Category: Russia

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Kathy Kelly: What’s at Stake

The continuously assertive military posturing of NATO undermines and conflicts with the mission and development of instruments for international negotiation and constructive cooperation

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Kathy Kelly: Why go to Russia?

Ordinary people everywhere should do all that we can to demand that all international disputes be resolved by non-military means

Stephen F. Cohen: Why Is The Western Media Ignoring The New Cold War?

Interview on Russia, NATO, and our mainstream media’s refusal to report on the New Cold War

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Robert Fisk: The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than Isis

The Americans seem to have left the air bombing to the Russians (after complaining about it) and Putin is not afraid to say the obvious: that the government in Damascus is a better bet than Isis

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Patrick Bond: Imperialism’s Junior Partners

The response to the Brazilian coup shows that the BRICS powers are not a real alternative to US imperialism

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Conn Hallinan: Baiting The Bear: NATO and Russia

From Moscow’s point of view, the U.S. is continuing to spread its network of anti-missile systems in Europe and Asia, which the Russians see as a threat

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Gareth Porter: How Putin’s leverage shaped the Syrian ceasefire

When Russian President Vladimir Putin had a substantive meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week, it was an extremely rare departure from normal protocol. Yet, there was some political logic to the meeting because Putin and Kerry have clearly been the primary drivers of their respective governments’ recent policies toward Syria and their Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: If Syria is to Fall, others will Follow: The Pandora’s Box of Federalism

Only a united Syria can offer hope for the future. Nothing else does

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Vijay Prashad: A Major Unexpected New Reality in Syria: What Does It All Mean?

Unpacking a series of surprising moves by the big players in Syria

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Ray McGovern: Putin Shuns Syrian ‘Quagmire’

Gambling that President Obama will cooperate in seeking peace for Syria, Russian President Putin called back much of Russia’s military force dispatched to Syria last fall,

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