Both Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss all agree that it’s a foolproof plan and Aldrich Ames just called me up to say that he’s willing to personally convey this information to Russia in exchange for a suitcase full of diamonds.
The great fallacy of progressive foreign policy is the assumption that other nations and ideologies are reactive. If we treat them well, they reciprocate. If we treat them badly, there’s blowback. That’s why the Reset Button didn’t work in Russia, but it did set the stage for a series of Russian humiliations of Obama
Two suicide bombings in two weeks and a shooting inside a Dagestan mosque are making it clear to Putin that his Eurasianism is as hopeless as Europe’s EUism. Dagestan is turning into the new Chechnya and Russia’s government controlled clerics and mosques are on the front lines of a war between Muslims loyal to Russia [...]