Russia darkening into a tragic phase?

by J.R. Nyquist -- Yesterday Vladimir Putin officially began his term as Russia's second elected president. Officially Putin is not a Communist, but unofficially he admires Lenin and has a good opinion more…

Russia's latest game

by J.R. Nyquist -- Last week Sergei Ivanov, head of the Kremlin's Security Council, publicly characterized United States intelligence as "lazy." The countries possessing great intelligence traditions, he said, included Israel, Britain more…

Clinton's missile defense plan

by J.R. Nyquist -- America is vulnerable to nuclear attack from Russia and President Clinton wants to keep it that way. If you don't believe this, consider what the Clinton administration did more…

Culture drunk on false optimism?

by J.R. Nyquist -- In this column, and in my book "The Origins of the Fourth World War," I sometimes paint a dark picture. This is not to frighten people, but to more…

Paranoia, thuggery, and a 6-year-old boy

by J.R. Nyquist -- Specific events, regardless of their actual importance to history, sometimes capture the human imagination. In doing this, they become rallying points for masses of people. They become pivotal more…

What if the U.S. military didn't exist?

by J.R. Nyquist -- Imagine if America didn't have an Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps. Would the world be a more beautiful place, or would things get worse? It is more…

What does START II signify?

by J.R. Nyquist -- On Friday the Russian State Duma ratified the START II treaty by a vote of 288-131. The treaty will now pass to Russia's upper house, the Federal Council, more…

Bunglers, moles and unexpected deaths

by J.R. Nyquist -- A short commentary on the collapse of British security is overdue. This column recently commented on two British intelligence officers who lost their laptops. These laptops were packed more…

Americans who hate America

by J.R. Nyquist -- Not long ago I met a 70-year-old man who lived on a boat at the local marina. He had sailed the world's oceans for many years, and he more…

Indochina 25 years later

by J.R. Nyquist -- This month marks the 25th anniversary of the communist victory in Vietnam. To this day most Americans do not know why our side lost and the communists won. more…