I didn’t think Vladimir Putin would do something this big and this dangerous…
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.
As Ukraine burns, it looks as though the CIA has gone cold – back to the Cold War.
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.
Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media’s foreign policy coverage is a wasteland.
Seventy-five years ago, at 8:16 on the clear morning of August 6, the world changed forever.
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.
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.
The former special counsel still has a lot he can clarify.
… and its inability to engage in cognitive empathy.
A unique opportunity to meet Russian historians, cultural and political figures, and independent thought leaders.
The Trump-Putin meeting in Japan is crucial for both leaders—and for the world.
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
“Intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with [the president] about operations,” the report said.
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.
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.
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.
Cohen holds that it is crucial for world peace that America seek accommodation with Russia rather than continue the policy of encirclement.
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.
…I accept the intelligence agencies’ conclusion, echoed by Mueller, that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic email accounts. Nevertheless, there is a big difference between (a) accepting an intelligence conclusion based on probabilities, and (b) proving a key fact beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal case.