Category: East Europe

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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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Mark Engler: From the Berlin Wall to Today

Lessons for harnessing the moment of the whirlwind

Vladimir Putin: Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

The meeting’s theme was The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules

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John Feffer: Poland: Land of Junk Contracts

The Poles call them umowa śmieciowa or “junk contracts.” If you’re young and lucky enough to have a job in Poland these days, it’s likely to be short-term and come without benefits. Ten percent of young people (up to the age of 25) are working in the black market, and another 25 percent have part-time or short-term work. Read more…

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John Feffer: NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

The region knows a cold war when it sees one, and it certainly doesn’t want to go through all that again

Vasily Koltashov: Will Putin Abandon Eastern Ukraine’s Rebels?

It seems that Russian authorities have found a way towards accommodation with the West

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Milan Rai: Arkhipov Day: Celebrate the Man Who Saved the World

A soviet navy officer refused orders that would have started nuclear war between the USSR and the US.

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