Author: East And West

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A very American idiot

In a recent and widely published editorial written in the form of a letter that appeared in Le Monde and later several other publications, the famous and highly praised French-American writer Jonathan Littell, author of the award-winning novel “The Kindly Ones”, invites his “dear Russian friends” to take the matter into their own hands and […]

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Russia Ukraine

Historian Niall Ferguson: “In Ukraine, the US is not interested in diplomacy”

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, British historian Niall Ferguson said the United States has chosen a strategy that prolongs the war in Ukraine. These remarks seem quite at odds with the Ferguson character,a professor now at Stanford University, who called himself a “member of the imperialist gang”. “The Biden administration […]

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Russia Ukraine

Moscua delenda est: shall Moscow be destroyed?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has left most people in the West terrified. And while many citizens keep asking how a war like this could happen in Europe in the twenty first century, others raise the question: did the West do too little to avoid the Russian attack? Has the West been too weak and […]

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Geopolitics Russia Ukraine

What’s the goal of the West in the Ukraine war?

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten. The West is delivering weapons, tearing down the last diplomatic bridges and showing tremendous solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The solidarity of the people will certainly be well intentioned. It tears the heart. But if you want to minimize people’s suffering, you shouldn’t rely on escalation, but on […]

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General

“I am ready to discuss Crimea and Donbass with Russia”, says Ukrainian President Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was ready for a dialogue with Russia on the issue of Crimea, as well as the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR). The day before, the Kremlin said that the Russian Federation would stop the military operation in Ukraine on three conditions: if Kiev recognizes Crimea […]

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China Russia Ukraine

Can China bring peace between Russia and Ukraine?

Experts and commentators have spent a lot of words on some kind of new world order or new geopolitical reality after the Russian military intervention in Ukraine. But a new world order is rarely born without a major crisis. The post world war II bipolar order was born after the devastation of the deadliest war […]

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Russia Ukraine

What led Russia to attack Ukraine?

It had been announced for several months but in the end the Russian invasion of Ukraine in recent days truly shocked the world anyway. According to some important experts and pundits, this aggression was unleashed exclusively by the tyrannical will of a dictator, Vladimir Putin, who, harboring a deep and boundless hatred for democracy, freedom […]

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Russia Ukraine

The world order has been torn to pieces – Nachdenkseiten

This article first appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops that started today came as a surprise to us too. The resignation is all the greater and it is difficult to put the first thoughts into words. With the military action, which is clearly to be condemned, the hope for a lasting […]

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Russia Ukraine

Russia attacks Ukraine

Now Russia has really invaded Ukraine.

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Russia Ukraine

Russia recogninizes the DNR and the LNR. Yet little may change now.

As it was to be expected, Russia’s decision to recognize the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic has been met with widespread condemnation by Western politicians, experts and media alike. The West has accused Putin of violating the Minsk Agreements. Some other experts said that Putin was attacking the principle of non-intervention established […]

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Europe Russia Ukraine

Can Macron avert a war between Russia and NATO?

French President Emmanuel Macron succeeded in getting his colleagues from Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, to agree to a summit on security issues in the Ukrainian Donbass, where an armed escalation has continued for the fourth day since 18 February. Macron “proposed a summit between President Biden and President Putin […]

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Russia Ukraine

Ukrainian delegation to NATO: “The US is conducting one of the biggest psy-ops in history”

Over the last few weeks, the world has been holding its breath while expecting Russia to invade Ukraine. Foreign nationals have been invited by their embassies to leave Ukraine. US intelligence said that the invasion could happen any day. Other sources have mentioned the 16th of February as the day of the invasion. US intelligence […]

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Journalism

A broken media. The priority: being subservient to the US – Nachdenkseiten

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de. In the Corona debate, our media turned out to be mostly a committed appendage of the government and the state. The debate about Russia shows how our media is shaped and controlled by US interests. This was highlighted again during the Federal Chancellor’s visit to the USA. Because Scholz […]

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Germany Journalism Russia Ukraine

German media and the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz – Nachdenkseiten

This article first appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de Before his visit to the USA, the German chancellor is under massive pressure from the German media to act against German interests during his visit to Washington. These interests lie in an understanding with Russia and in a secure energy supply. If many German editors have their way, Olaf […]

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Opinion Russia Ukraine

The Russians underestimated the power of Western propaganda – Nachdenkseiten

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de For years, Russia put up with almost everything. The West waged war after war in many corners of the world. Lies like those about the alleged weapons of mass destruction in order to be able to wage war against Iraq. Western wars in Afghanistan, in Syria, in Libya. Expansion […]

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Politics Russia Ukraine

Ткните медведя, и вот что произойдет – Питер Хитченс

Эта статья была первоначально опубликована в Mail on Sunday. Если Владимир Путин будет суров и безумен, то он вторгнется в Украину. Но я видел мало доказательств, что он такой. Он неприятный, жестокий, зловещий, нетерпимый и многое другое. Но человек не удержится у власти в Москве так долго, если он сумасшедший. Если есть хоть одно действие, […]

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Geopolitics Opinion Politics

The Western citizen is being prepared for yet another war

The typical Western citizen today firmly believes in the sanctity of freedom and democracy. Ask Europeans and Americans: most are deeply convinced the West is home to freedom and democracy and that freedom and democracy constitute the basis of good governance in the Western world. Freedom and democracy are of course universal values which can […]

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Russia Ukraine

Russia can’t stop attacking Ukraine. Really?

This article was originally published on Ukraina.ru Over the past year, the Western media have delighted us with articles about how exactly Russia will take over Ukraine. It would seem that the topic has been exhausted, but no: in just a few days, authoritative Western publications poured out a new portion of the “Kremlin’s plans”. […]

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History Russia Ukraine

How Lviv became a symbol of Russophobia

This article originally appeared on Ukraina.ru. The views and opinions expressed here may not necessarily correspond to the views of our publication. There is no more controversial topic than Lviv and its place in the Russian world. On the one hand, it is a Russian city founded by Russians. On the other hand, this place […]

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History Russia Ukraine

Lviv too wants to rename Russia to Muscovy

The Lviv Regional Council too has voted in favor of motion to Ukraine’s government, proposing to use the name Muscovy instead of Russia in official documents, public discussion and media. Russians, respectively, should officially be referred to as “Muscovites”. The documents says: “For the past several hundred years, our northeastern neighbor, who is constantly encroaching […]

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