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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).
(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.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, March 14, 2014 The Hypocritical United States of Amnesia and Russia
Due to its amnesia, Americans forget the many violations of national sovereignty committed by their government, as well as NATO's and the EU's relentless expansionism that now threatens to encircle Russia. All they see, alas, is Putin's interference in the Crimea.
(38 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 6, 2014 Did Right-Wing Protesters Hire Snipers to Kill Protesters and Police at Maidan?
Evidence indicates that protesters in Ukraine hired snipers whose murders could be blamed on the government of Viktor Yanukovych. Rather than rushing to recognize such people as the new rulers in Ukraine, the US, EU and Russia must investigate. In the process, Vladimir Putin's decision to send troops to the Crimea might be seen in a new light.