Russia Wants to Portray the West as a Failure

May 27, 2021

How is Russia trying to improve its image in Central and Eastern Europe and the western Balkans? Edward Lucas, a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, says that Moscow is most interested in depicting the West as a failure.

Deconstructing the Powerful and Persistent Russiagate Meme

September 08, 2020

The frontier between legitimate political analysis and fake news in the US has never been easy to draw. Politicians and polemicists have attempted to impose the idea that only established corporate networks can be trusted to steer clear of fake news. Content on topics they consciously neglect to...

The NY Times’ Ruthless Assault on Russians

October 10, 2019

The New York Times should really be called “The New Cold War Times.” It has consistently focused on reporting the most intimate thoughts (i.e., prejudice and propaganda) of an intelligence community that owes its historical existence to the golden age of post-World War II Soviet communism....

Are Russia and NATO Getting Ready for a New Euromissile Crisis?

August 08, 2019

When it was ratified in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) eliminated a category of weapons that was a major threat to Europe. One must remember how much of a step forward this event was during the Cold War. In the early 1980s, Europe was vulnerable to military...

Divided Arab States Look to Russia

May 07, 2019

Unlike Western powers, Russia seems to have both the means and the willingness to intervene when its interests are at stake. The West has grown reluctant to intervene in ongoing crises in the Middle East and North Africa. At the same time, several Arab states are increasingly determined to flex...

Russia Moves on the Foreign Policy Chessboard

September 21, 2016

Opportunities across the board await Russia in its foreign policy, but it must be careful not to upset existing allies. Turkey’s readiness to restore relations with Russia; Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU); the circulation of rumors on the Green Continent about the need to revise...