A reader, SunriseState, has recently posted the following question in the comments section: “what would you say is the most optimal Russian strategy vs Poland?“. When I read it I thought “now that is an interesting question indeed!”. Today I will try to answer it, going step by step. First, a diagnosis. There is a Polish syndrome. We can ascribe all sorts of causes for it, some will describe the
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Source: https://www.vz.ru/world/2017/5/30/872466.html Translated by Eugenia The Senate in the Netherlands confirmed in the most unobtrusive manner the Association agreement of Ukraine with the EU – against the decision of the last year referendum. The local press barely reported the event. In an attempt to explain why the will of the people was ignored, the analysts repeated the same argument over and over: a refusal to ratify the agreement would have
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Appointment of Boris Gryzlov to represent Russia on the Contact Group brings a key Russian decision maker into the heart of the crisis by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Insider That the Russian leadership continues to accord the Ukrainian conflict the highest importance is confirmed by a very interesting appointment the Kremlin has just announced. This is the appointment of Boris Gryzlov as Russia’s representative on the so-called Contact Group.
by Michael Hudson specially for the Saker Blog On December 8, the IMF’s Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice sent a note saying: “The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors. We will provide details on the scope and rationale for this policy change in the next day or so.” Since 1947 when it really started operations, the World Bank
A warning from Scott: Prior to writing for thesaker, I collected antiques and art. Since I started writing, I gave up my family, my job, my business, sleeping, showering, and other bad habits. Hell, I even stopped shaving my beard. Being a compulsive collector, now I only collect Russian jokes and anecdotes. First, they are free. Second, they are more effective than booze and drugs combined. You have been warned.
Compiled by “Tatzhit” Mihailovich One cultural/media aspect of the new “hybrid war” that goes virtually unreported in the West is the humor, political cartoons, etc. Here are some examples, organized into several categories, with appropriate footnotes being given either next to joke/picture, or in the end of the post (*Russophobes can skip to the last section – on Putin and Russia – and spare me the inane cries of “This
Source: http://ria.ru/crimea_interview/20150302/1050489532.html Rostislav Ishchenko Translated from the Russian by Robin In an interview with the radio station Russia Today, Rostislav Ishchenko, President of the Center for Systematic Analysis and Forecasting, talks about who is trying to draw Russia into a military conflict, and why, Crimea’s role in the situation, and the splitting of the Ukraine into separate territories. In one of your articles, you wrote that the Ukraine was in
Transcarpathia 29 Jul. NATO has sponsored a project involving Romanian and Ukrainian scientists to monitor river pollution on the Tisza river. This is a major source of drinking water for the region and passes through Uzhhord. This is a major town situated close to the border with Romania. This strikes me as an opportunity to insert SIS types into the region under NGO/environmentalist cover. 5 Aug. The head of the
Dear friends,I have been asked by Auslander to pass on the following information to the readers of this blog, especially those who have donated money to help Ukrainian refugees. The Saker——-Here is the cost at current exchange rate dollar to ruble and dollar to griven: Housing Per day:7 bed room with in room full bathroom, shower, sink, toilet. per person per day R 455 = $13.00 (New room, TV and
Auslander reports from Crimea: Today after Church we went to a facility that is housing some of the children and women from Slavyansk. The group consisted of Father and his wife, a senior Navy officer and his wife and we two. The officer had informed the facility of the time of our arrival and who was in the group. I will not give the name or location of the facility
I won’t even bother to discuss the topic of US and EU sanctions against Russia as this is only utter nonsense aimed at appeasing a few lobbies and proving to the general public that western leaders are “tough”. Let’s, however, look at two interesting developments:1) Obama has declared that the US will not go to war over the Ukraine. As usual, Obama tightly wrapped the key words in a lot
Thanks to anonymous, here is what Chairman Dempsey had to say in his own words. This sounds a lot better to me than the out-of-context paraphrase of Bloomberg.Your take?The Saker )
Just a couple of short things I want to report on.Ukraine: I always knew that Yanukovich was a coward and a totally unprincipled man. That, and an idiot, of course. Well, he just proved it again. Not only did he let that old Soviet Politburo-style, semi-mummified, and thoroughly sclerotic moron McCain enter the Ukraine just to visit the “Euromaidan” crowd, he also caved in to the demands of the so-called
I just wanted to update everybody on a few interesting aspects on the current crisis in the Ukraine.The opposition: Vladimir Klichko, Arsenii Iatseniuk, Oleg Tsiagnibok Yulia Timoshenko The opposition is currently headed by four people: Vladimir Klichko, Arsenii Iatseniuk, Oleg Tsiagnibok and, of course, Yulia Timoshenko (in jail, of all things, for signing a gas deal with Putin). There are a number of smaller parties also participating on the
Yet another excellent CrossTalk show:
written specially for the Asia Times Just as I have predicted in my last piece about the developments in the Ukraine, European politicians and Ukrainian opposition parties have gone into overdrive to attempt yet another color-coded revolution in Kiev. The normally demure and low-key Eurobureaucrats have suddenly found it themselves to castigate Russia with irate statements about “unacceptable Russian interference” while their own diplomats actually went on stage to encourage
As always, an excellent show again: