Category Archives: RUSSIA

The big Russia picture

India has done well to resist US pressure and keep its old ally in its corner Albert Einstein once said, ‘In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.’ The difficulties that have been piled on India in the recent past, for

Russia keeps Israel’s Netanyahu in anteroom

It is over a month since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced that he was going to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with a view to open a new page in the relations between the two countries

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria’s seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances. His comments appeared to somewhat defuse a possible crisis involving outside

Provocations have a history of escalating into war

Can War Be Avoided and the Planet Saved? By Paul Craig Roberts The Russian Government and President Putin are coming under pressure not from US sanctions, which are very good for Russia as they force Russia into independence, but from

Is Russia being betrayed by its own intelligensia?

By Paul Craig Roberts The Russian military refused to buy Putin’s excuse for Israel’s intentional murder of 15 Russian Air Force personnel. The Russian military knows precisely what happened and has not been hesitant to make completely clear Israel’s total

Russian peace talks raise specter of shifting influence

By Kathy Gannon Vladimir Putin’s Russia appears to have emerged as a player in Afghanistan after 17 years of Western involvement that has left the country no closer to peace than before. To some, Russia’s offer to host talks next

Russian threat ‘is real,’ Trump officials say, vowing to protect US elections

By Michael D. Shear and Michael Wines Top national security officials vowed to defend American elections against what they called real threats from Russia only weeks after President Trump seemed to accept President Vladimir V. Putin’s denials of interference during

Why US’ sanctions “bill from hell” on Russia should worry India

By M K Bhadrakumar A fortnight after the Helsinki summit on July 16, US – Russia relations are set to take a turn for the worse. In an unprecedented move, White House fielded a joint media briefing by America’s top

Losing military supremacy

By Andrei Martyanov The fact that the USA is facing a profound crisis, possibly the worst one in its history, is accepted by most observers, except maybe the most delusional ones. Most Americans definitely know that. In fact, if there

Musings II The “intelligence community,” “Russian interference,” and due diligence

Did the United State “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election? By Jack Matlock Most commentators seem to think so. Every news report I have read of the planned meeting of Presidents Trump and Putin in