Putin in Iran

I don’t have time to write extensively on Putin’s historic trip to Iran.  Plus there are many others who are more versed in Russian-Iranian relations and the geopolitical significance of Putin’s trip.  So with that in mind and a dissertation chapter deadline hanging over my head, I offer Juan Cole’s take on it.  His post […]

Russia Mauls England’s Lions in Moscow

By Ger Clancy , the Irishman On the road from Sheremetyevo-2 to Moscow, a strange-looking monument sits awkwardly among the advertising hoardings and petrol stations. A huge lump of concrete with enormous spikes protruding, the anti-tank ‘Yozh’ (hedgehog) marks the closest the Germans got to Moscow in December 1941. It’s a symbol of not only […]