Category: Russia

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Conn Hallinan: Ukraine: To The Edge?

Comparing the civil war in the Ukraine to the Cold War—let alone Europe on the eve of World War II—has little basis in fact

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Pepe Escobar: The Eurasian Big Bang

How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington

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Patrick Bond: Is BRICS A True Alternative?

In turbulent economic times, BRICS will undergird – not undermine – Western financial decadence

Sam Friedman: What Happened in Ukraine?

A Look at what happened in Ukraine, focusing primarily on events in the Kyiv Maidan movement but also addressing what has happened since

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Michael T. Klare: Russia vs. China

The Conflict in Washington Over Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List

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David Swanson: Ukraine and the Apocalyptic Risk of Propagandized Ignorance

I’m not sure if there’s been a better written book published yet this year than Ukraine: Zbig’s Grand Chessboard and How the West Was Checkmated, but I’m confident there’s not been a more important one. With some 17,000 nuclear bombs in the world, the United States and Russia have about 16,000 of them. The United Read more…

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Boris Kagarlitsky: The killing of Novorossiya

The problem, however, is that a series of concessions, capitulations and betrayals will destroy the state far more rapidly and inevitably than any set of enemies is capable of doing

Stephen F. Cohen: The U.S./Russia/Ukraine history the media won’t tell you

The New York Times “basically rewrites whatever the Kiev authorities say”

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Florian Zollmann: The Yemen and Crimean Interventions in the Ideological Prisms of the “Liberal” Anglo-American Press

A paired example in which the news media reproduced similar reporting pattern constitutes Saudi-Arabia’s intervention in Yemen in 2015 and Russia’s intervention in the Crimea in 2014

Stephen F. Cohen: Why We Must Return to the US-Russian Parity Principle

We are in a new Cold War with Russia today, specifically over the Ukrainian confrontation, largely because Washington nullified the parity principle

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