One year ago today, Vladimir Putin formally returned to the Kremlin to serve a third term as Russia’s president. And the day before his inauguration, Moscow witnessed the most violent demonstration of the Putin era, which by nearly all accounts … read more
At the end of my recent Q&A about the Chechen connection to the Boston marathon bombings, I suggested that the US should be wary of the Kremlin’s inevitable attempt to exploit the Tsarnaev brothers’ links to Chechnya and Dagestan. This … read more
An electoral poll released yesterday is likely to keep Angela Merkel awake at night in the run-up to the September 22 German elections. It showed that the newly formed Alternative for Germany Party, whose sole electoral platform issue is to … read more
The news out of Boston is coming fast, and some of it will certainly turn out to be inaccurate. Right now, two men are believed to be the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack on April 15, 2013 that … read more
On Friday, the Treasury Department disclosed the names of 18 Russian officials who will be subjected to asset freezes and visa bans under the Magnitsky Act. Sixteen of these officials were complicit in the prosecution and death of whistle-blowing lawyer … read more
The passing of Margaret Thatcher has sparked a great deal of commentary from AEI scholars and news outlets around the world. Yesterday, AEI’s media team sat down with AEI scholar Paul Wolfowitz and recorded his thoughts on the Iron Lady … read more
Margaret Thatcher’s passing at the age of 87 is a great loss for Britain and for freedom. Lady Thatcher played a pivotal role not just in reversing Britain’s post-war economic stagnation, but as a powerful and articulate voice for human … read more
One of the great tragedies of Margaret Thatcher’s passing is that Ronald Reagan is not here to eulogize her. Of all the tributes we will hear in the coming days, none will match what Reagan would have said about his … read more
European policymakers work in strange and mysterious ways. Over the past year, they bent many rules and threw literally hundreds of billions of Euros at Greece to prevent that country from exiting the Euro. They did so for fear that … read more
A Russian think tank estimates that several hundred Russian-speaking Salafists have joined the anti-Assad rebellion in Syria. It’s difficult to say whether this figure is accurate. Moreover, in addition to Russia, the number includes militants from the repressively secular but … read more
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