Evolution of the Russian-Collusion Narrative ─ Part Three

Portraying the great sculptor, Auguste Rodin, Gerard Depardieu, in the 1988 movie, Camille Claudel, said to his paramour, a remarkable artist in her own right, ”Never think of surfaces, only of depths.” This insight merits broad application. In considering the genesis of the Russian-collusion narrative, we must not be so entranced with the day-to-day revelations concerning this scandal that we give short shrift to what lies beneath.

Uranium One: A New Assessment

In my June 29, 2018 article, “Energy Security, Russia, and National Strategy,” I provided an analysis for how America should respond to the nuclear-related energy policies of Russia.  Uranium One constitutes a severe challenge to the United States.  The real threat posed by the Uranium One scandal may be summarized in the following twenty points.

Opinion: Energy Security, Russia, and National Strategy

Four recent developments concerning nuclear power (and nuclear proliferation) are of such moment that our projections must be adjusted by our consideration of these matters. NATO’s intervention in Libya and the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the North Korean nuclear weapons program, the Iranian nuclear program as adjusted by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and Russia’s objectives in this domain, each form sides of a prism: actions involving nuclear power and nonproliferation that we contemplate or initiate must address the ensuing refractions.