Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico

Nov 13, 2014

Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico

Russia’s long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine. A statement from Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu came as ...

Western nations' mastery

Oct 31, 2014

Western nations' mastery

by William Pfaff

A British scholar and former wartime army intelligence officer will tell you that there's nothing new about Islamic State, that it is in no way integral to the Islamic religion, and that it is a phenomenon that will pass.

Putin seen digging in for long Ukraine fight

Sep 3, 2014

Putin seen digging in for long Ukraine fight

Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. The four-month conflict has now reached a ...

Jul 25, 2014

MH17: condemn but learn

by Ramesh Thakur

It is not acceptable to respond to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, and to similar incidents, through the lens of either a friend or a foe. We need credible and prompt international investigations.

Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate

Apr 8, 2014

Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate

As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe’s capitals to decide Ukraine’s fate in recent weeks, there’s been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine. Russia has refused to deal with Ukraine’s new government since protests in February ousted ...