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  • Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection

     Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection
    Red lines haven't been kind to President Obama. When he warned Syria's Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons, Assad used them anyway. When he warned Russia against seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin went ahead and annexed the place.
  • Cruising the northern seas

    Cruising the northern seas
    Cruising in Europe's Baltic or North Sea can satisfy even an independent traveler like me. Stepping off the gangway, I'm immersed in the vivid life of a different European city each day. I've toured some of the world's top museums, taken a Scandinavian-...

    What do Washington and the West now want?

    Here again in the Ukrainian affair we see the Manichean habits of mind of the Cold War, still the most powerful precedent in the last 50 years of American and Western political history and policy studies. Among commentators and officials the tendency...

    Russia's Putin lives like a 'galley slave' with jets, yachts, limos, report says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin once lamented that he works "like a galley slave" to improve the life of his countrymen. But according to a report compiled by two prominent opposition politicians, the Russian leader more often toils in the opulence of...

    Music review: Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica take a spiritual plunge [updated]

    “I love beautiful women,” Gidon Kremer wrote in 1995 at the end of his memoir “Splinters of a Childhood.” “Obviously I shall have a lot of unpleasantness because of this.” Still the Latvian violinist -- who appeared with his chamber...