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The West’s Deep-Seated Distrust of Russia

April 13, 2018 // Nikkei - Japan - Japanese

One could be forgiven for seriously wondering if what we are dealing with right now might not be a Cold War redux: Russo-West relations have hit rock bottom, again, with Russian diplomats being expelled in quick succession by the U.S., among other countries. The direct precipitant of all this geopolitical [Read more]

Farewell to Illusions

March 9, 2017 // Lenta.ru - Russia - Russian

<i>Why Trump cannot live up to the expectations of normalizing relations with Russia</i> <i>The overall love toward Donald Trump in Russia is giving place to disappointment. Shortly after the U.S. press secretary stated that his boss is expecting Moscow to return Crimea back to Ukraine, the question of whether we [Read more]

Thanks Obama

April 10, 2016 // CubaDebate - Cuba - Spanish

Without genuflecting, because neither my grandparents nor my parents ever made me bow my head, I thank Obama for visiting my island. The trail he has left behind in his brief time here has great value; it could shift the best of our combined thinking back into the foreground. It has the opportunity to vindicate what [Read more]

The Force Awakens With US Arms Sales to Taiwan

December 24, 2015 // United Daily News - Taiwan - Chinese

In 1978, when the People's Republic of China and the United States were negotiating the opening of official diplomatic relations, set for January of the following year, the issue of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan was left up in the air as a matter to be dealt with once relations had been established. Thirty-six years later, [Read more]

A Rapier Instead of a Sledgehammer

February 22, 2015 // Neues Deutschland - Germany - German

<i>Why did the U.S. move to engage with the "Castro dictatorship?" Günter Pohl tries to find answers.</i> "End of an Ice Age," "The Final Chapter of the Cold War," "Normalization of Relations," "End of the Blockade": these words were written all over international media reports regarding the speech made by Raúl [Read more]
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