China and Japan appear to be on the verge of a shooting war over some tiny islands that are the subject of a territorial dispute.
Tension between these countries is escalating irrespective of the islands, and it is a matter of immense national concern for the United States and the rest of the world.
Designed ostensibly for three main purposes — to secure Russian cooperation in thwarting the nuclear ambitions of Iran, promote disarmament, and assure supplies to Afghanistan from the north — the “reset” policy has failed miserably, with the partial exception of the last item. Russia now protects Iran’s nuclear ambitions rather openly. It also supports and [...]
This video reveals just how close to war America and Russia came. It had never been closer.
If the major powers have only known peace between each other since 1945, then how is it possible that World War III almost occurred over Georgia? If the longer you have peace then the more peace you will [...]
You remember South Ossetia, right? That was the region carved out of Georgia in the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. Apparently, what should have a cake-walk was badly screwed up by Russia. The candidate favored by Russia lost the election due to incompetence by everybody. The winner actually loves Russia too, but she wasn’t who Russia wanted.
The article below is an alternate view of how the world works. Our good buddy Rick Rozoff pretty much blames the US and the west for all the world’s problems. This is an excellent example of how the left thinks. The successful must be torn down – they are not successful after all. Bad boys [...]
The short answer is that Georgia started the war but was set up by Russia. Georgia blew it by starting the war. It was warned by the US not to do anything stupid, but it just couldn’t help itself. Take a look at how Russia set up Georgia:
Similarly, there are two versions of how [...]
While events in the Middle East continue to dominate headlines, one of the cornerstones of the Obama administration’s foreign policy is coming loose—and few are paying attention.
U.S.-Russia relations have witnessed a flurry of activity in recent weeks that threatens to undermine one of President Obama’s central foreign policy initiatives—the “reset.” The administration claims that [...]
The South Ossetia war in August 2008 made the Baltic states worry about the prospect of a Russian attack. The diplomatic cables reveal how Baltic politicians persuaded NATO to prepare a new strategy to defend their countries. The plan was supposed to be kept secret to avoid irritating Russia.
Law enforcers in Russia said yesterday they had uncovered evidence that Ukrainian troops and volunteers fought for Georgia in the war against Russia last August.
Moscow also said that Ukrainian-built missiles had been discovered in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia.
While Washington insists that it will not recognize a Russian “sphere of influence,” the moves by Medvedev and Putin place a question mark over the Obama Administration’s ability to check Russia’s determination to forcefully push what it calls its “privileged interests” in its neighboring countries. The flurry of diplomatic activity came symbolically on the anniversary [...]