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May 2022

May 2022

Commentary, Eyewitness, and books

Telling America’s Story in Communist Times

May 2022

by Jonathan Rickert During my three tours of duty in communist Eastern Europe (USSR 1960s, Romania 1970s, and Bulgaria 1980s), U.S. diplomats were inhibited in their contacts with local citizens. Most of us spoke the local languages and longed to … Continued

Books of Interest

May 2022

The Frontline: Essays on Ukraine’s Past and Present By Serhii Plokhy
Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament: A History By Yuri Kostenko, Translated by Svitlana Krasynska
Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate By M.E. Sarotte
The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel By Kati Marton
The World According to China By Elizabeth C. Economy
Making a Killing: States, Banks, and Terrorism By Ian Michael Oxnevad
The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War By Nicholas Mulder
Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age By Shruti Kapila