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Walter C. Uhler is an independent scholar and freelance writer whose work has been published in numerous publications, including The Nation, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Journal of Military History, the Moscow Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He also is President of the Russian-American International Studies Association (RAISA).
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Trump, Hannity, and America's Long National Nightmare
Part two of my review of Brian Stelter's new book, titled, HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, turns its attention to the reciprocal brown nosing by Trump and Sean Hannity to energize the cult supporting both Trump and Fox News -- to America's detriment.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 12, 2020 My Invitation to Let President Trump Know What I Think of Him
Today, I -- a liberal Democrat -- was invited to complete a fundraising poll inquiring as to what I think about President Trump. It reminded me of the time when Republicans made the mistake of inviting me to George W. Bush's President's Dinner in 2007. In both instances, I was given a direct line to campaign officials for stating what was on my mind.
(38 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 30, 2015 Appropriating Russia's History to Bolster Ukrainian Nationalism
The celebrations in Moscow and Kiev of the one thousand year anniversary of the death of Prince Vladimir (who brought Christianity to Russia)provided an occasion to note how Ukraine's leaders appropriate Russia's history to bolster Ukrainian nationalism.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Examining the Flashpoints in Ukraine
The crisis in Ukraine, in the final analysis, boils down to Russia's willingness to go to war rather than allow NATO forces and weapons in its back yard. Americans should understand, given that their leaders once threatened nuclear war over the issue of Russian missiles in Cuba.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Why Russia Probably will not Bomb Kiev's Forces in Eastern Ukraine
Although President George H. W. Bush set a precedent when he ordered the bombing of Panama, which he justified in part by claiming a need to protect the lives of Americans living there, it is unlikely that President Putin will bomb Kiev's coup regime forces in eastern Ukraine to protect the many Russians living there. Russia is not the mad bomber that America has become.