Russia

A Russian Entrepreneur’s Perspective

I’ve been in Moscow some days now and have yet to meet an oligarch (although perhaps they don’t identify themselves). I have met an entrepreneur named Andrei Davidovich. He’s started several companies since his first in 1998, including a software…

Belt & Road: China welcomes heads of state, international bodies at global cooperation forum

Beijing is hosting a high-level international cooperation forum, dubbed “One Belt, One Road,” which brings together dozens of heads of state and government, along with financial organizations and hundreds of business representatives and entrepreneurs. “Spanning thousands of miles and years,…

Arms racing and the NPT : modernisation of nuclear weapon systems

Another cycle of conferences started this week in Vienna to culminate in a conference to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2020. States Parties and civil-society organisations have exchanged views in the general debate and in a number of…

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

On April 19, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed that “the analysis indicates that the victims were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance” during the events in Idlib, Syria, last April 4th (see full text…

12 April 2017 – The world is once again dragged into war

The White House has finally aligned itself with the Coalition composed of the neo-conservatives around the United Kingdom and a variety of multinational companies. The United States have once again taken up the imperialist policies upon which they decided in…

U.S., Russia must repel greed, fear

By Kristin Y. Christman. First published in the Albany Times Union. John D. Rockefeller was incensed. It was the 1880s, and oil drillers had struck such enormous wells in Baku that Russia was selling oil in Europe at prices that…

Intelligence Agencies Clash With Trump Over Russia Allegations

by Tom Eley Only one month into his administration, and two days after the ouster of his National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump faces the growing prospect of congressional investigations into alleged ties to Moscow. Powerful sections of…

Moscow and Washington: Last time to get it right?

By Jonathan Power The great flaw in ex-president Barack Obama’s record was his policy towards Russia. Going against everything he had said and written about before he became president, one action after another antagonized the Russians – his early proclamation…

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

At the Atlantic Council — a “think” tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO — Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger…

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us

What do these pieces of evidence tell you? The United States and Russia each possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy all life on earth many times over. Pentagon officials say the cold war with Russia is for profit and bureaucracy.…

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