Eurasia’s Great Game and the Future of the China-Russia Alliance

by James M. Dorsey Addressing last year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, then US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed fears first voiced in 1997 by Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s greatest 20th century strategists who advised US presidents Lyndon B. Johnson… Continue Reading  

Turkey and America’s Arms Standoff

by Giorgio Cafiero and Theodore Karasik In recent months and years, the Turkey-U.S. alliance has undergone considerable stress. A host of issues have fueled this friction, including Washington’s support for Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)-linked forces in Syria, open questions about… Continue Reading  

Mueller, Russiagate, and the 2020 Elections

by John Feffer In horror movies, the monster can usually be dispatched in only one way. A werewolf requires a silver bullet. A vampire will only stay dead with a stake through the heart. The Blob shrivels in contact with… Continue Reading  

Russia’s Cautious Response to Algeria’s Deepening Political Crisis

by Giorgio Cafiero The peaceful demonstrations that have brought millions of Algerians out to the streets of Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Blida, Constantine, Jijele, and Oran since last month have been astonishing. Not since the revolt against French colonial rule in… Continue Reading  

The INF Affair and Nuclear Arms Control Prospects

by Peter Jenkins My most natural starting point may be an account of what the secretary general of Pugwash, a German colleague, and I learned in Moscow on January 28 in meetings with Russia’s foreign minister and the appropriate deputy… Continue Reading