Jeffrey D. Sachs says the U.S. president’s dismissal of diplomacy undermines his own party, prolongs the destruction of Ukraine and threatens nuclear war.
Chris Hedges: Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb
The longer the proxy war in Ukraine continues, the closer the U.S. comes to a direct confrontation with Russia. Once that happens, the Dr. Strangeloves running the show will reach for the nukes.
SCOTT RITTER: Nuclear High Noon in Europe
Now is the time for Biden to clarify U.S. nuclear doctrine. But he remains silent.
SCOTT RITTER: Pipelines v. USA
Intent, motive and means: People serving life sentences in U.S. prisons have been convicted on weaker grounds than the circumstantial evidence against Washington for the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines.
Caitlin Johnstone: Fable of ‘Unprovoked’ War Blocks Peace
As long as the fact this war was provoked remains unacknowledged by the side that provoked it, the sane path of detente will look like reckless appeasement and nuclear brinkmanship will look like sanity.
SCOTT RITTER: The Onus Is on Biden & Putin
We are, literally, on the eve of destruction. Now is the time for the kind of political maturity leaders rarely demonstrate.
66 Nations at UN Say ‘End War in Ukraine’
“Too much blood has been spilled” — Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies highlight a few of the many under-reported appeals made at the General Assembly for peaceful negotiations.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: Omerta in the Gangster War
The sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has virtually announced that the war in Ukraine can only intensify with no end in sight.
Conditioned for War with Russia
Ray McGovern reviews key pieces of background that — thanks to the media — few Americans know about the widest war in 77 years that is now on our doorstep.
SCOTT RITTER: Reaping the Whirlwind
Putin’s order to begin partial mobilization of Russian military forces continues a confrontation between Russia and a U.S.-led coalition of Western nations that began at the end of the Cold War.