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 […]

The New Spheres Of Influence

In the heady aftermath of the Cold War, American policymakers pronounced one of the fundamental concepts of geopolitics obsolete. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described a new world “in which great power is defined not by spheres of influence . . . or the strong imposing their will on the weak.” Secretary of State Hillary […]

U.S. sending advisor to Russian victory day parade as Trump snubs invitation

Some time ago, Russian media went exctatic over the unfounded assumption that world leaders would come to Moscow for the 75th anniversary of WW2 victory to attend the Red Square parade in Moscow. While France’s Emmanuel Macron openly declared his intention to attend, doubts remained about willingness of the rest of leaders. The Kremlin officials […]

Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday, leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With careful jabs in the arms of four healthy volunteers, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle began an anxiously awaited […]

The Coronavirus And How Political Spin Has Worsened Epidemics

The virulent germ we now call the Spanish flu happened to strike at a diabolical moment in the history of politics and propaganda. The previous spring, in April of 1917, the United States entered the First World War, and President Woodrow Wilson launched a dubious campaign to shore up popular support and suppress criticism. He […]

US-Ukraine Ties After The Impeachment Drama

2019 was an exceptionally turbulent year for US-Ukraine ties, but there are signs the relationship is getting back on track. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to Kyiv on January 31, becoming the highest-ranking US official to visit Ukraine in over two years. While he did not offer any major breakthroughs, Secretary Pompeo’s presence […]

Ukraine’s Fate Will Shape Global Security – & Americans Should Care

Over the past five months of impeachment-related media coverage, American audiences have grown accustomed to hearing about Ukraine – but do they actually care? This was the question reportedly posed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a January 24 post-interview exchange with NPR radio host Mary Louise Kelly.  Secretary Pompeo is certainly not […]

Beyond The Impeachment Drama: Why Ukraine Matters To America

The impeachment of President Donald Trump has thrust relations between the United States and Ukraine into the spotlight. This has amplified the ongoing debate over America’s ties to the former Soviet republic, with some questioning the wisdom of the current US commitment to Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression. Fox News has played a […]