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Sabotaging Putin-Trump Diplomacy Serves U.S. War Interests and Democrats’ Electoral Strategy


Democratic leaders have positioned themselves to portray just about any concession from the U.S president in bilateral talks with the Russian president as a corrupt payoff.

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 READ MORE
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Serbia Prime Minister-Designate to Head Pro-Russia Government


With her early Cabinet picks, Ana Brnabic sends a strong message about her alliances with other nations. She also has made headlines as Serbia’s first female and first openly gay leader.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party


Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Boorish Behavior With NATO Could Have Unintended Benefits


By demanding nations put more money into the military alliance, the president may cause some Europeans to rethink anti-Russian propaganda.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Is a Bull in the China Shop of Global Diplomacy


The president’s first trip abroad reaffirms his poor grasp of U.S. international relations.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Admonishes NATO Member Countries in Speech (Video)

The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on Thursday morning, scolding member countries for “not paying what they should be paying.”

Posted on May 25, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.


European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE

Obama and Trump Could Both Be Considered Guilty of War Crimes


A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Sends Troops to the Turkish-Syrian Border


The president is in the position of trying to separate—and make peace between—a major military power and a band of leftist Kurds.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE

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Noam Chomsky: Why Trump Is Pushing the Doomsday Clock to the Brink of Midnight


The linguist and political commentator discusses the U.S. president, Russia, history and the future in a recent interview. (Pictured, two scientists at a Jan. 26 news conference.)

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 READ MORE

U.N. Envoy Nikki Haley’s Tough Stance on International Relations: ‘There’s a New Sheriff in Town’


The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations speaks openly about her disapproval of the U.N. General Assembly’s nuclear disarmament talks and her disdain for the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Picks Fights With Germany, U.K., NATO and EU


At this rate, we won’t have any allies soon.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 READ MORE

Mikhail Gorbachev: It Appears ‘the World Is Preparing for War’


“Wars must be outlawed, because none of the global problems we are facing can be resolved by war,” the former Soviet leader writes.

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 READ MORE

Glenn Greenwald: It’s Toxic to Demonize Corbyn as Russia ‘Collaborator’ for Opposing Belligerence


In response to Jeremy Corbyn’s call for the “de-militarization of the border” between NATO countries and Russia, critics have dismissed the U.K. Labour Party leader as a traitor.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 READ MORE

The Real Purpose of the U.S. Government’s Report on Alleged Hacking by Russia


The declassified document is intended primarily to be a weapon for use in internal politics. If the establishment can discredit Trump, it can get rid of him.

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 READ MORE

Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats


The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 READ MORE

Will Turkey Leave NATO for Sino-Russian Shanghai Cooperation Council?


Most likely it is an idle threat by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, perhaps an attempt at getting Europe to be silent about his human rights abuses.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE

A Genuine U.S. Reset With Russia Is Long Overdue


President-elect Trump’s willingness to rewrite the foreign and national security establishment’s playbook, and seek to normalize relations with Russia, is a welcome development.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE

Cast Your Vote: Whose Foreign Policy Position Do You Prefer?


As the presidential race tightens, we turn to our readers to help decipher a key aspect of Election 2016: foreign policy.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE

NATO Preps ‘Biggest Military Buildup on Russia’s Borders Since Cold War’


Playing “a dangerous game,” NATO pushes allies to send more troops and military equipment to Eastern Europe.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Debate Performance Won’t Give His Dedicated Supporters Any Second Thoughts


No matter what the Republican nominee says or does, his base believes his central argument—that “politicians like Secretary Clinton” have failed, and it’s time to try something new.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

Russian Threat Is Good for Business, U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors


As the media and politicians work to cast Russia as a great threat to Americans, the arms industry is pressuring NATO member states to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic products on weapons and defense systems.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Unleashes More Outrages and Lies at Bizarre News Conference


Truth is irrelevant to the Republican presidential nominee. All he wanted to do is steal a few hours of media attention in the middle of the Democratic convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE

Trump Blasts Clinton in a Foreign-Policy Fight Where Both Have Strayed From Their Parties


This week Donald Trump has had a lot to say about foreign policy—raising concerns within the Republican Party and bolstering arguments that Hillary Clinton is a better choice for conservatives.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 READ MORE

2008 All Over Again


Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union presages perhaps another global financial meltdown. Banks will again demand massive bailouts. We will be forced to again swallow austerity measures, and there will be a continued decline in living standards.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 READ MORE

Armenians Demand Recognition of Genocide at Los Angeles Protest


President Obama has never made good on his promise to officially recognize the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians for what it was.

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 READ MORE

The Trump Doctrine: End NATO, Patrol Mosques, Nukes for Japan and Allies


Anderson Cooper’s interview with Donald Trump on Tuesday had the advantage of allowing comebacks and close questioning.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Denounces the Trump and Cruz Responses to Brussels Attacks


“Slogans aren’t a strategy,” the Democratic front-runner said in a speech at Stanford University. “Loose cannons tend to misfire.”

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE

The Most Important Issues for Activists in 2016: An Interview With Kevin Zeese


The longtime political activist pinpoints what activists should be paying attention to in the new year, including the killing of people of color by the government through police violence, the climate crisis and the duopoly scam of American politics.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE

Tensions Flare as Vladimir Putin Calls Turkey’s Downing of Russian Jet ‘Stab in the Back’


A volatile situation hangs in the balance as Moscow and Ankara express mutual disgust and worries reverberate over the regional and global implications of the latest incident along the Syrian border.

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 READ MORE

Will the U.S. Arming of Kurdish-Led Northeast Rebels in Syria Provoke Turkey? (Video)


Not only is the U.S. supply of weapons to rebels in the northwest in danger of fueling a proxy war with the Russian Federation, but Washington’s supply of weaponry to the Democratic Forces of Syria sets up a proxy struggle with its own NATO ally, Turkey.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

Where Is Our Jeremy Corbyn?


The election of the socialist to head Britain’s Labour Party is a harbinger of the global revolt against neoliberalism, corporate tyranny and the U.S. war machine. It is time Americans join the fight.

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 READ MORE

How $1.8 Billion in Aid to Ukraine Was Funneled to International Finance


Thanks to the investigative work of the Ukrainian anti-corruption watchdog group Nashi Groshi (Our Money), the process by which $1.8 billion “was smoothly maneuvered offshore” to unnamed accounts in Belize, the British Virgin Islands and “other outposts of the international financial galaxy” is plainly visible.

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 READ MORE

NATO Will Return to Iraq


Four years after leaving, the U.S.-led western military alliance is planning to renew operations in the country by training officers to help fight Islamic State.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE

The Cold War Heats Up as the U.S. and Poland Discuss Weapons Deployment in Eastern Europe


Saber-rattling in response to alleged Russian expansionism is the latest in a series of dramatic breaks from the post-Cold War detente between Russia and the U.S.-led West.

Posted on Jun 14, 2015 READ MORE

Obama: There Will Be No Mideast NATO, but the U.S. Is Committed to the Security of Arab Gulf States


The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council came to President Barack Obama in search of a renewed, formalized U.S. commitment to their security. They came away disappointed.

Posted on May 16, 2015 READ MORE

Surge in Fighting Puts Ukrainian Truce in Doubt


Civilians are fleeing parts of east Ukraine as fighting there reaches its worst point since a shaky cease-fire was established in February.

Posted on May 3, 2015 READ MORE

Eastern Europe’s Military Budgets Are Inching Up, but U.S. Still Dominates


Russia and its NATO neighbors in the Baltic have expanded their military budgets, but the U.S. continues to lead the world in military spending by far.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 READ MORE

How Violence in Ukraine Could Lead to Nuclear Disaster


One big problem with the recent calls for a Western military role in the Ukraine conflict is the Chernobyl reactor, whose core exploded in 1986 and must be watched forever. The old sarcophagus that contains it must be replaced next year and cannot wait out a war.

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 READ MORE

Vladimir Putin Not Responsible for Ukrainian Civil War, Expert Says

Through a careful review of recent history, Russia and Soviet scholar Paul Robinson debunks the claim that the Russian president is directing the rebels fighting in Ukraine’s eastern region.

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Stepping Back From the Precipice in Eastern Europe


What has the past year of war inside Ukraine been about?

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 READ MORE

Former U.S. Diplomat to Soviet Union Scolds Today’s Leaders


At a meeting of the National Press Club this month, James Matlock—“one of the Cold War’s wise men”—criticized the Obama administration for publicly denigrating the Russian leadership rather than striking a conciliatory tone in the conflict over Ukraine.

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 READ MORE

U.S., NATO Must Seek Diplomatic Resolution to Ukraine Crisis


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Nothing Washington or NATO can do for Ukraine will give it anything approaching an independent ability to expel Russian-reinforced Ukrainian separatists and expel the Russian invaders who support them.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE

NATO to Point More Guns at Russia (Video)


A military response by NATO is ramping up the new Cold War with Russia as the international body declared Thursday that it will establish six command posts on its eastern borders and create a 5,000-member “rapid reaction” force.

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 READ MORE

Angela Merkel: Bombs and Bullets Won’t Solve Ukraine Conflict (Video)


The German chancellor has said the crisis in the former Soviet republic will not be resolved by military means and that the peace agreement drafted in September needs to be put into effect.

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 READ MORE

U.S. May Supply Weapons to Ukrainian Forces


American officials on Sunday signaled their openness to supplying the Ukrainian military with arms in their fight against Russian-backed separatists, The New York Times reports.

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 READ MORE

Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking


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Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill. According to the congressional record, it took only three congressmen and one second.

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 READ MORE

The West Is Responsible for Unraveling Ukraine


Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel writes in The Washington Post that the U.S. government and mainstream media have arrogantly and self-servingly portrayed the calamity Western powers wrought in Ukraine as a false “morality tale” about democracy-loving protesters and alleged Russian aggression.

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 READ MORE

Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia?


A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 READ MORE

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