The Kremlin, the chaos theory and the bread crumb theory

The Kremlin, the chaos theory and the bread crumb theory

Pool photo by Alexey Druzhinin By Gordon M. Hahn September 4, 2019 From former spooks to libertarian-conservative talk show hosts to leftists and liberals various theories have been put forward as to why and how Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to ‘destroy Americans’ confidence in democracy’ and ‘sew chaos across American and the world.’ In […]

Liberalism as a source of trouble

Liberalism as a source of trouble

Crop of Book Cover for The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities. Photo: Counterpunch.org By Michael Welton August 10, 2019 I first discovered John Mearsheimer’s work in 2014 when he published a courageous article in Foreign Affairs on why the Ukraine crisis was the West’s fault. The blame could not be laid at Putin’s doorstep. […]

NATO expansion’s open door policy and war or peace in the Donbass

NATO expansion’s open door policy and war or peace in the Donbass

By Gordon M. Hahn July 25, 2019 NATO expansion has contributed to the causal matrix of two wars: the 2008 Georgian-South Ossetiyan/Russian Five-Day War and the ongoing Donbass civil war. The West’s April 2008 promise that both Georgia and Ukraine will become NATO members encouraged Georgian nationalism and Saakashvili’s war in South Ossetiya and consequently […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Through the Looking Glass Falsely: A World Without Facts

Through the Looking Glass Falsely: A World Without Facts

  By Gordon M. Hahn August 31, 2018 As the West has turned more and more to Soviet/Russian methods of the ‘big lie’ in order to advance democracy and its interests, the Russia-West propaganda war had produced a post-fact world in which disinformation comes to be believed by its purveyors. Both sides, forgetting the previous […]

The big American mistakes with Russia

The big American mistakes with Russia

  By Jonathan Power August 14, 2018 Two mistakes, committed on President Barack Obama’s watch, were the triggers for the end of the long post-Cold War period of good relations with Russia. They were the attack on Libya by the US, France and the UK and the subsequent killing of its long-time dictator, Muammar Gadhafi. […]

TFF PressInfo # 390 – Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection

TFF PressInfo # 390 – Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection

Photo: US President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Moscow Summit 1991 By Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images   By Jan Oberg   This article – TFF PressInfo # 390 – Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection – with the links at the end was copied from TFF’s former homepage […]