The era in which the United States and/or the West (NATO) can dictate outcomes anywhere across the globe unilaterally has ended.
A lasting settlement must address the growing chasm between the region’s two halves.
Various forms of “espionage lite” are nebulous enough to be used by overeager officials to make political points and strike tit-for-tat blows. Paranoia in the U.S. sets off Russian vindictiveness. This is not a virtuous cycle.
A careful examination of America’s interests and NATO fundamentals suggest it might be time to let the sun go down on NATO.
When we look at the specifics of Trump’s record, we see that he isn’t ending U.S. military involvement anywhere.
Demetri Kofinas speaks with Stephen Cohen, one of the world’s foremost Russia experts about why he believes the United States bears much of the responsibility for its fractured relationship with Putin’s Russia and the serious prospects of nuclear war in the 21st century.
NATO’s London Summit on December 3 and 4, 2019 displays the deep political crisis of the 70-year-old alliance.
The story of Sergei Magnitsky has come to symbolize the brutal persecution of whistleblowers in Russia. Ten years after his death, inconsistencies in Magnitsky’s story suggest he may not have been the hero many people — and Western governments — believed him to be.
It is extraordinarily naïve to assert that powerful bureaucracies and their key personnel do not protect their institutional interests, push policies in directions they prefer, and attempt to dilute, delay, or defeat initiatives they oppose.
The ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Trump can certainly compete with Hollywood’s most successful drama or comedy shows.