Bryce Greene: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

Bryce Greene: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

Maidan protests in 2014 in Kiev. GENYA SAVILOV / AFP – Getty Images Bryce Greene March 29, 2022 The history of U.S. involvement in Ukraine is rarely analyzed by corporate media. The desire to open Ukraine to finance capital, the 2014 U.S. backed coup, and the drive to expand NATO all played a role in creating […]

Fact: Russia Pitched the Idea of Joining NATO in 1954

Fact: Russia Pitched the Idea of Joining NATO in 1954

Image Credit: Creative Commons. Dave Majumdar March 18, 2022 The ultimate what-if? As strange as it seems, in 1954 when the United States and the Soviet Union were settling into a pattern of Cold War hostilities, the Kremlin actually proposed to join the NATO alliance on March 31 of that year.  The Soviets made the […]

Aron Maté: By using Ukraine to fight Russia, the US provoked Putin’s war

Aron Maté: By using Ukraine to fight Russia, the US provoked Putin’s war

Aaron Maté March 18, 2022 After backing a far-right coup in 2014, the US has fueled a proxy war in Eastern Ukraine that has left 14,000 dead. Russia’s invasion is an illegal and catastrophic response. “The United States aids Ukraine and her people,” Adam Schiff declared in January 2020, “so that we can fight Russia over […]

Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Even during wartime – maybe especially during wartime – you should be allowed to ask uncomfortable questions Robert Wright at Nonzero Newsletter March 7, 2022 Twice over the past two decades I’ve felt outraged by a massive invasion that violated international law. One time was last week, when Russia invaded Ukraine. The other time was […]

Kevin Gosztola: The Inevitability Of Russia’s Attack On Ukraine

Kevin Gosztola: The Inevitability Of Russia’s Attack On Ukraine

By Kevin Gosztola March 7, 2022 Editor’s note from thedissenter.org: I don’t typically use this space to weigh in on US foreign policy without connecting it somehow to whistleblowers, but as the establishment news media limits acceptable views to a very narrow spectrum of reactions, I felt the need to weigh in on Russia’s attack […]

Edward Curtin: JFK Revisited – Through the Looking Glass by Oliver Stone – A Film Review

Edward Curtin: JFK Revisited – Through the Looking Glass by Oliver Stone – A Film Review

Edward Curtin February 21, 2022 Two of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president bookend this extraordinary documentary film. It opens with President John F. Kennedy giving the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963 and it closes with his civil rights speech to the American people the following day. It is a deft […]

Alfred De Zayas: A Culture of Cheating – On the Origins of the Crisis in Ukraine

Alfred De Zayas: A Culture of Cheating – On the Origins of the Crisis in Ukraine

Alfred De Zayas February 11, 2022 The current tensions between the United States and Russia with regard to Ukraine goes back to a series of NATO actions and omissions following the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989/91.  On the Russian side, there is a widespread perception of having been misled by the US and […]

Robin Poulton: Ukrainian Sovereignty Means Not Joining NATO

Robin Poulton: Ukrainian Sovereignty Means Not Joining NATO

Robin Edward Poulton February 11, 2022 1 Feb 2022 – Secretary of State Blinken’s statement on January 26th was a disaster: a statement pleading for peace in Ukraine that was laden with aggression against Russia. The statement suffered from the lack of imagination we associate with U.S. imperialism, and a wanton refusal to understand how and why Russia […]

Thomas De Waal: The Still-Topical Tagliavini Report on the 2008 War in Georgia

Thomas De Waal: The Still-Topical Tagliavini Report on the 2008 War in Georgia

Thomas De Waal February 3, 2022 Many people are trying to rewrite the history of the 2008 Georgia-Russia War in the light of the Ukraine crisis. The EU’s report on the war is still a useful baseline and a reminder of how different the two conflicts are. Originally published at Carnegiemoscow Six years ago, on […]

Scott Ritter: The Ukraine Crisis – US ‘Toolboxes’ Are Empty

Scott Ritter: The Ukraine Crisis – US ‘Toolboxes’ Are Empty

Public opening session between Lavrov and Blinken on Friday. (Ruptly screenshot.) The toolbox is empty. Russia knows this. Biden knows this. Blinken knows this. CNN knows this. The only ones who aren’t aware of this are the American people, says Scott Ritter. Scott Ritter January 26, 2022 Originally published by Consortiumnews on January 22, 2022 U.S. Secretary […]