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The US needs to use its vast cultural resources to crush China in the global influence game

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on March 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images As we did with the Soviet Union, the US needs to pioneer the global conversation against China. China's attempts to gain international influence have largely failed. The US needs to establish cultural centers across the globe to inspire American values and ideals. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. Why is ...
Tags: Washington, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, West, United States, Louis Armstrong, Soviet Union, China China, China Times, Brett Bruen, Trump Administration


Nothing Was Inevitable

For the Symposium on Martin J. Sherwin, Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis (Knopf, 2020). Martin J. Sherwin Many thanks to Professors Stephen Griffin, Sanford Levinson, Jeremi Suri, and Amanda L. Tyler for their generous comments and keen insights, and a special nod to Professor Jack Balkin for hosting this symposium.   Gambling with Armageddon is divided into two books, the second of which focuses on the Cuban missile crisis.   Understa...
Tags: Japan, Usa, America, Turkey, United States, National Security Council, Ussr, Jfk, Jupiter, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Manhattan Project, Castro, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Nagasaki


Biden has finally found a country the US can rebuild

A collapsed freeway overpass near downtown Oakland, California, in 2007. AP The Biden administration has made an ambitious $2 trillion proposal to address the US's infrastructure problems. That influx of money would be welcome after two decades and billions of dollars squandered trying to rebuild other countries. Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist at Newsweek. See more stories on Insider's business page. It doesn't take a genius...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Congress, Opinion, Washington, Boston, Iraq, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, United States, Kabul, Biden


'Matt Gaetz wants to date your child' billboard goes up in Florida

A billboard saying "Matt Gaetz wants to 'date' your child" went up in Florida this week. Claude Taylor A billboard emblazoned with "Matt Gaetz wants to 'date' your child" has gone up in Florida. The billboards were paid for by a liberal political action committee called Mad Dog. Gaetz was also the star of other snarky billboards in Florida, one of them mocking his 2008 DUI. See more stories on Insider's business page. A billboard emblazoned with "Matt Gaetz wants to ...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Gop, PAC, Justice Department, Venmo, Soviet Union, Greenberg, Hub City, Matt Gaetz, Northwest Florida Daily News, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Crestview Florida, Claude Taylor, InsiderAsia


4 old weapons that could make a difference in a future war with Russia

OH-58 Kiowa helicopters during a farewell flight before their retirement. US Army A future conflict with Russia would likely be totally different from what a Cold War clash would've looked like. But there are a few weapons designed to take on the Soviet Union that might still come in handy during a modern clash. See more stories on Insider's business page. This story originally appeared in 2018.If America goes to war with Russia, it will not be like Iraq or Afghanistan. This one w...
Tags: South Korea, Obama, Iraq, Russia, America, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, North Sea, Hydra, Soviet Union, MIM, Army Times


Comment on lemon potatoes by iFOODreal

I had to laugh about Russian husband baffled with not-eating potatoes as a kid, so true!!! In Soviet Union we ate them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Potatoes were everything!!!
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Whicker: MLB moving the All-Star Game is a typically empty gesture

The All-Star Game never knew it was so important. Except for sponsors and incentive clauses, it would have little reason to live. In 2002 the managers were so engaged that they ran out of pitchers. Take away Pedro Martinez’s magic night in Fenway Park, and Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run in San Francisco, and what do you really remember? But now baseball has moved the game from Atlanta to Denver because of Georgia’s new election regulations, and the All-Star Game is suddenly bigger than...
Tags: Usa, Angels, Sports, Isaiah Thomas, NFL, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Moscow


Soviet Lord of the Rings

Embedded below are parts 1 and 2 of a recently-found TV production of The Lord of the Rings that's doing the rounds. The special attraction: it was made in Russia near the end of the Soviet era and is a wild mix of harsh video effects, peculiar adaptational decisions and general weirdness. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Television, News, Russia, Mistakes, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Soviet Union


A Long-Lost Soviet Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Resurfaces on YouTube–and Tolkien Fans Rejoice (1991)

When Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring came out in 2001, it heralded a cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that would, at long last, possess scale, production value, and sheer ambition enough to do justice to the original novels. This set it somewhat apart from the version of The Fellowship of the Ring that had aired just ten years before on Leningrad Television — and hasn’t been seen since, at least until its recent upload (in two parts) to Youtub...
Tags: Google, Television, Youtube, College, Literature, Jackson, Shakespeare, Seoul, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Peter Greenaway, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Prospero, J R R Tolkien, Tom Bombadil


Lost Soviet ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Movie Resurfaces on YouTube

In 1991, a Lord of the Rings TV adaptation titled Khraniteli aired on Soviet television. By all accounts, it’s the only Lord of the Rings adaptation made in the Soviet Union – and it was also thought to be lost forever. However, much like the One Ring itself, the Soviet Lord of the Rings TV movie has resurfaced – on YouTube. It’s a charmingly low-budgeted affair, looking more like a TV game show than a J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation, and you can watch it in full below. Soviet Lord of the Rings...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Fantasy, Adaptation, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Soviet Union, Gollum, Tom Bombadil, Lord-of-the-Rings, Foreign Language, Khraniteli, Rings TV Movie Part, Leningrad Television, Andrei Romanov


5 more countries that are impossible to conquer

A US infantry patrol moves up to assault a Viet Cong position during Operation Hawthorne, in Dak To in South Vietnam. US Army Signal Corps Conquering a country means not only defeating its military but its population as well. Throughout history, some peoples have been particularly successful at resisting invaders. See more stories on Insider's business page. The true conquest of a country is more than just invading its land borders. To truly conquer a country, an invader has to subdue ...
Tags: Japan, Sweden, France, China, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Syria, United States, Philippines, Army, Finland, Cambodia, Tokyo, Red Army


The Nuclear Military-Industrial Complex

For the Symposium on Martin J. Sherwin, Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis (Knopf, 2020). Jeremi Suri If nuclear weapons were the most threatening disease of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest near-death experience. Martin Sherwin’s new book, Gambling with Armageddon, offers an alarming autopsy: “Crisis management was in the mix, but the indispensable ingredient was luck. Very good luck” (5).             Sherwin...
Tags: Navy, North Korea, France, White House, China, Russia, India, Israel, Time, America, Turkey, Beijing, Britain, United States, Pakistan, Middle East


After Years of Setbacks, Researchers Finally Prepare Underwater Neutrino Telescope in Siberia

The New York Times tells the story of the Baikal-Gigaton Volume Detector, the largest neutrino telescope in the Northern Hemisphere and one of the world's biggest underwater space telescopes, now submerged in the world's deepest lake in Siberia. The Times includes a quote from 80-year-old Russian physicist Grigori V. Domogatski, who has actually "led the quest" for this underwater telescope for 40 years. "If you take on a project, you must understand that you have to realize it in any conditio...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Berlin, Tech, Earth, Afghanistan, Hawaii, New York Times, Moscow, Siberia, Slovakia, Times, Soviet Union, Northern Hemisphere, TASS, Baikal


The Cuban Missile Crisis Revealed

For the Symposium on Martin J. Sherwin, Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis (Knopf, 2020). I use this title not only because of the outstanding qualities of Martin Sherwin’s masterful new book Gambling With Armageddon , but because in key respects this is the first book to truly reveal, in a thorough, judicious and analytical way, both the overt and covert story of the crisis as well as its somewhat stunning implications for our understandin...
Tags: Congress, Atlantic, United States, John F Kennedy, Cia, Cuba, Castro, Kennedy, Hiroshima, Branding, Soviet Union, Truman, Bay of Pigs, Khrushchev, Sherwin, Stephen Griffin


JFK and the President as the “Decider”

For the Symposium on Martin J. Sherwin, Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis (Knopf, 2020).             I begin with an anecdote of sorts:  In October 1962, I was a first-year graduate student at Harvard, in the department of government.  My aspiration at the time was to become a “defense intellectual”; I had written my senior thesis at Duke on aspects of nuclear deterrence theory, and one of my heroes, from afar, was Morton Halperin, who at t...
Tags: Europe, New York, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Turkey, Harvard, Vienna, Munich, Gop, United States, Nato, Nelson Rockefeller, Korea, John F Kennedy


Russia's Navy is making a big bet on new, smaller warships loaded with missiles

Russian Navy diesel-electric attack submarine Magadan during a launch ceremony at Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 26, 2021. Peter Kovalev\TASS via Getty Images The fleet Russia inherited from the Soviet Union quickly fell into disrepair after the Cold War. But Moscow has invested heavily in its Navy over the past two decades. The result is a growing and modern force that poses unique challenges to NATO militaries. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Rus...
Tags: Europe, Navy, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Georgia, Syria, Ukraine, Nato, Middle East, Crimea, Arctic, Marine Corps, Moscow


Matt Reeves is Producing an English-Language Remake of Russian Creature Feature ‘Sputnik’

With a title like Sputnik and within a genre like horror, you can only expect one thing from the 2020 Russian creature feature: bloody, gory cosmonaut terror. And it seems like Sputnik, an acclaimed Russian sci-fi horror film that was released last year, delivered on those expectations, earning raves from the genre community who praised it as one of the best horror movies of 2020. So it’s no surprise that it quickly earned Hollywood’s attention, with an English-language remake already on its wa...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Russia, Sci-fi, Earth, Idaho, Sputnik, Xyz Films, Remakes, Reeves, Soviet Union, Mandy, XYZ, Matt Reeves, Village Roadshow Pictures


Matt Reeves to Produce English-Language Remake of Sci-Fi Feature Sputnik

Matt Reeves to produce English-language remake of sci-fi feature Sputnik Matt Reeves’ (The Batman) 6th & Idaho production company is teaming up with Village Roadshow Pictures (The Matrix, Joker) along with XYZ Films (Mandy) to develop an English-language remake of the 2020 Russian sci-fi horror Sputnik, according to . The remake is currently in development and will be produced by Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, and Rafi Chrohn for 6th & Idaho; Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryushenko for Vodorod ...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Earth, Gotham, Idaho, Sputnik, Batman, Soviet Union, Mandy, XYZ, Joe Barton, Matt Reeves, ComingSoon, Village Roadshow Pictures, Egor, Fedor Bondarchuk


What a carve-up: when French and British ruled the world

The fight for world dominance always seems to involve a contest between two superpowers.Back in 1805, it was the British versus the French, and this cartoon pokes fun at both.Pitt and Napoleon are carving out the big slices of the world-pudding – an image endlessly copied since. The Great Game The Great Game remains the same: how to gobble up most of the world, or at least more of it than your opponent can swallow. It's just the players that change. In our times, the two top dogs are the Uni...
Tags: Europe, Maps, England, France, China, History, War, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Innovation, Napoleon Bonaparte, West Indies, Nelson, Waterloo, Napoleon


These are the 5 countries that are most impossible to conquer

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015 Reuters History is full of empires that have risen and fallen. But a few places have resisted outside domination better than others. See more stories on Insider's business page. Historically, all empires either fall or morph into some other empire ... and then fall. We don't use the term "empire" to describe nation-states that much anymore.Regardless of what we call some countries, t...
Tags: Usa, Putin, China, Nazis, Russia, Southeast Asia, India, New York City, US, America, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Pakistan


Counterintelligence agents for the Western powers told us what China and Russia pay their double-agents

In real life, these guys might not be able to afford the membership fees of this club. Sony Pictures Releasing China bought a spy inside a NATO marine research facility for just 17,000 euros ($20,000). We asked active intel officials to detail the finances required to run a double agent in the West. Spies are cheap, it turns out. Russia and China often pay less than the price of a luxury car for the services of traitors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The spy had been a...
Tags: News, Putin, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Eu, Fbi, Nato, Italy, James Bond, Belarus, Ussr, Cia, Ames


How the military actually comes up with the names for its operations

Gen. Dwight Eisenhower speaks to US paratroopers before the invasion of France in June 1944, part of Operation Overlord. Reuters/File Some of the most important battles in recent military history are remembered by the operational name used by one side. That's a relatively new development in the history of warfare, and the US military has a computer system to make sure its names are unique. See more stories on Insider's business page. The tradition of naming major operations with an...
Tags: Europe, Japan, London, Navy, France, Germany, Iraq, Berlin, US, America, Trends, Ukraine, Ajax, Britain, Grenada, Winston Churchill


Mo Brooks Compared Biden’s Election To The Start of the Civil War. Now He Wants A Senate Seat.

This story first appeared at ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Mo Brooks, the Alabama congressman who is about to launch a campaign for Senate, has officially said he condemns the Capitol riot and opposes violence. But in hours of right-wing media interviews before and after the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6, he repeatedly raised the prospect of violence as a possible response...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Germany, Alabama, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona


‘Islands’ Review: Rogelio Balagtas Shines in an Engrossing Drama [SXSW 2021]

Early in Martin Edralin’s stubbornly pensive and endearingly fragile directorial debut Islands , the painfully shy middle-aged loner Joshua (Rogelio Balagtas) spends yet another day in his childhood home helping his parents with the laundry, when a sudden spill down the stairs leaves him and his father (Esteban Comilang) alone without a matron. Forced to reconcile with the irrevocable progress of time, the pair do their best to move forward in the wake of their loss, only to find themselves s...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Islands, Sxsw, Soviet Union, Joshua, Jakob, Paolo, Todd Stephens, Marisol, Wes Hurley, Featured Stories Sidebar, Bradley Grant Smith, Travis Stevens, Martin Edralin


Azarian Gymnastics, Vanessa Gonzalez target of abuse lawsuit

In filing suit against Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center, girls team coach Vanessa Gonzalez and two other coaches in Orange County Superior Court Monday three gymnasts are seeking an opportunity they maintain USA Gymnastics denied them: the chance to confront the coaches they alleged abuse them and the gym owners who enabled that abuse. The suit filed by Ashton Woodbury, a former Cal and Azarian gymnast, and two minor aged gymnasts alleges assault, negligent infliction of emotional distres...
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How the US considered helping France nuke its way out of an embarrassing military defeat

French Foreign Legion paratroopers land near Dien Bien Phu, March 16, 1954. ullstein bild via Getty Images In March 1954, French troops were in northern Vietnam for what commanders thought would be a decisive blow against the Viet Minh. By May, after weeks of brutal fighting, French forces surrendered, ending the battle of Dien Bien Phu and the French Indochina War. Western countries saw that war as essential to stopping the spread of communism, and the US was willing to take extreme actio...
Tags: UK, Congress, Navy, France, White House, China, US, International, Trends, Britain, Paris, Nuclear Weapons, Cambodia, National Security Council, Cia, Vietnam


Thanks to a secret Cold War project, researchers found fossilized plants 4,500 feet under Greenland's ice sheet

Crevasses on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland, on June 19, 2018. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Greenland's ice sheet disappeared at least once in the last million years, a new study found. The discovery came after fossilized plants were found deep below the ice. The fossils were collected as part of a Cold War project but weren't analyzed until recently. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the Cold War, US Army scientists planned to hide hundreds of ...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, US, Trends, Cold War, Earth, Ussr, Greenland, US Army, Christ, Melting Glaciers, University Of Vermont, Soviet Union, PAUL, Greenland Ice Sheet


Ayn Rand, Isabel Paterson and Rose Wilder Lane stood for liberty

At a time when too many people seem intent on sending freedom to the dustbin of history, Women’s History Month offers an opportunity to pay tribute to women whose ideas and words have renewed the love of freedom for generations of readers. “Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man’s mind. A rational mind does not work under compulsion; it does not subordinate its grasp of reality to anyone’s orders, directives, or control … it may be silenced, proscribed, imprisoned, or destroyed; it cannot...
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Why the Soviet Union's nuclear-powered cruisers spooked the US into bringing back its battleships

Soviet nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser Kirov at anchor, with a Soviet Krivak I-class guided-missile frigate in the background, December 22, 1989. US Navy/PH1 Davis The Russian navy's Kirov-class nuclear-powered battlecruisers are among the most imposing surface ships in the world. The Kirovs' fortunes fell with the fall of the Soviet Union, but Russia has invested in upgrading them with new weapons and other systems. See more stories on Insider's business page. With the ...
Tags: Navy, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Ronald Reagan, Nato, Iowa, Orion, Somalia, Sam, Pacific, US Navy, Mach, Nordic


The Prince and Princess of Woke

As a much-younger Will Swaim – even then a hothouse flower but cultivated by solidly American and generous Californians just after the middle of last century – I was infatuated with all things British and particularly what I thought was “English.” It was stored in the DNA: my mom’s dad (for whom I was named) had come direct from Bolton, a soggy North England mill town where, at age eight, he went to work in a textile factory surrounded by rough men and dangerous machines. He lost a finger there ...
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