La Russophobe Interviews the Idiotic, Lying Jackass Blogging at ‘A Good Treaty’

Yours truly recently answered some questions from Kim Zigfeld, the hivemind behind “the best Russia politics bloggers in the world,” otherwise known as La Russophobe. For those who don’t remember, Zigfeld’s blog called me an “idiotic, lying jackass” in August 2010. While Zigfeld gives every indication that she still thinks I deserve this honorific, it was …

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Mitt Romney: the American Vladimir Zhirinovsky?

As a regular listener of Echo of Moscow, I took note of a July 7, 2010, episode of ‘Народ против’ (The People Versus), starring the notorious Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The subject of the show was “The New START Treaty Shouldn’t Be Ratified,” and Vladimir Volfovich came to Эхо’s studio clad in a casual, short-sleeved shirt, ready …

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Mitt Romney Is An Idiot: A Response to His Washington Post Op-Ed on New START

Tuesday, July 6th, Americans nursing Independence Day hangovers will wake up to find in their morning paper a second reason to start the day with a headache: an outrageously stupid op-ed by Mitt Romney in the Washington Post. Mr. Romney’s article is about the New START Treaty, what he calls President Obama’s “worst foreign-policy mistake …

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The Chickens Come Home to Roost: the Russia-Iran Concessions

Late last week, the media reported two instances of what are being called American “concessions” and “appeasement” to Russia over the Iran issue. The media has a reasonable case. Here’s what the Obama administration did: Ended sanctions against four Russian arms dealers involved in weapons trade with Iran and Syria: Rosoboronexport (the state arms exporter), …

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Why 'New START' is Lose-Lose for Neocons

I feel duty-bound to dedicate at least one real post to the ‘New START’ treaty, signed this month in Prague. This blog, after all, is called “A Good Treaty,” so it seems a little silly not to comment on the most important U.S.-Russian bilateral agreement in more than a decade. In the words of Hans …

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