Category Archives: America

US – Russian relations in a New Era

Washington and Moscow are on the verge of a confrontation that has not been seen since the early 1980s By Thomas Graham Jr. The post Cold War period in U.S.-Russian relations ended abruptly in March 2014 with the eruption of

Trump faces decisions of great powers

The choices before him are difficult, but his administration is playing an angle From criticizing NATO and the World Trade Organization, to quitting the UN Human Rights Council, to dropping out of the Paris climate deal and the Iran nuclear

Will Trump’s arms race weaken or strengthen the Russian – Chinese strategic partnership?

By Andrew Korybko As risky of a gambit as it is and contrary to conventional thinking on this topic, Trump’s arms race aims to weaken the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership by putting President Putin in the position where he has to

The strengthening case against Trump

By Elizabeth Drew It is already clear that the 2016 US election was contorted by extraordinary events. The House of Representatives’ incoming Democratic committee chairs insist that they have no interest in impeaching President Donald Trump, but as they continue

Trump orders creation of US space command

By Ryan Browne & Elizabeth Landers President Donald Trump ordered the creation of “Space Command”, a move the administration is labeling a precursor to creating a US Space Force. “I direct the establishment, consistent with United States law, of United

US war strategists Military defeats and political success

By James Petras In a previous article (‘US: the century of lost wars”) I recorded the repeated US military defeats over the past two decades. In this discussion I will describe the role of military strategists who bear responsibility for

The President is visiting troops in Iraq, to what end?

Do presidential visits to combat zones offer leaders any insights, or boost morale for troops? By Krishnadev Calamur & Jonathan Ernst Since Franklin D. Roosevelt secretly flew to Morocco to finalize Allied war planes with Winston Churchill and surprise American

US – German secret treaty means Berlin is Washington’s vassal until 2099

By Anna Voronova Top intelligence officers rarely reveal secret strings, pulling the nation’s political mechanism. Publication of a book like The German card. The obscure game of secret services, authored by Gerd-Helmut Komossa (Gerd-Helmut Komossa. Das verdeckte Spiel der geheimen

US will defeat EU army

By Finian Cunningham The testy slap-down by US President Donald Trump to the idea of a European army was telling. Any notion of the Europeans stepping away from American “protection” would be anathema to Washington. That’s because American power is

Washington finally accepts independent European defense initiatives?

By Ted Galen Carpenter The United States has a long, depressing record of trying to discourage European efforts to create an independent security capability. Washington’s hectoring of its NATO allies for greater “burden-sharing” always emphasizes more substantial European contributions within