War

COMMENTARY. How Putin’s War Can Bring Soviet Reckoning

Sandy Baksys. Sometimes the buried war crimes of the past and the brazen crimes of the present vibrate at the same emotional frequency. This was clearly the case at a recent World War II “Victory Day” incident in a Soviet military cemetery in Warsaw. Online videos showed the Russian ambassador …

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The Case for Unconventional Thinking

Victor Nakas. When George H.W. Bush assumed the presidency in January 1989, he directed his team to propose a creative new strategic approach to dealing with a U.S.S.R. that was becoming less repressive and more amenable. His national security adviser called the results disappointing. Though Bush deserves credit for engineering …

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There is no alternative: We must win A conversation with Jonas Ohman

Jonas Ohman is a legendary figure in Lithuania. Born and raised a Swede, he first arrived in Lithuania in the early 1990s as a student. Then he knew nothing about the country except that it was occupied by the Soviet Union. He was impressed with how ordinary Lithuanians faced down …

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To Ukraine: A Lithuanian Volunteer

Linas Jegelevičius. The current invasion of Ukraine shook Richard, a 30-year-old Lithuanian, to the core of his being. Emboldened by the bravery of Kyiv’s defenders, he resolved to join the Ukrainian military forces in their struggle against the invading Russian army. “Richard” is a pseudonym; he asked not to be …

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