Putin rules like a Czar, deeply conservative, fearful of unrest, placing stability above all else.
For seven long years, Theresa May – the self-appointed high priestess of absolute UK sovereignty — has refused to take action on Russian interference in the UK. No wonder Russia believes it can poison its enemies on British soil.
Was Putin’s talk of a Russian miracle weapon merely meant for domestic consumption ahead of Russia’s March presidential elections? Or does he pursue another goal with his move?
For all the emphasis on pursuing Germany’s “national interest,” the planned new pipeline undermines the EU, Germany itself and German influence in Europe.
Is Russia in breach of the 1986 INF Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, agreed by Reagan and Gorbachev? This would be dangerous.
The Turkish President only knows one loyalty — to himself. Little wonder Erdogan acts like a congenital flamethrower in international relations.
How Viktor Orban rides the populist wave against Muslim “invaders.”
Russia has been stigmatized as ghoul no. 2 in the American chamber of horrors. That is an act of escapism that conveniently removes China from much-needed public attention.
On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation, faith in the fundamental dogmas of the Western world is again faltering.