The world contains more potential flash points than ever before.
Americans, Canadians, Brits, Italians, and others, who vote for unexpected people or causes, do so for their own reasons which have nothing to do with Russia.
This four article series critically examines Russia’s military, energy, and shipping interests in the Arctic and how Russian policies and actions compare to the existing academic and journalistic rhetoric about the Arctic region.
Before the 2016 election, British ex-spy Christopher Steele was contracted (through a couple of cutouts) by the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee to dig up dirt on candidate Donald Trump. They paid him $168,000. They should ask for their money back.
What is so striking about the Russia story is its totally schizophrenic nature. The headlines are full of politics and it seems the mainstream press has invested every ounce of their energy into demonising Russia. But investors seem to love Russia (silently).
Knowledgeable reporters on the left and right are frightened by the spread of an elite conspiracy theory among American media
Ellsberg sits down with CBS News correspondent Alex Wagner to discuss the history behind nuclear strategy during the first Cold War and the new arms race.
I have been studying and visiting Russia for over 35 years. In that time I have witnessed
dramatic changes within Russia. Unfortunately, Western perceptions of Russia remain as
negative as ever.
By now even the most tireless promoters of the idea that Russian “bots” pose some sort of existential threat to Western democracy are no longer so sure.
Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. Cohen explains that President Putin’s speech to both houses of the Russian parliament on March 1, somewhat akin to the US president’s annual State of the Union address, was composed of two distinct parts.