Sunday saw parliamentary elections swing to the pro-West faction of Ukraine politics with results that will likely keep Arseniy Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister of Ukraine. Yatsenyuk’s party, People’s Front, gained 21.6% of the vote with the bloc supporting President Petro Poroshenko getting 21.5% of the vote. With Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk in control there is little doubt that the government in Kiev will be shifting away from Russia towards the US and EU.
|By: DSWright Monday October 27, 2014 9:13 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 30, 2014 7:49 am|
Though the US government helped overthrow the elected government in Ukraine and is arming forces in Kiev, it can not make the economic sanctions against Russia work. The primary problem lies with Europe which has little to no interest in cutting off its energy supply from Russia, but another problem is America itself which has actually increased sales to Russia since sanctions were imposed. That’s called failing.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:52 am|
In the world of spying in general, and especially when you’re spying on allied nations, Rule No. 1 is “Don’t Get Caught.” Rule No. 2 is “Make Sure the Juice is Worth the Squeeze.” The U.S. broke both rules, several times, in Germany. For what?
|By: Deena Stryker Tuesday June 10, 2014 5:50 pm|
You may be noticing the slightly confused expression on Obama’s face when he talks about the foreign affairs these days: he almost seems to be apologizing for contradictions that are obvious to even the most casual observers.
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 22, 2014 6:53 am|
While the accord in Geneva is in doubt after violence that broke out on Easter, the US reiterated its expectation that Russia live up to the deal or face more sanctions. A US official said Russia had “days, not weeks” to comply with the agreement.
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 15, 2014 1:01 pm|
The situation in Ukraine has deteriorated further as the interim president in Kiev, Oleksandr Turchynov, has ordered an “anti-terrorist” operation against political opponents in Eastern Ukraine. The terrorism charge is targeted at groups in Eastern Ukraine that have seized public buildings claiming allegiance to the Russian Federation.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 9, 2014 10:04 am|
As if trying to prove the point of the speaker, far right members of Ukraine’s interim parliament attacked a member of parliament who accused them of acting like thugs. Petro Symonenko a Communist member of parliament spoke to far right parties “You are today doing everything to intimidate people. You arrest people, start fighting people who have a different point of view.”
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 1, 2014 7:01 am|
Well this is embarrassing. A Republican US Senate Candidate in Alaska, Dan Sullivan, who was endorsed by former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, is apparently taking money from a pro-Putin oligarch.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 27, 2014 7:35 am|
Yesterday President Barack Obama tried to claim that the United States government’s actions in the 2003 Iraq War were legal and different from Russia’s actions in Crimea
|By: Steve Horn Wednesday March 26, 2014 5:35 pm|
At the just-completed U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing titled, “The Geopolitical Potential of theU.S. Energy Boom,” Admiral Dennis Blair— former Director of National Intelligence, President and CEO of Institute for Defense Analyses and Commander in Chief of U.S. Pacific Command — admitted what’s still considered conspiratorial to some.
Put tersely: the U.S. and allied forces launched the ongoing occupation in Iraq and occupy large swaths of the Middle East to secure the flow of oil to the U.S. and its global allies, explained Blair.