By Jordan Shilton, 3 October 2016
A US attack on Syrian government forces could result in “total war” and “tectonic shifts” in the Middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 September 2016
The Times’ hysterical rhetoric reflects a debate within ruling circles over whether to launch a major escalation of war before or after the US election.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 September 2016
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a chilling speech in favor of nuclear escalation to US Air Force personnel in charge of launching strategic bomber and missile attacks.
By Jordan Shilton, 26 September 2016
The hypocritical accusations of war crimes hurled at Moscow by the US, Britain and France are an attempt to provide a cover for their reckless policy of regime change in Syria.
By Andrea Peters, 21 September 2016
United Russia gained a supermajority in the Duma, despite widespread abstention.
By Johannes Stern, 20 September 2016
The sending of additional NATO troops to Eastern Europe is part of the preparations for war against Moscow adopted in early July at the NATO summit in Warsaw.
By Steve James, 19 September 2016
Retiring General Sir Richard Barrons is unusually frank in laying out the nature of the military conflicts he says Britain must prepare for.
By Vladimir Volkov, 17 September 2016
Parliamentary elections on Sunday across Russia unfold as the country’s economic decline continues and tensions mount in the ruling elite.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 September 2016
The arrest of two young men in North Carolina for hacking into the accounts of top officials and government agencies casts a stark light on the media’s anti-Russia campaign.
By Jordan Shilton, 9 September 2016
Whatever the precise cause of the incident, primary responsibility for the exacerbation of tensions lies with US imperialism and its NATO allies.
By Patrick Martin, 7 September 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate has stepped up her McCarthy-style campaign against Republican Donald Trump as an ally or stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By Jordan Shilton, 7 September 2016
The calls for humanitarian aid and safe zones are transparent pretexts to legitimise a vast intensification of the imperialist intervention in Syria.
By Andre Damon, 30 August 2016
The New York Times, which functions as a clearing house for lies hatched by the Pentagon and CIA, has accused the Russian government of subverting public opinion in the US and Europe.
By Andrea Peters, 25 August 2016
In the latest salvo against Russia, the world’s top court of sports has ruled that the country’s disabled athletes cannot participate in the upcoming games.
By Andre Damon, 24 August 2016
Vice President Biden said Washington’s commitment to militarily defend the tiny states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia was a matter of America’s “sacred honor.”
By Barry Grey, 23 August 2016
Precedents for such exercises in state propaganda in the guise of journalism have ended with mass killings, the toppling of governments and, in many cases, the murder of government leaders portrayed as the incarnation of evil.
By Alex Lantier, 22 August 2016
The atrocity is the bloody outcome of years of incitement of Islamist terror and ethnic warfare in Syria by Washington and its imperialist allies in Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 August 2016
Ukrainian President Poroshenko threatened to impose martial law and conscription in response to what he claimed was the threat of a Russian invasion.
By Andrea Peters, 18 August 2016
In the latest in a series of dismissals of leading officials, the Russian president has replaced a long-standing Kremlin insider with a little-known bureaucrat.
By Ulrich Rippert, 17 August 2016
Over the past week, virtually every leading newspaper in Germany has published articles denouncing Russia for its intervention in Syria, Ukraine, or both.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 August 2016
The terrorist attack in Crimea and ratcheting up of the war threat in Eastern Europe have exposed the real purpose of the anti-Putin hysteria in both the US election campaign and the Rio Olympics.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2016
Fifteen years after launching a “global war on terror” in the name of wiping out Al Qaeda, Washington is arming and funding its associates in Syria to counter Russia.
By Halil Celik and Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2016
Washington is fearful that Erdogan’s visit might signal a strategic reorientation by one of the most important members of the NATO alliance.
By Clara Weiss, 10 August 2016
The American think tank has published a 25-page strategy paper titled “Arming for Deterrence” calling for a massive NATO military build-up against Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 2 August 2016
Cut off from their supply lines to Turkey, US-backed Islamist militias are mounting a desperate offensive to break through the encirclement of their forces in Aleppo.
By Isaac Finn, 28 July 2016
The Times is spearheading the Clinton campaign’s effort to pin the leaking of incriminating DNC emails on a supposed plot by Russia to tilt the US election in favor of Trump.
By Harvey Thompson, 26 July 2016
The vote to renew Trident came 10 days after the NATO summit in Warsaw, at which then Prime Minister David Cameron made clear Britain’s commitment to aggression against Russia.
By David Levine, 26 July 2016
The International Olympic Committee will allow Russian athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games if they can convince sports authorities they are innocent of doping.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2016
US-Russian tensions are surging in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to delay a further escalation of the war until after the 2016 US elections.
By George Gallanis, 23 July 2016
The ruling came only two days after the World Anti-Doping Agency called for all Russian athletes to be banned from next month’s summer games in Brazil.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2016
NATO is planning a major military escalation, based on plans for a perpetual state of war in the Middle East and preparations for all-out war with Russia in Europe.
By Andrea Peters, 4 July 2016
On the same day the EU extended asset freezes, travel bans, and trade embargoes targeting Russia, the US announced new sanctions directed against the Russian defense industry.
By Roger Jordan, 2 July 2016
The deployment was announced less than 24 hours after President Obama called on Canada to play a greater role in NATO and spend more on its military.
By Christoph Vandreier, 2 July 2016
On German television, presenter Guido Knopp and historians Jörg Baberowski and Sönke Neitzel questioned whether Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa was a deliberately planned war of annihilation.
By Peter Symonds, 28 June 2016
The two countries are being driven closer together by fears of the growing danger of war posed by the United States.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2016
Steinmeier declared that Germany is forced “to reinterpret the principles that have guided its foreign policy for over half a century.”
By Barry Grey, 18 June 2016
The pretense that Russia is some kind of outlier and affront to the “Olympic spirit” is an absurd and cynical fraud.
By Roger Jordan, 16 June 2016
Canada is expected to become the fourth “core” contributor to a NATO force to be deployed to the Baltic states and Eastern Europe with the aim of provoking Russia.
By Dorota Niemitz, 9 June 2016
Six former ministers of national defense published an open letter attacking the current defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz, and demanding his resignation.
By Clara Weiss, 30 May 2016
While NATO is encircling Russia militarily, the energy market is increasingly being used to exert pressure on Russia for geostrategic aims.
By Johannes Stern, 23 May 2016
In the lead-up to the NATO summit in Poland in early July the professional warmongers in the German media are intensifying calls for a military build-up in Eastern Europe.
By Harvey Thompson, 21 May 2016
Shirreff urges class war at home and public spending cuts to fund massive increases in military spending.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 May 2016
The past week has seen the American-dominated Western alliance markedly intensify its preparations for aggressive war along Russia’s eastern and southern borders.
By Barry Grey, 14 May 2016
While it is entirely possible that the Putin government has overseen a program of doping, the unsubstantiated allegations are being used to promote a reactionary geopolitical agenda.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 May 2016
In a move Russian officials denounced as a “direct threat,” US and NATO officials presided over the formal launch of a new missile system based in Bucharest.
By Vladimir Volkov, 12 May 2016
The Kremlin recently announced the creation of a new special military force with expanded powers of police state repression.
By Clara Weiss, 7 May 2016
Household debt has more than doubled in Russia since 2008, with the total currently $159 billion.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 April 2016
American support for the ceasefire was a tactical maneuver, aimed at buying time for US forces to prepare a renewed push.
By Christoph Vandreier, 30 April 2016
NATO’s aggressive plans sharpen the confrontation with Russia and bring the world closer to a third world war.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 April 2016
The Obama administration’s nominee for US commander in Europe called for the permanent deployment of an armored brigade near Russia’s border.
By Chris Marsden, 22 April 2016
Former economics editor of Channel Four News Paul Mason’s latest statements are a devastating political exposure of an entire fetid petty-bourgeois milieu.
By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2016
After close encounters between US and Russian forces in the Baltic Sea, there are mounting fears of an accidental clash escalating into full-blown war between nuclear powers.
By Jordan Shilton, 18 April 2016
Washington’s aggressive military build-up throughout Eastern Europe, in close collaboration with its NATO allies, has brought the entire region to the brink of war between nuclear powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 April 2016
Washington is warning that if it is unable to achieve regime change through UN-brokered talks, it will drastically escalate the Syrian bloodbath.
By Kumaran Ira, 6 April 2016
Doubts persist over how long the ceasefire will last, as the Caucasus and the Middle East have been put on edge by escalating imperialist wars and economic crisis.
By Peter Symonds, 2 April 2016
The aim of US “non-proliferation” policy is not to rid the world of nuclear bombs but to ensure the US retains its nuclear dominance over any potential rival.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 April 2016
The US military is preparing to deploy some military equipment and thousands of troops directly on the Russian border as part of a “permanent footprint.”
By Vladimir Volkov, 18 March 2016
In a sign of the population’s intense economic distress, retail trade levels in Russia have fallen to their lowest level in 40 years.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 March 2016
The recent “cessation of hostilities” and partial withdrawal of Russian forces will not stop the escalation of US militarism in the region and beyond.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 March 2016
Moscow’s intervention was directed principally at forestalling the imposition of a US puppet regime in Damascus hostile to the interests of Russia’s ruling oligarchy.
By Andrea Peters, 8 March 2016
This, the second part of a two-part article on two years since the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, reviews the role of various pseudo-left organizations. The first part was posted on March 7.
By Andrea Peters, 7 March 2016
Two years after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forcibly removed from office in a US-backed, right-wing coup, the working masses of the Eastern European country face a worsening economic and social disaster.
By Nick Beams, 4 March 2016
As the “BRICS model” of economic growth disintegrates, conditions are emerging for another financial crisis.
By Roger Jordan, 4 March 2016
Both Canada and the US are moving to rapidly expand their military capabilities in the Arctic, citing heightened tensions with Russia in Eastern Europe and the Mideast.
By Andre Damon, 2 March 2016
Leading strategists of US imperialism increasingly see the fomenting of national secessionist movements as a means to destabilize and subjugate the Eurasian land mass.
By David Levine, 2 March 2016
A series of explosions at the Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia caused the deaths of 36 people, including five rescue workers.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 February 2016
US war planes continue to strike targets throughout large areas of the country, while American commandos organized offensive operations by an array of proxy forces.
By Johannes Stern, 29 February 2016
The dispatch of warships under German leadership to the strategic Aegean Sea to deter refugees heightens the risk of NATO intervention in Syria.
By Barry Grey, 24 February 2016
The Obama administration has pushed for a truce largely to buy time and prevent a complete military rout of the Al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front and its allied “rebels.”
By John Braddock, 20 February 2016
Moves by Russia to establish itself as a Pacific power, in response to the US drive to dominate the region, will only heighten tensions in the Asia Pacific.
By Johannes Stern, 19 February 2016
NATO member Turkey is deliberately risking a military confrontation with Russia, which could rapidly develop into all-out war between the great powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 February 2016
The call for a major escalation of the imperialist intervention in Syria has been accompanied by a propaganda campaign over alleged Russian strikes on hospitals.
By Clara Weiss, 17 February 2016
The EU Commission has indicated that it will seek to prevent the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline, which would supply natural gas from Russia to Germany.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 February 2016
The thrust of US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s speech before the Economic Club on Tuesday was that US imperialism is preparing for a new world war.
By John Braddock, 28 January 2016
The shipment underlines the deepening geo-strategic tensions in the Pacific.
By Tom Carter, 27 January 2016
The report of the inquiry, based in part on the testimony of key “expert” witness Robert Service, has been loudly advertised in the media over the past week, despite the absence of any evidence to support its findings.
By Andrea Peters, 20 January 2016
With the price of oil collapsing, the Kremlin is preparing a 10 percent across-the-board budget cut.
By Alex Lantier, 5 January 2016
The contents of the Russian national security strategy testify to the bankruptcy of the world capitalist system and amount to an indictment of the reckless policy of the imperialist powers.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 5 January 2016
While supporting the US “pivot to Asia” against India’s regional rival China, the Modi government is maintaining New Delhi’s longstanding ties with Russia.
By Andrea Peters, 21 December 2015
In his end-of-year news conference last week, the Russian president failed to cover up the disastrous state of the Russian economy and the geopolitical quagmire facing the country.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 December 2015
A Turkish fishing vessel nearly rammed a Russian warship near the Aegean island of Lemnos on Sunday, prompting warning shots to be fired by the Russians.
By Andrea Peters, 14 December 2015
Long-haul drivers in Russia have been staging demonstrations across the country for weeks to oppose a new levy that will devastate their earnings.
By our correspondents, 3 December 2015
Workers and youth interviewed by the WSWS pointed to the role of the US in stoking global geo-strategic tensions.
By Stéphane Hugues, 28 November 2015
Hollande’s meeting with Vladimir Putin took place two days after Turkish fighters shot down a Russian bomber along the Syrian-Turkish border.
By Alex Lantier, 26 November 2015
The decision to shoot down the Russian bomber was the result of a standing order issued at the highest levels of the Turkish state.
World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 25 November 2015
The downing of a Russian jet threatens to provoke all-out war between Russia on the one hand, and Turkey and the rest of the NATO alliance on the other.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 November 2015
The threat to shoot down Russian planes was one of many indications that Kiev and its American backers are instigating a renewed confrontation with Moscow
By Thomas Gaist, 18 November 2015
Russia launched a new wave of airstrikes, against targets in Syria immediately after the FSB findings were released, including its first cruise missile strikes from the Mediterranean
By Thomas Gaist, 12 November 2015
The sudden eruption of an international scandal makes clear that the WADA document is to serve as a vehicle for further financial, cultural and institutional pressure against Moscow.
By Patrick Martin, 9 November 2015
Ashton Carter’s speech, delivered at the Reagan Library in California, was a deliberately staged provocation against the world’s second and third nuclear powers.
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2015
President Vladimir Putin made the decision after a recommendation from his intelligence chief, and based on information supplied by Britsh and American spy agencies.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015
US intelligence officials made public a “tentative conclusion” that Islamic State militants smuggled a bomb on board the Russian commercial jet that disintegrated over northern Sinai this weekend.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 November 2015
Claims that the plane was destroyed by ISIS remain unsubstantiated, while the Russian government and the airline differ over the possibility of a mechanical failure.
By Clara Weiss, 3 November 2015
The deal gives German natural gas producer Wintershall access to fields in Siberia and the Russian company Gazprom with more influence in the Western European gas market.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2015
Russian investigators have so far concluded that the plane broke apart in midair over the restive peninsula.
By Stéphane Hugues, 31 October 2015
Sarkozy met with Putin on Wednesday to discuss ways to end the Ukrainian crisis and sanctions on Russia, and forge a joint coalition with Russia in Syria.
By Barry Grey, 26 October 2015
Moves to step up US military intervention in Iraq and Syria are largely driven by concerns over the growing influence of Russia in both countries and throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 October 2015
The foreign ministers meeting was dominated by the clash between Washington and Moscow over the US demand for regime change.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled that Moscow is prepared to follow its campaign of airstrikes with the initiation of a political “transition” in Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 20 October 2015
Whatever the nationality of the fighter jet that nearly collided with a Russian jetliner near Geneva, it is clear that a serious diplomatic incident occurred.