North Koreans over the skies of Vietnam

We’ve known this since 2000, but now we have the documentary evidence. (Once again, due to the invaluable work of the Cold War International History Project.) The Vietnam war was a coalition war of Communist forces against the Western alliance. The Soviets . . . Continue reading →

Russia’s “surprise” UN move on Syria

Russia proposed a surprise resolution at the UN Thursday night, and while it was a model of the Russian art of moral equivocation, it was also possibly a signal that Moscow is starting to move away from Bashir Assad. (It’s not like . . . Continue reading →