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Political acts of insanity

Political acts of insanity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- One symptom of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different outcome. Cynics often accuse the United States of falling into that trap in conducting its foreign policy.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.
By United Press International
Who just blinked?

Who just blinked?

PARIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- As the markets soar on the news of the debt default deal in Washington, they might want to remember that nobody ever gave Nikita Khrushchev credit for saving the planet.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Soviet leader ordered Berlin Wall

BERLIN, June 2 (UPI) -- Almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has now surfaced who ordered its construction.

Commentary: Suez and Hungary redux

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Hungarian Revolution and the Suez crisis were two of the most dramatic upheavals in international affairs in the post-World War II era. If Israel were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities while President Bush is still the commander in chief, China and Russia might be tempted to take a page out of the old Soviet geopolitical playbook.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 21, 2008.
By United Press International

Russia's ABM shield

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- "The issue of confrontation with Russia, especially direct confrontation, is still, unfortunately, kept alive by our Pentagon partners," General of the Army Yuri Baluyevsky, Russia's Chief of the General Staff, said in a mid-December interview with RIA Novosti.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russian says he killed British spy in 1956

LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An elderly Russian says that as a young sailor he killed a legendary British spy when he caught him trying to place a mine on a Soviet ship.

Commentary: Know your enemy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- “I very much fear the risk of civil war” was the gist of the e-mail UPI received from Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani leader now under house arrest.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Mars and space industry

MOSCOW, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Despite the numerous technical and medical-biological problems it would face, a manned mission to Mars is being spoken about with more and more certainty.
YURY ZAITSEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

BMD base fears

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- In some respects, the current crisis in Russian-U.S. relations is reminiscent of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when the Soviet Union had deployed nuclear-tipped missiles in the immediate proximity of the U.S. borders.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.
By United Press International

Russia's Jakarta arms deal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- On his way back from an Asia-Pacific regional summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin took another step toward his goal of restoring the glory days of Russia's arms export business by inking a $1.2 billion line of credit with Indonesia.
DAVID ISENBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, July 9, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, May 7, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, April 17, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 27, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 21, 2007.
By United Press International
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