Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia: The West was not tweaking the tail of the Russian Bear

While it was probably unrealistic to expect that the West will do something against the invasion of Czechoslovakia beyond rhetorical condemnation, is it possible to say if there was any concrete lesson the West later took from the occupation that had an effect on Western policies towards the USSR? Read few comments.
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RIP John McCain

Maverick, conservative, foreign policy hawk. Politician from the times (though I am not sure if those really existed) when politics was more civilized. What was Senator John McCain’s political star hour (2000 campaign?) and what about his most problematic decision (Sarah Palin?) and what those things say us about his political legacy? Read few comments.

John McCain (1936 – 2018)

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Barbara Bush was an American original

Barbara Bush just passed away, how would you assess her influence over Bush political dynasty and maybe also over American society and politics? Read few comments.

RIP Barbara Bush (1925-2018). Credit: https://www.barbarapbush.com/

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Catalonia, history and independence

Do you see from a historical perspective any plausible claim for independence of Catalonia or maybe it is more about myths, perceptions and political constructs? (Of course, for better or worse myths are usually politically important for the nations). Read few comments.

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China like Nazis? RIP: Liu Xiaobo (1955 – 217)

As Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo died in the hospital under close guard of the regime many observers are bringing the example of another Nobel Prize winner Carl von Ossietzky who died in Nazi hospital. What do you think about this comparison, what does it tell us about Chinese regime?

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JFK Centennial: Happy Birthday, Mr. President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. What is his legacy?

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963. Credit: http://www.jfklibrary.org

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RIP John Glenn. What is the legacy of the space hero?

What is the legacy of John Glenn for the space exploration? And maybe it is a moment when we think if we should boldly go where no man has gone before. Should we? Read few comments.

John Glenn (1921 - 2016) Credit: http://www.nasa.gov

John Glenn (1921 – 2016) Credit: http://www.nasa.gov

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