Trump administration exits Open Skies treaty

The United States has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Open Skies, a decades-old pact meant to reduce the chances of an accidental war by allowing mutual reconnaissance flights by parties to the 34-nation agreement. The exit comes six months after President Trump first announced his intention to withdraw, saying Russia has been violating the pact. “Today […]

‘We Respect The Choice Of The American People’: China Congratulates Joe Biden’s Election Win

TOPLINE   Nearly a week after media outlets projected Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, China extended a cautious acknowledgement of the result on Friday as it joined a growing list of nations and world leaders to congratulate him, as well as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, on their election win. KEY FACTS Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson […]

GOP Texas lieutenant governor offering $1M for evidence of voter fraud

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) is backing President Trump‘s “efforts to identify voter fraud” by offering up to $1 million from his campaign for anyone to come forward with evidence from anywhere in the country.   Patrick said he is offering the reward to “incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud.” Anyone who […]

Republican Philadelphia official responsible for vote counting says office getting death threats

The Republican city commissioner in Philadelphia whose office is responsible for counting votes in the city, said his staff has been receiving death threats since the count began there last week.  “From the inside looking out, it all feels very deranged,” Al Schmidt said during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS News’ 60 minutes. “At the end […]

GRU carpet-bombing SVR-FSB’s positions in post-Soviet space

In Russia, signs have been spotted of a new round of inter-agency conflict between the SVR-FSB and the GRU. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), on October 20, quite unexpectedly accused the United States of plotting a “revolutionary” scenario in Moldova, where presidential elections will be held in November. The chief accuser is SVR head […]

Kremlin-Western war: Lavrov takes a show off again

Lately, Russian foreign policy leader Sergei Lavrov has hinted several times that the Kremlin is ready to suspend “any business” with European countries, because of the disrespect that was shown to Russia in relation to Navalniy poisoning by the words of EU officials. What was it? And how to understand the next drunken dances of […]

Trump or Biden, the U.S. and Europe Will Split

If Donald Trump wins on Nov. 3, the transatlantic rupture will be fast and disastrous. With Joe Biden, it’ll be slower and open-ended. At least the chemistry would be better.  Photographer: Steffen Kugler, Pool via Getty Images Slowly but surely, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge keeps pushing the North American and European plates apart, at the rate of […]

Trump’s G7 Invite For Putin Will Encourage More War

With attention focused on the escalating public disorder across the United States, many people may have missed President Trump’s announcement last weekend that he plans to invite Russia to the G7 summit in America later this year. Trump’s invitation is worth considering in some detail because it has such potentially disastrous implications for international law […]

Russian element in U.S. destabilization

The Americans suspect the Russian side of destabilizing the situation and sowing public unrest. Well, no surprise here, at all. Just the other day, I reported on Facebook that protests across the U.S. are a TOP issue in Russian propaganda media and hybrid platforms on social networks (the so-called “gray segment”). Then I said that […]

The Doomed Treaty: Russia’s View On The New START

The Donald Trump administration has signaled that it is not interested in prolonging the New START strategic nuclear weapons limitation treaty after its expiration in February 2021, expressing the need to focus on the strategic threats emanating from China instead; this has seriously complicated the Kremlin’s position on the ten-year-old arms-control regime. Moscow’s strategic nuclear […]