They lack what Lenin called a vanguard of committed full time revolutionaries willing to brave death to transform their society, as Edmund Burke put it, “upon a theory.”
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There are plenty of ways of taking the initiative away from Moscow.
And also to save Putin from his very own Vietnam.
Garvan Walshe: Both Venezuela’s Maduro and Europe’s democracies find themselves on their own in a second Cold War
What American attention that is left is drawn to the Middle East – and meanwhile, its defence budget is being cut.
When America falters and fails to back up freedom against aggression, people suffer.
In which a terrible dream is related by Viktor Yanukovich to our Foreign Affairs Columnist.
Putin needs to understand that the Ukraininan elite he is supposed to protect will face travel bans and other sanctions if they don’t listen to their people.
Alexandros Petersen was killed in Friday’s attack on the Taverne du Liban restaurant.
The Egyptian general has become smitten by the personality cult allowed to grow up around him.
There are tactical reasons for his insistence that the Palestinians recognise Israel as a Jewish state.
The Winter Olympics were supposed to represent a triumph of Putin’s restoration of Russian dignity.
Garvan Walshe: Despite a new boycott of Israeli academia and a bomb on a Tel Aviv bus, there are signs of hope in the Middle East.
Mahmoud Abbas understands that a serious outbreak of terrorism would ruin his chances of negotiating a Palestinian State.
Let’s start by threatening a travel ban on people associated with the regime.
The peculiar British hostility to academic selection is responsible for keeping the layers of the corn-flake packet so still
Saturday’s agreement is only interim. It gives the world another six months to avoid war.