Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria: In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria:  In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

  Lund, Sweden – April 14, 2018 Statement by Associates of TFF – The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research   Summary The US-British-French attack is a clear and indisputable case of aggression according to international law, and to the UN Charter in particular. And it lacks, like many unilateral wars before it, a […]

Russophobia in the New Cold War

Russophobia in the New Cold War

Several factors make this US-Russian Cold War more dangerous than its predecessor – is “Russo-madness” one of them?   By Stephen F. Cohen April 4, 2018 Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous […]

Expansion, Sanctions, and Opposition-Promotion: The West’s Failed Russian Transformation Strategy

Expansion, Sanctions, and Opposition-Promotion: The West’s Failed Russian Transformation Strategy

    By Gordon M. Hahn February 14, 2018 The US and the rest of the West continue to carry out the same failed Russia policy that let to the ‘new Cold War. That policy can be summed up in the following words: We, with our NATO and EU expansion, will ignore your interests and […]

The American Empire is on its way down

The American Empire is on its way down

  By Jan Oberg March 30, 2018 A conversation with Sputnik Radio on the ongoing and increasing confrontational policies and media demonization of Russia by West – seen here through the lenses of imperial decline. You may also click on this image to hear the conversation:    

There Is No Evidence in Escalating Poison Row: Keep a Robust Dialogue With Russia

There Is No Evidence in Escalating Poison Row:  Keep a Robust Dialogue With Russia

  Interview with Stephen Cohen For requesting evidence of Russian culpability in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been denounced by PM Theresa May and even members of his own party. We discuss the case with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at […]

Jeremy Corbyn and other voices of reason over the UK nerve gas incident

Jeremy Corbyn and other voices of reason over the UK nerve gas incident

Jeremy Corbyn June 2017 (Image by Jeremy Corbyn Facebook)   By Silvia Swinden A Russian father, former double spy convicted in Russia and exchanged by Britain for other spies, and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury. Preliminary assessment suggests a nerve gas agent. The government has jumped to accuse Russia and […]

The Russian Presidential Election on March 18th

The Russian Presidential Election on March 18th

  Jonathan Power 13th March, 2018. The seemingly eternal president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has an iron grip on his nation and a foreign policy to match. A large majority of Russians give him their support.  He will win re-election. Is it his early economic success? Or is it because of a new stability? Or […]

The mystery of the Russian planes that never were

The mystery of the Russian planes that never were

Fearology and medialised threat perception management that serves militarism   By Paul Rogers February 22, 2018 Is Russia a military threat to the west? A larger past and closer detail offer fresh light. Most analysts blame Vladimir Putin’s aggressive political stance for the renewed hostility between Russia and the western states of the North Atlantic […]

Richard Sakwa: The Key Challenge for Russia is to Avoid Inflicting Damage on Itself

Richard Sakwa: The Key Challenge for Russia is to Avoid Inflicting Damage on Itself

    Rethinking Russia sat down with University of Kent’s Professor Richard Sakwa to discuss his new book Russia Against The Rest, its relations with the West, its role in a new world order as well as its greatest challenges in 2018. Originally published on February 15,2018 at Rethinking Russia here   University of Kent’s […]

Putin prefers Aramco to Trump’s sword dance

Putin prefers Aramco to Trump’s sword dance

Hardly 10 months after honoring the visiting US president, the Saudis are open to a Russian-Chinese consortium investing in the upcoming Aramco IPO*   By M. K. Bhadrakumar February 16, 2018 In the slideshow that is Middle Eastern politics, the series of still images seldom add up to make an enduring narrative. And the probability […]