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September 21, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Andrei Gromyko Tells a Lie at the United Nations

The UN General Assembly convened this week for its 67th session. Heads of state and foreign ministers will be giving speeches galore. Some will be good. Some will be awful. Most will be forgettable. …

President John F. Kennedy and Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko meet in the Oval Office in March 1961. (Abbie Rowe. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

October 18, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Andrei Gromyko Lies to JFK (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day Three)

Could you sit through a two-hour meeting with a man who was lying to your face without letting on that you knew he was lying? President John F. Kennedy faced just that challenge on Thursday, October …

President John F. Kennedy and Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko meet in the Oval Office on October 18, 1962.  Seated from left to right, Soviet deputy minister Vladimir S. Seyemenov, Soviet ambassador to the United States Anatoly F. Dobrynin, Gromyko, and Kennedy.  (Robert Knudson White House Photographs, National Archives, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts)

April 17, 2008

Russia
Piontkovsky: Russia Nearing End of ’Confrontational Cycle’ with West

Russian analyst Andrei A. Piontkovsky says the next U.S. president could face a more conciliatory policy from the Kremlin and new Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

July 11, 2006

Chechnya
Babitsky: Chechen Separatist Movement Still Functions Despite Basayev’s Death

Andrei Babitsky of RFE/RL, one of the few journalists to have met and interviewed Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev, says his death may weaken the Chechen separatist movement, but will not kill it.

August 4, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 4, 2017

This week: Apple in China, reforming the way law enforcement accesses data, and blogging regulations in Russia.

Apple in China

September 12, 2016

United States
Naming Names--and Naming Streets

The Russian Embassy in Washington is on a street called Sakharov Plaza, so named in 1984 in honor of the great Russian scientist and human rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975. Ho…

September 6, 2016

Iran
Obama: See No Evil, See No Enemies

Two almost simultaneous events in recent days have shed even more light on the Obama administration’s treatment of America’s enemies. In Cuba, a Marxist, pro-Russian, anti-American tyranny, the ad…

August 17, 2015

Cuba
Did The Kerry Visit To Cuba Matter?

Secretary of State Kerry traveled to Havana to raise the flag at the U.S. Embassy there last week. As has been noted here in this blog and in many news articles and columns, no dissidents or human ri…

September 25, 2018

Canada
A Conversation With Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland, and Jim Carr

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr discuss Canada’s global outlook, including the government’s persp…

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February 11, 2016

Israel
Sharansky!

Today, February 11, marks the thirtieth anniversary of the liberation of Anatoly Shcharansky from the Soviet gulag. Shcharansky, now Natan Sharansky, was arrested in 1977 and sent to prison in 1978 f…