Putin is considered a threat because he restored Russian sovereignty, erased the humiliation of the Boris Yeltsin era, and championed Russia’s national interests. But that is just what the U.S. elite could not tolerate. The U.S. military-industrial complex needs enemies like human lungs need oxygen. When there are no enemies,...
On March 2nd, the Biden administration imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia to punish it for what it described as Moscow’s attempt to poison opposition leader Alexey Navalny with nerve agent last year. Navalny was arrested in January on his return from Germany following treatment for poisoning with...
Right-wing radicals and neo-fascists have become more powerful in Russia over the past few years.  After the Soviet Union collapsed, the new, aggressively anti-communist government of Boris Yeltsin overthrew the weak social-democratic government of Mikhail Gorbachev, and two right-wing Russian structures merged. The émigré anti-communists, who had been nurtured...
The U.S. Congress is currently working on yet another anti-Russian bill called “Senate Bill S. 1102: Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019.’’ Russia is not far away from the Eastern Mediterranean—but the United States is. Nevertheless, Washington’s zealous eye perceives Russian “malign” influence there and intends to radically...
Executive Summary The Russian-German far-right relationship encompasses three ecosystems: first, the main German far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), because of its electoral success and ability to influence “high politics”; second, several echo chambers—peripheral “think tank” institutions and individuals without visibility on the broad German political landscape; and third, the...
Like the proverbial cat, some concepts have several lives. Or, like the mythological phoenix, they can be reborn from the ashes. This is certainly the case of the Intermarium, a geopolitical concept that envisaged an alliance of countries reaching from the Baltic Sea over the Black Sea to the...