Russia is bitter about the West

Russia is bitter about the West

By Jonathan Power June 11, 2019 When I was in Moscow three weeks ago, I was briefing myself for an interview with the Soviet Union’s last president, Mikhail Gorbachev. As it happened he had to cancel it as he went into hospital for tests. One of the American academics I always read is Gordon Hahn, […]

How did Russiagate begin?

How did Russiagate begin?

Photo: Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Credit: rferl.org Why Barr’s investigation is important and should be encouraged. By Stephen F. Cohen June 7, 2019 It cannot be emphasized too often: Russiagate – allegations that the American president has been compromised by the Kremlin, which may even have helped to put him in the White House – […]

How about a peace race instead of an arms race?

How about a peace race instead of an arms race?

By Dr. Lawrence Wittner June 5, 2019 In late April, the highly-respected Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that, in 2018, world military expenditures rose to a record $1.82 trillion. The biggest military spender by far was the United States, which increased its military budget by nearly 5 percent to $649 billion (36 percent of […]

The buried Maidan massacre and its misrepresentation by the West

The buried Maidan massacre and its misrepresentation by the West

Ukrainian priests lead a commemoration ceremony for Maidan activists or “Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred” killed during anti-government protests in Kiev this time last year. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA By  Ivan Katchanovski May 24, 2019 The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko […]

The end of Russia’s occidental era – for now

The end of Russia’s occidental era – for now

By Gordon M. Hahn April 26, 2019 Three almost uninterrupted centuries of Russian self-comparison, self-assessment, self-identification with the West and ever deeper involvement in the intra-Western geopolitical and imperial competition have come to an end. Harsh lessons Russians have drawn from its three centuries of intimate interaction with the West — its Occidental Era — […]

Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster?

Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster?

By us-russia.org April 18, 2019 The Sunday, February 24 edition of Russian state television’s flagship program News of the Week with Dmitry Kiselyov provided a detailed description of the “mirror like” response that Russia will take to any US installations of land based cruise missiles directed against Moscow following termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force […]

The West’s Alienation of Russia: The Next Wave Will Be Russia’s Liberals

The West’s Alienation of Russia: The Next Wave Will Be Russia’s Liberals

By Gordon M. Hahn January 29, 2019 The alienation of post-Cold War Russia has proceeded in waves. Each successive Western overreach for not just maintaining but expanding its global hegemony has produced a new wave of Russian alienation. What will probably be the last wave, one that might help spark a wave of ultra-nationalism afterward […]

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

By Jan ObergDecember 6, 2018 How interesting! President Trump tweets on December 3, that he believes that the present level of military expenditures are ‘crazy’ – and he wants to talk with China and Russia about reducing them. I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that and here is what I said – […]

Withdrawing from the INF Treaty would be a massive mistake

Withdrawing from the INF Treaty would be a massive mistake

By David Krieger December 4, 2018 It would be a mistake of significant proportions for the U.S. to unilaterally withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. It would end an important arms limitation treaty, one that eliminated a whole category of nuclear-armed missiles with a range from 500 km to 5,500 km. The treaty […]

Nuclear arms control is going down a Trumpian hole

Nuclear arms control is going down a Trumpian hole

  By Jonathan Power  November 13, 2018 Reacting to the radio interview by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to mark Armistice Day, in which he was reported as saying, “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America… We need a true European army”, President Donald Trump […]