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US and Russia: New Age of Nuclear Instability (Part 2/2)
With the New START treaty set to end in 2021 and no substantive nuclear arms talks underway, the United States and Russia have entered "a phase of enormous danger," says author and scholar Richard Sakwa

  March 27, 2018

US and Russia: New Age of Nuclear Instability (Part 1/2)
Russia has the power to destroy the U.S. several times over, and unprecedented bipartisan hawkishness in Washington is driving the world to a precipice by blocking diplomatic talks, demonizing Putin, and delegitimizing the system in Russia says Prof. Richard Sakwa

  March 27, 2018

Who Will Stop the US-Russia Arms Race?
As Trump faces heat for reportedly ignoring instructions to not congratulate newly re-elected Vladimir Putin, professor Stephen F. Cohen asks if anyone in Washington wants to stop the dangerous US-Russia arms race

  March 25, 2018

Corbyn Calls for Evidence in Escalating Poison Row
For requesting evidence of Russian culpability in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been denounced by PM Theresa May and even members of his own party. We discuss the case with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton

  March 16, 2018

US Misses Putin's Nuclear Message (1/2)
Russian President Vladimir Putin sparked a wave of U.S. media panic with a speech announcing upgrades to his government's nuclear arsenal. But MIT professor emeritus and missile technology expert Theodore Postol says the reaction missed the real story

  March 8, 2018

Let's Talk About US Meddling, Too (2/2)
As alleged Russian meddling dominates headlines, how much attention is paid to US meddling around the globe? Ex-CIA agent John Sipher and Aaron Mate discuss

  February 23, 2018

Russian Espionage, or Clickbait? (1/2)
The indicted Russian troll farm operation has been compared to Pearl Harbor and widely assumed to be the work of Russian intelligence. But how do we know? CIA veteran John Sipher, who ties the troll farm's activities to the Kremlin, joins Aaron Mate to discuss

  February 22, 2018

Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?
As top intelligence officials warn of Russian meddling in the upcoming mid-terms, John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus joins TRNN's Aaron Mate to discuss Feffer's new article arguing that some progressive critics are going too far in dismissing the Russiagate narrative

  February 18, 2018

Far From Hurting Putin, US 'Oligarch' List Could Help
The Trump administration has admitted a new report about Russian oligarchs is based on a Forbes list. Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton University, says the report could ultimately help Putin force wealthy Russians to bring their overseas money back home. Cohen also discusses Russia's upcoming election

  February 6, 2018

Putin 'Quite Muted' in Response to Russian Olympic Doping Scandal
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been encouraging athletes to follow the steps to demonstrate that they are clean and worthy of competing as "neutrals" in the Winter Olympics, says author and scholar Jules Boykoff

  December 14, 2017

Why Did the United States So Enthusiastically Support the Yeltsin Administration?
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 8

  November 27, 2017

The Demonization of Russia by Media and Foreign Policy Elites
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 1

  November 23, 2017

Russiagate 'Experts' Include Bigots and Frauds
Max Blumenthal of Alternet's Grayzone Project reveals that several influential so-called "experts" on Russiagate have sketchy pasts and an agenda to silence dissenting voices

  November 20, 2017

Aleksandr Buzgalin On The Centenary of the Russian Revolution
The spirit of the revolution is still alive and the centenary is being celebrated in Russia by the democratic left, it is convening people from the former soviet republics and the world

  November 13, 2017

Did the Russians 'Meddle' Just for Clicks?
After an uneventful Senate intelligence update, Max Blumenthal unpacks the latest on Russiagate and raises the possibility that alleged Russian attempts to sow social media 'chaos' were just troll-farm clickbait

  October 4, 2017

US Lawmakers Accuse Russian Outlet of... Time Travel?
Lawmakers want the FCC to investigate the Russia-backed Sputnik Radio for using "U.S. airwaves to influence the 2016 presidential election," apparently not realizing that Sputnik wasn't on the radio until July 2017, says Max Blumenthal

  September 23, 2017

Neocons and Hollywood Liberals Go to 'War' on Russia
The promotional video of the Committee to Investigate Russia features actor Morgan Freeman in what is 'probably his worst role since Driving Miss Daisy,' says AlterNet's Max Blumenthal

  September 22, 2017

FBI, DOJ Eye Russian Media Outlets as 'Foreign Agents'
The US Justice Department and FBI are scrutinizing the Russian state-owned Sputnik and RT networks as potential 'foreign agents', raising questions of press freedom, says independent journalist Alyona Minkovski

  September 13, 2017

Trump's Judicial Makeover is White and Far-Right
Through his nominees of federal judges and prosecutors, Donald Trump is overseeing a radical overhaul of the US judicial system, says Kamau Franklin, attorney and political editor of Atlanta Black Star

  September 16, 2017

Russian Progressives Challenge Putin From Below
A grassroots coalition has made gains in Moscow's municipal election, signaling opportunities for Russian progressives at the local level, says Russian-American independent journalist Alyona Minkovski

  September 15, 2017

American Role in Creating Russian Kleptocracy Missing in Financier's Senate Testimony
Investigative economist James S. Henry and TRNN's Paul Jay discuss Bill Browder's accusations of corruption and murder against Vladimir Putin; Henry says Trump's dubious Russia connections are more about Russian oligarch's investments and secret loans than election manipulation

  August 3, 2017

Russia Sanctions: Congress Obstructs Trump's 'One Good Policy'
Blaming Russia for the 2016 election outcome is an "extraordinarily dangerous game that's leading us into a very dangerous new Cold War with a nuclear power," says Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent

  August 2, 2017

Russians See Sanctions Regime as a Blessing in Disguise
Despite existing sanctions against Russia, German exports to Russia have gone up by twenty percent, and investments are increasing in the domestic economy, says Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent

  August 1, 2017

Congress Unites on Russia Sanctions, But at What Cost?
As the House overwhelmingly backs new sanctions on the Kremlin, Russian lawmakers vow a "painful" response and the European Commission mulls retaliation of its own

  July 27, 2017

Trump Jr. Took a Meeting, Bill Clinton Took $500K
Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian nationals, apparently about Magnitsky Act sanctions, has caused a frenzy. But the Clintons might have a Magnitsky-tied conflict of their own, says journalist Michael Sainato

  July 19, 2017

Historian: If Russia Meddled, It Was 'Average'
Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University looked at U.S. and Russian interference in other countries' elections since World War II and found that the U.S. was far in the lead, interfering over 80 times -- and in far more impactful ways than alleged hacking and fake news

  July 23, 2017

Corporate Media Silence Helps Maintain Warfare in Syria
Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron made important remarks about the Syria ceasefire that the corporate media ignored in favor of Russiagate, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  July 19, 2017

Trump & Putin Talk, But US-Russia Confrontation Lingers
James Carden, contributing writer at The Nation and executive editor for the American Committee for East-West Accord, analyzes the many areas threatening US-Russia relations, including Ukraine, Syria, and the ongoing Russiagate fixation within the US political and media elite

  July 11, 2017

Debate: Is Putin a Threat to Democracy?
Atlantic Magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Tayler and former White House Clinton counselor Bill Curry debate the proposition that demonizing Putin is justified

  June 29, 2017

US Voters Aren't Buying the Russiagate Fixation
Award-winning author, journalist Max Blumenthal and The Real News' Aaron Mate discuss the ongoing media frenzy over Trump and Russia, as polls showing Americans are tiring of Russiagate and U.S.-Russia tensions remain high

  June 29, 2017

Liberals Rally For 'Truth' On Trump and Russia
1000 protesters demand an independent investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia

  June 7, 2017

Is Putin the Enemy or a Distraction?
Former Clinton White House Counsellor Bill Curry and TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay discuss and debate the strategy of the Democratic Party to focus on the Trump-Russia connection; Curry says Putin's Russia is a fascist state; Jay says the U.S. has committed far greater crimes

  June 5, 2017

Is Russia the 'Adversary' of the United States?
Moscow based journalist Jeffrey Tayler and Paul Jay challenge the underlying assumption of the furor in Washington, that Russia is the enemy of the American people

  May 19, 2017

Why Did the FBI Leak the Comey Memo?
Prof. Robert English, who worked for the U. S. Department of Defense, tells Paul Jay that a deep Russophobia and the interests of the military industrial complex are driving the permanent state to exaggerate the significance of Trump's transgressions so they can torpedo a more rational approach to U.S. Russia relations; that said, Trump and friends financial corruption involving Russian oligarchs may emerge as the real story

  May 16, 2017

Trump Fires Comey for Actions He Once Praised
President Trump says he fired FBI Director Comey over his handling of the Clinton email investigation, which Trump previously praised. Roll Call columnist Jonathan Allen says Trump may be trying to weaken FBI probe of his campaign's alleged ties to Russia

  May 10, 2017

Real News Roundtable: Maddow Response & Liberal Hawkishness on Russia, Iran
In part one of our roundtable, The Real News Network's Paul Jay, Kim Brown, and Aaron Mate discuss the response to Mate's critique of Rachel Maddow's Russia coverage.

  April 23, 2017

Terror Attack in St Petersburg May be Blowback for Russian Military Actions
Russia no longer has a southern buffer-zone, it is exposed to ISIS says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  April 4, 2017

Growing Discontent with Corruption Brings Thousands of Russians to the Streets
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Tayler says the opposition does not offer much of a political program beyond calling for removing Putin from power

  March 28, 2017

Military-Industrial Complex Pushes Nuke Modernization, Risking Confrontation with Russia
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the section of the elite that includes Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and John McCain are willing to use military means to implement democracy wherever they see fit

  March 28, 2017

Is Trump Dangerous for Russia?
The US and Russian right share a similar ideology, but it's one that sees each other as an excuse for military expansion and harmful internal economic policy, says professor Aleksandr Buzgalin

  March 22, 2017

US Has Interfered in More Elections Than Any Other Nation
Glen Ford says that even if the US does prove that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, the actions don't match the scale of America's interference in elections across the world

  March 22, 2017

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (1/2)
GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Tayler, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability.

  March 21, 2017

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2/2)
Jeffrey Tayler, Contributing editor to The Atlantic, tells Paul Jay there are steps the Trump administration can take if it is serious about reducing tensions with Russia

  March 23, 2017

Adversarial Relationship With Russia Result of Decades of US Provocation
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that from the expansion of NATO to the Western-led plundering of the former USSR, the US has given Russia enough reason to feel threatened

  March 12, 2017

How Russian and American Oligarchs Benefit from Mutual Demonization
The US has sent observers to watch Russian elections for decades now, so why not have Russia send observers to the US, asks Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin

  January 8, 2017

Trump and Putin Share Ties with the Post-USSR Kleptocracy
Economist James Henry traces the rise of both Putin and Trump to the West's failed reconstruction of the former Soviet states in the 1990's

  December 23, 2016

Were the DNC Emails Hacked or Leaked?
Former FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says we've heard from the FBI and the CIA, but it is the NSA that would be the critical agency because of how it monitors communications

  December 12, 2016

Indo-Russian Arms and Energy Deals Is Not What India Needs
The Modi government's desire to project India as a military power will intensify an existing arms race with Pakistan and continue to impoverish South Asia, says Vijay Prashad

  November 4, 2016

US-Russia Tensions Escalating Over Fate of Assad
These times are more dangerous because they lack the fixed parameters and clear red lines of the Cold War days, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

  October 18, 2016

Putin-Erdogan Meeting Leaves Major Policy Fronts Unresolved
Foreign correspondent John Helmer says Turkey's post-coup relations with Russia have not led to significant changes in the relationship between the two nations

  August 12, 2016

The Turkish Pivot Towards Russia
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Turkey's relative independence from NATO is of interest to the Russian elite

  July 29, 2016

Why is the Capitalist West Fighting with Capitalist Russia?
Alexandr Buzgalin and Paul Jay discuss the antagonism between Russia and US despite the former adopting 'Jurassic Park capitalism' since the demise of the USSR

  July 14, 2016

Wealth of the Russian Elite and Growing Poverty of its People (3/3)
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University says Russian elites are in many ways pro-American, but likely to see NATO and Washington as enemies - a contradiction that encourages the growth of Russian nationalism

  April 15, 2016

Wealth of the Russian Elite and Growing Poverty of its People (2/3)
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University says 50 percent of the Russian population is living on $300 a month or less not only due to oil prices and sanctions, but large internal inefficiencies

  April 14, 2016

Wealth of the Russian Elite and the Growing Poverty of its People (1/3)
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University says 1% of Russians own 70% of the nation's wealth, while 20 million are living in official poverty

  April 13, 2016

Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad?
The Independent's Patrick Cockburn says you can't have negotiations to end the war when the largest armed opposition groups, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State, are absent

  March 17, 2016

Does Russia-U.S. Disagreement Over Assad Benefit ISIS? (1/2)
Sergei M. Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science at York University, says Russia offered a broad based coalition in the region to stop ISIS but the US refused

  October 21, 2015

Does Russia-U.S. Disagreement Over Assad Benefit ISIS?
Sergei M. Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science at York University, says regional solutions are only possible if Russia and the United States stop pursuing their respective Middle East interests as a zero-sum game

  October 21, 2015

Obama Versus Putin at the U.N.
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss President Obama and President Putin's UN address on their strategies for fighting the Islamic State.

  September 28, 2015

Kerry Exaggerates Recent Russian Role in Syria
Patrick Cockburn, correspondent for the Independent, says though Russia is the main arms supplier to the Syrian government, John Kerry's protests are exaggerated and over two ships and a small landing craft

  September 10, 2015

Ukraine Faces Two Fronts: Military and Economy
On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discussed Ukraine's military conflict with Russia as well as the $17.5 billion IMF austerity package backed by the US

  March 12, 2015

Behind the Murder of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow (2/2)
Aleksandr Buzgalin, professor of political economy at Moscow State University, says Jurassic Capitalism is behind the economic woes in the Russian economy

  March 15, 2015

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow
Who killed Boris Nemtsov? He was neither a leader nor real opposition, according to Aleksandr Buzgalin, professor of political economy at Moscow State University

  March 12, 2015

Is Kiev Underestimating the Death Toll in the East of Ukraine?
Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor at Columbia University, says Kiev has polarized civilians who might have been neutral before being shelled and caught in a humanitarian crisis induced by their government

  February 20, 2015

In Spite of Fighting in Debaltseve, Ukraine Ceasefire May Hold
Occasional fighting in Ukraine may continue but that does not mean the Minsk II ceasefire will fail, says Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University

  February 19, 2015

Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine? (2/2)
Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko discusses the problems that remain with the most recent agreement

  February 15, 2015

Has the IMF Annexed Ukraine?
Michael Hudson Report: Finance is a new kind of war and forced sell offs that the IMF is imposing is a new kind of battle ground

  February 14, 2015

Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine? (1/2)
Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the ceasefire is likely just a pause before another military campaign begins

  February 13, 2015

German Chancellor in Washington Seeking a Negotiated Solution in Ukraine
Retired U.S. Army Col. Larry Wilkerson on Obama's response, the Republican push for lethal arms, and NATO's internal problems

  February 10, 2015

Death Toll Rises to Over 5,350 in Ukraine
Number of displaced people and inflation are creating great distress in the country says, Nicolai Petro, professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island

  February 5, 2015

Death Toll in Ukraine Over 5000 as the Ceasefire Breaks Down
Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University, who recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine, says violence has increased since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in September because the Kiev government has made no serious attempt to negotiate with the rebels

  January 28, 2015

Death Toll in Ukraine Over 5000 as the Ceasefire Breaks Down (2/2)
Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University, who recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine, says Kiev's use of force in Donbas instead of negotiations helped to transform the initial popular mobilization into a full-scale military resistance

  January 29, 2015

Market and State Regulation Failure at the Heart of Russian Recession
Sliding oil prices and sanctions are not the only cause of the recession, says Aleksandr Buzgalin, professor of political economy at Moscow State University.

  December 26, 2014

What are U.S. Objectives in Weakening Russia's Economy?
Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the "tactical strength and strategic weakness" of Putin in Ukraine and whether the West is trying to turn Russia into another "Greece"

  December 22, 2014

Russia Rejects South Stream Pipeline Through Europe
Hudson Report: Europe's effort to join the US in isolating Russia has backfired, it makes no sense to build an oil and gas pipeline for Russian exports that would be owned and leased to them by the US and Europe

  December 15, 2014

Russia Pivots to Eurasia for Trade and Military Alliances
Michael Hudson Report: The United State's renewed cold war policy to isolate Russia is dividing Europe and changing the orbit for China and Asia

  December 14, 2014

What is Fueling the Price of Oil? (1/2)
The Russian ruble takes a tumble as the falling oil prices slide, Dr. Thomas O'Donnell discusses the geo-politics of it all

  December 4, 2014

Ukraine and the Right a Year after Maiden
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says another upheaval will come if the government does not address socioeconomic conditions of ordinary people

  November 26, 2014

President Putin Pledges to Increase Trade with China and Asia to Rebuke Sanctions
The $400 billion, 40 year oil and gas deal between China and Russia is a response to the new cold war pressure and sanctions on Russia, says economist Michael Hudson

  November 12, 2014

Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections (2/2)
The elections in Donestk and Lugansk could lead to the resumption of civil war, says Professor Ivan Katchanovski

  October 31, 2014

Why Is Putin Hanging on to Assad?
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says the Russian state is pursuing geopolitical interests in Syria and Ukraine for its elite - to the detriment of ordinary citizens

  October 5, 2014

Ceasefire Agreements Do Not Address Key Issues in Ukraine
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the Ukrainian civil war has led to popular mobilization around anti-Russian nationalism instead of the major socioeconomic issues facing the country

  September 25, 2014

The Elite's Tug-of-War Since Ukrainian Independence
Since 1991, the political elites and the new capitalist class have exacerbated nationalist passions and divided the country among ethnic and linguistic lines in order to pillage the country, says Professor David Mandel (2/2)

  September 7, 2014

The Role of Russia and NATO in Ukraine's Civil War
Foreign intervention would not play a significant role in Ukraine if the country was not so deeply divided, says Professor David Mandel (1/2)

  September 2, 2014

Putin and Russian Nationalism on the Rise
Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Western sanctions are fueling a new sense of nationalism and pride, but it serves the oligarchs who want a more powerful state and armed forces to pursue their "Jurassic Capitalism" economic agenda

  August 14, 2014

Ukrainian Government Criminalizing Support For Rebellions in the East
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the threat of foreign invasion by Russia cannot justify the Ukrainian government's assault on political freedom

  August 12, 2014

How The World Bank & IMF Plan to "Dismantle" Ukrainian Economy
Michael Hudson: The West looks to ramp up gas production as Vice President Biden's son named leader in Ukrainian gas company Burisma

  August 4, 2014

Obama Joins EU in Sanctioning Russia as Ukraine's Civilian Death Toll Mounts
Writer Roger Annis discusses the West's plans to further isolate Russia and the Ukrainian government's embrace of austerity while civilians pay the price

  July 29, 2014

Do US Satellite Images Show Russia Firing Rockets into Ukraine?
Derek Monroe: The fog of war brings US satellite images allegedly showing Russia firing rockets into Ukraine into question

  July 28, 2014

Rebellion in Eastern Ukraine: Separatism or Self-Determination?
Russian political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the situation in Ukraine after the ceasefire ends and Kiev launches an offensive in the eastern regions

  July 1, 2014

EU Association Agreement with Ukraine Is a Gift to Kleptocrats
Michael Hudson: The agreement, by worsening economic conditions of Ukraine, will guarantee unending violence in the east

  June 30, 2014

End to Violence Unlikely as Ceasefire Extended in Ukraine
Volodymyr Ishchenko: Small independent protests are taking place amid the pro-Russian separatist rebellion, but workers remain weak as a political force in Ukraine and the government is continuing to restrict civil liberties

  June 27, 2014

Violence Escalates in Ukraine's Eastern Regions after Presidential Election
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says negotiations are needed to end the civil war in the east of Ukraine

  May 27, 2014

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  May 25, 2014

Presidential Elections in Ukraine Will Usher in Direct Rule of Oligarchs
Ukrainian sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says there will be little difference between a Poroshenko presidency and that of ousted president Yanukovich, and that the political rebellion in the Eastern regions is dominated by Russian separatists with widespread support there - not by an independent workers movement

  May 22, 2014

Is Ukraine Entering A Revolutionary Moment?
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the recent referendums for independence in Ukraine's eastern regions

  May 12, 2014

Global Capitalism, the US Empire and Russian Nationalism
Leo Panitch analyzes the complex relationship between the process of global economic integration and nation state rivalry

  May 9, 2014

Is Ukraine Descending into Civil War?
Professors Nicolai Petro and Aleksandr Buzgalin discuss the factional clashes in the Ukrainian city of Odessa and how the international community can de-escalate tensions

  May 5, 2014

Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine Based on Shoddy Journalism
Robert Parry: The Obama administration and Kiev government claimed that Russian soldiers were present at the building occupations, yet it turns out that this assertion was based on photos the U.S. government provided to NYTimes and that the newspaper since has had to retract

  April 23, 2014

What Role Has Russia Played in Eastern Ukraine?
John Quigley & Aleksandr Buzgalin say that the building occupations and protests in cities like Donestk look like local initiatives, and are markedly less violent than some of those during the Euromaiden protests

  April 17, 2014

Ukraine Transitional Gov't Moves Militarily To Reclaim Seized Buildings
Nicolai Petro: Ukrainian officials are using this first military move as political tool to garner more public support, as groups labeled pro-Russian truly want federalism, not succession, in order to protect eastern Ukraine's autonomy

  April 15, 2014

Investigation Finds Former Ukraine President Not Responsible For Sniper Attack on Protestors
Michael Hudson: A German TV investigation disproves the West's claim that Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protestors, making this President Obama's WMD moment

  April 11, 2014

Ukrainian Protesters in the East Demand More Autonomy From Kiev Government
Nicolai Petro: The eastern part of the country feels like it does not have a voice in politics, and secession is only last resort for most of the protesters

  April 8, 2014

Oligarchs, Fascists and the People's Protest in Ukraine
Derek Monroe says the Ukrainian far-right, with the backing of local oligarchs, the US and the EU, hijacked popular protests against corruption

  March 28, 2014

Should Ukraine and West Accept De Facto Crimea Joining Russia? (2/2)
Prof. Tarik Cyril Amar and Prof. Nicolai Petro say while the legalities of the Crimea referendum are dubious, the only way out of this crisis is to accept its results

  March 18, 2014

The Hypocrisy of US Calling for Enforcement of International Law
Michael Ratner: President Obama tries to condemn Russia's annexation of Crimea by justifying the illegal US invasion of Iraq

  March 17, 2014

Who In Ukraine Will Benefit From An IMF Bailout?
Economists Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers discuss how provisions in an IMF deal like cuts to gas subsidies and pensions will hurt the average Ukrainian citizens and benefit kleptocrats

  March 17, 2014

Crimea Referendum: Self Determination or Big Power Manipulation? (1/2)
Professors Nicolai Petro & Tarik Cyril Amar give their reactions to Crimea voting overwhelmingly to join the Russian federation

  March 16, 2014

What's Driving Putin & Obama's Posturing on Ukraine?
Larry Wilkerson: President Obama and Russian President need to ease domestic pressure to act militarily, thus keeping Ukraine as a buffer

  March 11, 2014

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (2/2)
Historian Per Anders Rudling traces the rise of Ukrainian right-wing party Svoboda from the nationalist myth-making of the post-Soviet diaspora in countries like Canada

  March 13, 2014

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (1/2)
Historian Per Rudling discusses the influence of the Ukrainian right-wing nationalist party Svoboda and the historical roots of Ukrainian nationalism

  March 11, 2014

A Struggle Amongst Oligarchs in Ukraine Pt.2
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin continues his explanation of historical relations between the Crimea region of Ukraine and Russia, ahead of a referendum vote which could bring Crimea under greater Russian control

  March 5, 2014

A Struggle Amongst Oligarchs in Ukraine Pt.1
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin explains historical relations between the Crimea region of Ukraine and Russia, ahead of a referendum vote which could bring Crimea under greater Russian control

  March 7, 2014

Ukrainians Breathe Sigh of Relief As Diplomatic Efforts Continue Between West & Russia
Professor Nicolai Petro lays out how the Crimea crisis could be resolved, as tension remains between pro-EU groups and Russian supported factions

  March 6, 2014

Climate Change Clears The Way For The Extraction of Arctic Resources
Canada and Russia are investing in military infrastructure in order to protect economic interests in Arctic energy resources

  December 11, 2013

US Skipping Russia Summit Demonstrates A Failure In International Relations
Larry Wilkerson: International summits continue to fail to tackle ongoing global crises

  August 14, 2013

Russia Moves Towards More Political Repression
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Western media focuses on Putin's repression of pro-Western opposition but ignores workers and civil society fighting for social, economic and democratic rights

  July 22, 2013

Putin Promotes Russia as Tax Haven - Gives Depardieu Citizenship to Flee French Income Tax
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin shows he is a right-wing neo-liberal politician as he promotes Russia as a paradise for the rich

  January 8, 2013

Will the Russian Left Respond to Deepening Economic Crisis?
Aleksandr Buzgalin: The Russian left shows signs of growth in spite of being shut out of mass media

  October 3, 2012

The Paradox of President Putin
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin defends the Russian state against Western neo-liberals while pushing the same policies inside Russia

  May 7, 2012

Russia's Jurassic Capitalismť: A Caricature of the West?
Aleksandr Buzgalin: A strata of bureaucrats and oligarchs rule a caricature of Western capitalism, amassing fabulous wealth

  May 6, 2012

Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism” Pt.2
Part 2 of Aleksandr Buzgalin's presentation on the Russian economy

  May 7, 2012

Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism”
Part 1 of Aleksandr Buzgalin's presentation on Russian Economy

  May 6, 2012

Russia, Putin and RT
Aleksandr Buzgalin: RT is portraying Putin as a democrat who stands up to the US

  March 5, 2012

Unpacking the Russian Elections
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin promised social democratic reforms but will more likely continue neoliberal policies

  March 6, 2012

Putin Wins, Will Mass Protests Follow?
Boris Kagarlitsky: Putin faced no serious opposition candidates, but people are fed up with neo-liberal system

  March 5, 2012

The US and Russia (Today)
Boris Kagarlitsky: Anti-US rhetoric in Russia hides closer economic relations

  January 15, 2012

On the Russian Left
Boris Kagarlitsky: Young people are joining the movement but left is divided and weak

  January 10, 2012

Popular Anger in Russia "Hijacked" by Opposition Leaders
Boris Kagarlitsky: People fed up with lack of economic and democratic rights used in fight within Russian elite

  December 9, 2011

Massive show of military might in Russia
EuroNews: Russia has marked the 66th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany with an impressive display of its military might.

  May 10, 2011

Russia Convicts Ex-Tycoon
Al Jazeera: Oil tycoon found guilty of embezzling $27bn

  December 28, 2010

Russian Journalists Still Under Threat
Al Jazeera: Russian journalists are being offered protection from an unlikely source

  November 20, 2010

Russia Renews Claim in 'Race for the Arctic'
Newsy: Russia is renewing its claim to the resource-rich arctic following a 2-day conference in Moscow

  September 26, 2010

Russia vs Canada: Race for Oil-Rich Arctic Seabed
Russia Today: Russia and Canada are neck and neck in a race for the Arctic's rich resources

  September 17, 2010

Pre-emptive nuclear strike an option for Russia?
Russia will reserve the right for a pre-emptive strike if its security is under threat.

  October 16, 2009

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