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Well, the past month has been filled with excitement, hasn’t it? First we learned that an orange white supremacist would be our next president. Then we got to watch the OWS fulfill our worst expectations about how ill-prepared he was to even fake being a president, while one organization that helped get him elected tried […]


On October 4, 2007

Last night, Mikhail Gorbachev visited Louisville, and the bulk of the Patterson School braved deer filled roads to attend. I haven’t seen Gorbachev before, so I can’t say how much or wheth

No Post-Putin Russia

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On October 2, 2007
Putin’s move on the prime minister’s office seems fairly simple. I don’t really disagree with anything Stratfor writes about it: In our opinion, Putin had both the authority and the informal levers to dominate Russian politics without holding any formal office, simply working in the background. However, this maneuver makes things simple. Whoever replaces Putin […]
When I first met with the TAPPED folks in March, Adele Stan asked “How did you get into this security stuff?” That’s not quite the right question; I think that a lot of eleven year old boys are obsessed with military equipment. The better question is why I never stopped being interested in it… God, […]
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