By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun | September 11, 2019
by Seth Frantzman
The Jerusalem Post
September 10, 2019
Editorial of The New York Sun | September 10, 2019
Two names stand out as particularly newsworthy among those being mentioned, at least to us, as possible National Security Adviser following the departure of John Bolton. One is our envoy to Free Germany, Ambassador Rick Grenell, who, we hear, is due to speak with the President late this week. The other is -- wait for it -- General Michael Flynn, who had the NSC job for a month at the start of Mr. Trump's presidency.
Thomas Joscelyn testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the subject of global terrorism and the threats to the United State homeland.
By Emil Avdaliani, September 11, 2019
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russia is historically prone to internal collapse, as is shown by numerous examples from both the imperial and Soviet periods. The collapse usually takes place as Russia rests on the laurels of recent military victories while internal economic and social troubles grow. History teaches that the best way to deal with Russia is to keep intervention to a minimum and wait for its internal troubles to bring about its collapse.
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In his most recent book, Russia's Crony Capitalism, Anders Aslund details the current state of affairs in Putin’s Russia and provides an overview of the system that he defines as “crony capitalism.” The book serves as a good primer of the subject, offering a useful meta-analysis and integrating points. >>>
The turbulent period in the Russian history, the Time of Troubles (1584-1613), continues to provide rich material for politicians. Looking into the two studies of this period, historian Dmitry Shlapentokh highlights the key ideas borrowed by the Putin regime to justify its policies. >>>