Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder pinned his arm in a remote area of Utah wilderness. He’d run out of food, water, and...
The Cold War Never Ended

The Cold War Never Ended

In ’89, it looked as though the war had finally ended. For five decades the conflict had ground on, and both sides had grown weary of it all. There had been previous pauses in the hostilities, even a détente or two, but this truce looked permanent. Sure, there were...
MH17: Cold War Replay?

MH17: Cold War Replay?

The most bizarre conspiracy theory surrounding the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine comes from a leading pro-Russian separatist, Igor Girkin. Relying on second-hand information, Girkin asserted that many of the passengers from the crash had already...

Iran: Code Orange?

“Iran is now on the verge of an Orange-style Revolution.” This statement is likely to elicit enthusiasm from those working tirelessly to promote democracy in Iran. However, the term “Orange Revolution” has become a misnomer. Yes, the Ukrainian...

John McCain and the International Republican Institute

Senator John McCain presents himself as a what-you-see is what-you-get presidential candidate: clean, pragmatic, following his convictions even when not politically expedient. He considers himself to be someone who would make an excellent foreign policy president. But...