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Misreading Russia

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Andrei Zubov, a well-respected Russian historian at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, was recently fired because of an op/ed that aptly compared Putin’s annexation of Crimea to Hitler’s annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland in 1938-39. In response, one of Putin’s intellectual henchmen, Andranik Migranyan, justified Zubov’s firing…

Hezbollah’s Involvement in the Civil War in Syria

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Left: Hezbollah operatives celebrate their victory after the takeover of the city of Yabrud (YouTube, March 16, 2014). Hezbollah regards the takeover of Yabrud as a security and morale-boosting achievement,...


Monday, April 14th, 2014

Belatedly in this instance, in our search to solve the mystery of the Obama Administration’s policy formulation process, the highly touted The New Yorker extended interviews by David Remnick are...

ACD Weekly Briefing April 5 – 11, 2014

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The American Center for Democracy is pleased to announce that Houston T. “Terry” Hawkins, Senior Fellow/Senior Scientist, Principal Associate Directorate for Global Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico,...

Qatar: Small Nation, Large Schemes

Friday, April 11th, 2014

One could wager that these days few recall the works of Bismarck, Mahan, Haushofer, or the once puissant geopolitical theories of the Rimland and Heartland. And more recently, one wonders...

ACD—Scientific and Policy Briefing on EMP Threats – 10 April 2014

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will meet in full committee today to consider “Keeping the lights on – Are we doing enough to ensure the reliability...

Houston T. “Terry” Hawkins Joins ACD Board of Directors

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Houston “Terry” Hawkins, Senior Fellow/ Scientist, Principal Associate Directorate for Global Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Joins the ACD Board of Directors The American Center for Democracy is pleased to announce that Houston T....

The Indian Muslims View of the Upcoming Elections – ACD Exclusive

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Muslims in India are apprehensive as the country goes to polls to elect the next prime minister. They are wary and scared because Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate...


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