Russia

Democrats Invoke Russiagate to Advance Bill Lobbied for by Big Oil

December 20, 2019

Two bills that would allow the United States to expand its fossil fuel infrastructure in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries have advanced to the the Senate—and Democrats backing them have invoked “Russiagate” to push them through. 

Putin Suffers Setback in Moscow Election, But Remains Secure Nonetheless

Putin Suffers Setback in Moscow Election, But Remains Secure Nonetheless

September 10, 2019

In what many analysts saw as a test for Vladimir Putin’s rule, the Moscow election was a setback of sorts, but the opposition’s orientation towards capitalism undermines its own anti-corruption platform, says Tony Wood

Russia's Anti-Gov't Protests Draw Large Crowds, but Putin Remains Secure

Russia’s Anti-Gov’t Protests Draw Large Crowds, but Putin Remains Secure

August 16, 2019

Western media like to present Alexei Navalny as Russia’s main opposition leader, because his actions have sparked the recent protest wave, but he hardly represents anyone, says Aleksandr Buzgalin. Rather, the protests express opposition to the Russian system

Russia's President Putin Cracks Down, Despite Maintaining Broad Popular Support 

Russia’s President Putin Cracks Down, Despite Maintaining Broad Popular Support 

August 4, 2019

Russia expert Tony Wood discusses the arrest and possible poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who was banned from running in local elections and protested that decision. Putin’s apparent effort to contain Navalny, even though he poses no real threat, displays Putin’s paranoia, says Wood

War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Policies

July 15, 2019
Sanctions are often presented as a diplomatic and peaceful alternative to direct military engagement, sanctions ironically can have just as devastating outcomes. Addressing the situations of Cuba, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela, this 2019 Left Forum panel addresses the origins, implementation, and impact of US-imposed sanctions.
China-Russia Partnership Threatens US Global Hegemony

China-Russia Partnership Threatens US Global Hegemony

June 7, 2019

The U.S. expected China to integrate into global capitalism as a subordinate power, but recent deals with Russia show China is moving towards equality in economic and military power

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

May 19, 2019

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China

Why I’m Pro-Detente with Russia - RAI with Stephen Cohen (5/5)

Reality Asserts Itself - Stephen Cohen

May 6, 2019
I realized it wasn’t the Soviet Union that was the great danger, it was the potential of nuclear war, and it’s still the case today – says Stephen Cohen on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay