In 2020, the Republicans are in the process of transforming themselves into the U.S. equivalent of Putin’s United Russia Party.
Putin and the Slow-Burn US Civil War
An overly lengthy transition period can be highly destabilizing even in the U.S. — a nation that deems itself a mature democracy.
Putin’s Russia Is Like Brezhnev’s USSR: Will the End Be the Same?
After 20 years in power, Putin’s balance sheet is weak. Considering Russia strong is a serious misreading of its real situation at home and abroad.
Dial “M” for Murdoch
Fox News, just like Putin, is working hard to give Trump four more years in the White House — so that he could complete the destruction of the U.S.
Donald Lukashenko: Amazing Parallels Between Belarus and the US
Under Trump, the United States — despite 250 years of self-government — may get dangerously close to how Europe’s last dictator has operated in Belarus.
The 21st Century Cold War
It is China, not Russia, that is in the U.S.’s crosshairs.
Putin’s 2020 Russia and Vladimir Voynovich’s “Moscow 2042”
Has Putin’s Russia of 2020 been foreshadowed by Russian novels, in a mixture of wicked satire and genuine tragedy?
Trump and Musk: Two Unstable Geniuses Compared
Recognizing what constitutes reality is a minimum job requirement for any leader. While Donald Trump often appears delusional, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is so only part of the time.
Next After COVID: A Computer Pandemic?
The coronavirus-induced shift to more digital life highlights a new source of significant worry: Computers are also very susceptible to infections by viruses.
US: High Time for a New New Deal
How to save the U.S. economy from a looming depression.