Russia and America

How American and Russian policies impact our nations and the world.

Hold Back The Weapons For Now

Hold Back The Weapons For Now

For a conservative who believes in Rule of Law, the Ukrainian Crisis presents a choice between several bad alternatives. What Putin is doing to destabilize and potentially annex a second part of Ukraine is clearly a violation of international law, and is unacceptable...
Russian Away–One Man’s Impression in Late 2014

Russian Away–One Man’s Impression in Late 2014

In the summer of 1969 at age twenty-two I attended a month-long Russian language school with other British university students, first  in the center of Leningrad, and then at a “camp of organized rest” on the Finnish Gulf. We experienced the KGB-induced fear among the...
Obama and Putin: The World Deserves Better

Obama and Putin: The World Deserves Better

I don’t usually engage in “what if?”, but in this case the results are so striking that I have to do so. Daniel Greenfield has written a scathing critique of Presidents Obama and Putin at frontpagemag.com.  I commend his analyis and conclusions to you.  Here is his...
The Marshall Plan vs. Obama-and-Out

The Marshall Plan vs. Obama-and-Out

Last weekend I attended a Marshall Scholar event in Washington.  The Scholarship was establishd in 1954 by the British government as a thank you to the American people for the Marshall Plan after World War II. On Sunday I walked down to the World War II Memorial....
The Russians and Us

The Russians and Us

  A recent event causes me to write again about a subject which I first posted on in September, 2010: The Russians and Us.  Having lived and worked in Moscow on and off for twenty-two years, last month’s end to our Cathedrals in the Kremlin company’s five year...