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USSR/Russia (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Zapad Military Exercises (Istvan Simon, USA, 09/15/17 3:41 am) Zapad means West, and is the name of the military exercises undertaken periodically by Russia to invade Western Europe. President Trump as well as WAISer Eugenio Battaglia have both ...
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Fireworks over the Kremlin (David A. Westbrook, USA, 09/02/17 5:10 am) This photo was taken from my hotel room at the Metropol, Moscow, overlooking the Kremlin. JE comments:  "Fireworks over the Kremlin" sound like a metaphor, but here the ...
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New Documentary on Magnitsky Case (Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 04/30/17 10:11 am) I highly recommend this excellent review by Gilbert Doctorow: https://www.newcoldwar.org/film-andrei-nekras ...
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USA (America) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Entitlement Spending in US (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 09/23/17 7:42 am) I found this at the Hoover Institution's Facebook page: "Federal entitlements are the primary cause of the current and future fiscal situation. Unless entitlement spending is restrained ...
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Columbus Day and Scarlett O'Hara: Gone with the Wind? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/03/17 3:31 am) So the film Gone with the Wind is banned, Columbus Day is is abolished, and statues of Columbus are destroyed with many other monuments. Is the US becoming a Bolshevik republic? ...
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Do Confederate Monuments Have Any Cultural Value? (Massoud Malek, USA, 08/19/17 4:50 am) On Thursday, August 17, President Donald Trump tweeted: "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.& ...
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Sports (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Sports and the Flag (Pietro Lorenzini, USA, 09/25/17 3:26 am) I've always been intrigued by the sports-nationalism connection, particularly in the US where even in an average game, where US teams compete with each other during the course of a regular se ...
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Tennis: US Open 2017 (David Duggan, USA, 09/12/17 4:53 am) Reflections on 2017 US Open. The 2017 US [tennis] Open is in the books, and before I'm asked for my observations, I'll offer the following to my fellow WAISers, from the perspective of ...
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Federer's Wimbledon Victory (David A. Westbrook, USA, 07/19/17 4:01 am) It's not often, or ever, I request a WAIS post. But I was hoping to read a David Duggan's response to Roger Federer taking 2 of the 4 grand slams. Inspiration to us all. JE ...
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Alcohol (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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re: Alcohol: Whisky and Whiskey in Greece (John Heelan, UK) (John Eipper, USA, 02/08/10 1:19 pm) Harry Papasotiriou wrote on 7 February: For me Scotch should be consumed either neat or with cold water (OK, I admit that in Greece's warm climate I also add ice--purists will cringe!). John H ...
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re: Alcohol: Spirits in Greece (Gilbert Doctorow, Belgium) (John Eipper, USA, 02/07/10 10:18 am) In response to Harry Papasotiriou's post of 7 February, Gilbert Doctorow sends these... Tips from an ex-pro: Southern Europe has been a key growth vector on the Old Continent since at least the ...
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re: Alcohol: Whisky and Whiskey in Greece (Harry Papasotiriou, Greece) (John Eipper, USA, 02/07/10 9:03 am) Harry Papasotiriou comments on the whisk(e)y discussion: In Greece, Scotch whisky has become the national drink at the level of spirits. It eclipsed ouzo and other indigenous spirits years ...
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WAIS NEWS (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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WAIS Welcomes Herbert Kitchener (KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC: JK) (John Eipper, USA, 09/02/17 4:43 am) Gotcha!  Kitchener sternly points the finger at YOU, Dear WAISer not yet on the 2017 Honor Roll.  Just as Lord K parried all threats from Colonial and Teuton alike, YOU can--yea, youRead more
Eleven Years as Editor (John Eipper, USA, 08/28/17 4:04 pm) How many of you knew that #11 is the Steel Anniversary?  I didn't either, until ten minutes ago, as I searched for a clever opening for my Eleventh Anniversary post as WAIS editor. ...
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Greetings from Anirudh Kannan (Hong Kong) (John Eipper, USA, 07/22/17 4:26 am) (JE: It's a pleasure to hear from young readers of WAIS.  Anirudh Kannan of Hong Kong first contacted me while doing research for a school essay.  Upon my invitation, Anirudh later ...
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Europe (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Marshall's European Recovery Plan Speech, 5 June 1947 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/05/17 6:21 am) The Marshall Plan was announced 70 years ago today... JE comments:  Here's a concise history of the Marshall Plan, which George Marshall outlined in his European Recovery Pla ...
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Europeans Shun Militarization: Poll (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/16/16 4:40 am) Veterans Today published an interesting article on 15 June: Europeans shun militarization; see terrorism not Russia as biggest threat--Pew poll. European are weary of hard p ...
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Europe and Jihadist Terrorism: What is to Be Done? (Luciano Dondero, Italy, 01/10/15 6:45 am) The dramatic events of the last few days in Paris have brought the whole of Europe to confront the reality of terrorism in the name of Islam. Now, this is nothing new. Madrid 2004 and London 20 ...
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