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How Could the US Bring Peace to Ukraine?

How Could the US Bring Peace to Ukraine?

On April 21, US President Joe Biden announced new shipments of weapons to Ukraine. These would cost US taxpayers $800 million. On April 25, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced over $300 million of more military aid. The United States has now spent $3.7...

Cold Warriors Stoke Another War in Ukraine

Cold Warriors Stoke Another War in Ukraine

To be clear at the outset, what is going on in Ukraine is horrific. With nothing more at the ready than a national ego bruised by the 20th century, Vladimir Putin has brought death and destruction to Ukraine, a country that has been trying to manage its geopolitical affairs in a relatively...

The Russia-Ukraine War Shows History Did Not End, Ethics Did

The Russia-Ukraine War Shows History Did Not End, Ethics Did

American political scientist Francis Fukuyama hailed “the end of history” and the ascendancy of Western liberal democracy in an article published in the National Interest at the very moment of  the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Fukuyama naively prophesized the rise of the unipolar...

The Double Standards of the Western World

The Double Standards of the Western World

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is an atrocity on the right to sovereignty and independence. Over the last few months, robust criticism has been leveled against Russian President Vladimir V. Putin and a raft of sanctions imposed to isolate the Russian economy in the global financial...

Fly on the Wall: Strategic Planning

Fly on the Wall: Strategic Planning

The latest in fair observer’s series of fictional dialogues intended to make sense of the underside of the news. FADE IN: INT.OFFICE AT CIA HQ, LANGLEY VA. — EVENING TWO SENIOR CIA ANALYSTS: TONY CATANIA (37), TAMMY AINSWORTH (45). THEY HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ASSIST ON...

Making Sense of the Indian Position on the Russia-Ukraine War

Making Sense of the Indian Position on the Russia-Ukraine War

Fair Observer’s new feature FO° Insights makes sense of issues in the news. Last week, the former Agence France-Presse chief editor Florence Biedermann shared her views on the French presidential elections. The week before, former BBC Africa editor Martin Plaut explained the Tigray War in...

Fly on the Wall: Managing War News

Fly on the Wall: Managing War News

The latest in Fair Observer’s series of fictional dialogues intended to make sense of the underside of the news. FADE IN: INT. NEW YORK SENTINELS’S NEWS BUREAU — EVENING  Shot from behind the editor’s desk. Door opens. HARVEY MANNERS, journalist, enters and...

The MADness of the Resurgent US Cold War With Russia

The MADness of the Resurgent US Cold War With Russia

The war in Ukraine has placed US and NATO policy toward Russia under a spotlight, highlighting how the US and its allies have expanded NATO right up to Russia’s borders, backed a coup and now a proxy war in Ukraine, imposed waves of economic sanctions, and launched a debilitating trillion-dollar...

“The Dawn of Everything,” including a New World Order (Maybe)

“The Dawn of Everything,” including a New World Order (Maybe)

Over ten years, the late anthropologist and political activist David Graeber and the archaeologist David Wengrow shared thoughts, explored ideas and conducted research on an impressive scale to produce a ground-breaking book that was finally published at the end of last year, more than a year...

Making Sense of Ukraine’s Call for a No-Fly Zone

Making Sense of Ukraine’s Call for a No-Fly Zone

In this episode, we have a Ukrainian-American guest and you can read what she has to say below. FO° Insights is a new feature where our contributors make sense of issues in the news. Katerina Manoff on the No-Fly Zone Issue and More Hi, I'm Katerina Manoff and I'm a Ukrainian-American...

What Is Vladimir Putin’s Endgame?

What Is Vladimir Putin’s Endgame?

After a series of horrific events, I am sat wearing four layers of clothing while penning this piece. Other than at the time I was writing the article, “Is Moscow Turning Off the Gas Tap?” — when the heating was coincidently not working at my office — I decided to turn off my radiator on...

When Will We Know the Bleeding Truth?

When Will We Know the Bleeding Truth?

In an article for Bloomberg, British historian Niall Ferguson expresses his strategic insight into the real motives of the Biden administration concerning the course of the war in Ukraine. Officially, the US claims to be acting in the interest of Ukraine’s defense in an effort to support...

Ending the War in Ukraine

Ending the War in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has a very clear strategy for ending his war in Ukraine. He intends to wipe the country off the map. Initially, he’d hoped to do so by seizing Kyiv, replacing the government and absorbing as much of Ukrainian territory into Russia as he thought feasible. Now, after the...

After a Difficult Year, US Farmers Are Pessimistic

After a Difficult Year, US Farmers Are Pessimistic

Debt is of great concern to many American citizens, despite the Biden administration’s selective efforts at debt forgiveness. While high and trending upward, debt has at least remained relatively stable over the past year. Market concentration, on the other hand, is a more pernicious...

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