Anglosphere

The Transformation of Post-Soviet Russia’s Image in the United States: Domestic and International Challenges

Dark Pictures are Easy to Paint: Journalists and American Images of post-Soviet Russia in Historical Perspective Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Convention San Antonio, Texas, November 2014 Prelude: Arthur Hays Sulzberger and Soviet Russia,  In the summer of 1929, the daughter and son-in-law of the publisher of The New York Times traveled to […]

Change the Iran policy now

The First Conference on ”World Against Violence and Extremism” is inaugurated here in Tehran this morning by President Rouhani. His idea was endorsed unanimously by the UN General Assembly last year. This PressInfo was written before I came to Iran.  The last round of negotiations between Iran and the Five […]

Russia, Turkey pivot across Eurasia

The latest, spectacular “Exit South Stream, Enter Turk Stream” Pipelinistan gambit will be sending big geopolitical shockwaves all across Eurasia for quite some time. This is what the New Great Game in Eurasia is all about. In a nutshell, a few years ago Russia devised North Stream – fully operational […]

U.S. Must Take Lead, Change Policies to End Crisis

The real solution to the extremely dangerous global confrontation looming between Russia and the West must come from Washington. But the prospects for this happening in the foreseeable future are negligible. Major European nations are much more susceptible to suffer unanticipated blowback from the economic sanctions imposed by the United […]

Europe’s darkest hour

The end of the Cold War offered an historic opportunity for Europe to finally end centuries of conflict that had culminated in the devastation of WWII and to start building what President Mikhail Gorbachev called our “common European home”. Communist totalitarianism had quit the world stage, and it seemed there […]