Mark Hackard

Mark Hackard

Mark Hackard is a research associate at a law firm in California. He has a a BA in Russian from Georgetown University and an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University.


Culture

Suicide by Multiculturalism

Suicide by Multiculturalism

Nov 23 2009

The charade is up. It's now apparent that Nidal Hasan was acting upon the Islamic doctrine of holy war when he carried out mass murder

World

Cold War Nostalgia

Cold War Nostalgia

Sep 21 2009

The hysteria from U.S. "€œconservatives"€ over the White House's decision not to base missile defense systems in the Czech Republic and Poland has been as

Christendom

Blackwater “€œCrusaders”€? As If!

Blackwater “€œCrusaders”€? As If!

Aug 20 2009

The Blackwater affair has all the clichéd elements of Hollywood conspiracy "€œthrillers"€: an atrocity cover-up, a right-wing Christian villain at the helm of a powerful

World

Bear Hug

Bear Hug

Jul 16 2009

Germany’s future lies to its Right. Otto von Bismarck, Germany's prince of diplomacy, once remarked, "€œWith France we shall never have peace; with Russia never

World

Back Into the Cold

Back Into the Cold

May 25 2009

The United States and Russia appear to be gearing up for a second round of the Cold War. Washington still hopes to extend its reach

Christendom

Outside the Gates

Outside the Gates

Apr 27 2009

In 1914, on the very eve of the Great War, G.K. Chesterton published his humorous novel The Flying Inn. The story concerned a Turkish plot

Foreign Policy

The Postmodern Alliance

The Postmodern Alliance

Apr 06 2009

Americans can sleep easier after months of jitters over the decisive issue in U.S. foreign policy. We"€™ve all been on edge for weeks, but it's

Uncategorized

Containing Jihad

Containing Jihad

Mar 25 2009

As the Obama administration tries to replicate the surge in Afghanistan and expands actions in Pakistan, U.S. strategic planners would do well to read Andrew

Uncategorized

The Curious Case of Clinton’s Button

The Curious Case of Clinton’s Button

Mar 13 2009

In U.S.-Russian relations, red buttons don"€™t evoke pleasant imagery. For the past 50 years, pushing the red button would ensure the bloom of mushroom clouds