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Rossen V. Vassilev was a Bulgarian diplomat to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in 1980-1988. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, in 2000. Dr. Vassilev has been teaching various undergraduate classes in political science and international peace studies. He lives with his family in Delaware, Ohio.
Saturday, December 27, 2014(2 comments)
Newspeak In The Language Of Politics In The Post-totalitarian Era: The Case Of Bulgaria
This article about the manipulation of language in politics is based on my Chapter 5 published under the same title (pp. 99-120) in Ernest Andrews's edited collection of scholarly essays entitled "Legacies of Totalitarian Language in the Discourse Culture of the Post-Totalitarian Era" (Lexington Books, 2011).
Wednesday, May 7, 2014(2 comments)
Zhu De versus Chiang Kai-shek: A Military Clash That Created New China
Zhu De, Mao's principal companion-in-arms and legendary military field commander, led the Communist revolutionary forces to victory in China. Zhu used innovative and masterful guerrilla tactics of avoiding major frontal confrontations with Chiang Kai-Shek's numerically superior and better-armed forces, while concentrating his attacks on exposed or weak positions in the enemy's flanks and rear, decisively winning the civil war.
Monday, October 29, 2012(3 comments)
The Blowback From Libya
In a "blowback," US involvement in Libya last year has come back to haunt the Obama Administration following the September 11 jihadist raid against the US consulate in Benghazi which led to the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three of his American colleagues. Obama's Republican opponents now seem determined to exploit the so-called "Benghazi-gate" scandal to discredit the President's foreign-policy record in the Middle East.