Tag Archives: Russia

David P. Hamilton :
To Russia with love

Russia consistently reaches out to the U.S. for improved relations, and the U.S. consistently rejects those gestures. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2017 In his recent opinion piece in Bloomberg, a publication dedicated to … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
To Russia with love

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Lamar W. Hankins :
Hypocrisy: Outrage over Russian meddling, but what about the U.S.’ global history?

Overthrowing elected governments is the most extreme form of interference in election results. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2017 Hypocrisy seems to be as much a part of American life as apple pie or … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Hypocrisy: Outrage over Russian meddling, but what about the U.S.’ global history?

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Harry Targ :
Foreign policy: The elephant in the room

An undercurrent in the 2016 election was growing opposition to an activist United States economic/political/military role in the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 11, 2017 An empire in decline United States global hegemony is coming … finish reading Harry Targ :
Foreign policy: The elephant in the room

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Murray Polner :
The Ukrainian mess: Where are the skeptics?

is this another replay of the Vietnam and Iraq eras when our mass media merely echoed government spokespeople? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 Poor Katrina van den Heuvel and husband Stephen Cohen, she the … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Ukrainian mess: Where are the skeptics?

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rick Ayers :
Crimea, Obama, and the nostalgia for World War I

The poet Wilfred Owen had the courage to look reality in the face. What can he tell us? By Rick Ayers | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2014 It is fitting that President Obama should quote the poem “In … finish reading Rick Ayers :
Crimea, Obama, and the nostalgia for World War I

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

The new Cold War doctrine is that democratically elected nationalist or socialist leaders are new dominos threatening the fall of a U.S.-controlled order. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2014 While the first Cold War was … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

After years of watching Washington and its NATO alliance entice and cajole traditionally Russian allies to join the western capitalist sphere, Moscow has recently begun fighting back. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 18, 2014 Recent events … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

Was the referendum on Crimea’s independence legitimate? Does Catalonia have a right to secede from Spain? Scotland from Britain? Texas from Mexico? By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2014 Crimea is a dangling appendix to the … finish reading Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tom Hayden :
Is a new Cold War upon us?

From the residue of the old Soviet Union, a new nationalist, nuclear-armed, resource-rich Russia has risen to challenge Western claims of triumphalism. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 5, 2014 Haven’t the Republicans, the neoconservatives, and the … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Is a new Cold War upon us?

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Steven Halliwell, To Russia With Love

To Russia with love:A Rag Blog interview with Steven Halliwell What Russia shows us is that there’s no easy fix. Getting to a common global discussion is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. By Jonah Raskin / The Rag … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Steven Halliwell, To Russia With Love

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ted McLaughlin : Republicans Play Political Football With START Treaty

Political cartoon by Matson / Roll Call. UPDATE: December 22, 2010 — The New START arms control treaty with Russia was ratified by the Senate today by a 71-26 vote, with 13 Republicans crossing the aisle to support it. But … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Republicans Play Political Football With START Treaty

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment