By declaring referenda in four Ukrainian regions and vowing to defend new Russian territory with all means necessary, Vladimir Putin has created a whole new war.
Text of Putin’s Speech on Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a major address on the war in Ukraine, which changes its nature dramatically. As a service, CN provides here the English text of the speech.
War Is No Answer to Insecurity
Old habits continue to dominate in Washington, which has long sought nuclear primacy to negate the theory of détente, writes Vijay Prashad.
Ukraine Is the New Israel
As`ad AbuKhalil says current U.S.-NATO strategic calculations are demoting Israel from its once central position and will leave the apartheid state increasingly reliant on new alliances with the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia.
SCOTT RITTER: Why Russia Will Still Win, Despite Ukraine’s Gains
Russia is no longer fighting a Ukrainian army equipped by NATO, but a NATO army manned by Ukrainians. Yet, Russia still holds the upper hand despite its Kharkiv setback.
Chris Hedges: Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History
No other institution helps obscure the crimes of empire and buttress class rule and white supremacy so effectively.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: The Specter of Germany Is Rising
To meet the imaginary Russian threat to Western Europe, Germany will lead an expanded, militarized EU.
What if the 2024 ‘Whispers’ Are Right?
Queen of Chaos: Her record, and her own words, show us exactly what we can expect from a Hillary Clinton presidency, write Jeremy Kuzmarov and Steve Brown.
JOHN PILGER: Silencing the Lambs — How Propaganda Works
Leni Riefenstahl said her epic films glorifying the Nazis depended on a “submissive void” in the German public. This is how propaganda is done.
SCOTT RITTER: Getting it Wrong on Ukraine
Newsweek’s William Arkin is a prisoner of his sources, a problem that pervades Western reporting on the conflict in Ukraine.