• Putin won’t go nuclear — may be overthrown | Ted Lipien in Washington Examiner

    I wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Examiner that Russian President Vladimir Putin is desperate, that’s for sure. But his threat of using tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine is a classic Soviet-style attempt at blackmail that, hopefully, no Western leader will fall for. If anything, by suggesting the possibility of using nuclear weapons, Putin may have advanced the date of his removal from power. ...
  • A Book for Experts and Students of Cold War History

    Mark Pomar’s new book about the Cold War political radio could help American government officials unfamiliar with the history of U.S. international broadcasting. Mark Pomar’s book Cold War Radio [Mark G. Pomar, Cold War Radio: The Russian Broadcasts of the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Lincoln: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2022), Amazon Link] is, in my ...
  • Despite Scandals at Voice of America, Amanda Bennett Appears Cleared for Senate Confirmation as U.S. ...

    Despite a long record of unprecedented management scandals during her tenure as Voice of America (VOA) director and VOA Charter violations caused by the partisanship and foreign propaganda influence, especially from Iran, China, Russia, and Cuba, the well-connected Amanda Bennett appears cleared for Senate confirmation as the next U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO. USAGM Watch Commentary The U.S. Senate ...
  • Silenced Refugees

    Speaking for the powerless and the forgotten. Supported by Free Media Online, the Silenced Refugees website and online museum will attempt to recover the voices of hundreds of thousands of Poles and members of many other nationalities arrested by the Soviets after Russia had invaded and occupied eastern Poland in 1939 while the Soviet regime was in alliance with Nazi Germany. ...
  • Online Cold War Radio Museum

    Documenting Facts and History. Launched online in 2016 with the support of Free Media Online, the online Cold War Radio Museum preserves the history of political radio from World War II to the present.
  • Diaz-Balart Condemns a Reduction in Force (RIF) at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB)

    The following press release was issued by the office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R) representing Florida’s 25th Congressional District: Diaz-Balart Condemns the Biden Administration’s Decision to Begin a Reduction in Force (RIF) at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) August 25, 2022  Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s decision to begin a ...