Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he’s got three more years of luck to come.
Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the (20th) century.”
The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post:
It’s not exactly clear yet how Vladimir Putin’s government will react to the overthrow of ally Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine, but it seems fairly safe to say that the Russian president’s moves over the last few weeks haven’t worked out as planned.
America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.
Van Cliburn, the tall, gangly, curly-haired Texan who became the most famous classical pianist in American history over the course of a single extraordinary week in 1958, died Feb. 27 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 78 and for many years owned a home in Tucson.
MOSCOW — Nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries caused by a meteor that exploded in the sky, blasting out countless windows, a Russian health official says.
Denver-based group was luckily available, says Arizona Friends of Chamber Music president.
Maren Seidler is arguably the best women's shot putter the United States has ever seen. She won 23 national titles and was the first American woman to throw the shot farther than 60 feet. She was a four-time U.S. Olympic trials winner.