In 1989 my book Une autre Europe, un Autre Monde, was published in France by a small academic house, after being rejected by all the progressive publishers. It foresaw the reunification of Europe, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the rise of China (erroneously predicting greater democratization, however) and called for the creation of a Eurasian Community of Communities to include what I named before the fact as “a Europe of Thirty”, the Soviet Union, China, Japan and India, five giant entities that would balance each other out, eliminating the perceived need for Europe to be protected from the Russian Bear by the United States.
|By: Deena Stryker Saturday August 23, 2014 6:15 pm|
|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: Deena Stryker Friday June 6, 2014 3:31 pm|
President Obama’s four-day European tour leading up to the D-Day celebrations in France began in Poland with the announcement of an increase in the number of American troops stationed there, as the post-coup government in Ukraine continued military action against citizens who refuse to recognize it.
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 27, 2014 6:45 am|
After the results of Sunday’s election handed victory to Ukrainian oligarch Petro Poroshenko a brutal assault began on East Ukraine by Kiev. Videos and photos from the attack show numerous dead civilians in East Ukraine apparently killed as a result. The central area of the attack seemed to be the airport in Donetsk which faced [...]
|By: fairleft Thursday May 22, 2014 9:35 am|
So is this really how it’s going to go? Will U.S. policymakers, elite think tankers and pundits just refuse to acknowledge the most important political change in the world since the demise of the Soviet Union? Well, yeah, I think that’s what they’ll do.
|By: DSWright Thursday May 8, 2014 7:51 am|
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for pro-Russia activists in East Ukraine to postpone a vote scheduled for Sunday regarding secession from Ukraine, a move the US cautiously welcomed. Putin also called for postponing the May 25th presidential vote which the US and EU are pushing hard in hopes of legitimizing the violent overthrow of President Yanukovych, a proposal the US outright rejected.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 17, 2014 10:10 am|
It was not long ago that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who was granted temporary asylum to remain in Russia, was routinely criticized for not speaking out on Russian surveillance by President Vladimir Putin’s government. He was accused of being some kind of traitor, who was now aligned with the Kremlin. Yet, after choosing to submit a question to Putin as part of an annual question-and-answer call-in program on Russian state television, Snowden has now been accused of being some kind of propaganda tool for Putin.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday March 26, 2014 6:21 pm|
Why isn’t The New York Times reporting this if it is true? Why isn’t The Washington Post reporting this if it is true? Why aren’t US officials leaking more details that actually include specifics and not merely speculation if this is true?
|By: DSWright Friday March 21, 2014 7:40 am|
Russia’s lower house of parliament voted to officially annex Crimea, a move the upper house is expected to follow up with today completing the process of annexation under Russian law. This formal annexation makes it increasingly less likely Crimea will ever be returned to Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have already started to withdraw from the region.
The US government’s response has been to place sanctions on Russians believed to be aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin:
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday March 18, 2014 6:31 pm|
Not surprisingly and justifiably, Christians have always maintained a fierce devotion to their beliefs. It is a shame that, at least in the case of one Christian, this devotion isn’t accompanied with a desire to speak out for other groups facing the same type of persecution.
Franklin Graham, son of the iconic pastor Billy Graham, chose to go the other direction