The Soviet Goal in the Cold War

by Tibor R. Machan, On March 18, 2013

Marx himself argued, back in the 1880s, that the movement toward a global communist future necessarily had to involve spreading out the borders of socialist Russia.

George Kennan & Central Europe

by Lee Congdon, On February 6, 2013

Diplomatic experience had convinced Kennan that democracy was inimical to a mature and responsible foreign policy, in part because democracies had to contend with a public opinion that was woefully uninformed and erratic.

The State of U.S. Presidential Politics: A Look Ahead

by Travis LaCouter, On July 24, 2012

Both President Obama and Governor Romney are presenting themselves as bold alternatives to each other and arguing that America is at a crossroads. What is the average observer – American or otherwise – to make of these claims?

Nation-building in Afghanistan: Myth or Reality?

by Zsófia Göde, On May 25, 2012

As the war in Afghanistan has progressed and the costs of international assistance have increased, pessimism about nation-building has grown. In many respects Afghanistan is a better place, but is it likely to remain so?

Crusade Against Hungary?

by Vera Molnár, On March 6, 2012

A few excerpts from Marion Smith’s article on NRO yesterday: Writing in the Washington Post last week, former U.S. ambassador to Hungary Mark Palmer, [Charles] Gati, and another émigré professor, Miklos Haraszti, argue that the state of Hungarian democracy is dire and that Radio Free Europe (RFE) must recommence the type of broadcasts it made into […]


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