Category: Russia

Stephen F. Cohen: New York Times “basically rewrites whatever the Kiev authorities say”

On the U.S./Russia/Ukraine history the media won’t tell you

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Noam Chomsky: The Crimes of Others

Interview on Russia, the US media, and the stories told to justify American militarism

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Pepe Escobar: Eurasian emporium or nuclear war?

The bottom line is that Washington cannot possibly tolerate a close Germany-Russia trade/political relationship, as it directly threatens its hegemony in the Empire of Chaos

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William Blum: Cold War 2.0

f I were still the jingoistic nationalist I was raised to be I think I would feel somewhat embarrassed now by the blatant obviousness of it all

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Pepe Escobar: Howling in Donetsk

I saw whole families holed up in fully decorated Soviet-era bomb shelters too afraid to go out even by daylight, traumatized by the bombings orchestrated by Kiev’s “anti-terrorist operations”

Robert H Wade: The Ukraine crisis is not what it seems

The tortured history of the present conflict began before the overthrow of President Yanukovich

Robert Parry: Ukraine’s Poison Pill for Peace Talks

By adding a poison pill to legislation implementing the latest Minsk agreement, the Ukrainian government has effectively guaranteed a resumption of the civil war

Johannes Hautaviita: On NATO Chief Stoltenberg’s Speech in Munich

The message is simple enough: Putin is dangerous, if not clinically insane, and NATO – the “guardian of the international order” (Stoltenberg) – is needed to defend Europe and ‘Western values’

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Robert Fisk: Which superpower will win the battle of hypocrisy?

The 125,000 civilian casualties of the two Chechen wars elicited far less passion in the West than the fatalities in Syria

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Noam Chomsky: Mideast, Isis…

Interview on a variety of topics

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