In the wake of the WikiLeaks revelations about the collusion between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) a...
MOSCOW -- Until it becomes clear what the bigger picture is, it may be wise for the U.S. public to pay more attention to what is in the DNC letters rather than who stole them.
I first want to thank you for your patriotism, heroism and your brave service to America. You do what few others won't, which is to put your own lives on the line to protect ours. You place yourselves at grave risk every single day abroad, nationally and locally. For that we are forever grateful and in your debt.
What Trump did on Wednesday, however, went way beyond simply having a different view about US-Russia relations. It demonstrated that Trump either does not understand basic ideas about national sovereignty and national security, or more ominously, suggests a relationship between a political candidate and a foreign power that is at the very least clear and present threat to our political processes.
I'm terrified of Trump getting his stubby little paws on the launch button. And Putin? He's had his finger on that button for over fifteen years (well, technically, for a few years, it was Medvedev's finger on the button, but Putin had his finger on Medvedev). He hasn't launched a nuke yet.
There has always been a truth to the idiom 'where there is smoke there is fire' and Donald Trump's statements and actions seem to be fanning a huge blaze. His entire campaign, as evidenced by the Republican convention, is geared to incite the worst in the American people and to scare them into voting for him.
This election is no longer about the candidates. Sure, the names might say Clinton, Stein, Johnson, and Trump. But this is no longer about the candidates. This is about a choice of two directions. One direction is to end the American experiment with a Constitutional Republic after 227 years, and begin the American dictatorship.
A chill went down my spine when I saw private remarks from Chris Christie, regarding one of Donald Trump's first moves, if he is elected.
After boasting again via twitter that he had foreseen another jihadist terrorist attack -- Does the man's genius know no bounds? Heh -- Trump has had remarkably little to say. Which is just as well, as these are complex matters and Trump has no knowledge about or facility for them.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Two years ago, I wrote that America was pushing Russia and China to form an anti-Western quasi-alliance, possibly recreating conditions that led to past conflicts. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse since then.
MOSCOW -- After a long quest for a new mission, when NATO tested different roles from global world policemen and expeditionary super-unit to soft security provider and democracy promoter, the organization is back to its habitual business: to contain Russia. What a relief after years of wandering!
While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom's recent departure from the bloc via "Brexit" referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent's political future.
Knowledgeable, sober observers of the Syrian scene continue to worry that the Obama administration is seeking, without adequate reflection, an agreement with Russia featuring military cooperation against the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.
Those post-9/11 dreams of global domination shared by the top leadership of the Bush administration proved wildly destructive and it's gotten no better since. Consider the vast swath of the planet where the devastation is most obvious: the Greater Middle East and North Africa. Then ask yourself: Are we still in the American Century?
At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect its allies and partners on its southeastern flank. Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are all under severe pressure from Russia and require NATO assistance.
The result of last Thursday's Brexit referendum marks a victory not of the people but of populism. Not of democracy but of demagogy. It is a victory of the hard right over the moderate right and of the radical over the liberal left.