Category: Russia

Vijay Prashad: Ankara’s climbdown on Assad

Turkey warms up to Russia and Iran in a bid to exit before a total rout of its proxies in Syria

Robert Fisk: The Shias are winning in the Middle East – and it’s all thanks to Russia

Just as Erdogan has become pals with Putin, the Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers have been embracing in Ankara with many a promise that their own talks will produce new alliances

Noam Chomsky: Global Struggles for Dominance

Interview on ISIS, NATO and Russia

Robert Fisk: Erdogan’s meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria

Not long ago, it was Hillary Clinton who wanted to press the “reset” button with Putin. Now it’s Erdogan – with, one suspects, a lot more effect

Gareth Porter: The sham rebrand of al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front

The objective of the manoeuvre was to head off US-Russian military cooperation against the jihadist group

David Swanson: But, Mr. Putin, You Just Don’t Understand

The purpose of war is indeed war itself. The justifications are always pretexts

Juan Cole: Russian & Iranian Press deplore Hillary Clinton Hawkishness; Israelis complain she’s Dove

How is the international press responding to the Democratic National Convention and the formalization of Hillary Clinton’s status as the party’s standard-bearer in the presidential campaign?

Masha Gessen: The Trump-Putin Fallacy

Trump will pose an impossible dilemma for the institutions of democracy: because they are too slow and complicated for him, he will seek to bypass them

Serge Halimi: Provoking Russia

One reason could be that it enables the US to prevent any rapprochement between them, and ensures, after Brexit, that its most biddable ally, the UK, remains closely bound to Europe’s military destiny

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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