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  • Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes

    Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes
    The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature. "The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
  • What's NATO worth?

    Today's question: How far east should NATO expand? Should the United States concede Russian dominance over the Caucasus in exchange for admitting, say, Ukraine into NATO? Previously, Moynihan and Meier discussed Russia’s membership in G-8 and...
  • Obama and foreign policy: It shouldn't be personal

    Obama and foreign policy: It shouldn't be personal
    When President Obama looks into the eyes of foreign leaders in the months ahead, he should search out their interests, not the depths of their souls. President Bush found himself basing foreign policy too much on personal relationships rather than on the...
  • New Russia, new threat

    On Aug. 17, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin announced that a dozen missile-carrying strategic bombers, accompanied by support and tanker planes, will be permanently airborne. Their mission: to protect Russian territory. From whom? Putin didn't name...
  • Carl Karcher, 90; entrepreneur turned hot dog stand into a fast-food empire

    Carl Karcher, 90; entrepreneur turned hot dog stand into a fast-food empire
    Carl Karcher, who parlayed a single hot dog pushcart into a chain of more than 1,000 fast-food restaurants bearing his name, died Friday. He was 90. The affable, burly entrepreneur, known to millions as the jovial television pitchman for the Carl's Jr....
  • Gorbachevs heir

    One year ago this month I found myself in the unusual position of hosting lunch for Mikhail Gorbachev. It was a work meeting at the L.A. Times, not some kind of rubber-chicken tribute (the former Soviet president was in town to talk up his Green Cross...
  • Anatoly Dobrynin dies at 90; longtime Soviet ambassador to the U.S.

    Anatoly Dobrynin dies at 90; longtime Soviet ambassador to the U.S.
    Anatoly Dobrynin, a longtime Soviet ambassador to the U.S. who represented Moscow during the Cuban missile crisis and later in superpower negotiations to curb the growth of nuclear arsenals, has died. He was 90. Dobrynin died Tuesday in Moscow, Russia'...
  • Gen. Valentin Varennikov dies at 85; director of the Soviet war in Afghanistan

    Gen. Valentin Varennikov dies at 85; director of the Soviet war in Afghanistan
    Retired Gen. Valentin Varennikov, who directed the Soviet war in Afghanistan and joined the rebellion against Mikhail Gorbachev that sped the collapse of the Soviet Union, has died in Moscow. He was 85. Varennikov, a hawkish World War II veteran, died...
  • PASSINGS

    Oleg Shenin Official tried to oust Gorbachev Oleg Shenin, 71, a Soviet Communist Party official who played an active part in an abortive attempt to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, died Thursday in Moscow, the Russian Communist Party said. No...
  • Music review: Russian National Orchestra in Cerritos

     
    The Russian National Orchestra, a miracle of perestroika, was founded by Mikhail Pletnev 20 years ago. The first orchestra in Russia with no state support, it broke all the rules. It was an orchestra with no tradition, led by a......
  • C-SPAN: This program lasts 31 years, with no end in sight

     
    C-SPAN's Greatest Hits! And more!! The public service network unveils a searchable, vast video archive going back to 1987....