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Dr. Jiri Valenta is a non-resident Senior Research Associate with the BESA Center for Strategic Studies. He is a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968, Anatomy of a Decision (with a forward by Alexander Dubcek), among other works.

ARTICLES BY: Jiri Valenta


October 17, 2020 11:40 pm
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Belarus Needs Peaceful US Engagement

A CIA assessment of Vladimir Putin’s views and policies concluded that he and his Kremlin apparatus clearly favor Donald Trump over Joe Biden in the...

December 16, 2019 11:45 am
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How Kremlin Coups Led to Democratic Revolutions

In the 1980s, Mikhail Gorbachev was under pressure from the fundamentalist communist leaders of East Germany and Czechoslovakia to take action against the reform-minded leaders...

August 4, 2019 6:45 am
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Venezuela: The Mafia State

In an op-ed in The New York Times on June 11, Abraham F. Lowenthal and David Smilde proposed a humanistic vision for the Oslo negotiations between representatives of...

May 19, 2019 7:19 am
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Stopping Russian Aggression and Applying the Monroe Doctrine to Venezuela

The Monroe Doctrine, first articulated in 1823 by President James Monroe, was designed to protect the Americas from foreign threat and intervention. The Doctrine has a...

April 29, 2019 12:02 pm
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If Trump Opposes Russia, He Must Get Their Military to Leave Venezuela Immediately

The Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, as reported by The Moscow Times, states that Russia is considering deploying strategic bombers full-time in Venezuela. The outlet also reports that...

November 1, 2018 12:32 am
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The Lessons of the Munich Agreement — 80 Years Later

In discussions of international relations, the Munich Agreement, which marks its 80th anniversary this fall, has become synonymous with the perils of appeasing megalomaniacal tyrants....

August 28, 2018 10:20 am
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The Lesson of the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia: Never Surrender

The 50th anniversary of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia is upon us. Before the invasion, Czech leader Alexander Dubcek received suggestions on how to respond...

Culture

Bob Dylan Discusses Jewish Identity in Lost Interviews Up for Auction

Lost-long interviews with legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan that are going up for auction...

Actor Oscar Isaac in Talks to Play Jewish Superhero in New Marvel, Disney+ Series

"Star Wars" actor Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to take on the title...

Features

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

‘Outrageous’ Twitter Boss Dorsey Condemned by US Jewish Leaders...

US Jewish leaders issued a stinging condemnation of Twitter boss Jack Dorsey on Thursday, following his statement the previous day...

Israel

US to Allow Jerusalem-Born Americans to List Israel as Birthplace, Pompeo S...

American citizens born in Jerusalem will now be able to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports, US Secretary of State...

Middle East

US Seizes Iranian Missiles, Slaps Iran-Related Sanctions on 11 Entities

The United States revealed on Thursday it had seized Iranian missiles shipped to Yemen and sold 1.1 million barrels of previously seized Iranian oil that was bound for Venezuela, in the Trump...

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