International

12/04/2016 - 5:00pm

    On May 8, 1967, two small boats carrying a dozen heavily armed fighters made landfall near Machurucuto, a tiny fishing village 100 miles east of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. Their plan was to march inland and recruit Venezuelan peasants to the cause of socialist revolution.

    The eight...

10/18/2016 - 2:00pm

    There's no need to believe the Russian propaganda that says the U.S. agreed to let 9,000 Islamic State fighters flee Mosul to go fight President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. But the story "reported" Wednesday by Russia Today (on the basis of a single anonymous source) does capture a strategic...

10/18/2016 - 12:00am

    "A sub . . . what?" I asked. My doctor described my ailment during a visit to her in early August.

    "It's called a subacute thyroiditis. Means your thyroid is infected and that's why you have fever. We think it is viral. But...

10/15/2016 - 8:00pm

    In the space of just one year, the West has twice made Russian President Vladimir Putin an offer too good to refuse. Or so it thought. In February 2015, under the auspices of the OSCE, negotiators in Minsk overlooked Russia's annexation of Crimea in order to reach a cease-fire agreement for the...

10/11/2016 - 8:00am

    The other day, a little present arrived in the mail. It was book, or rather a pair of doorstops. Titled "Doomed to Cooperate," the massive two-volume set is about 1,000 pages of essays, interviews, and vignettes from more than 100 participants in the remarkable period of cooperation between...

10/10/2016 - 6:00pm

    Ten years ago Friday, Anna Politkovskaya, Russia's most famous journalist, was murdered in Moscow. Her death serves as a window to Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin autocrat whom many Americans are looking at for the first time - his name now in U.S. election headlines as a result of alleged hacking of...

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