Category: East Europe

Gabriel Levy: The spectre of social unrest is haunting Putin’s Russia

The economic strains on the elites of oil-producing countries are very real. In Russia and perhaps elsewhere, these economic conditions will certainly trigger social and labour movements that those elites don’t like and can’t control

Patrick L. Smith: New York Times propagandists exposed

Well, well, well. Gloating is unseemly, especially in public, but give me this one, will you? It has been a long and lonely winter defending the true version of events in Ukraine, but here comes the sun. We now have open acknowledgment in high places that Washington is indeed responsible for this mess, the prime mover, Read more…

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Juan Cole: Putin, Blocked by Europe, turns to Turkey for Gas Pipeline

The Russian annexation of Crimea and heavy interference in the Ukraine has had a significant consequence for its hydrocarbon industry

Dylan Murphy: Kiev Regime Faces Military Defeat and Economic Collapse

With all eyes focused on the Middle East, it appears to have gone quiet in the Ukraine with a ceasefire announced in early September. However, fighting does continue on the ground and the Kiev junta faces a tough winter in which to keep hold of power.

Edward S. Herman: Double Standards and/or Hypocrisy?

The mainstream media’s treatment of two cases of alleged aggression illustrates perfectly the propaganda role and service of the dominant media

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Pepe Escobar: Washington plays Russian roulette

The logic of escalation is on

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Jack Rasmus: Ukraine Crisis Deepens

Ukraine’s real economy and its citizens suffer severely as a result, with all indications that the economic crisis there will get worse, perhaps much worse, before it ever begins to get better

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William Blum: Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again

We do have representative government. The question is: Who does our government represent?

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Noam Chomsky: NATO became US-run intervention force

How did Russia and the West slip back into what seems like the Cold War all over again?

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Boris Kagarlitsky: Rebel eastern Ukraine republics between war and elections

From the very beginning of the revolt in south-eastern Ukraine the presidential administration in the Kremlin set out to establish its control

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