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By Michael Jansen - May 19,2022
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Ukraine war is, in the immediate-to-short-term, a strategic defeat on the military, economic and political fronts.First and foremost, the Russian units sent into Ukraine were too few to mount a successful offensive, as the military high c
By Michael Jansen - May 11,2022
NATO's proxy war on Ukraine has captivated Western leaders and media and created a fresh division largely but not completely between the First World and the Third World.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 27,2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is not the only person to describe the conflict in Ukraine as a proxy war mounted by the US-NATO on Russia. He has been scooped by several commentators.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 20,2022
The Biden administration has reverted to a policy toward Russia originally designed in 1947 by the US State Department's George Kennan to "contain" the defunct Soviet Union.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 14,2022
The Russian bombardment and siege of Ukraine has captured the attention of the world and the Western powers are arming, funding and providing political and humanitarian support for the Ukrainians.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 06,2022
When dealing with the devastation wreaked by Russia on Ukraine during the ongoing war, Western military analysts point to the Russian air campaign in Syria. Indeed, for the "wise", "This is what the Russians did in Syria," has become a mantra. But this is a false mantra.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 30,2022
Joe Biden is well known for gaffes. He admits that he is a "gaffe machine". He has a 47-year history of making confusing, embarrassing and misleading public statements, bigoted comments and angry outbursts.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 23,2022
Despite pressure from the Biden administration, the Palestinian Authority has firmly refused to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine and adopted a passive neutral stand on the conflict.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 16,2022
Nearly three million Ukrainians have fled their countries since war erupted on February 24. Although they erected walls and barbed wire fences to keep out the million Syrians, Afghans, Somalis and Eritreans in 2014-2015, Poland has taken 1.7 million and Hungary 250,000.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 09,2022
More than two million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded that country. The majority have been women and children since men between 18-60 are not allowed to leave and are conscripted into the armed forces.

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