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What Nikki Haley should know about annexed Crimea

By Arina TSUKANOVA (Russia)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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What Nikki Haley should know about annexed Crimea

The speech by the new US permanent representative to the UN Security Council, Nikki Haley, at a Security Council meeting on 3 February backed up the idea that the new administration policy on Crimea will be followed up. Haley said exactly the same nonsense as Samantha Power before her: «Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in […]

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Islamic Scholar on Syria, Crimea and the End of Times

By Sheikh IMRAN HOSEIN (Malaysia)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

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Islamic Scholar on Syria, Crimea and the End of Times

This interview by the famous Islamic scholar Sheikh Imran Hosein to a Serbian portal was given a few days after Russian Air-Space Forces launched the counter-terrorist campaign in Syria. Sheikh Imran, who currently lives in Malaysia, is the prominent preacher of peaceful and harmonic co-existance of the Christians & Muslims and an ardient critic of […]

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The Crimea – happy campers… or “kingdom of terror” prisoners?

By Stephen EBERT (USA)

Friday, September 18, 2015

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The Crimea – happy campers… or “kingdom of terror” prisoners?

Observations from an average American’s “flash inspection” of the Crimea Recent Western-conducted public opinion polls and observations from a French fact-finding delegation clearly contradict official US representations of the Crimea as a “kingdom of terror”.  I am no mere casual observer – I speak Russian fluently, and with over 3 decades of involvement, have a […]

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Revisiting The Russia & G7 Divorce: How Moscow Came Out On Top

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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Revisiting The Russia & G7 Divorce: How Moscow Came Out On Top

The G7 made the politically charged decision to suspend Russia’s membership following the country’s reunification with Crimea at the end of March 2014. At the time, many media outlets treated this news as being bound to have some sort of sensational consequence for Russia, but they were only partly right. It definitely was a consequential […]

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Erdogan’s ‘Erratic’ Behavior Explained

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Erdogan’s ‘Erratic’ Behavior Explained

Turkey has been acting pretty erratic these past couple of weeks, launching a surprise dual offensive in Syria and Iraq, condemning Russia for alleged ‘oppression’ against the Crimean Tatars, and suspending the Balkan Stream pipeline negotiations. All of this is somewhat unexpected – after all, Turkey had thus far refrained from the US’ pleas to […]

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NATO’s Black Sea bloc gets busy (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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NATO’s Black Sea bloc gets busy (I)

The shaky truce in Ukraine has given NATO ample opportunities to spread the New Cold War beyond Eastern Europe and into new theaters, one of which has been the greater Black Sea region. The recent destabilizations in Macedonia and Moldova that endanger Russian interests there can be directly linked to the long-term ambitions of Bulgaria […]

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A (not so) brief history of Crimea

By Peter HITCHEN (UK)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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A (not so) brief history of Crimea

All right, I admit it, it’s not that brief. I didn’t have time to shorten it. But what follows is a condensed history of the argument about who should control Crimea, one which still rages and which (as usual) is not as simple as politicians like to claim it is. I’ll begin with a question. […]

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German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

By Konstantin KOSARETSKY (Ukraine)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

A few days ago an interesting study, “The Socio-Political Sentiments in Crimea,” was released by the Ukrainian branch of GfK, the well-known German social research organization, as part of the Free Crimea initiative. Intriguingly, the primary objectives of this project, launched with the support of the governmental Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, were to “debunk […]

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Countering the NATO propaganda on Russia (V)

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Countering the NATO propaganda on Russia (V)

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV A follow-up of Professor Vladimir Kozin’s comments on NATO’s Fact Sheet about relations with Russia published in December 2014. The topics to be covered in this part: NATO enlargement followed the same process as the expansion of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact; NATO tried to “drag” […]

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“Enigmatic Russia” And Its Detractors

By Michael AVERKO (USA)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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“Enigmatic Russia” And Its Detractors

Periodically, some have engaged in what can be best described as “PoliSport”. (Years ago, I recall New York metropolitan area radio talk show host Steve Malzberg, using this term.) Such a route can prove to be faulty. This is especially true when some preferred Western mass media types do this against Russia. These instances can say more about the given commentator […]

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Brisbane – A show of Western weakness

By Jan OBERG (Sweden)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Brisbane – A show of Western weakness

No matter what you may think of Putin and Russia this is simply not the way international politics should be conducted, particularly not at the personal level. If it wasn’t an offence to children, one would aptly characterize it as childish behavior. Western leaders ignored a brilliant opportunity to meet face-to-face with Vladimir Putin and […]

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Russia-West Relations: A Basis for Cautious Optimism

By Michael AVERKO (USA)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Russia-West Relations: A Basis for Cautious Optimism

The author was a participant in the online October 16 US-Russia.org panel discussion “Thinking the Unthinkable: What Comes Next In the New Cold War?” What follows is a longer version of his contribution to that forum. With the US mass media and body politic especially in mind, it’s no small wonder why there’s a considerable existence of […]

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