Jack Matlock

former diplomat

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US Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1987-1991) and the author of Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended, Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union, and Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray -- and How to Return to Reality

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In yesterday's speech to Russia's ruling elite,  Vladimir Putin said , according to this translation, "Don't believe those who scare you with Russia, who yell that Crimea will be…

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