• Arts & Culture

    Reporting from Moscow: Yeltsin to Yanukovych

    When General Secretary Gorbachev  announced the policy of perestroika and the floodgates of glasnost opened in March 1985, the press, and the Western press in particular, suddenly became a functioning unit of Russian civil society. This is not to say that a reporter could not report prior to liberalization, but the deep and intimate research required to understand the anguished Russian situation had been largely impossible. David Remnick, now editor of The New Yorker, arrived in Moscow as a reporter for the The Post in the late 80’s. His time there would become the subject of his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of The Soviet Empire.”…

  • Opinions

    The United States Must Stay In Eastern Europe

    Since the crisis of Crimea and the ignition of the ongoing civil war in the Ukraine, the United States has failed to aid its allies in Kiev and stop Russia from sending arms and manpower to the Russian separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk. As a direct result of these failures, the separatists were emboldened to claim independence and even issue passports. Consequently, American influence in Eastern Europe has severely declined and former allies of the United States have begun to look elsewhere for protection. With the European Union on the rise and Russia looking to regain hegemony over the former territories of the USSR, the United States must reassert its…