Category Archives: Russia and the Ukraine

WHY A BAD RUSSIAN ECONOMY IS BAD NEWS FOR THE U.S.

WHY A BAD RUSSIAN ECONOMY IS BAD NEWS FOR THE U.S.

A CHANGE IN COURSE

The Russian economy continues to struggle. Moscow had hopes that promoting consumer confidence and domestic spending within Russia would begin the process of rebuilding an economy that reached a near meltdown during 2014. This change in approach represents what Bloomberg calls “the most dramatic shift in economic policy during the Putin era.”

On July 15, 2015, reporter Anna Andrianova asserted, “Behind another month of near-record declines in Russian consumer wellbeing is an economic shift that may endure for years.” She continued: “For those still counting, … Read More

RUSSIA’S NUCLEAR THREAT — VIEW FROM THE BUNKER 07-15-2015

Yesterday, Derek Gilbert of Skywatch News and TV interviewed me for his radio show, A View from the Bunker.  Derek is one of the top interviewers on the “internet radio circuit” to be sure, always ready with intelligent questions and many cogent insights of his own.  The discussion yesterday, lasting almost one hour, was no different.  Here is his introduction and then the link to his web page for A VIEW FROM THE BUNKER, #259.

A VIEW FROM THE BUNKER, Derek Gilbert
Posted on July 15, 2015.

THE THREAT of an Iranian nuclear weapon has dominated American news … Read More

WHY EUROPE WON’T DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST RUSSIA

The Crisis in the Ukraine

It is a perplexing issue:  Why does the U.S. have to protect European interests even when those interests have little to do with a matter about which the U.S. couldn’t care less?   When it comes to protecting Europe from its enemies, why does the U.S. step up to the challenge?

Given what has been happening the Europe over the past 18 months, notably the confrontation in the Ukraine between a quasi-fascist government in Kiev and those “refusenik” Ukrainian “separatists” in the east (who prefer Russia partners), one wonders why the United States should give a … Read More