be discerned and what psycho-political emotions are they indicative of? How […]

Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection

By Jan Oberg Lund, October 26, 2016 • Over the last four month, ten articles about the new Cold War have been published on the TFF Associates blog. And on our social media you’ll find hundreds of brilliant, informative posts written by others. While this new Cold War is certainly different from the first Cold […]

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev heard and how he was cheated

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev heard and how he was cheated

Via gwu.edu Washington D.C., December 12, 2017 – U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials […]

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