The Need for an Eastern European Federation

A month after Nazi Germany invaded Poland and the subsequent declarations of war on Germany by the United Kingdom and France, Winston Churchill, who had just become First Lord of the Admiralty, delivered on October 1, 1939 a broadcast over the BBC. His words have become famous and often repeated: “I cannot foresee to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.” Were he alive today Churchill would almost certainly use the same phraseology in explaining the actions in the last few months of Russian President Vladimir Putin. All of Putin’s actions, though at times they seem to puzzle the pundits of the mainstream media, suggest they are based on a policy of asserting Russian national interest, protecting the country against terrorist attacks, maintaining its nuclear deterrent capability and expanding its economy. Above all Putin wants Russia to be treated as a major player...(Read Full Article)