Category: Russia

Joshua Frank: On Trump, Russia and US Intel: “The Goal of Impeachment”

Andrew Smolski: What do you make of the recent New York Times story that Trump aides have had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence? Is it because of the insults toward US intel agencies? Or are they genuinely that motivated for a war with Russia? Is this just incompetence on the part of Trump and Co.? Read more…

Michael T. Klare: America Third: Donald Trump Is Giving the Phrase “Multipolar World” New Meaning

For all his talk of placing America’s interests first, Donald Trump appears to be advancing the interests of China and Russia

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

When the alternative collapsed and was no longer a threat, capitalism ceased to fear its enemies and returned to its predatory, wealth-concentrating madness

David Swanson: Does Rachel Maddow Want Russia Bombed?

If the point is just to document corruption by Trump, why reach and stretch for a speculative possibility, when you’ve got a solid case sitting in your lap?

Patrick Cockburn: Syria peace talks begin in Kazakhstan with Russia taking center stage

Some key parties in the Syrian conflict are not represented in Astana – but Russia’s involvement shows it has been successful in fighting its way to the top table using military muscle

John Feffer: The Russian Honeypot

The real threat is that Donald Trump will help Putin create a noxious alliance that gives an international platform for all the most deplorable actors, from white supremacists to crusading Islamophobes

Stephen R. Shalom: Russia and the Left

The question is, why do many leftists today close their eyes to Russian crimes given that each one of these lame but understandable reasons for Soviet apologetics no longer applies?

David Swanson: Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

Supposedly the evidence has been made public and is overwhelming, but try to find it and you’ll come up dry

Serge Halimi: All Russian Puppets?

An ill wind is blowing in the West. And almost every election is assessed through the lens of Russia

Vincent Emanuele: Declassified US Intelligence Report on Russia: a Critical Review

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently released a declassified report concerning Russia and the 2016 US presidential elections.  The report is titled, “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections.” The report is the joint effort of The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and The National Security Agency (NSA). Read more…

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