The US-Russian Cold-Shoulder War

by Robert E. Hunter …we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September…Russia’s disappointing decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum was also… Continue Reading  

50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis Offers Lessons for Iran

via IPS News It was exactly 50 years ago when then-President John F. Kennedy took to the airwaves to inform the world that the Soviet Union was introducing nuclear-armed missiles into Cuba and that he had ordered a blockade of… Continue Reading  

Applying Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis to Iran

In his debunking of the myths surrounding the Cuban missile crisis, Slate journalist Fred Kaplan derives lessons that can be applied to the ongoing dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. His second and third points, in particular, stand out (emphasis mine): Second,… Continue Reading