Category Archives: USA

Putin’s Paranoia, More Than Nuclear Weapons and Oil, Make Russia Dangerous

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 18 Issue: 122 By: Pavel K. Baev The remarks by United States President Joseph Biden at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence last week (July 27) made a strong but ambivalent impression in Moscow. His warning regarding Russian misinformation and interference in the 2022 mid-term elections in the US was countered with the usual

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Interview with Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov: “We Have to Fight Lies and Fake News Virtually on a Daily Basis.”

National Interest editor Jacob Heilbrunn interviews Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States of America H. E. Anatoly Antonov. by Jacob Heilbrunn Follow JacobHeilbrunn on Twitter L Heilbrunn:President Vladimir Putin has recently published a new essay on Ukraine stating that Ukrainians and Russians are the same people. He also indicated that there are red lines that neither Ukraine

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The Irrational Fear of Russia

The arguments made against Russia are often weak or hypocritical, and U.S. commentators still subscribe to a “Russo-Orientalism” that views the country as a mysterious dangerous Other. Thomas Moller-Nielsen I believe we should be speaking not so much about East and West as about deep psychological phenomena like life and death drives. There are cultures where the death drive is

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How Putin Keeps Winning

Kurt Volker Russia’s president exploits three mistakes the United States makes time and again: a default toward de-escalation rather than confronting aggression; a desire to compartmentalize issues rather than link them; and complacency about the U.S. role in the world, rather than a drive to compete proactively. Vladimir Putin’s experience as a KGB officer in Germany has served him well

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Putin Warns of ‘Lethal’ Strikes at Russian Warship Parade

President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia’s navy was capable of delivering lethal strikes against underwater and aerial enemy targets during a parade of warships in the port city of St. Petersburg. The Russian leader’s boast comes days after military officials announced tests of advanced new weapons, some of which come from an arsenal Putin has described as “invincible.” “The

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Monetary wars in Belarus. What Lukashenka started

Brian Whitmore Monetary wars in Belarus resemble a complex multidimensional chess game with several moving parts In addition to harsh suppression of activists and independent journalists , the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is now also seeking to seize their money. Since the beginning of this year, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Belarusian law enforcement agencies have conducted 107 searches

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Russia accuses U.S.of building ‘belt of instability’ to undermine Moscow

Russia has repeatedly accused the U.S. and its NATO allies of plotting regime change in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and elsewhere Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Western nations of trying to create a “belt of instability” to undermine Moscow, while also meddling in Russia’s upcoming parliamentary elections and backing extremists. This is reported by Newsweek. At a foreign policy

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Joint Statement of the US and Germany on Support for Ukraine, European Energy Security, and our Climate Goals

The United States and Germany are steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and chosen European path. We recommit ourselves today to push back against Russian aggression and malign activities in Ukraine and beyond. The United States pledges to support Germany’s and France’s efforts to bring peace to eastern Ukraine via the Normandy Format. Germany will intensify

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Russia says ‘hasty withdrawal’ put Afghanistan at risk

Russia accused the U.S. of creating instability in the region with its “hasty withdrawal.” Russia on Friday blamed the “hasty withdrawal” of US and NATO troops for a rapid deterioration in Afghanistan’s security and warned of instability spreading to neighbouring countries. Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have capitalised on the last stages of the withdrawal of foreign troops to launch offensives,

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Blockbuster Guardian Leaks Cannot yet Either Be Discounted nor Accepted

Boring as it may be, I’ll neither take the Guardian’s blockbuster story as gospel truth nor cynical fake. I’ll just wait and see how this plays out. By Mark Galeotti In a world awash with disinformation and misinformation, genuine whistleblowers and fake leaks, it is often difficult to know what to believe. The tendency, all too often, is to accept

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Russian Prosecutors Seek 6-Year Suspended Sentence for U.S. Investor Calvey

Russian prosecutors have asked for a six-year suspended sentence for American investor Michael Calvey in an embezzlement case that has sent shockwaves through the Russian business establishment, Calvey’s lawyer confirmed to The Moscow Times on Thursday.   Speaking to reporters after Thursday’s court hearing, Calvey slammed the request, saying his innocence was fully proven in documents obtained by the prosecution, and

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FBI Suspects U.S. Firm of Bypassing Sanctions to Ship WMD Tech to Russia – Reports

The FBI and U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating an American company for allegedly bypassing sanctions to supply lab equipment for Russia’s weapons of mass destruction programs, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday, citing newly unsealed documents it said it obtained.  According to the federal court documents, Intertech Corporation allegedly “intentionally falsified shipping documents, avoided and circumvented export compliance regulations, and obfuscated

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The United States is threatening to take action against REvil hackers if Russia does not do so on its own

Authors: MediaSapiens US cybersecurity experts say the REvil group operates from Russia. The United States could take action against the criminal hacking group REvil if Russia does not do so on its own. This was stated at a briefing by   White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. “If the Russian leadership is unable or unwilling to counter the criminal elements living in Russia, we will act, ”

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The US State Department should not provide the Ukrainian authorities with documents on sanctions against Kolomoisky – the embassy

According to Zn.ua, Kolomoisky will be one of the main issues to be discussed during Zelensky’s visit to the United States. The US Embassy in Ukraine told Zn.ua that the United States Department of State should not provide the Ukrainian authorities with any documents regarding sanctions against oligarch Igor Kolomoisky . ” First,” under current regulations, the United States does not provide common packages of

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Russia’s Blacklisting of Bard College Signals End of Key U.S.-Russia Cultural Exchange

The U.S. liberal arts college has been labeled “undesirable,” effectively banning its dual-degree program with St. Petersburg State University. Valentina Andreeva graduated in 2018 with degrees in economics and music, one from St. Petersburg State University and one from Bard College in the U.S., which co-founded the Russian institution’s liberal arts faculty.  “You can travel, you can study and you

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US intends to take action against Lukashenko due to closure of border with Ukraine

08:32, 3 July 2021 – 112UA The US promises to hold the government of President Alexander Lukashenko accountable for its actions. The US government is aware of the decision of the Belarusian authorities to close the border with Ukraine and promises to hold the government of President Alexander Lukashenko accountable for its actions. This was announced on Friday by a senior official

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lllia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Russia Points Finger Back at U.S. Over Latest Cyberattack Accusations

Russia’s Embassy in the United States pointed the finger back at the U.S. Friday after its cybersecurity agencies blamed Kremlin-backed hackers for a massive hacking campaign on Western private and government entities. U.S. and U.K. national security agencies on Thursday said a cyber-unit within Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency has conducted “brute force” attacks on predominantly U.S. and European servers between

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Putin hints at new Ukraine escalation

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that he may escalate his military pressure against Ukraine. Asked about the British deployment last week of its HMS Defender destroyer within 12 nautical miles of Russian-occupied Crimea, Putin said that the Defender had been joined by a U.S. surveillance aircraft. He even provided what he said was that aircraft’s tail number. Lamenting

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At What Cost Does Boris Johnson Defy Putin’s Claim to Crimea?

By Patrick Buchanan About that clash between a British destroyer and Russian warplanes and warships in the Black Sea last week there are conflicting versions. The Kremlin version is the more dramatic. HMS Defender, says Moscow, entered the Black Sea, made port in Odessa, Ukraine, and then sailed for Batumi on the coast of Georgia. However, the British warship traversed

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