No one knows what the U.S. wants for Ukraine beyond the ambition it has displayed since Communism's collapse — and which now has exploded in its face — of shoving NATO membership and Western missile installations right up to the Russian borders. Yes, Moscow ...
Once again Russian President Vladimir Putin's rhetoric has made U.S. President Barack Obama seem out of touch protesting violation of international law, as the world knows the U.S. is the country that ignores it most.
The past must never be forgotten when trying to make peace between Ukraine and Russia. The U.S. risks war with Russia if it can't adjust the same reckless sentiments responsible in recent years for promoting NATO membership for Ukraine.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe sounds precisely like the organization to sort out the Ukraine crisis and underwrite an impartial solution — if U.S. President Barack Obama is willing to accept its mediation.
This is probably the last year of the three-decades-long U.S. effort to establish permanent American strategic bases in the Muslim Middle East and in Muslim Asia.
The U.S. departure will leave behind much carnage and ruin.
Conventional debate in Europe has interpreted increased anti-immigrant sentiment as the result of xenophobia, racism and a new sympathy for the authoritarian far right. Analysis does not bear this out in the case of Switzerland and its narrow majority vote against "massive immigration."