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Putin  and Modi  –  Comrades-in-arms

Putin  and Modi  –  Comrades-in-arms

In  the  background  of  the  present  war  in  Ukraine,  much  is  being  written  by  political  commentators  about  the  reasons  why  the  Indian  head  of  state  Narendra  Modi  has  taken  an  outwardly   neutral  stand  towards  his  Russian  counterpart  Vladimir  Putin  –  a  position  which  can  be  described  variously  as  ambivalent,  or  even  crypto-friendly.  India’s  abstention  from  voting  in  favour  of  resolutions [Read More…]

by 20/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Troubled Ideas: A Nuremberg Tribunal for Putin

Troubled Ideas: A Nuremberg Tribunal for Putin

In a good number of Western states, the ruling classes, former and current, have lost their heads.  Bugbear and boogieman Vladimir Putin’s efforts in Ukraine have lent themselves to some rather extreme suggestions, ranging from assassination to potential war crimes trials.  This is not to say that the Russian leader has nothing to account for.  As ever, it all depends[Read More…]

by 22/03/2022 2 comments World
Homicidal Drives: US Dreams of Killing Putin

Homicidal Drives: US Dreams of Killing Putin

Wars disturb and delude.  The Ukraine conflict is no exception.  Misinformation is cantering through press accounts and media dispatches with feverish spread.  Fear that a nuclear option might be deployed makes teeth chatter.  And the Russian President Vladimir Putin is being treated as a Botox Hitler-incarnate, a figure worthy of assassination. The idea of forcing Putin into the grave certainly[Read More…]

by 17/03/2022 1 comment World
Erdogan Triumphs as Putin Stabs His Best Ally in the Back

Erdogan Triumphs as Putin Stabs His Best Ally in the Back

President Putin has been making some astonishing demands, including: NATO mustn’t admit additional countries near Russia, such as Ukraine and Georgia. NATO must cease military activity in non-NATO territories: Georgia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and parts of eastern Europe. Yet, incredibly, Putin has himself been enabling a NATO member’s aggression bordering Russia. In 2020, the Kremlin embraced Turkey’s sending[Read More…]

by 20/01/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Putin in a different December

Putin in a different December

This is a different December. This December is far, far different from the Decembers of 1990 and 1991 and 1992. The difference is stark, as one goes through the statements and observations made by Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader. In a recent press meet Putin covered a lot of issues – from Ukraine to NATO to China. There’re messages in[Read More…]

by 24/12/2021 1 comment World
US President Joe Biden (R) and aides talking with Russian president Vladimir Putin, December 7, 2021

Biden White House spoofs the Kremlin

This must be a rare occasion when Russian President Vladimir Putin during his 18 years in the Kremlin came out second best in an encounter with an American president. And it had to be at the hands of President Joe Biden who has not yet completed one year in office. Yet, Putin has met with every sitting American president since[Read More…]

by 09/12/2021 1 comment World
Biden threatens economic sanctions and a repositioning of NATO troops in meeting with Putin

Biden threatens economic sanctions and a repositioning of NATO troops in meeting with Putin

At a two-hour video conference call with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden threatened Russia with “strong sanctions” and the repositioning of NATO troops in case of a war between Russia and Ukraine. It was the second meeting of both presidents this year following a summit in June, at which Biden appeared trying to ease tensions with Russia[Read More…]

by 08/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Biden-Putin meeting is a cliffhanger

Biden-Putin meeting is a cliffhanger

US President Biden dismisses Russia’s red lines on Ukraine What has unfolded in the past 24 hours in the US-Russia diplomatic tango can be seen as a foreplay of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden, which is slated for Tuesday evening.  Russia has got what it has been keenly seeking — a meeting between Putin[Read More…]

by 07/12/2021 1 comment World
Talking or bickering? Will Putin and Biden discuss the “dirty war” in the Middle East?

Talking or bickering? Will Putin and Biden discuss the “dirty war” in the Middle East?

The whole world is looking forward to the meeting of the new US President Joe Biden with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Although the Kremlin and the White House urge people not to expect too much from the June 16 summit, one still wants to believe that a personal meeting by the leaders of the two rival powers will lead[Read More…]

by 07/06/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West

Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West

Vladimir Putin’s basic view has been expressed so many times, in so many different contexts, and it’s always the same: that the only people who have a sovereign right to any land, are the people who live on that land — nobody who lives outside that land does. In other words, his basic view is a repudiation — a total[Read More…]

by 12/07/2018 2 comments World
Is Kremlin’s New Missile A Product Of Trump’s Failed Russia Policy?

Is Kremlin’s New Missile A Product Of Trump’s Failed Russia Policy?

  Putin’s recent unveiling of an “invincible” nuclear missile has dealt a fresh blow to U.S.-Russia relations. The announcement about the development of a new range of strategic nuclear missile came just weeks ahead of the Russian presidential election. Putin’s claims on rendering US and NATO missile technology ‘useless’ seemed more than just domestic muscle-flexing; it was almost a direct[Read More…]

by 03/03/2018 2 comments World
Nuclear Bravado: Putin’s Nuclear Invincibles

Nuclear Bravado: Putin’s Nuclear Invincibles

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, seemed perplexed, sticking to a drafted script.  Politicians on the Hill were troubled.  The Pentagon attempted to be reassuring.  The Russian bear was on the move in indelicate fashion – again. In his fourteenth state of the nation address, President Vladimir Putin was keen to focus on Russian-made and prowess in military[Read More…]

by 03/03/2018 Comments are Disabled World
The Demonization of President Vladimir Putin Must Stop

The Demonization of President Vladimir Putin Must Stop

No other world leader is more demonized and slandered by the Western media than the Russian President Vladimir Putin. All the major US media outlets and corporations caricature one of the most rational and thoughtful leaders on the international stage. Compared to Donald Trump, Theresa May, and Emanuel Macron, not to speak of the most overrated Angela Merkel, Putin has[Read More…]

by 08/02/2018 1 comment World
Is The Russian Government, Under Direction From President Putin, Silencing Dissidents?

Is The Russian Government, Under Direction From President Putin, Silencing Dissidents?

From the number of deceased Russian dissidents, complicity in their demise seems plausible. From evidence, thought, and logic, complicity seems unlikely: (1)    Only circumstantial links to Putin’s office have been established in the cases. (2)    Because political opposition is weak, and no obvious threat to the ruling United Russia Party, what would the government gain in assassination of opposition figures? (3)    Because Putin’s approval rating[Read More…]

by 07/08/2017 1 comment World
Putin’s World: Reactive Mismeasures: The New Yorker and the “New” Cold War Propaganda (Part 3) 

Putin’s World: Reactive Mismeasures: The New Yorker and the “New” Cold War Propaganda (Part 3) 

  This  is the third part (of 5 ) of a paragraph by paragraph commentary on a recent article posing as journalism in the March 6, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. I hope to demonstrate that this article is basically a totally mendacious concoction of cold war US propaganda constructed out of unsubstantiated opinions expressed by US government officials[Read More…]

by 24/04/2017 1 comment World
Why Turkey Is Seeking Close Cooperation With Russia In Syria?

Why Turkey Is Seeking Close Cooperation With Russia In Syria?

The sudden thaw in Turkey’s relations with Russia and latent hostility towards America is partly due to the fact that Erdogan holds the US-based preacher, Fethullah Gulen, responsible for the July coup plot and suspects that the latter had received tacit support from certain quarters in the US; but more importantly Turkey also feels betrayed by the duplicitous American policy[Read More…]

by 07/12/2016 1 comment World
Russia And Turkey Sign Strategic Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline Deal

Russia And Turkey Sign Strategic Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline Deal

  Turkey and Russia Monday (Oct 10) signed the Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement. The signing of the strategic deal came after a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin who was in Istanbul to attend the 23rd World Energy Congress which gathered 10,000 participants, including four presidents, 250 energy ministers, academia, policy­makers and CEOs of top energy companies. This[Read More…]

by 11/10/2016 1 comment World
Must They Be Enemies? Russia, Putin And The United States

Must They Be Enemies? Russia, Putin And The United States

  Most Americans know very little about Russia, and what they do know is subverted by many decades of U.S. government anti-Soviet and anti-Russian propaganda. From 1917 to Dec. 26, 1991, when the USSR imploded, Washington depicted the Soviet Union as an immoral aggressor state seeking to destroy capitalism and freedom in the United States and rule the world. Again,[Read More…]

by 28/09/2016 1 comment World
Erdogan Resets Relations With Russia

Erdogan Resets Relations With Russia

 On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in St. Petersburg to hold talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was Erdogan’s first foreign visit since the July 15 abortive coup against his elected government. St. Petersburg is Putin’s hometown. Addressing a joint press conference after the talk, Putin said: “I believe that we have all the necessary prerequisites[Read More…]

by 10/08/2016 Comments are Disabled World