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In from the cold: CIA gesture indicates thawing US-Russia ties

Posted by seumasach on December 20, 2017

Since any attempt by Washington to normalize relations with Russia will inevitably, anyway, have a markedly schizophrenic character, it is important not to jump to conclusions as certain commentators have regarding Trump’s supposed capitulation to the neocons. The president must address different lobbies, his base of support and the Russians with different voices. Having done so much to undermine the post-war US led order it over the last year it defies credibility that Trump does not plan to edge towards the new- multipolar order: the worldview outlined in the latest National Security Strategy offers no such perspectives for the US and , indeed, no useful perspectives whatsoever. There simply has to be something else unless we are to believe the US elite has completely lost its bearings. These astonishing CIA moves are likely the tip of the iceberg of that “something else”.


Asia Times

In the annals of Russian-American relations, it is difficult to recall a precedent for the Kremlin leader calling his White House counterpart to convey his personal gratitude and appreciation for the profound contribution made by the US’ Central Intelligence Agency and its director to Russian national security.

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Obama makes an offer on Crimea

Posted by seumasach on March 13, 2014


Indian Punchline

13th March, 2014

When a Russia scholar of great repute, Stephen Cohen of New York University, says that the United States is two steps from the Cuban Missile Crisis and three steps from a war with Russia for the first time, things appear grim. Cohen insists, “We need to get a negotiation going on…” (Excerpts)

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Putin warns US citizens about the consequences of their government’s policies

Posted by seumasach on September 25, 2013

Thierry Meyssan


20th September, 2013

While Washington and Paris announced – without a mandate from the Security Council – that they were preparing to attack a sovereign state and member of the United Nations, Moscow chose first of all to open a diplomatic dialogue, and then to address the people of the United States directly. This unprecedented approach is the best way to avoid rising tension. So what were the Russian President’s arguments?

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Russia, US to spearhead Syria peace plan

Posted by seumasach on June 18, 2013


18th June, 2013

LOUGH ERNE, June 18 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and the United States will bear primary responsibility for developing a peace plan for Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a press conference following a summit of the Group of Eight major industrial nations in Northern Ireland.

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New U.S. missile defense plans pose no threat to Russia – Lavrov

Posted by seumasach on October 8, 2009

KHARKOV (Ukraine), October 7 (RIA Novosti) – The new U.S. missile shield plans present no risks for Russia, and favorable conditions are now emerging for bilateral dialogue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

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