As Joe Biden visits Poland, Michal Krupa reports on the firing of a Polish academic for questioning the Polish government’s position on the war in Ukraine.
SCOTT RITTER: Germany Risks Forgetting Its History
In deciding to supply Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, Olaf Scholtz breaks the self-imposed constraints on the military’s role in German foreign policy that had been in place since the end of WWII.
US Can Turn Back Doomsday Clock
Instead of sending more weapons to Ukraine, the U.S. and its NATO allies could be taking these steps to lower the rising risk of nuclear conflict, write Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies.
Ukraine Parliament Cheers Nazi Collaborator
Even neighboring Poland, a staunch ally of Kiev in the ongoing war with Russia, has criticized the Verkhovna Rada’s Jan. 1 celebration of the birthday of Stepan Bandera.
Caitlin Johnstone: NATO Chief’s ‘Fear of War With Russia’
Meanwhile, the Pentagon gives its Ukraine proxy the go-ahead to launch long-range attacks on targets inside its neighboring nuclear superpower. Not too long ago this was unthinkably terrifying. This is where we are now.
Caitlin Johnstone: When Journalism Standards Vanish
Because Russia and Iran are both viewed as enemies of Washington, Western news media often feel comfortable publishing any old claim about them as fact regardless of sourcing or evidence.
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.
UKRAINE: The Realist Father of Poland’s Hawkish PM
Morawiecki’s eagerness to be in the vanguard of the West’s proxy war with Russia in Ukraine does not, so to say, run in the family, writes Michal Krupa.
Ukraine’s Non-White Refugees
Emmanuel Achiri and Hrishabh Sandilya call for immediate rectification of the current degrading and inhumane detention practices at European borders.
Supreme Court: Torture at CIA Black Site Is ‘State Secret’
In a scathing dissent, Neil Gorsuch accused the government of seeking dismissal of Abu Zubaydah’s petition to avoid “further embarrassment for past misdeeds.”