By Alex Lantier, 8 August 2017
Just over a century since the guns of August 14 announced the outbreak of WWI in Europe, NATO’s military focus is shifting from the Middle East back to Europe, with major preparations underway for war with high-tech and nuclear enemies.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 August 2017
With relations between Washington and Moscow worse than at anytime since the height of the Cold War, predominant sections of the US establishment are pressing for a further escalation of tensions.
By Johannes Stern, 2 August 2017
Oskar Lafontaine is seeking to transform widespread opposition to US militarism into support for German and European imperialism.
By Alex Lantier, 1 August 2017
Amid a mounting domestic political crisis and a breakdown of long-standing alliances, the United States is simultaneously escalating its military threats against nuclear-armed Russia and China.
By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2017
The sanctions bill passed by the US Congress this week, and the Russian response to it, mark a major escalation of the conflict between the world’s largest nuclear powers.
By Alex Lantier, 27 July 2017
The US bill and the EU reaction expose the fundamental conflicts behind the rapid deterioration of US-EU relations since the election of Donald Trump.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 July 2017
The new sanctions, combined with measures that restrict the Trump administration’s ability to remove them, expose the essence of the anti-Russia campaign spearheaded by the US intelligence agencies.
By Halil Celik, 21 July 2017
By obtaining its first long-range air and anti-missile defense system from Russia, Turkey could conceivably close its skies to NATO fighters if necessary.
By Andre Damon, 14 July 2017
The Washington Post, owned by Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos, declares Russia a “hostile power” because it is opposed to “bedrock American values” like self-determination and a free press.
Trump Jr. emails on meeting with Russian lawyer bring political warfare in Washington to fever pitch
By Barry Grey, 12 July 2017
Behind the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a furious struggle between the White House and the national security establishment over foreign policy.
By Barry Grey, 8 July 2017
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called the meeting “disgraceful” and denounced Trump for undermining “our Intelligence Community.”
By Peter Symonds, 6 July 2017
While Russia and China publicly opposed the aggressive US stance against North Korea, Xi’s visit to Russia also strengthened their economic and strategic relations.
By Paul Mitchell, 3 July 2017
The drive to confront Russia has taken on added urgency since the humiliating defeat for the US when Syrian government forces recaptured Aleppo.
By Evan Blake, 28 June 2017
The retracted CNN article was only the latest in a long series of spurious allegations aimed at shifting public opinion against Russia.
By Josh Varlin, 23 June 2017
Two top intelligence officials reportedly confirmed that President Trump asked them to clear his election campaign of charges of collusion with Russia.
From the archives of the Revolution
Declaration of the Bolshevik Faction at a session of the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets on the Question of the Offensive
By Leon Trotsky, 23 June 2017
This declaration, written by Trotsky but delivered by P. Pozern, warns the working class of the implications of the military offensive being prepared by the Provisional Government.
Amid threat of US-Russia clash in Syria
By Barry Grey, 22 June 2017
Any one of the virtually daily NATO-Russian encounters in the air could result in a fire-fight or collision, whether by intention or accident, which could quickly ignite a full-scale war between nuclear powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 June 2017
The seriousness of the rising tensions between Washington and Moscow was underscored Tuesday with Australia’s announcement that it is grounding its planes that have been flying over Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2017
An editorial in Sunday’s Times on the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is an exercise in disinformation aimed at whipping up support for war with Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 17 June 2017
Twenty five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the conflicts between the major imperialist powers, which resulted in two world wars, are openly erupting again.
By our reporter, 14 June 2017
The new provisions against Russia are being added to a sanctions bill directed against Iran that was introduced with widespread bipartisan support and scheduled for final Senate passage today.
By Alan Gilman, 14 June 2017
One fairly recent election stands out for the brazen and open manner in which the United States government, directed from the White House, intervened to put its candidate in office in a foreign land. The targeted country was none other than Russia.
By Andre Damon, 10 June 2017
The New York Times has erupted with rhapsodic praise for a man whom, less than a year before, its editorial writers had called a careerist and coward responsible for helping to rig the 2016 election.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2017
The fired FBI director describes extensive efforts by the US president to block the investigation into alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 elections.
By Isaac Finn, 6 June 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed to the lack of evidence of Russian hacking in the 2016 election, and to the hypocrisy of US complaints about the manipulation of elections.
By Alex Lantier, 31 May 2017
French and German newspapers pointed to a “European moment,” in which continental Europe led by Germany and France would unite against the United States and Britain.
By Alex Lantier, 30 May 2017
While advancing an aggressive imperialist intervention in the Syrian and Ukrainian crises, Macron signaled a broad shift in France’s foreign policy.
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution
By Clara Weiss, 15 May 2017
With the exception of a small and stunningly wealthy layer of oligarchs and a narrow upper-middle class, the restoration of capitalism has produced a disaster for the Russian population.
By Andre Damon, 13 May 2017
The crisis surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey has been seized on by the Democratic Party and much of the media to escalate their anti-Russian campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 May 2017
The Pentagon has stepped up airstrikes, inflicting a growing toll in civilian lives, in preparation for a siege of the Syrian city of Raqqa.
Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
By James Cogan, 8 May 2017
We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered on Saturday, May 6, by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The audio for the lecture is embedded in the text.
By Peter Symonds, 22 April 2017
The media is fueling tensions with speculation that North Korea could conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark its Military Foundation Day next Tuesday.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 April 2017
The general indifference shown to the victims of this brutal massacre exposes once again the hypocrisy of the crusaders for “human rights” in the US and Europe.
By Alex González, 17 April 2017
The claim Russia is looking to increase its influence in Latin America is part of a broader effort to prepare public opinion for war with Russia.
By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2017
Russia and Iran warned that any US attack in Syria would have “grave consequences” for the region and the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2017
Five hours of talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian officials left relations between the two major nuclear powers at what both sides described as a low point.
By Roger Jordan, 13 April 2017
The Trudeau government is providing strong backing to the Trump administration’s moves to escalate military conflict in the Middle East and pursue confrontation with Russia.
By Barry Grey, 13 April 2017
There is virtually no discussion in the mass media of the catastrophic consequences of a war involving the United States, the European powers and Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 April 2017
On the eve of Secretary of State Tillerson’s meetings in Moscow, Russian President Putin warned of new chemical weapons provocations to justify more US attacks on Syria.
By Chris Marsden, 10 April 2017
In line with the Trump administration, the Conservative government is demanding regime change in Syria and preparing a military offensive to that end.
By Clara Weiss, 10 April 2017
Finding support among broad layers of Russia’s impoverished population, the strike reflects the social tensions building up under conditions of deepening economic and political crisis.
By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2017
The conflict within the White House involves both foreign and domestic policy, as Trump scraps his populist pretenses and moves to do the bidding of Wall Street.
Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
By Fred Williams, 7 April 2017
This is an edited version of a lecture delivered live March 25 on the origins and significance of the Russian Revolution of 1905. To register for the lecture series, visit wsws.org/1917.
By Vladimir Volkov, 4 April 2017
Russian officials are investigating the bombing, which injured some fifty people, as a possible terrorist attack.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 April 2017
Last week, the Guardian newspaper carried a feature story claiming to expose a “vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB.”
By Fred Mazelis, 3 April 2017
The neo-McCarthyite campaign shows the diseased character of the US two-party system and the rightward-moving Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 31 March 2017
In a significant shift from the campaign waged over the past several months, the Senate hearing heard claims that Russian cyber-operations had targeted Republicans and Democrats alike.
By Patrick Martin, 30 March 2017
The foreign policy dispute behind the divisions was underscored by remarks from Dick Cheney, who called Russian intervention in the US elections an “act of war.”
By Bill Van Auken, 30 March 2017
The “newspaper of record” has seized on last Sunday’s protests to promote escalating confrontation with Moscow and nurture the most right-wing forces in Russia itself.
By Vladimir Volkov, 29 March 2017
While many demonstrators expressed opposition to inequality, the pro-Western, far-right program of Alexei Navalny has nothing to do with the genuine interests of working people.
By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2017
Over the weekend, leading Democrats reiterated their declaration that Russian interference in the 2016 US election was an “act of war.”
By Patrick Martin, 24 March 2017
Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, who oversees the US nuclear stockpile, told the New York Times, “You need to have the will to use” nuclear weapons.
By Patrick Martin, 22 March 2017
The Times is the media spearhead of the campaign by the Democratic Party and the military-intelligence apparatus to whip up a war frenzy against Russia.
By Andre Damon, 6 March 2017
US politics was dominated over the weekend by mutual reproaches between the White House and intelligence agencies in a conflict that is centered on issues of foreign policy and war.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigation as media, Democrats revive anti-Russian campaign
By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2017
Democrats’ fulminations against Sessions have nothing to do with his reactionary and deeply antidemocratic actions in the three weeks since he became attorney general.
By Jordan Shilton, 2 March 2017
The incident underscores the explosive character of the Syria conflict, which could rapidly escalate into a direct clash between nuclear-armed powers.
By Patrick Martin, 27 February 2017
There is mounting pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2017
Amidst the non-stop anti-Russian hysteria from the media and the Democratic Party, no one is posing the question: What will be the consequences of a war with Russia?
By Andrea Peters, 18 February 2017
Anxieties are growing in Moscow as the forced resignation of US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn points to an intensification of anti-Russian hysteria in Washington.
By Matthew Brennan, 14 February 2017
The dismissals come as a US congressional committee shuts down the official investigation and reports of more potentially lead-connected deaths emerge.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 February 2017
The renewed fighting in Donetsk has all the earmarks of a Ukrainian provocation aimed at assuring the continuation of US sanctions against Moscow.
By Roger Jordan, 19 January 2017
Freeland’s appointment exemplifies the Canadian elite’s support for intensifying Washington’s reckless military-strategic offensive against nuclear-armed Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 January 2017
The deployment of 300 Marines to Norway Monday was accompanied by a barrage of anti-Russian rhetoric from the outgoing Obama administration.
Amid anti-Russia media campaign
By Andre Damon, 16 January 2017
Some 4,000 US troops, together with tanks, artillery and armored vehicles, arrived in Poland over the weekend, further escalating tensions with Russia ahead of the inauguration of Trump.
By Anthony Torres, 13 January 2017
Despite anti-Russian hysteria in the media, no concrete evidence has been produced to show that Moscow hacked election results either in the United States or France.
By Julie Hyland, 13 January 2017
The Guardian demands that readers abandon their critical faculties—or what the newspaper would undoubtedly deem their “illegitimate scepticism”—to line up behind the war aims of the CIA and the Democratic Party.
By Clara Weiss, 10 January 2017
A quarter century after the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991, an HIV epidemic, closely bound up with massive heroin consumption, is raging in Russia.
By Andre Damon, 9 January 2017
Despite the absence of any factual evidence in the report released last week by US intelligence agencies on alleged Russian hacking, the media campaign for war shows no signs of abating.
By Andre Damon, 5 January 2017
President-elect Trump and factions of the political establishment aligned with the CIA hurled accusations at each other Wednesday over allegations that the Russian government sought to influence the 2016 US election.
By Julie Hyland, 5 January 2017
Divisions within the US over foreign policy are mirrored within and between national ruling elites across Europe.
Right-wing campaign on hacking allegations continues
By Tom Hall, 3 January 2017
The demands are part of the ongoing campaign for an intensification of Washington’s economic and military confrontation with Moscow.
By Andre Damon, 31 December 2016
The US media, led by the New York Times, has embraced Obama’s retaliatory measures against alleged Russian hacking despite the fact that the White House has put forward no evidence to substantiate its claims.
NATO forces menace Russia
By Johannes Stern, 31 December 2016
The deployment of US combat troops is part of NATO's continual eastward expansion since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.
By Patrick Martin, 30 December 2016
The executive order issued Thursday is nominally directed against Russian hacking, but constitutes a sweeping attack on democratic rights.
By Alex Lantier, 29 December 2016
On Wednesday, Turkish officials announced that they had reached an agreement with their Russian and Iranian counterparts to extend a cease-fire declared in Aleppo to all of Syria.
By Niles Niemuth, 28 December 2016
Russian investigators have downplayed the possibility that the plane was brought down Sunday by a bomb or missile, instead focusing on mechanical failure or pilot error.
By Ivan Geliopolskiy, 28 December 2016
As Russia descends further into economic crisis, the Kremlin is selling off state property, in part to Western investors, as it attempts to defend the interests of the Russian oligarchy.
By Julie Hyland, 23 December 2016
The split comes against the backdrop of US and British imperialism’s debacle in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 December 2016
The joining of Turkey, a NATO ally, with Moscow and Tehran has provoked anger and recriminations from the US establishment and media.
By Halil Celik and Alex Lantier, 21 December 2016
Though Turkey is a NATO ally of the United States, it is reacting to the victory of the Syrian regime in Aleppo by moving closer to Russia and Iran.
By Patrick Martin, 21 December 2016
The “red phone” between the White House and Kremlin, a relic of the nuclear confrontations of the Cold War, was pressed into service.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 December 2016
The assassination by an off-duty policeman of the Russian ambassador comes amidst rising international tensions over the Syrian government’s retaking of Aleppo.
By Peter Symonds, 20 December 2016
In the wake of Trump’s election and the prospect of better relations with the US, the Russian president no longer felt the need to make concessions to Japan.
By Patrick Martin, 19 December 2016
The campaign by the Democrats against Trump is not over the far-right character of his cabinet, but his insufficiently aggressive attitude toward Russia.
By Andre Damon, 16 December 2016
The ferocious denunciations of Russia that have dominated the American media are aimed at poisoning public sentiment and paving the way for war.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 December 2016
Wednesday’s front-page article in the Times is pure propaganda aimed at polluting public opinion and creating the conditions for military aggression against Russia.
By Andre Damon, 13 December 2016
The White House and the Clinton campaign intervened Monday in the escalating conflict between the intelligence agencies and among different factions within the state over US policy toward Russia.
By Andrea Peters, 13 December 2016
Authorities have responded to new allegations of doping to demand the indefinite exclusion of Russian athletes from international sports competitions.
By Patrick Martin, 12 December 2016
Behind the claims of Russian hacking in the 2016 elections is a raging dispute within the US ruling elite and its military-intelligence apparatus over what policy to adopt towards Moscow.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 December 2016
While Obama and the Democrats bow to Trump as he assembles the most right-wing administration in US history, they remain concerned that he is insufficiently bellicose toward Moscow.
By Andrea Peters, 23 November 2016
While the Kremlin is responding positively to Trump’s election, the US president-elect is appointing anti-Russian hawks to his incoming administration.
By David Levine, 21 November 2016
Aleksey Ulyukayev was arrested last week on suspicion of extorting a bribe from the state-controlled oil corporation Rosneft.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 November 2016
The offensive has been accompanied by an increasingly hysterical campaign in the media against any easing of tensions with Moscow under a Trump administration.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2016
On the eve of the US election, NATO officials announced plans to place hundreds of thousands of troops on alert for military action against Russia.
By Andrea Peters, 4 November 2016
As military, economic and diplomatic pressures mount, Putin feels obliged to discuss the aggressive and provocative character of US policy toward Russia.
By Robert Stevens, 3 November 2016
Fallon told Parliament’s Defence Committee that Britain’s armed forces were central to the ongoing NATO encirclement of Russia.
By Jordan Shilton, 29 October 2016
Continuing its grotesque double standards over human rights violations, the US media broadly welcomed an Islamist rebel offensive in Aleppo that included indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 October 2016
NATO countries meeting in Brussels have promised to deploy troops and heavy weapons on Russia’s borders in the biggest buildup since the height of the Cold War.
Robert D. Kaplan’s In Europe’s Shadow
By Clara Weiss, 26 October 2016
The latest book by Robert D. Kaplan advocates transforming Romania into a military staging ground for US imperialism and preparing for all-out war against Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2016
The fractious and mutually antagonistic alliances forged by Washington in its interventions in Syria and Iraq threaten to explode into a regional and perhaps a world war.