Russia

Blinken warns

Blinken Delays US Response To Russia

A special press briefing in unseemly hurry by the US state department to warn an imminent Russian assault on Ukraine; a surprise call by state secretary Blinken to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to be followed by an unscheduled meeting in Geneva Friday; a whirlwind tour of Kiev and Berlin […]

Afghan girls

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (XXXIX)

39. Souring of Taliban’s relations with Pakistan    External interference in Afghanistan has reappeared much sooner than one would have expected after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan in August. In a familiar pattern, the rumour mill has become active. The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova hit out today at […]

Sherman and Ryabkov

Washington Refuses To Hear Russia And China

During the whole week, Moscow has been waiting for an answer to its proposal for a Treaty guaranteeing peace. Washington has never mentioned it. On the contrary, it has accused Russia of preparing to attack Ukraine and of planning a false flag operation to justify it. Russia can no longer back down, but any action on its part risks opening a third world conflict.

CSTO mission in Kazakhstan

CSTO’s Mission Accomplished In Kazakhstan

The readout of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “working meeting” in the Kremlin on Wednesday with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu regarding the Collective Security Treat Organisation’s  mission to Kazakhstan needs careful analysis. As is customary with Putin, so much more was said in the unsaid. Putin spoke with the world audience […]

Pentagon bio-lab near Almaty

Kazakhstan Turns Into Graveyard For US Diplomacy

The Kazakh Ministry of Health issued an innocuous disclaimer on January 9, 2022 denying social media reports about the seizure of a “military biological lab near Almaty by unidentified people.” According to Tass news agency, the social media had speculated that specialists in chemical protection suits were working near the […]

Peacekeeping forces

Putin Draws The Line For Colour Revolutions

This must be a rare page in American diplomatic history that a US Secretary of State has been literally off his rocker. Antony Blinken’s outbursts on the events in Kazakhstan were not only boorish but also illogical. Blinken questioned the decision by the president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev to […]

Gen Andrey Serdyukov

CSTO In Kazakhstan Annoys US

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Press Availability at Washington on Friday was largely devoted to Ukraine and the forthcoming strategic stability talks with Russia. But in response to a carefully planted question at the fag-end of the interaction, Blinken reflected bitterly on the deployment of Russian troops to […]