Today, Vladimir Putin’s Russia seems driven only by a non-ideological impulse to protect its borderlands militarily, promote itself economically, and expand its international reach to recover its reputation from the humiliation of decline.
While many on the left continue to accuse President Trump and his administration of colluding with the Russians, one well-known progressive thinker said such actions hurt their cause.
For the first time, the U.S. has deployed advanced Patriot missiles as part of military exercises in the Baltic region, escalating tensions with Russia and helping boost military industry stock prices to record highs. Aaron Mate of The Real News talks with Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the independent, non-partisan Arms Control Association.
A documentary debunking the Magnitsky myth, which was an opening salvo in the New Cold War, was largely blocked from viewing in the West but has now become a factor in Russia-gate, reports Robert Parry.
Princeton and NYU Professor Emeritus and Nation contributor Stephen F. Cohen talks to MSNBC’s Ali Veshi. According to Cohen “the relationship with Russia today is a dangerous as it has ever been in my lifetime. What does Russia want? It doesn’t want this relationship, it’s bad for Russia, it’s bad for Putin, it’s bad for the ambitions Putin has to rebuild Russia at home…”
When I first read the explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, I had multiple reactions, writes Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi.
We are witnessing a striking shift in the global paradigm of how the world views nuclear weapon
When did support for spheres of influence become un-American?
Tucker Carlson had a heated exchange with neoconservative Max Boot over Russia and US Middle East policy.
Democracy Now! speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept, who notes that Democrats have had similar entanglements with foreign governments.