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What cheese can tell us about US-Russia relations

What cheese can tell us about US-Russia relations

SEVERAL RUSSIANS I MET during my visit last month advised me to notice cheese. Sure enough, in Russia cheese is plentiful, tasty, and available in many varieties. Why is that interesting? “Russian cheese was always terrible,” a waitress in Novosibirsk explained. “All good cheese was imported. Now, because of sanctions, we can’t import cheese any […]

The CIA chemist who sought the secrets of mind control

The CIA chemist who sought the secrets of mind control

THIS MONTH I published my 10th book, and for the first time, I’m truly shocked at what I discovered. Decades of trying to understand the hidden power of governments and other potent global forces did not prepare me for this. I think I discovered the most powerful unknown American of the 20th century — unless […]

The ‘forever war’ that began on 9/11

As we observe another anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack that shattered American life 18 years ago, its full impact is still unfolding. Those who planned it succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The airborne assaults that took nearly 3,000 lives on that day may now be seen as the most diabolically successful terror attack […]

A Congo conspiracy: Documentary seeks to answer question of who killed Dag Hammarskjold

A Congo conspiracy: Documentary seeks to answer question of who killed Dag Hammarskjold

Moments after midnight in the heart of Africa, a plane carrying one of the 20th century’s greatest peacemakers fell from the air. The crash site was immediately sealed. A quick inquiry blamed pilot error. The wreckage was buried. Only now, more than half a century later, is a fuller truth beginning to emerge. The death […]

Foreign leadership that America would do well to emulate

Foreign leadership that America would do well to emulate

A year ago in this space, I introduced the world’s three most promising new young leaders. All three seemed to be dynamic visionaries, deeply conscious of the magnitude of today’s global challenges. Now, after another year in office, how are they doing? Wonderfully well. They have gone from being the “three most promising” to the three […]