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Vladimir Putin Speaks of Annexation and Russian Politics

  “Presidential address on the occasion of signing the treaties on the accession of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia”   Following is the full text transcript of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech, published by the Kremlin’s official website. September 30, 2022, The Kremlin, Moscow: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/69465   Citizens of Russia, citizens of […]

Russian President Pronounces Success in the ‘Special Operation’

As the political world calls the war in Ukraine what it is, “a war”, Russia’s president travels to the East and announces that Russia is winning in Ukraine and ‘the West’ will pay a steep price as winter arrives and Russia cuts off gas supplies to Europe. Perhaps previous winter wars are on President Putin’s […]

Flashback to ‘Time Enough at Last’

Burgess Meredith, the actor, in a classic Rod Serling ‘Twilight Zone’ … Henry was in the vault when the Bombs hit …. the story becomes relevant again as Russian media reports bellicose nuclear threats to turn the U.S. into ‘radioactive ash’ … today, a foreboding calculus of nuclear weapons escalates far beyond the Russian-Ukraine war […]

U.S. Congressional Hearing on the Jan. 6 Insurrection Focuses in on Ex-President Trump

Yesterday, former U.S. President Donald Trump faced ominous revelations of his actions during the Jan. 6th, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. With stark and shocking details provided during a Congressional hearing, former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson delivered  testimony felt across the nation

Lost Turning Point

A proverbial “turning point” came during the 1998-1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1992, your Strategic Demands editor, working in the presidential campaign of Gov. Jerry Brown and developing the campaign’s platform, spoke often of a “peace dividend”. Governor Brown focused the campaign’s foreign policy on peace potential….

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