Russia

Turkey’s President Erdogan Vows to Win ‘Economic War’ With U.S.

August 15, 2018

Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Political Analyst Ekrem Ekici say Turkey’s economic crisis runs deeper than U.S. sanctions

New US Sanctions on Russia and Iran Raise Tensions, May Backfire

August 10, 2018

The US has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over the Skripal poisoning in Britain, despite the absence to date of evidence. This follows the reimposition of Iran sanctions following Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The sanctions will further bleed the targeted countries, but could they backfire? We speak to journalist…

Q&A with Paul Jay and Aaron Maté

August 9, 2018
Paul Jay and Aaron Mate’s interactive discussion with viewers about the controversy over Trump’s visit to Helsinki – From a live recording on July 18th, 2018

Can the US make Iran sanctions stick?

August 6, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Recent Iranian trade figures suggest that the United Arab Emirates, a strong backer of US efforts to squeeze Iran economically, could emerge alongside China as the Islamic republic’s foremost lifeline in seeking to blunt the impact of harsh sanctions. Russia and Oman rather than Europe are emerging as…

Big power competition in the Eastern Mediterranean: Is Trump missing the point?

August 3, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A Trump administration decision to sanction two key Turkish officials in retaliation for the continued detention of an American cleric coupled with unqualified support for Israel and the adoption of a backseat in Syria threatens to further undermine US influence in the Eastern Mediterranean, a key part of…

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 29, 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

Bill Maher Leads Attack on Larry Wilkerson over Trump Meeting with Putin

July 27, 2018

Trump’s Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin was absolutely necessary, but unfortunately it was squandered because nuclear weapons were not discussed, which actually is the main issue between the two countries, says Col. Larry Wilkerson