Restoring Russia’s Past Glory

March 17, 2014 Herman Pirchner, Jr. The Wall Street Journal Europe

Putting aside Russia's phony claims of "threats to ethnic Russians" and "Ukrainian fascists run amok," there are real reasons for its invasion of Ukraine. Understanding these is central to crafting the West's long-term response. And it must be a long-term response, because Crimea isn't the end of Russia's neo-imperial ambitions.

Russia vs. Georgia

August 13, 2008 Herman Pirchner, Jr. Washington Times

Russia chose to fight American-armed Georgia over the territory of South Ossetia - a piece of land the size of Rhode Island and containing only 70,000 people. Why? And what are the implications for the United States and Russia's neighbors?

Welcome to the new AFPC.ORG

July 31, 2008 Herman Pirchner, Jr.

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