Tag Archives: cold war

A Deadly Game of Brinksmanship

Alan Zendell, June 4, 2021 Brinksmanship is like poker. You may be holding a winning hand. You may be bluffing. More than one player may believe he has a winning hand, and some players may behave irrationally. If that happens … Continue reading

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Presidential Christmas Messages

Alan Zendell, December 25, 2020 It wasn’t too long ago that the worst thing we had to bear on Christmas was a presidential address filled with empty platitudes. One of the more heartfelt was Harry Truman’s first such address in … Continue reading

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Guns And Nukes

Alan Zendell, March 12, 2018 I learned important lessons about guns and nuclear weapons when I was growing up. Living across the street from a Brooklyn firehouse as a child, I was frequently awakened in the middle of the night … Continue reading

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Korea

Alan Zendell, July 7, 2017 Given the history of Korea since World War II, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it’s the mess it is today. We like to think of the Korea problem as an example of the Good Guys … Continue reading

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Russia

Alan Zendell, April 11, 2017 Stephen F. Cohen is a Professor Emeritus in Russian Studies from Princeton and New York Universities. Over the last few months he’s often been interviewed on cable and network news programs concerning the charges that … Continue reading

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