Jack Matlock: Ukraine Crisis Should Have Been Avoided

Jack Matlock: Ukraine Crisis Should Have Been Avoided

Jack F. Matlock, Jr. May 27, 2022 An avoidable crisis that was predictable, actually predicted, willfully precipitated, but easily resolved by the application of common sense, writes Jack Matlock, the last U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R. We are being told each day that war may be imminent in Ukraine. Russian troops, we are told, are […]

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Europe is sleepwalking into another world war

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Europe is sleepwalking into another world war

Boaventura de Sousa Santos April 8, 2022 Originally posted on Independent Media Institute’s homepage on April 4th, 2022 More than 100 years after World War I, Europe’s leaders are sleepwalking toward a new all-out war. In 1914, the European governments believed that the war would last three weeks; it lasted four years and resulted in […]

Anatol Lieven: Ukraine – What Russia wants, what the West can do

Anatol Lieven: Ukraine – What Russia wants, what the West can do

Anatol Lieven March 7, 2022 For those who understand Moscow’s establishment and view of their country’s vital interests, none of this should be a surprise. The illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine has shocked the West and many ordinary Russians. But for those who understand the Russian establishment and its view of Russia’s vital interests, it […]

Branko Marcetic: The CIA may be breeding Nazi terror in Ukraine

Branko Marcetic: The CIA may be breeding Nazi terror in Ukraine

Members of the neo-Nazi Azov Regiment take part in a march to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Kyiv in 2020. (STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Branko Marcetic February 25 2022 The CIA has been secretly training anti-Russian groups in Ukraine since 2015. Everything we know points to the likelihood […]

David Swanson: To Send Weapons and Troops to Ukraine You’d Have to Be a Stupid Son of a Biden

David Swanson: To Send Weapons and Troops to Ukraine You’d Have to Be a Stupid Son of a Biden

David SwansonTFF Associate January 27, 2021 Have yall learned absolutely nothing? The U.S. government’s internal memos said that the only way to get Iraq to use its weapons if it even had any would be to attack it. The U.S. government’s public statements were that Iraq certainly had weapons and therefore must be attacked. The […]

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 […]

Ukraine-Russia 2.0 – the larger perspective and how you are fooled by the media

Ukraine-Russia 2.0 – the larger perspective and how you are fooled by the media

Ray McGovern May 4, 2021 “Ukraine For Dummies” is the title I gave to a piece I published a year and a half ago ( See: https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/14/ray-mcgovern-ukraine-for-dummies/ ) to provide some background for those wondering why the news was full of Ukraine and the pundits were full of something else. Originally published on Ray McGovern’s […]

Joseph Biden’s foreign policy

Joseph Biden’s foreign policy

By Jonathan Power April 14, 2020 Joseph Biden for president! Yesterday his main rival for the Democratic Party’s nomination, Bernie Sanders, endorsed him. If the world could vote, the overwhelming majority would vote for Biden, despite some misgivings. My reservations would be on his foreign policy. Like President Barack Obama he would be good on […]

Ending the fight in Ukraine

Ending the fight in Ukraine

By Jonathan Power Januar 14, 2020 The struggle for the Donbass region in the eastern and southern Ukraine goes on, seemingly never ending. It’s now six years since dissident militias threw off the yoke of the central government in Kiev and declared their de-facto independence. They were supported by Russian troops which at first president […]

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 […]