The war drive against Russia
By our correspondents, 21 October 2020
North spoke with Johannes Stern, a WSWS editor and representative of Mehring Verlag, about the significance of the book and the socialist perspective upon which the analysis contained within it is based.
Indian and Chinese militaries dig in for prolonged border standoff, as “de-escalation” efforts flounder
By Rohantha De Silva and Keith Jones, 30 September 2020
Encouraged by Washington, India has taken an increasingly belligerent and provocative stance in its tense five-month-long border confrontation with China.
By Alex Lantier, 29 September 2020
News that Washington may withdraw its diplomats and troops from Iraq point to the rising danger of global war before the November US presidential elections.
By Jason Melanovski, 19 September 2020
Ukraine’s far-right continues to oppose any negotiated settlement that could lead to the end of the six-year long civil war that has needlessly killed over 13,000.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 September 2020
Politicians and media outlets in Western countries, and above all in Germany, have declared that Moscow is responsible for Navalny’s poisoning, and have escalated their calls for a confrontation with Russia.
By Jason Melanovski and Andrea Peters, 12 August 2020
Western imperialism is seeking to exploit the Lukashenko government’s violent suppression of protests to fuel its war drive against Russia.
By Thomas Scripps, 23 July 2020
British politics is ever more closely mirroring US politics, where conflicts within the ruling class are fought out through the prism of anti-Russian hysteria, with anti-democratic and militarist implications.
By Nick Beams, 18 July 2020
After securing a decision by the UK government to ban the Chinese firm Huawei from its 5G rollout, the US is pressuring the Merkel government in Germany to take the same decision.
By Barry Grey, 18 July 2020
The United States is most nakedly pursuing a nationalistic course, aimed at enriching American oligarchs and deploying the vaccine not as a means to save lives, but as a weapon against countries in the crosshairs of US imperialism.
By Keith Jones, 18 June 2020
The Indo-China border dispute is only one of numerous global flashpoints where US aggression has incited or aggravated inter-state conflicts and transformed them into potential catalysts of a global conflagration.
By Alex Lantier, 12 June 2020
As social anger grows over police brutality and the COVID-19 pandemic, the danger that the ruling elite will try to suppress class conflict with external wars is rising.
By Clara Weiss, 22 May 2020
US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty is a deliberate escalation of military tensions not only with Russia, but also with the major European imperialist powers.
By Andrea Peters, 21 May 2020
In a little over two weeks, 6,000 US and Polish troops will simulate ground and airborne attacks about 35 miles from the Russian territory of Kaliningrad.
By Thomas Scripps, 15 May 2020
The “Russian connection” was baldly asserted by the Democratic Party, US intelligence officials and the corporate media
By Patrick Martin, 9 May 2020
The dropping of perjury charges against retired General Flynn—to which he had already pled guilty—is a further step toward the consolidation of an authoritarian regime in Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 April 2020
The Trump administration has brushed aside calls for an end to punishing sanctions against Venezuela and Iran, threatening both countries with military aggression.
By Eric London, 14 March 2020
The purpose of the article, published by the primary purveyors of racial politics, is to advance an anti-Russia foreign policy and deny the existence of real social divisions in America.
As oil prices plunge and coronavirus spreads, Russian oligarchy seeks to keep Putin in power indefinitely
By Clara Weiss, 12 March 2020
The Russian ruling class is trying to prepare for massive social and political unrest.
By Roger Jordan, 9 March 2020
Canada’s Deputy Defence Minister told the conference that the Liberals’ 2017 National Defence Policy has been superseded by the surge in great-power strategic competition.
On the eve of Michigan primary
By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2020
A New York Times article claims that Soviet officials saw cultivating ties with Sanders in the 1980s as a political “opportunity.”
By Ulas Atesci, 2 March 2020
Turkey shot down two Syrian jets after a Syrian air strike claimed the lives of 34 Turkish soldiers.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 February 2020
Russia has sent two cruise missile warships to the Syrian coast as Moscow and Ankara continue to dispute the facts surrounding a strike that killed three dozen Turkish soldiers.
By Barry Grey, 22 February 2020
On the eve of Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Washington Post reported that “US officials” told Sanders the Russian government was working to aid his campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2020
The unilateral sanctions are aimed at tightening the US blockade of Venezuela’s crisis-ridden economy.
By Clara Weiss, 11 February 2020
The recent flaring up of tensions is taking place as the US is aggressively escalating its push toward drawing Minsk into its orbit.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 February 2020
Lavrov’s three-nation visit to Latin America comes on the heels of a tour of former Soviet republics by US Secretary of State Pompeo dedicated to denouncing Russia and China.
By Martin Nowak, 4 February 2020
For the first time in its history, the alliance is practicing the deployment from the US to eastern Europe of an entire division of 20,000 soldiers.
By Patrick Martin, 31 January 2020
While nominally directed against Russia and right-wing “trolls,” the proposal would open the way to a sweeping attack on the democratic rights of the American people.
As Democrats promote anti-Russia hysteria
By Barry Grey, 25 January 2020
Trump railed against the “far left” in the first speech by a president at the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington DC.
By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2020
A casual viewer might have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin, not Trump, was on trial.
By Andre Damon, 31 December 2019
The ferocity with which the entire US national security apparatus responded to a temporary delay in sending anti-tank missiles and radar to Ukraine raises the question: Is there a timetable for using these weapons in combat against Russia?
By Peter Schwarz, 31 December 2019
The decision by the US Congress to impose sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline underscores the danger of world war.
By Alex Lantier, 30 December 2019
The exercises are a signal that a US-led war targeting Iran could rapidly escalate into a global conflict involving the major nuclear powers.
By Johannes Stern, 23 December 2019
The temporary halt to construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has dramatically intensified tensions between the United States and the European powers.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 December 2019
The sanctions against the joint Russian-Western Europe energy project underscores just how conflict-riven the relations between the members of the world's largest military alliance are.
By Kevin Reed, 12 December 2019
A four-year ban has been imposed on Russian athletes participating in international competition, including the upcoming Summer Olympics in 2020 and Winter Olympics in 2022.
By Clara Weiss, 10 December 2019
The escalation of warfare within the US ruling class and the intensification of the conflicts between the imperialist powers occur amid the unraveling of the strategy that US imperialism has pursued in the region since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.
By Paul Bond, 29 November 2019
Allegations of Russian attempts to influence the UK’s 2016 EU referendum and 2017 general election reveal sharp factional disputes within the British bourgeoisie.
By Andre Damon, 23 November 2019
The impeachment inquiry has exposed a US conspiracy to spend billions of dollars to overthrow an elected government in Ukraine and foment a civil war that has killed thousands of people.
By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2019
Testimony at the final impeachment hearing confirmed the massive scale of imperialist operations in Ukraine, aimed at undermining and attacking Russia.
By Clara Weiss, 19 November 2019
The summit is part of the effort of French and German imperialism to play a bigger role in Eastern Europe as tensions with the US are rising.
Former US Secretary of State Kissinger points to danger of “catastrophic” conflict between US and China
By Nick Beams, 16 November 2019
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned of an inevitable “conflict” between the US and China that “will be worse than the world wars that ruined European civilisation.”
By Patrick Martin, 16 November 2019
The public hearings on impeachment have brought to light bitter recriminations within the US ruling elite sparked by the failure of its anti-Russia efforts in Ukraine.
16 November 2019
By David Levine, 12 November 2019
Between April and August 2019, two women from Moscow and one from Yekaterinburg were temporarily arrested and charged for illegally obtaining unregistered medicine.
By Patrick Martin, 26 October 2019
The Trump administration is using the Justice Department investigation as a counterweight to the House impeachment inquiry.
Hillary Clinton slanders Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Green Party candidate Jill Stein as Russian spies
By Andre Damon, 19 October 2019
Clinton’s claims, made without the slightest factual substantiation, are an attempt to criminalize the anti-war statements of the two candidates as treasonous.
By Barry Grey, 8 October 2019
An exchange between “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd and Senator Ron Johnson sums up the right-wing basis on which the Democratic Party is conducting its impeachment drive against Trump.
By Andre Damon, 1 October 2019
President Donald Trump, in an implicit threat of violence against his political opponents, suggested late Sunday that the Democrats’ efforts to remove him from office could precipitate a “civil war.”
By Patrick Martin, 1 October 2019
Joe Biden’s son cashed in on his father’s position in the Obama-Biden administration.
By Andre Damon, 27 September 2019
The complaint by the CIA agent assigned to the White House alleges that US President Trump “is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election.”
By Andre Damon, 11 September 2019
The latest allegation reported by the New York Times Is a further exposure of the Democrats’ concocted claims of Russian “subversion” of the US political system.
By Clara Weiss, 9 September 2019
Navalny, a right-wing stooge of US imperialism, is turning toward an alliance with those most experienced in politically disorienting the working class: the Stalinists and the Pabloites.
By Andre Damon, 23 August 2019
After withdrawing from the INF treaty, the US is accelerating its preparations to fight a nuclear war with China or Russia by testing and stockpiling dangerous new weapons in a nuclear arms race.
By Andrea Peters, 17 August 2019
The dangers associated with the rapidly accelerating global arms race are clear, even as questions remain over the nature of the nuclear explosion that occurred in Russia’s far north last week.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 August 2019
The formal abrogation of the treaty declared on Friday sets the stage for the testing and deployment of medium-range missiles against both Russia and China.
Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit
By Eric London, 31 July 2019
The decision exposes the Democratic Party in a conspiracy to attack free speech and cover up the crimes of US imperialism and the two parties of Wall Street.
By Andre Damon, 26 July 2019
Wednesday’s testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller before Congress, staged by the Democrats in the hope of reviving their discredited anti-Russia campaign, blew up in their faces.
By Roger Jordan, 13 July 2019
Discussions at the Ukraine Reform Conference focused on “affirming Ukraine’s sovereignty and security in the face of Russian aggression.”
By Clara Weiss, 12 July 2019
A Russian newspaper reported that the cause of the fire on the Losharik was an electrical short-circuit that led to an explosion and spontaneous combustion of a lithium-ion battery that had been installed on the submarine.
By Clara Weiss, 5 July 2019
The submarine disaster is a chilling reminder of the advanced state of the preparations for world war.
By Joanne Laurier, 4 July 2019
The Kursk’s sinking was bound up with both the decay of the Russian military and the catastrophic impact of Russian capitalism.
By Clara Weiss, 24 June 2019
Charges against pro-Moscow separatists were laid based on an “investigation” influenced by the Ukrainian regime, that produced no proof of Russian involvement in downing flight MH-17.
By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2019
The activities described are incredibly reckless, threatening to escalate into open warfare with a nuclear-armed power.
By Fred Mazelis, 15 June 2019
The reaction of the Democrats to Trump’s latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.
By Clara Weiss, 2 May 2019
In mid-April, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska declared that the Russian auto company GAZ might declare bankruptcy, wiping out hundreds of thousands of manufacturing and related jobs.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2019
President Trump has ordered lower-ranking officials to refuse to testify or supply documents to any investigation by the House of Representatives into his business and political activities.
By Patrick Martin, 23 April 2019
In the wake of the release of the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Democratic Party and the bulk of the corporate media have decided to intensify their campaign of anti-Russian slander and provocation.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 April 2019
An editorial in the New York Times makes clear that the central purpose of the Democrats’ campaign against Trump has been to demand more aggressive action against Russia.
By Barry Grey, 27 March 2019
The Mueller report is a political debacle for the Democratic Party, the New York Times and the bulk of the corporate media, which day after day pumped out unsubstantiated claims and outright lies.
By Patrick Martin, 26 March 2019
Congressional Democrats and Trump traded accusations of treason in the wake of the Mueller report, which cleared the US president of collusion with Russia.
By Andre Damon, 25 March 2019
The findings of the Mueller report cap two years of right-wing anti-Russia hysteria on the part of the Democrats, which has only strengthened the Trump administration.
After ripping up of INF treaty
By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2019
The top US commander in Europe told a Senate panel that the Pentagon needs more troops and more warships to counter alleged Russian “threats.”
By Robert Stevens, 5 March 2019
Even now there is no concrete evidence linking the regime of President Vladimir Putin with the Skripal poisoning—or even proof that novichok was involved.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2019
A half-century after the Cuban Missile crisis brought humanity to within a hair’s breadth of destruction, Washington is fueling an even more dangerous global nuclear standoff.
By Bjørn Halvorsen, 5 February 2019
The Anonymous leaks expose an anti-democratic conspiracy against the anti-war views of the Norwegian public.
By Thomas Scripps, 4 February 2019
The Institute for Statecraft and Integrity Initiative’s work is overseen by military intelligence operatives and run in service to the Ministry of Defence on behalf of a network of pro-British and US imperialist outfits.
By Patrick Martin, 26 January 2019
Stone has been indicted on charges of lying to Congress about his alleged communication, through intermediaries, with WikiLeaks.
By Robert Stevens, 24 January 2019
Nothing has been heard from the Skripals since they were spirited out of hospital months ago in a military-type operation and taken to a secret location.
By Patrick Martin, 18 January 2019
Both feuding factions of the US ruling elite are right-wing, anti-democratic and militaristic.
By Robert Stevens, 7 January 2019
Leaked documents indicate that the moves against Russia over the Skripal affair were scripted well in advance.
US intelligence think tank conducted “false flag” operation impersonating Russian election interference
By Will Morrow, 31 December 2018
New Knowledge sought to influence the 2017 Alabama election and make it appear that Russia was intervening to back the Republican candidate.
By Clara Weiss, 24 December 2018
The Perepilichny case is the latest stark example of the propagation of “fake news” in the anti-Russia campaign.
By Andre Damon, 18 December 2018
The US media was dominated Monday by reports that Russia is responsible for the growth of opposition to police violence and social inequality in the United States.
By Barry Grey, 14 December 2018
The guilty pleas by Michael Cohen and the admission of campaign finance violations by the National Enquirer publisher appear to place the president in serious legal jeopardy.
In another shot across the White House’s bow
By Barry Grey, 8 December 2018
The central concern of the Democrats is to force Trump to assume an even more belligerent and aggressive posture toward Moscow.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 December 2018
While charging Moscow with violating the accord, US imperialism’s real aim is to build up its own forces for aggressive war against both Russia and China.
By Barry Grey, 6 December 2018
Repeating several times in the course of the 13-page filing that Flynn had provided “substantial assistance to the government,” Special Counsel Mueller recommended a sentence with no jail time.
By Barry Grey, 1 December 2018
This week's moves by Mueller highlight the reactionary character of the Democratic Party's opposition to the right-wing Trump administration.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 December 2018
Chancellor Angela Merkel has sharply attacked Russia at the German-Ukrainian Economic Forum, declaring that Putin is fully responsible for the present conflict.
By Clara Weiss and Andre Damon, 29 November 2018
The Ukrainian military, with the support of high-level figures within the US state, has instigated a major international crisis ahead of this week’s G20 summit.
By Philipp Frisch, 25 October 2018
The month-long manoeuvres in Norway heighten the danger of war between NATO and Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 22 October 2018
As it targets Russia, China and other major powers, Washington is scrapping the entire framework of nuclear arms control that emerged from the Cold War.
By Clara Weiss, 22 October 2018
The event at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute was a stark testimony to the advanced preparations for a US-backed color revolution in Russia.
As Trump administration prepares to withdraw from nuclear missile treaty
By Will Morrow, 20 October 2018
The charges have been released without the slightest evidence, but have immediately been accepted as gospel and amplified by the American media.
By Andrea Peters, 6 October 2018
The electoral upsets that took place in September come as evidence mounts of growing discontent with Russia’s ruling party.
By Robert Stevens, 5 October 2018
To frame the demand for the seven arrests, the US utilised all the material gathered by its NATO allies against Russia over the Skripal/novichok affair.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 October 2018
The threat by the US envoy Kay Bailey Hutchison to “take out” Russian missiles raises the specter of a nuclear Third World War.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2018
The Times regurgitates unsubstantiated claims that Russia “hijacked” the 2016 election and carried out a “stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor” to further an agenda of criminalizing domestic dissent and censoring the internet.
By Kumaran Ira, 20 September 2018
Using serial numbers provided by European investigators, Moscow gave evidence that the missile that shot down MH17 was held not by Russian, but Ukrainian forces.