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Putin Mixes Positive Note With Threats, Keeping West on Edge

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday sounded a positive note about the security talks he has demanded from the United States, but refused to take the threat of war against Ukraine off the table, turning his […]

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We’ve Seen The Ultimatum, What Is The “Or Else”?

Moscow has issued an ultimatum to USA/NATO. It is this: seriously negotiate on the issues laid out here and here. Some of them are non-negotiable.

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NATO’s Waterloo

Ukraine as debacle-in-waiting.

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The ghost of Georgia 2008 should be haunting Kiev right now

Saakashvili thought Washington had his back, but just like today, the hawks made promises that cooler heads wouldn’t back up.

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Joe Biden, Let’s Not Go to War

Here’s a good idea: let’s not go to war against Russia. Let’s not even rattle a saber at Russia (or China, for that matter) because even wars that no one really wants can be blundered into. Many losers would be left in the aftermath, even if nuclear weapons were kept out of sight, but no one would win. So as that smart Defense Department computer says in the 1983 movie WarGames, “The only winning move is not to play.”

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NATO’s Jan Stoltenberg needs to calm it down

Just when the alliance needs to be deescalating the situation with Russia over Ukraine, he’s been throwing kerosene on the flames.

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Tit for tat diplomatic expulsions by Russia and US are absurd and reckless

At a time when Washington wants to reduce tension with Moscow, these acts verge on the insane.

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With America, Compromise Is Possible Between Russia and Ukraine

But what would all those DC national security pundits (and their journalist friends) do with their ample time if peace breaks out in Ukraine?

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The NATOstan Clown Show

The charade has come to a point that – diplomatically – is quite unprecedented: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lost his Taoist patience.

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The High Stakes of the US-Russia Confrontation Over Ukraine

A report in Covert Action Magazine from the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic in Eastern Ukraine describes grave fears of a new offensive by Ukrainian government forces, after increased shelling, a drone strike by a Turkish-built drone and an attack on Staromaryevka, a village inside the buffer zone established by the 2014-15 Minsk Accords.