In Tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st President

By Lauren Monsen George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, died November 30 at the age of 94. He was the longest-lived president in U.S. history and a statesman whose service to his country spanned
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Democrats Want FBI Probe of Alleged Russian Efforts to Tilt US Vote

Democrats in Congress, including the party's Senate leader, Harry Reid, have asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine the U.S. presidential election through cyberattacks that could include tampering with voting results. "The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free (more...)

The Cold War: A Test of American Power and a Trial of Ideals

The competition between United States and the Soviet Union By Michael J. Friedman 08 May 2008 The Cold War was first and foremost a war of ideas, a struggle over the organizing principle of human society, a contest between liberalism and forced collectivism. For the United States, the Cold War was the nation's (more...)

“Friends from France”

Genre: Drama Countries: France | Germany | Canada | Russia Year: 2013 Running Time: 100 min Languages: French, English, Russian, Hebrew with English subtitles Date: Monday, April 7, 7:30 pm Location: The Gershman Y Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere Festival & Awards: Official Selection Toronto International | Opening Night NYJFF | Official Selection WJFF It’s 1979. Carole (Soko) and (more...)

Kerry Says Crimean Crisis is Wake-Up Call for NATO

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer Calling the Crimean crisis a wake-up call, Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine underscore that the NATO alliance takes seriously any country’s attempt to change the borders of Europe by the use of military force. NATO is facing (more...)

Day of Remembrance for President Kennedy

A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an extraordinary public servant. With broad vision and soaring but sober idealism, President John F. Kennedy had called a generation to service and summoned a Nation to greatness. Today, we honor his memory and celebrate his enduring (more...)

Obama and Russian President Putin After Their Meeting

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT PUTIN OF RUSSIA AFTER BILATERAL MEETING Lough Erne Resort Lough Erne, Northern Ireland PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) I’ve had detailed talks with the President of the United States on almost all the matters. We began with economy and we had detailed discussions. We’ve agreed to launch new (more...)

Margaret Thatcher, “Champion of Freedom”

President Obama, in a statement of sympathy to the British people following the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, praised the grocer’s daughter who became Britain’s only female prime minister as an unapologetic supporter of the trans-Atlantic alliance. “Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing (more...)

U.S. Senate Passes Russia, Moldova Trade Measure

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer President Obama praised congressional action to end a Cold War-era law hampering full trade relations with Russia and Moldova, saying the legislation expands economic trade and enhances relations. The U.S. Senate passed legislation December 6 by a vote of 92–4 that ends the (more...)

“Tear Down This Wall!”

“As long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand,” said President Ronald Reagan, standing at Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987 (above), “it is not the German question alone that remains open, but the question of freedom for all mankind.” Berlin’s majestic Brandenburg (more...)

U.S. Seeks Cooperation in Asia-Pacific

The global architecture “is in need of some renovation” as emerging nations, such as those in the Asia-Pacific region, become the “key drivers of global politics and economics,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told future leaders of the U.S. Navy. Speaking April 10 at the U.S. Naval (more...)

State’s Tauscher Discusses Progress in Missile Defense

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer

U.S. Special Envoy Ellen Tauscher says considerable progress has been made in implementing a four-phase European missile defense shield over the past year.
“The Obama administration has not only talked about supporting missile defense, we’ve actually done it,” Tauscher announced at the 10th (more...)

Rose Gottemoeller: “Russian Military Doctrine Is Quite Clear”

U.S. Department of State. Interview Rose Gottemoeller Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance with Judy Dempsey from the International Herald Tribune and Special Contributor to the Munich Security Conference. - Late last year, the Americans broke off conventional arms control talks with Russia. Why? - The situation simply could not (more...)


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