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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


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...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

German Foreign Minister Proposes Action Plan to Fight Antisemitism, Prevent...

Germany’s Foreign Minister expressed fear on Sunday that Jews may flee his country due to antisemitic violence and proposed an...

Israel

Netanyahu Embarks on Trip to Washington to Discuss Israeli-Arab Peace Plan ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he and President Donald Trump “will make history” on Tuesday when...

Middle East

‘No, No America’: Iraq Protesters Demand US Military Pullout

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of US troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite fears of...

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