Editors' Blog

Is Russia a kleptocracy?- by Thomas Riggins

A kleptocracy is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed." Many anti-Russian commentators today have no problem with classifying Vladamir Putin's government as kleptocratic but Richard Sakwa, a Russian expert at the University of Kent, is not one of them.

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's "World Order" [Part Five & last] by Thomas Riggins

We conclude with Ferguson’s opinions considering Kissinger’s views on what the real lessons are concerning world order that we have learned from the practice of American foreign policy since 1945.

An Important Petition from Working Families by Norman Markowitz

Below I have posted this petition from Working Families calling for opposition to the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership, a NAFT for the Asia-Pacific region which is a lose lose situation for American workers .  Besides losing jobs, the treaty also brings with it potential dangerous conflicts with the Peoples Republic of...

Niall Ferguson on Kissinger's "World Order" [Part Four] by Thomas Riggins

Ferguson now criticizes the ideas expressed by Obama in his New Yorker interview.

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