Posts Tagged: NATO
After the Cold War ended, many of the safeguards preventing war between Russia and the West have been allowed to lapse.
A trade referendum in tiny Holland may influence the future of Ukraine, the trajectory of the EU, and whether armed conflict will return to Eastern Europe.
By embracing a neoliberal, pro-austerity agenda, Poland's mainstream left opened the way for a government of Polish Ted Cruzes.
Powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo any Syrian peace process that could leave room for Bashar al-Assad.
Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?
Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region — the Kurds.
Somehow a disagreement over Ukraine has morphed into Nazi armies poised on the Polish border, or Soviet armored divisions threatening to overrun Western Europe.
Despite the fallout in Ukraine, several Balkan countries are angling to join NATO — and freely misinforming their publics to get there.
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.