Tag: Russia

by Gordon M. Hahn As I noted two years ago just after Russia’s military intervention into the Syrian civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin had several motives in intervening: (1) to preserve both the principle of state and UN sovereignty over Western interventionism and Russia’s role in the Middle East and globally by ensuring Russia’s […]

автор: Гордон Хан (Gordon Hahn) Не принадлежа к числу фанатичных сторонников российского президента Владимира Путина, как и любого другого из действующих политиков, я – фанатичный сторонник точности  и честности в репортажах. В этой связи, я никак не могу принадлежать к преданным читателям рупора Демократической партии США, «The Washington Post» или российских официальных средств массовой информации […]

by Gordon M. Hahn Much Western media and many observers of Russian politics are fond of playing up an ostensible revival of Stalin – his ‘rehabilitation’ as it were – under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule. This is not just inaccurate — as I have written in the past, the Putin era has seen numerous […]

 by Gordon M. Hahn [[This article was originally published in December 2011 as: Gordon M. Hahn,“The Thaw at the Polls – Tandem’s Liberalization Policy Rocks the Vote,” Russia – Other Points of View, 8 December 2011, http://www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/2011/12/the-thaw-at-the-polls-tandems-liberalization-policy-rocks-the-vote.html.%5D%5D Sunday’s election to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house, was stunning.  As I expected, it registered a sharp […]

A Review of Kurt Volker’s “Tank Tales” by Gordon M. Hahn (Summertime Fun) A new children’s book is out written by the Trump administration’s special envoy to Ukraine and former US ambassador to NATO, Kurt Volker. His magical collection of fairy tales, titled “Tank Tales,” makes wonderful bed-time reading not just for children but also […]