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The Worst Thing Russia Ever Did to America

This post The Worst Thing Russia Ever Did to America appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Eastern Europe is becoming a powder keg. Did America just light the fuse? Brian Maher reveals the answer... The

Grave New World

My copy of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has cardboard covers. Front and back, the book is decorated with cheesy reproduced paintings. Big Brother wears an evil goatee and eye makeup. A red
Ford Sees Big Russia Gamble Vindicated as Sales Finally Turn Corner

Ford Sees Big Russia Gamble Vindicated as Sales Finally Turn Corner

The Russian auto market is growing in 2017 after 4-year decline due to sanctions, low oil prices.

Horrible Histories

Like many people around the world, Yale historian Timothy Snyder responded to the election of Donald Trump by fuming on social media. “Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield
Uranium Is Finally Taking off in 2017

Uranium Is Finally Taking off in 2017

This post Uranium Is Finally Taking off in 2017 appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Senior geologist, Byron King identified uranium as an emerging stock for 2017 that could shock us all. Here's why

Cold War spy photos of Russia are helping U.S. scientists study climate change

Two scientists at the University of Virginia are repurposing an unlikely trove of historical data in their study of climate change: Cold War–era spy photographs. U.S. and Soviet planes and satellites
My Father, the Cold War Spy

My Father, the Cold War Spy

Eva Dillon's memoir, 'Spies in the Family,' reveals the untold personal side to the American and Soviet spies who helped avert nuclear war.

Russia’s radioactive past continues to haunt its citizens

Anton Kolomitsyn has an unusual hobby: He searches the Russian countryside looking for remnants of past wars. Earlier this year, he made an unexpected find. The relic hunter stumbled across a

Russia plans to force 1.6 million people out of Soviet-era apartments

Russia’s Parliament has approved plans to demolish 5,000 occupied apartment buildings in central Moscow and relocate up to 1.6 million people, in one of the biggest urban resettlement programs in

An International Brotherhood of White Grievance

In his address Thursday in Warsaw, Donald Trump returned to the stark, polarizing rhetoric of his campaign speeches and inaugural address, portraying America and its culturally similar allies as under
How Howard Hughes Helped the CIA Try to Steal a Russian Nuclear Sub

How Howard Hughes Helped the CIA Try to Steal a Russian Nuclear Sub

The expensive attempt was largely a mechanical failure, but it was still one of the stranger covert ops in US history.
Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died

Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died

The man who saved the world from nuclear annihilation has died. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. The post Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died appeared first
Armageddon Averted

Armageddon Averted

Just off Interstate 90 in South Dakota, on the edge of the Badlands, stands a nondescript ranch house. Eight men once lived and worked there, lounging in a rec room decked out with dorm furniture,
Russian Artists Explore Soviet Union’s History With Black People

Russian Artists Explore Soviet Union’s History With Black People

Claude McKay was a young writer exploring the possibilities of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics when he addressed the 4th Congress of the Comintern in the Kremlin’s Throne Room in 1922. A key
The USSR Was Founded 100 Years Ago. What Is Its Legacy With Black People?

The USSR Was Founded 100 Years Ago. What Is Its Legacy With Black People?

One of the most powerful proclamations of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics when it was founded in 1917 was that it would be a nation where everyone would be treated equally. The Kremlin was

Welcome to the World of “Soviet” Feelings

Mikhail Iossel writes about the Soviet family tradition of avoiding political talk between parents and children, and how that strategy applies to the Trump Presidency.
Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

The photographer Ivan Sigal documented post-Soviet life in Moscow during the 1990s.In 1997, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration’s lead official on all matters Russia,
Cold War World

Cold War World

Illustration by Guy Billout“Considering how likely we all are to be blown to pieces by it within the next five years,” George Orwell wrote in late 1945, “the atomic bomb has not roused so much
Cold War maps show what Britain would have looked like as a Soviet country

Cold War maps show what Britain would have looked like as a Soviet country

Maybe you'd have gone for a stroll along the Темза, or taken a day trip to Hejstynz
Edgar on Strategy (Part VIII): Reagan, Reykjavik, and strategic imagination

Edgar on Strategy (Part VIII): Reagan, Reykjavik, and strategic imagination

Imagination and fiction are essential elements of strategy.