Tag: Vladimir Putin

Why Ukraine War Has No Winners

The war in Ukraine is quintessentially Clausewitzean. And to understand it, we need to return to Carl von Clausewitz, the doyen of modern war, who recognised that war is practically limitless in variety, “complex and changeable,” and noting that every age has its particular kind of war with “its own […]

Bush and Blair

Is Putin A War-Criminal For Invading Ukraine?

I almost always agree with the courageous whistleblowing former UK Ambassador Craig Murray, but not including this from him on April 25th: “I condemn the invasion of Ukraine and I have no hesitation in calling Putin a war criminal. However for precisely the same reasons so are Bush and Blair […]

Thucydides

The End Of Western Domination

The United States, which was a late participant in the World Wars and suffered no losses on its territory, emerged victorious from the world conflicts. Inheriting the European empires, it developed a system of domination that made it the “world’s policeman. However, their hegemony was fragile and could not resist […]

Biden at NATO

Putin Fell Into Biden’s Trap

On February 10th, Russia’s RT News headlined “NATO to station permanent force in east – Stoltenberg”, and reported — basically admitted — that Putin’s main international objective of preventing continuance of NATO’s enlargement right up to Russia’s borders was boomeranging and producing the exact opposite result, an acceleration of NATO’s […]

President Putin exposes himself

Ukraine: The Great Manipulation

Military operations continue in Ukraine with two radically different narratives depending on whether one listens to the Western or Russian media. These two versions diverge not only in describing the war, but more importantly in describing the goals of the war. In the West, the public is convinced that the […]