In the post-modern reality real-world events are replaced by “news”, disseminated via digital domains for consumption of the masses.
The US actually can’t leave Ukraine because it needs some form of outpost in order to participate in future energy, trade, and currency wars.
Russia bashing and the demonization of Vladimir Putin are the West’s new political media fads of our time. The tone of the commentary is getting increasingly strident and any boundaries of what’s permissible disappear. Hating and getting things wrong related to Russia and Russians is a one-way bet; there is no […]
As Germany and many other nations celebrate the 25th anniversary of the demolition of Berlin Wall, the event which symbolized the end of the Cold War, it is important to analyze why U.S. – Russia relations are presently at an even more confrontational state, and why Francis Fukuyama’s famously-proclaimed the […]
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 […]
On the eve of the guillotine, foreign media laud the freedom they have enjoyed for decades and are now just about to lose. It has been their freedom to lie. Their lies to the Russian public have served as a springboard for lies about Russia for global distribution. The editorial […]
I’ve been in St. Petersburg and Moscow for the past two weeks. As for the tragedy being played out in Ukraine, it’s been surprising to find total uniformity of opinion from Russian citizens, including groups of our CCI alumni. This is not due to “controlled media,” since all I’ve spoken […]