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Magazine Article - Rorotoko

The Move Toward Preventive Military Action is an International Phenomenon

| February 24, 2009

"...[P]reventive military action is a lot bigger than George Bush, 9/11, the UN, or anything else. The problem is not as new as you might think; the erosion of national sovereignty and the growing temptations of preventive war have been in the works since at least the late 1980s, and in countries all around the world."

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, speaks with Col. Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov, the commander of Russia's strategic missile forces, center, and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, right, on Oct. 12, 2008.

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Analysis & Opinions - Toronto Star

Bush's 'Orphans' Haunt the World

| December 29, 2008

"Presidents are often remembered for the things they did, but like many administrations before his own, a significant part of George W. Bush's legacy might well lie with the things he failed to do. The Bush administration essentially "orphaned" several foreign policy issues after 2000 (relations with Mexico and Canada, and the environment, among others) but two are particularly important: tensions with Russia and the future of nuclear arms control."

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, (R), and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gesture while speaking with media members during a tour around a Russian warship in Venezuela, Nov. 27, 2008, where Medvedev agreed to help start a nuclear energy program there.

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Analysis & Opinions - National Review Online

A New Cold War? Western Hemispheric Manuevers

| December 8, 2008

"Visiting the Panama Canal and sending bombers and ships to Venezuela might seem like a flexing of Russian muscle in America's backyard. But these acts are nothing more than mere stunts, expressions of a wounded Russian national ego....The new administration should ignore Russia's juvenile, attention-seeking behavior and return to a discussion of matters that are far more important to both of us, including terrorism, nuclear security, and better cooperation in the midst of a global economic crisis."