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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - Mikhail Gorbachev
U.S. State Department officials say Russia has repeatedly violated the terms of a treaty forged by former President Ronald Reagan and then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by conducting numerous flight tests of a cruise missile — but the White House is so far reluctant to take up the charges and address them with President Vladimir Putin directly.
Ukraine's embattled president is taking sick leave, his office said Thursday, a surprise development that left unclear how efforts to resolve the country's political crisis would move forward. Protesters have been calling for his resignation for two months.
"Stiffening Obama's backbone" (Comment & Analysis, Jan. 15) is spot on. The threat of sanctions against Iran is required in wake of the November 2013 Geneva accord weighted in favor of Tehran over Washington.
Actor Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have written an open letter urging Russia's president to repeal an anti-gay law and expressing their solidarity with critics of the legislation.
Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, welcomed Pope Francis' criticism of capitalism as "triggering the exact dialogue we should be having." So, let's begin.
What is a sound U.S. policy toward Russia? I started to think about this 25 years ago when, in October 1988, I received an invitation from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's science adviser, Yuri Ossipyan, to visit Moscow.
Where you're born on the calendar of history makes all the difference in the world. We watch the protests of the young and restless unfold in Kiev's Independence Square and our sympathy goes out to them in their quest to be linked in partnership with the West.
News reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit with Pope Francis on Monday in Rome indicated the event was symbolic, but mending a centuries-old rift between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches isn't likely to happen soon.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Given the recent American laureates — Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama — there's little likelihood that the American president who did more to promote and preserve peace will follow those usurpers. Still, it's not too late to do the noble thing, to posthumously recognize Ronald Reagan.
In 1982, President Reagan noted the importance of arms-control treaty compliance stating, "Simply collecting agreements will not bring peace. Agreements genuinely reinforce peace only when they are kept. Otherwise, we are building a paper castle that will be blown away by the winds of war."
Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and now President Obama commanded the national stage from Berlin to put their stamp on global relations.
In his sweeping, intelligent and enormously ambitious book, British historian Brendan Simms argues that whoever controls Central Europe can dominate the world.
In President Obama's fiscal 2013 budget request to Congress that never passed, officials proposed to end U.S.-funded radio broadcasts to Chechnya. The violent enclave in the Russian Federation is the ancestral home of the Boston bombing suspects.
On the occasion of Margaret Thatcher's death, there is widespread admiration and even applause for her premiership, but surely there ought to be gratitude, too. After all, without her and without President Reagan the poor would be much poorer and without hope of bettering themselves. That was socialism's notion of equal opportunity. Moreover, we might all be living in a world devastated by nuclear war. I do not know what the conditions of that world would be, but I am grateful not to live in it, and my guess is that the vast majority of inhabitants of the former Soviet Union and its satellites are grateful, too.
On the occasion of Margaret Thatcher’s death, there is widespread admiration and even applause for her premiership, but surely there ought to be gratitude, too. After all, without her — and without President Reagan — the poor would be much poorer and without hope of bettering themselves.
Gorbachev said Monday that the political turmoil in Ukraine looks like “a real mess” but it is important that the country hold together in the battle for influence between Russia and the West.
In his speech to the forum on Sunday, he said the political tumult in Ukraine was ultimately the result of the government’s failure to act democratically, engage in dialogue and fight corruption.