Russia

Debunking the Putin Panic

July 19, 2018
There is much to criticize the Russian president for, says Professor Stephen F. Cohen of Princeton and NYU, but many US political and media claims about Putin are false - and reckless

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 19, 2018
Prof. Alexander Buzgalin joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself; born two years after the death of Stalin, Buzgalin analyzes the end of the Soviet Union and the rise of Putin

What the Trump-Putin Summit Means for Syria

July 18, 2018
New talk of US, Russian, and Israeli cooperation likely means a return to the status quo with the Assad regime in power, as Washington and Tel Aviv double down on targeting Iran and its proxies, says As'ad AbuKhalil

Paul Jay on Trump-Putin and the Real Threats to Democracy

July 16, 2018

Whether the Kremlin meddled in the U.S. election or not, the hyper-focus on Russiagate overlooks bigger threats: Russian elites to the Russian people, and U.S. elites to the American people, says Paul Jay

Trump, Putin and the Iran Agenda

July 16, 2018

Paul Jay and James M. Dorsey analyze the Helsinki meeting and the “Grand Bargain with Russia” pushed by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Israel

Was the Trump-Putin Meeting Constructive or a “Capitulation”?

July 16, 2018

Norman Solomon argues against condemning the meeting, saying reducing tensions between nuclear powers is constructive. Paul Jay asks if there is a hidden agenda that’s not so peaceful

Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran?

July 14, 2018

Days after Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a “grand bargain” that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don’t expect it to happen, says professor and syndicated columnist Rami Khouri