The US Justice Department and FBI are scrutinizing the Russian state-owned Sputnik and RT networks as potential ‘foreign agents,’ raising questions of press freedom, says independent journalist Alyona Minkovski.
In this infographic, Meduza compares the U.S. government’s international news media to RT and Sputnik, to get a better sense of just how big these operations are, relative to each other.
The new Cold War could drive the planet’s largest country, long anchored politically in both geopolitical worlds, eastward to stay.
In this wide-ranging interview, Ambassador Matlock discusses his interest in Russia, his first assignment in Moscow in 1961, his work for Presidents Reagan and Bush, Sr. as the American ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, and his first impressions of, and meetings with, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Matlock also reflects on the folly of NATO expansion and an interventionist American foreign policy.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants the Trump administration to supply Ukraine with “defensive weapons” to combat the Russian-supported separatists occupying parts of eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region. On a recent visit to Kiev, Mattis told a news conference that these weapons “are not provocative unless you are an aggressor, and clearly Ukraine is not an aggressor.”
The Western media and DC think tanks continue to get Ukraine wrong.
If any single arms deal can capture the shifting nature of Russian cooperation in the post-Cold War era, it is the pending sale of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey that now looks increasingly likely to happen.
Professor Stephen Cohen and other experts examine the relationship between President George W. Bush and President Vladmir Putin.
Within hours of the attacks on New York and Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin was on the phone to George W. Bush — the first international leader to call the U.S. president on September 11.
U.S.-Russian relations offer one bright counter to this otherwise gloomier international picture.