Can the US and Europe exert more pressure on Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh blockade without restarting a war?
David C. Hendrickson: How the West Got Russia and Ukraine Wrong
I didn’t think Vladimir Putin would do something this big and this dangerous…
ACURA’s Katrina vanden Heuvel: We must end the war on Ukraine — and put an end to perpetual wars
Commentators argue that Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has overturned the post-war world order. But the reality is perhaps more dangerous than that.
Putin’s indefensible invasion has been transformative, violating international law and fueling a perilous escalation of violence.
Jeff Rogg: CIA has backed Ukrainian insurgents before. Let’s learn from those mistakes.
As Ukraine burns, it looks as though the CIA has gone cold – back to the Cold War.
Lyle Goldstein: Why a Ukrainian insurgency against Russia is likely to fail
Few of the armchair strategists now clapping enthusiastically for prospective Ukrainian resistance fighters will have ever seen an insurgency and all its human devastation up close.
Benjamin, Davies and Winograd: Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?
Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media’s foreign policy coverage is a wasteland.
Jessica Matthews: The New Nuclear Threat
Seventy-five years ago, at 8:16 on the clear morning of August 6, the world changed forever.
William S. Smith: Ukraine and the Clash of Civilizations
Rather than sponsoring a proxy war in Ukraine and risking a bigger war, the leaders of the core states need to step back and acknowledge that both Russia and the West have legitimate claims in Ukraine and that a diplomatic solution is the only path forward.
Peter van Buren: 15 Questions Robert Mueller Must Answer
You know that movie with Bruce Willis and the kid who says “I see dead people”? In the end, it turns out everyone is already dead. Now imagine there are people who don’t believe that. They insist the story ends some other way. Spoiler alert: the Mueller Report ends with no collusion. No one is going to prosecute anyone for obstruction. That stuff is all dead. We all saw the same movie.
Aaron Mate: These Questions for Mueller Show Why Russiagate Was Never the Answer
The former special counsel still has a lot he can clarify.
Natylie Baldwin: On DC’s inflammatory actions against other nations
… and its inability to engage in cognitive empathy.
The Nation: The Changing Faces of Russia
A unique opportunity to meet Russian historians, cultural and political figures, and independent thought leaders.
Stephen F. Cohen: Will US Elites Give Détente With Russia a Chance?
The Trump-Putin meeting in Japan is crucial for both leaders—and for the world.
Asia Times: Iran at the center of the Eurasian riddle
President Rouhani blasts US leader Donald Trump as ‘a serious threat to regional and world stability’, offers preferential treatment to SCO companies that invest in his country
Rolling Stone: Pentagon Keeps Trump in the Dark About its Cyber Attacks on Russia
“Intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with [the president] about operations,” the report said.
Ben Norton: On Facebook’s new public policy manager for Ukraine
Facebook’s new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who volunteered with the extreme-right party Svoboda during the 2014 US-backed coup.
VIDEO: Panel Discussion on NATO
Featuring: Cecile Shea, nonresident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; James Carden, the contributing writer for foreign affairs at The Nation magazine; Marko Mihkelson, the head of the Estonian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly; Alexander Nekrassov, a former advisor to the Kremlin.
Fred Weir: Militaristic and anti-democratic, Ukraine’s far-right bides its time
There are few countries in Europe that don’t have a problem with the far-right. But for Ukraine, where political stability is tenuous, the defiance and impunity of ultra-nationalist groups pose an acute concern.
David Gordon: Review: War with Russia?
Cohen holds that it is crucial for world peace that America seek accommodation with Russia rather than continue the policy of encirclement.
George P. Shultz, William J. Perry and Sam Nunn: The Threat of Nuclear War Is Still With Us
The U.S., its allies and Russia are caught in a dangerous policy paralysis that could lead—most likely by mistake or miscalculation—to a military confrontation and potentially the use of nuclear weapons for the first time in nearly 74 years.