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GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

When faced with a far more powerful foe than ISIS, namely the USSR armed with nuclear weapons, the U.S. stood up to the invasion of Korea, launched the Berlin airlift and provided standing occupation forces to successfully nation-build Germany and Japan.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: International community shows strength regarding Ukraine air tragedy

GUEST COMMENTARY: International community shows strength regarding Ukraine air tragedy

The criminal destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine has been compounded by de facto desecration of the remains of those killed. The crash site has also been severely contaminated.

July 26, 2014 12:45 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Rising up to meet Putin's thuggery

BRIAN HOWEY: Rising up to meet Putin's thuggery

Any illusions I had about the progressive nature of the Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime quickly dissipated when I returned to my Moscow Grand Marriott room in August 2007. Upon opening the door, I was greeted with the spectacle of my papers and note pads strewn about the room. It was clear t…

July 24, 2014 12:10 pm
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March 07, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Bipartisan lessons from Nunn, Lugar

BRIAN HOWEY: Bipartisan lessons from Nunn, Lugar

There will never be a movie about the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia | Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Russia wins 1st gold in team figure skating, US takes bronze

Russia wins 1st gold in team figure skating, US takes bronze

SOCHI, Russia | A master showman and four-time Olympic medalist, Evgeni Plushenko knows brilliance on the ice.

February 09, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.

August 17, 2013 8:00 pm Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

"I speak … in a spirit of hope," said President John F. Kennedy, beginning a policy address to the nation on July 26, 1963. He went on to describe a major breakthrough in the Cold War. The new Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union would prohibit nuclear explosions in the atmosphere.

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

Cuba’s President Raul Castro has made notable news by announcing on Feb. 24 that he will retire from that office in 2018. His older brother Fidel stepped down from the same post in 2008, after turning 85 years of age.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The Grinch didn't steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Grinch didn't steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism," is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative announcements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

January 05, 2013 12:00 am
Lugar era ends after 36 years in Senate

Lugar era ends after 36 years in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time in a generation, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., will not be seated at his desk in the ornate Senate chamber when a new Congress convenes on Thursday.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Former hotel offers raze of sunshine

It is difficult to forget the image of President Ronald Reagan standing at Brandenburg Gate in West Germany near the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union and saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." The wall came down, and a new era began.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cuban missile crisis lessons continue

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cuban missile crisis lessons continue

October is the scary month, and not just because of Halloween. Exactly one-half century ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis during Oct. 22-28 dominated global news as Washington and Moscow sparred right on the edge of thermonuclear war.

October 24, 2012 5:41 pm
DOUG ROSS: Foreign policy affects more than pocketbook

DOUG ROSS: Foreign policy affects more than pocketbook

If you believe George Santayana's maxim that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," you might want to pay more attention to this year's elections. There could be serious consequences.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Election consequences for Nunn-Lugar

BRIAN HOWEY: Election consequences for Nunn-Lugar

Two elections this year are already yielding global change. The first occurred last March, when Vladimir Putin was returned to the Russian presidency. The second came two months later, when Hoosier Republican voters tossed out U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar in favor of Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am
Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Hobart's Civil Defense, a program first formed during World War II, has taken a new direction.

August 23, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Moceanu, Boginskaya like American hopes

Moceanu, Boginskaya like American hopes

VALPARAISO | Dominique Moceanu’s Olympic gold medal is in its original wooden case in a fireproof box in her Cleveland home.

July 24, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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