Russia has one of the highest rates of abortion in the world: 53.7 abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44, according to recent UN statistics. In recent years, Russian leaders, worried about the country's declining population, have increasingly begun to view abortion as a threat to national security.
In 1988, Lee Blessing wrote a landmark play called A Walk in the Woods. The story centers on two Cold War arms negotiators, one American and one Soviet, who are locked in a standstill at the bargaining table.
Today, we’re remembering author and political scientist Chalmers Johnson, who passed away last month.Chalmers was a devoted cold warrior. While he once worked with the CIA, he came to believe the intelligence outfit would subvert the U.S.