Posts Tagged: Russia

International Women’s Day All Eyes On Ukraine

Today on International Women’s Day I will be thinking of the extraordinary Ukrainian women who are showing the world what courage, resistance, and resiliency looks like. Including the 79-year-old great grandmother Valentyna Konstantynovska  who learned how to use an  AK-47

International Women’s Day All Eyes On Ukraine

Today on International Women’s Day I will be thinking of the extraordinary Ukrainian women who are showing the world what courage, resistance, and resiliency looks like. Including the 79-year-old great grandmother Valentyna Konstantynovska  who learned how to use an  AK-47

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

We Weep For Ukraine

War, what is it good for? Absolutely bloody nothing! A brutal dictator threatens to invade one of his neighbors he claims is a threat to his country. He also asserts his county has a historical right to the other nations’

We Weep For Ukraine

War, what is it good for? Absolutely bloody nothing! A brutal dictator threatens to invade one of his neighbors he claims is a threat to his country. He also asserts his county has a historical right to the other nations’

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Is Trump Putin’s Puppet? Not So Comical

  Joseph Stalin must be grinning in his grave. Putin has done what the Soviets long dreamed of accomplishing. Once the stuff of cold war paranoia, spy novels and movies, the Russians have infiltrated our democracy and put a puppet

Is Trump Putin’s Puppet? Not So Comical

  Joseph Stalin must be grinning in his grave. Putin has done what the Soviets long dreamed of accomplishing. Once the stuff of cold war paranoia, spy novels and movies, the Russians have infiltrated our democracy and put a puppet

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

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Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

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Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

Is the Cold War being taken out of deep freeze? The accusations of Russia’s interference in our presidential election has sent a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted.  As distrust and

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

Man expressing fear

Refugee Crisis – The Fear Factor

A Threat to America Fear mongering media and xenophobic politicians cry out in protest at the possible influx of refugees seeking a safe haven. Squawking like Chicken Little, they ominously warn of the dire consequences and threat to America if

vintage travel poster Soviet Union

Travels to Russia

A Soviet Spring Vacation Sadly spring break in Siberia is now off-limits to Senator John McCain and other US Representatives thanks to Vladimir Putin’s retaliatory sanctions. Oh, for the good old days of the Soviet Union when American capitalists were

vintage travel poster Soviet Union

Travels to Russia

A Soviet Spring Vacation Sadly spring break in Siberia is now off-limits to Senator John McCain and other US Representatives thanks to Vladimir Putin’s retaliatory sanctions. Oh, for the good old days of the Soviet Union when American capitalists were