Declassified files show how Russia’s president, during the 1990s, repeatedly told Western counterparts he was “not against” expansion of the military alliance, Matt Kennard reports. He even devised an agreement to bring the Russian people onside.
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The Autumn of Oligarchs in Ukraine
A dismal piece of Washington Post propaganda gearing up for a postwar, fully neoliberalized Ukraine leaves readers precisely where Jeff Bezos would want them, writes Patrick Lawrence.
When Gorbachev’s Luck Ran Out
There is an almost Shakespearean tragic quality about the late Soviet leader’s 1985-90 time in power, writes Tony Kevin. But Russian historians of the future may have reason to treat him kindly.
Chris Hedges: The Age of Self-Delusion
You can’t drain and impoverish the nation to feed an insatiable military machine unless you make its people afraid, even of phantoms.
A World Without Walls
Once the Russian government decided that integration with Europe and the U.S. was not possible, the West began to portray Putin as diabolical, writes Vijay Prashad.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: For Washington, War Never Ends
The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rearmament of Germany confirmed that for the United States, the war in Europe was not entirely over. It still isn’t.
Tangled Tale of NATO Expansion at the Heart of Ukraine Crisis
The U.S. response to winning the Cold War set the stage for the current crisis with Russia, reports Joe Lauria.
Russiagate Rolls On, Giving Biden Political Cover
When it comes to national security reporting corporate journalists have time and again shown they are practicing something other than journalism, writes Joe Lauria.
The Real Russian Interference in US Politics
If Russia were trying to interfere in U.S. domestic politics, it wouldn’t be attempting to change the U.S. system but to prevent it from trying to change Russia’s, argues Diana Johnstone.
Why the US Obsession over Ukraine?
The U.S. government acts like it has a vital interest in separating Ukraine from Russia, even if that sparks a civil war among Ukrainians and disrupts Europe’s economic recovery. A slightly varied history might have given a different perspective, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R.…