This article shares the intimate experience of Joris Meiklejohn, a second year engineering student at the University of Toronto, and the time he spent in the Lithuanian army during the Covid 19 pandemic and the start of the Russian war in Ukraine.Continue reading
Putin is not afraid to escalate, to intimidate, to extort. We are — and he knows it. This must be reversed.Continue reading
A “diplomatic solution” in Ukraine would be a group hug around a delusion, the only predictability being its breach.Continue reading
Here’s the backstory to the backstory of our July 31 drone strike that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, head of al Qaeda, and the apparent connection.Continue reading
Allegations of Macron’s potential backing of Bulgaria’s demands on Macedonia raise concern for EU credibility in the western Balkans.Continue reading
Seeking to merely “contain” Putin is not enough. We have been outplayed, outsmarted and outmaneuvered in Europe, the Middle East, Venezuela, Africa and the Arctic. And simply repeating the pattern of reacting, deterring, responding, defending will not work.Continue reading
Although bi-partisan support for American support of Ukraine remains strong, bizarrely there is a growing resistance to it by the Republican Party’s far-right.Continue reading
This is a reprint of a Toronto Star article dated January 17th, 2022 with permission from the author Alexandra Chyczij and with the cooperation of her co-writer Orest Zakydalsky.Continue reading
This article discusses the error of drawing an analogy between today’s Ukrainian crisis to the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis asserting that
due to Ukraine’s denuclearization following the Budapest Accord the situation today is different than what took place in 1962.
This article discusses Putin’s contention that there is a Russian civilization that envelops Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians
based on a historical link to Kyivan Rus’. That contention is rebutted and the history of Ukraine is explored as a separate nation linked to Kyivan Rus.