Category: East Europe

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Patrick Bond: In Fortaleza, BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism

In this context, critics are forcing open two crucial debates: first, is BRICS anti-imperialist as advertised, potentially inter-imperialist as the Ukraine battleground portends, or merely sub-imperialist where it counts most: in the ongoing global financial and climate meltdowns?

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John Feffer: MH17: Cold War Replay?

The last time the U.S. accused Russia of downing a civilian airliner, nuclear war nearly broke out

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Martin Shaw: Russia-Israel: Domestic Politics and Serious Blowback

The slaughters in Ukraine and Gaza have one thing in common. Both result from governments authorising violence which is overwhelmingly motivated by domestic politics and appears almost gratuitous from a strategic point of view

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Tom Hayden: Ukraine: Anvil Of The New Cold War

It’s impossible to understand the roots of the current Ukraine crisis over the downed airliner without understanding the past, but the past is remembered as cliché on all sides

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Ewan Robertson: BRICS Summit

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week

Roger Annis: Escalation of Shelling in Eastern Ukraine

Escalation by Kyiv governmentt after the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight

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Pepe Escobar: It was Putin’s Missile?

Right off the bat they were all lined up – the invariably hysterical reams of ‘experts’ of the ‘US intelligence community’ literally foaming at their palatial mouths at ‘evil’ Russia and ‘evil’ Putin

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Ray McGovern: Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down

As usual, the mainstream U.S. media is rushing to judgment over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in war-torn eastern Ukraine

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Ray McGovern: Roots of Ukraine Crisis

Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse “with a whimper, not a bang” (Mr. Baker’s words). Mr. Baker keeps repeating that the Cold War Read more…

Stephen F. Cohen: Downed Malaysian Plane Raises Risk of War

Interview with Professor Stephen Cohen on what this incident could mean for the region

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