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Unsafe and unwise

...will be coming from the Mideast ? and, in particular, from a Syria that has long hated America, befriended the Soviet Union and Russia, and supported terrorism.Doesn't sound real safe or smart, does it?Yet, that's precisely what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-09-14/unsafe-and-unwise
Fall Movie Preview: Spielberg plunges into the Cold War

...personally: the Cold War. Tom Hanks stars as James Donovan, a lawyer the CIA recruited to rescue a spy pilot downed in the Soviet Union.In an interview while taking a break from editing The BFG, the director spoke about making the true-life tale...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-09-12/fall-movie-preview-spielberg-plunge
Russia faces Olympic ban in track and field after scathing report of doping

...Dick Pound, an International Olympic Committee veteran who chaired the WADA probe. "It may be a residue of the old Soviet Union system."The 323-page report said that in Russia, "acceptance of cheating at all levels is widespread." Among...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-09/russia-faces-olympic-ban
Simone Biles keeps her gymnastics win streak going

...ridiculously loaded team. Douglas became the first reigning Olympic gold medalist to reach the podium at worlds since the Soviet Union's Yelena Davydova in 1981.The 19-year-old showed flashes of the brilliance that made her a star in London three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-10-29/simone-biles-keeps-h
Obama is new Chamberlain

...United States containing Russian hegemony around the world, Barack Obama has re-written history by making the former Soviet Union the winner of the Cold War in extra innings.He is more naive and timid than Jimmy Carter. His repeated capitulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-10-18/obama-new-chamberlain
Utterly embarrassing

...Obama stood by impotently while Putin seized Crimea and parts of Ukraine in a blatant attempt to reassemble the old Soviet Union. Now, with Russia's incursion into Syria under the guise of helping fight the Islamic State ? also known as ISIS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-10-09/utterly-embarrassing
Oil supply from non-OPEC nations expected to plunge next year

...next year ? possibly the steepest decline since the Soviet Union collapsed ? because of low prices, the International...since 1992, when it shrank 1 million barrels after the Soviet Union fell apart.Low oil prices are sparking an increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-11/oil-supply-non-opec-nation
Jimmy Carter's decision to boycott 1980 Moscow Olympics remains controversial

...presidency: boycotting the Olympics in response to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979.For...that included more than a dozen countries."For the Soviet Union, the Moscow Olympics was much more than a sporting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-30/jimmy-carters-decision-b
'Obombacare'

...His attempt to channel President Kennedy ? who used the same venue in 1963 to promote his nuclear test ban with the Soviet Union ? failed spectacularly.There's no comparing JFK's treaty to Obama's toothless Iran deal, which essentially gives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-08/obombacare
IOC faces stark differences in Olympic host hopefuls

...the former capital of Kazakhstan, a central Asian country which became independent in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union ? is a lesser-known quantity, but one that offers a Winter Games setting and atmosphere along with a compact layout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-26/ioc-faces-stark-differen