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.
Presenting three political dwarves invited by the Atlantic Council to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the deal struck in Belavezha.
We ”know” how evil the Russians and Putin are, yet most Americans know little about this area of the world: a recent poll found only 1 in 6 Americans could locate the Ukraine on a map. Beyond geography, the US, a historical “newcomer”, has often underappreciated the importance of history […]
Part I This is the year of great events in the United States as the country marks the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War. No other moment of American history has influenced more its national self-identification. The war has become an inalienable part of political mythology and a symbol of […]
Ukraine shot to the top of the U.S. news on Monday, February 2. In the proceeding week, the news had been occupied with a snowstorm that threatened to paralyze the U.S. Northeast; militant attacks, hostage situations, and death threats all involving Islamists; alleged NFL team cheating with soft footballs; chit […]
These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a New York strategic planner, sent me: The propaganda attack against Putin […]
Part I Playing With Fire Bandera’s fascist ideas were rightfully repressed during the Soviet period, but after Ukraine’s independence in 1991, they began to attract followers anew. Although they remained largely on the political fringe, the extreme nationalists received a boost in legitimacy when former President Viktor Yuschenko (the hero […]
Ever since it regained independence in 1918, Poland has sought to restore its former Commonwealth in one way or another. The region of Galicia, historically shared between Poles and Ukrainians, has been the focal point of this mission, both then and now. Poland, while arrogantly convincing itself that it is […]
Part I There is a difference between a people’s revolution and an orchestrated coup, there is a difference between allowing people to choose their leaders democratically, irrespective of whether they are pro-western or pro-Russian, and actually installing a government, which the US has done in Kiev after the coup. One […]
It really is a pity that children are not allowed to U.N. meetings, so that during Obama’s address to the General Assembly last week someone could have shouted out: “The King is naked!”. For even though in its intention his speech was supposed to be a finely-weaved cloth depicting utopian motifs of […]
Following the publicized estimations that the true fatality rate of the junta’s army during the “anti terrorist operation” may have been in the region of 8,000 to 12,000, a number of important points can be made: These figures are of course unverified. However they do not look unreasonable to me […]
Ukrainian military and right wing political leaders say they are. The evidence seems to support them. In the past two weeks persistent rumors that Kiev has been hiding thousands of killed and wounded Ukrainian servicemen and ‘volunteers battalion’ casualties have forced their way into the Ukrainian press. The most vocal […]