Branko Marcetic: Diplomatic Cables Show that Russia Did See NATO Expansion as a Red Line

Branko Marcetic: Diplomatic Cables Show that Russia Did See NATO Expansion as a Red Line

Branko Marcetic January 28, 2023 Editor’s note This is probably the most detailed and solid documentation of the historical fact that NATO leaders knew perfectly well that Russia was deeply concerned and against NATO’s expansion and stated those concern for more than 20 years. In other words, that NATO decided deliberately not to listen and […]

Richard Falk: War-mongering geopolitics in the nuclear age imperils species survival

Richard Falk: War-mongering geopolitics in the nuclear age imperils species survival

Ukraine War Evolves: Disdaining Diplomacy, Seeking Victory Richard Falk October 27, 2022 Prefatory Note This is the third iteration of an essay on the evolution of the Ukraine War, the earlier two versions published online in Transcend Media Service (TMS) and CounterPunch. The essential argument remains: war-mongering geopolitics in the nuclear age imperils species survival […]

Gordon M. Hahn: ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ Putin’s nuclear threat’….

Gordon M. Hahn: ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ Putin’s nuclear threat’….

Gordon M. Hahn October 27th 2022 The title above has been placed within quotation marks for a reason: Russian President Vladimir Putin made no nuclear threat unless one considers that a threat to respond to nuclear threats or to respond to a hypothetical nuclear attack amounts to a threat to use nuclear weapons. The West […]

Natylie Baldwin: Review of Benjamin Abelow’s “How the West brought war to Ukraine”

Natylie Baldwin: Review of Benjamin Abelow’s “How the West brought war to Ukraine”

Natylie Baldwin October 18th, 2022 I first came across Benjamin Abelow’s analysis of the Ukraine war as a lengthy article published on Medium in May.  I found the depth and thoroughness of his article impressive and complimented him on it.  When he told me that he’d expanded it into a short book, I was intrigued and offered to […]

Dario Rivolta: On the role of the West in the Ukraine Crisis

Dario Rivolta: On the role of the West in the Ukraine Crisis

Dario Rivolta 10 October, 2022 The European sanctions on Russia would have expired on 31 January 2017. They were imposed at a time as one insinuated that the Russian side had a hostile attitude in the question of Ukraine. These sanctions have been extended for six months at an early stage. Certainly, the reason for […]

Jeffrey Sachs: “The West’s false narrative about Russia and China”

Jeffrey Sachs: “The West’s false narrative about Russia and China”

Jeffrey Sachs By Amy Goodman (*) – Democracy Now! September 19, 2022 Jeffrey Sachs: “Dangerous” U.S. Policy & “West’s False Narrative” Stoking Tensions with Russia, China GUESTS: Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, president of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, sustainable development solutions advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres, […]

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Yet ‘experts’ still cling to the narrative that Ukraine can somehow ‘win.’ If Ukraine can hang on for just a few more months. Image: iStock Cameron Leckie August 24, 2022 The more events proved them to be wrong, the stronger their defences became against admitting this to be the case’ – Norman Dixon (On the […]

Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Together We Are Wrong — by Mr Fish By Chris Hedges August 4, 2022 The massive expansion of NATO, not only in Eastern and Central Europe but the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, presages endless war and a potential nuclear holocaust. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the arms industry that depends […]

Vijay Prashad: The World Does Not Want a Global NATO

Vijay Prashad: The World Does Not Want a Global NATO

Fuyuko Matsui, Japan, “Becoming Friends with All the Children of the World,” 2004. Vijay Prashad August 4, 2022 The fragility of Europe’s energy supply has once again been on display in recent months. Gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which runs from Russia to Germany, were reduced to 40 per cent of capacity […]

Opposition to NATO Expansion – already in 1997

Opposition to NATO Expansion – already in 1997

Arms Control Today June 30, 2022 On June 26, 1997, a group of 50 prominent foreign policy experts that included former senators, retired military officers, diplomats and academicians, sent an open letter to President Clinton outlining their opposition to NATO expansion. Stanley Resor, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arms Control Association, spoke […]

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