Putin v. Obama: The Match Obama Can’t Win

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin (not to be confused with the character in The Idiot), takes pride in his dear leader and his dear country. With apparently no hint of tongue in cheek, Rogozin tweeted a side-by-side picture of Putin cuddling with a leopard and Obama holding a pathetic toy poodle. His caption was: У нас разные ценности и союзники. Which translated, means, “We have different values and allies.” The whole situation with Ukraine, Edward Read more […]

Why We’re Losing the New Cold War

Short answer: bad leadership. Let’s look at a similar situation from history—JFK and Nikita Krushchev’s standoff over Cuba. Even though many people cite the Cuban Missile Crisis as a token of JFK’s ability to negotiate tense and difficult international situations, what most people don’t point out is what got JFK into that situation in the first place—his pathetic performance at the Vienna summit he himself had called for. Krushchev just beat the garbage out of him verbally for a few Read more […]