Category: East Europe

John Wight: The Demonization of Vladimir Putin

While Vladimir Putin and his government are not beyond criticism, theit misdeeds pale in comparison to the record of Western governments in destroying one country after the other in the Middle East

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Serge Halimi: A time of angry strongmen

with the global economy going off the rails, it’s unsurprising that the values of order and authority, and strong, cynical, brutal men, should dominate the political stage

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Noam Chomsky: The war against ISIL

Interview on his public spat with the Turkish president, the war against ISIL and Russia’s annexation of Crimea

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William Blum: Donald Trump can still see how awful the American mainstream media is

Just as in the first Cold War, one of the basic problems is that Exceptional Americans have great difficulty in believing that Russians mean well

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Vincent Emanuele: Why Do the Left and Right Love Putin?

Leftists should be demanding radically different political-economic arrangements – in Russia and around the world

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The BRICS: A Fable for Our Time

The economic strength of the BRICS took a turn for the worse in the 2010s

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Conn Hallinan: Why Did Turkey Shoot Down That Russian Plane?

For the first time in four years, some major players are tentatively inching toward a settlement of the catastrophic Syrian civil war, and powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo that process

Colin Todhunter: Monsanto In The Dock: Rolling Back The Destructive Influence Of The Global Agribusiness Cartel

Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality organic food

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David Swanson: War with Russia or with ISIS: What ever happened to peace?

I suspect Russian and U.S. editorial boards could swap their reading lists and hardly notice

Sam Husseini: From Planned Parenthood to Madrid: What Can Paris, London and Washington Learn?

The U.S. has been bombing the Mideast for literally decades now — not a month — and has yet to make a serious accounting

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