Saber-rattling in response to alleged Russian expansionism is the latest in a series of dramatic breaks from the post-Cold War detente between Russia and the U.S.-led West.
A video roundtable hosted by Truthdig Assistant Editor Alexander Reed Kelly explains why the IMF, Europe and Western corporations don’t have the country’s best interests at heart.
In a series of interviews for The Nation, Truthdig Assistant Editor Alexander Reed Kelly shows why, at a time when "Ukraine needs rescuing," the IMF, Europe and Western corporations have no interest in actually saving the country from disaster.
When the people of the Donetsk area protested imposed changes, Kyiv launched an “anti-terrorist” operation against them. I saw firsthand these “terrorists,” who had decided to build something different from the oligarchic regime. Theirs is an enormous and difficult task.
In his Sunday sermon, the Patriarch Philaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv explained to his parishioners that Ukrainian soldiers who kill civilians and rebels in Donbas do not transgress God’s commandment “thou shalt not kill”.
The first foreign policy speech given by a major Republican presidential prospect, Jeb Bush, in mid-February, was notable for its display of ignorance about the world and its menaces. Unfortunately, such ignorance is common among Republicans.
Through a careful review of recent history, Russia and Soviet scholar Paul Robinson debunks the claim that the Russian president is directing the rebels fighting in Ukraine's eastern region.
Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West.
The most devastating criticism that historians are likely to have of Barack Obama's record in the White House is his devastating failure in foreign policy -- a failure that stems from his willingness to leave the warrior ideologues of the State and Defense departments in place after becoming president.
You may have heard what Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko have said about the Ukraine crisis, but what do young people whose lives are being affected by the conflict between the two countries have to say about it?