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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

Team Israel Baseball Submits Expanded Roster for Tokyo Summer Olympics

JNS.org - The general manager of the Team Israel baseball has submitted an...

Armani Removes From Sale Blazer Resembling Holocaust Concentration Camp Uniform

JNS.org - The Italian high-end fashion house Giorgio Armani recently removed from sale...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

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...

World

Minivan Driver Arrested After ‘Horrific’ Hit-and-Run Assault on...

New York police have arrested the driver responsible for a deliberate hit-and-run attack Saturday on five Brooklyn Hasidim, the New...

Israel

Netanyahu Loses Vote on Key Parliamentary Committee

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an important vote on Monday over who gets to join a powerful committee in parliament, dealing him a setback as he tries to form...

Middle East

Hezbollah Steps Up Preparations for Lebanon’s Collapse

JNS.org - Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror organization is advancing its preparations for the possibility that the state may collapse, Reuters reported on Friday. The group is expanding its food ration card system, importing...

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