Ted Snider: Six Things the Media Won’t Tell You About Ukraine

Ted Snider: Six Things the Media Won’t Tell You About Ukraine

By Ted Snider January 19, 2022 On January 10, American and Russian officials met to discuss Putin’s proposal on mutual security guarantees. Western media and political analysts have cast Putin’s demands that NATO not expand further east to Ukraine and that NATO not establish military bases in former Soviet states nor use them to carry out […]

Anatol Lieven: Ukraine – The Most Dangerous Problem in the World

Anatol Lieven: Ukraine – The Most Dangerous Problem in the World

But there’s already a solution. Anatol Lieven January 19, 2022 Amid the public storm in America over the fall of Kabul, it is important not to lose sight of other looming crises around the world – some of them potentially much more dangerous than Afghanistan. For if the US political elites were so surprised by […]

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard

Michail Gorbachev discussing German unification with Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Helmut Kohl in Russia, July 15, 1990. Photo: Bundesbildstelle / Presseund Informationsamt der Bundesregierung. By Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton January 7, 2022 Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner. Slavic […]

NATO Expansion: The Budapest Blow Up 1994

NATO Expansion: The Budapest Blow Up 1994

Clinton and Yeltsin in Naples, July 10, 1994.  Dormant Vesuvius is in the background.  (Eruption wouldn’t happen until Budapest).  Source:  Inosmi.ru Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner Slavic Studies Panel Addresses “Who Promised What to Whom on NATO […]

Gordon Hahn: NATO Expansion, Maidan Ukraine, and the Donbass War

Gordon Hahn: NATO Expansion, Maidan Ukraine, and the Donbass War

By Gordon M. Hahn December 15, 2021 It is now quite clear, as I have stated for decades, that NATO expansion is the main cause of U.S.-Russian and WesternRussian tensions, and the Russian Angst over said expansion is the cause of the Ukrainian crisis sparked in winter 2013-2014. It appears that Putin is escalating the […]

Joint Article by Chinese and Russian Ambassadors: Respecting People’s Democratic Rights

Joint Article by Chinese and Russian Ambassadors: Respecting People’s Democratic Rights

The embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America 10 December 2021 This Joint Article was published on ”The National Interest”. Qin Gang is the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. Anatoly Antonov is the Russian Ambassador to the United States. We publish it here on The Transnational because we believe it is a historic document both because of China-Russia cooperation which is increasing rapidly and because it makes […]

Baher Kamal: All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? That’s Still Far from Being True

Baher Kamal: All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? That’s Still Far from Being True

By Baher Kamal December 25, 2021 MADRID, Dec 6 2021 (IPS) – ”All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These words are a sound introduction to the transcendental issue of human rights and equalities, as stated by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration proclaims the “inalienable rights that everyone is […]

Josef G. Mahoney: U.S. should have disinvited itself from its ‘Summit for Democracy’

Josef G. Mahoney: U.S. should have disinvited itself from its ‘Summit for Democracy’

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. /Getty By Josef Gregory Mahoney December 15, 2021 Editor’s note: Josef Gregory Mahoney is a professor of politics at East China Normal University in Shanghai. The article reflects the author’s opinions and not necessarily the views of CGTN. There has been an active debate among American scholars […]

David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

By David Swanson – TFF Associate December 3, 2021 I’m old enough to remember when you couldn’t do a speaking event related to war and peace without being asked numerous reasonable and not so reasonable questions about 9/11 (each accompanied by a stack of DVDs and flyers presented to you as a revelation from on […]

William Astore: America’s abyss of weapons and warmaking

William Astore: America’s abyss of weapons and warmaking

William J. Astore December 3, 2021 Who is America’s god? The Christian god of the beatitudes, the one who healed the sick, helped the poor, and preached love of neighbor? Not in these (dis)United States. In the Pledge of Allegiance, we speak proudly of One Nation under God, but in the aggregate, this country doesn’t […]

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