- Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan Was Not a Grand Design, But a Grand Entanglement Resulting from Faulty Intelligence, Excessive Secrecy, and a Paralyzed Leadership, According to Conference of Former Decision-Makers: Proceedings from 1995 Conference Reveal Soviet Motivations and U.S. Internal Reactions to Soviet Move, on The National Security Archive, December 21, 2012;
- Lifting the Veil on Colombia’s Emerald Czar: Declassified Cable Links Víctor Carranza’s Alias to 1997 Miraflores Massacre, on The National Security Archive, December 21, 2012;
- The Jonathan Pollard Spy Case – The CIA’s 1987 Damage Assessment Declassified: New Details on What Secrets Israel Asked Pollard to Steal, on The National Security Archive, December 14, 2012;
- U.S. Had Plans for Full Nuclear Response In Event President Killed or Disappeared during an Attack on the United States: Both USSR and China Were To Be Targeted Simultaneously, Even If Attack Were Conventional or Accidental, and Regardless of Who Was Responsible, on The National Security Archive, December 12, 2012.
China: From Bureaucratic Communism to Bureaucratic Capitalism, on New Politics, by Dan La Botz, November 20, 2012: The election last week of Xi Jinping to the chairmanship of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), together with six others who with Xi constitute the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the party, represents entrenchment of what the Chinese Marxist intellectual Au Loong Yu has called “bureaucratic capitalism.” The bureaucratic capitalists, many of them princelings, that is, sons of the founders of China’s Communist government, have through their control of the state and crony state-corporation relationships come to dominate the heart of the country’s capitalist economy and to form the core of the new bourgeoisie that rules the country … (full long text, charts, notes and comments);
Learning Together: Programs for Youth At-Risk and Dropout Prevention, on Jewish Virtual Library/Publications (from the book: Learning Together/Contents) … just as an exemple how a rich culture is able to develop a bunch of programs for their members needing help.