Category: East Europe

Robert Parry: Ukraine’s Poison Pill for Peace Talks

By adding a poison pill to legislation implementing the latest Minsk agreement, the Ukrainian government has effectively guaranteed a resumption of the civil war

Johannes Hautaviita: On NATO Chief Stoltenberg’s Speech in Munich

The message is simple enough: Putin is dangerous, if not clinically insane, and NATO – the “guardian of the international order” (Stoltenberg) – is needed to defend Europe and ‘Western values’

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Robert Fisk: Which superpower will win the battle of hypocrisy?

The 125,000 civilian casualties of the two Chechen wars elicited far less passion in the West than the fatalities in Syria

Spiegel Staff: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

False claims and exaggerated accounts, warned a top German official during a recent meeting on Ukraine, have put NATO — and by extension, the entire West — in danger of losing its credibility

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Noam Chomsky: Mideast, Isis…

Interview on a variety of topics

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Andrew Lichterman: Ukraine: Time to Step Back from the Brink

The deep injustices of the global economy will not be addressed until some genuinely different social and economic alternative emerges from the stagnation and decay of the neoliberal order

Alexander Mercouris: Who Won and Who Lost at the Minsk Talks on Ukraine

The big difference between this process and the previous process is that the Europeans are now formally involved

Robert Parry: Wretched US Journalism on Ukraine

The most dangerous violation of journalistic principles has occurred in the Ukraine crisis

Johannes Hautaviita: Finland at NATO’s Doorstep?

NATO’s mission in the post-Cold War era has been at odds with international law and the purpose of the United Nations

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Panic about Panic

Russia and the World-System Today

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