Tag Archives: Russia

Made By Putin? A 21st Century Slow-Burn US Civil War

An overly lengthy transition period can be highly destabilizing even in the U.S. — a nation that deems itself a mature democracy.

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Putin’s Devious Plans If Joe Biden Wins

With the prospects rising that Joe Biden will be elected President of the U.S., does the U.S. have to prepare for made-in-Russia mayhem?

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No, Germany, You Don’t Have to Pay Billions for Blocking North Stream 2

The German government and the EU have very compelling legal defenses against any claims for damages because of stopping the North Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

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Belarus and Ukraine: Historic Parallels, Russia’s Imperial Designs

Belarus is on a path of national rebirth that is increasingly incompatible with Putin’s pan-Slavic expansionism.

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Putin’s Russia Is Like Brezhnev’s USSR: Will the End Be the Same?

After 20 years in power, Putin’s balance sheet is weak. Considering Russia strong is a serious misreading of its real situation at home and abroad.

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Putin’s 2020 Russia and Vladimir Voynovich’s “Moscow 2042”

Has Putin’s Russia of 2020 been foreshadowed by Russian novels, in a mixture of wicked satire and genuine tragedy?

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Is the Trump Campaign Planning a Ukrainian “October Surprise”?

There is a lot of speculation as to what an emboldened and desperate Trump campaign has in mind to help tilt the polls in the President’s favor.

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COVID 19: Assessing the Global Corruption Fallout

Corruption is bad today, but bound to get worse. Governments’ response to the COVID 19 pandemic amplifies the opportunities for abuse.

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A Threat to Putin’s Imperial Ambitions

Vodka addiction has had a devastating effect on Russians’ health, the country’s economy and social fabric for centuries.

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What Does Putin Have on Trump?

A rare moment of bipartisanship of today’s hyper-partisan Washington — and what it means for Russia, President Trump and holding clean elections on November 3.

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