History Brief: The Truman Doctrine – Reading Through History

This video offers a brief description of the Truman Doctrine and its impact.

Let’s talk about Russian claims, chemicals, and masks – Beau of the Fifth Column

Japan protests after Russia announces exercise near disputed island

Japan has lodged two protests with Russia after Moscow announced it will hold military exercises this month around islands claimed by Tokyo, the government said Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the protests were made on Thursday and Friday after Russia issued navigation warnings ahead of target practice exercises from Tuesday through March 1Continue reading “Japan protests after Russia announces exercise near disputed island”

Russia Sees Record Population Decline As Excess Deaths Hit 1M

Russia experienced its largest population decline in 2021 since the end of the Soviet Union. Russia recorded almost one million excess deaths between the start of the pandemic and the end of 2021, as the country also reported its sharpest annual fall in population since the end of the Soviet Union. Pushed down by recordContinue reading “Russia Sees Record Population Decline As Excess Deaths Hit 1M”

Why does Belarus Exist? – History Matters

UK foreign office says Kremlin is planning to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine – CNN

The British government is reporting it has information that the Russian government is planning to “install a pro-Russian leader” in Ukraine. CNN’s Pamela Brown speaks with Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin and Ret. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling.

US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia

The United States says the first shipment of military aid promised by President Joe Biden to Ukraine amid the standoff with Russia has arrived in Kyiv. Washington has also endorsed a move by the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to send US-made weapons to Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Saturday to saluteContinue reading “US sends first shipment of military aid to Ukraine amid standoff with Russia”

Russia wants NATO forces to leave Romania, Bulgaria – foreign ministry

The security guarantees that Russia seeks from the West include provisions requiring NATO forces to leave Romania and Bulgaria, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday. Moscow has demanded legally binding guarantees from NATO that the bloc will stop its expansion and return to its 1997 borders. Replying to a question about what that wouldContinue reading “Russia wants NATO forces to leave Romania, Bulgaria – foreign ministry”

Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters

We all know about America’s red scare in the 1950s when everyone and their mom freaked out about Communists secretly plotting to overthrow the government and eat their babies. But did the USSR have anything similar with respect to capitalists. Did the USSR have a blue scare? To find out the answer (it’s no) watchContinue reading “Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters”

Lithuania says Russian troops in Belarus pose “direct threat”

Russian troops arriving in Belarus for what Moscow and Minsk say will be joint military exercises are a direct threat to NATO member Lithuania, and could prompt Washington to station more troops in the region, Lithuania’s defence minister said. Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in ex-Soviet Belarus on Monday for “Allied Resolve” drillsContinue reading “Lithuania says Russian troops in Belarus pose “direct threat””

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