Paul Robinson takes a look at some of Twitter’s self-styled “analysts” and comes away feeling he just visited “wacko-land.”
There are battlefields in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere, but given the state of corporate media, perhaps the most consequential battle now being fought is for our minds, says Patrick Lawrence.
Whom Do We Trust?” was the theme of the conference in St. Petersburg organized by Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy and the Herzen State Pedagogical University, gathering experts and students from two countries.
Kentucky Republican crafts amendment to lift sanctions if Russia lifts sanctions on members of Congress
Zach Battat is a junior editor for Global Brief and a PhD candidate in Middle Eastern and African History at the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies.
Democrats in Congress have too often criticized President Trump from the right – for not being tough enough on Russia, for questioning the United States’ allies, for preemptive diplomacy with North Korea.
For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons of mass destruction. And faith in international institutions is seemingly deteriorating. What does this all mean for U.S. national security?
Falsely demonizing Russia’s leader has made the new Cold War even more dangerous.
Ignoring uncomfortable truths about the Syria conflict keeps getting in the way of sober policymaking. The regime, aided by its Russian and Iranian allies, already has recaptured most rebel-held territory.
It is high time that the US, and especially the UK, accepted that their war in Syria has been lost – or at least that their original objective, the removal of Bashar al-Assad has not been achieved. Are they prepared to pursue the fight now at the expense of Idlib’s 3 million civilians?