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
Why warning Putin of ‘catastrophic consequences’ isn’t enough
Putin is not afraid to escalate, to intimidate, to extort. We are — and he knows it. This must be reversed.Continue reading
Scary links: Russia, al-Zawahiri and Ukraine’s destruction
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
Op-ed: Turn Putin Inward
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
Victor Rud: Is America prepared to deal with Russia or China?
After the Geneva Summit between Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden, it is time to ask why the irreducible precondition to that approach was so sedulously ignored at the Summit, and afterward.Continue reading
Ukraine saved the west – why the opposition from America’s Conservative Right? asks Victor Rud
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
Ukrainians will fight — they have nowhere to go
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
While the West Ponders
This article discusses the danger posed by Russian troops collecting on the Ukrainian border and the menace of Russian invasions
together with the demands put forward by Putin to Biden and NATO and how the West should respond to those demands.
Putin’s Claim That Ukrainians Are Part of Russian Civilization Is Bogus – Here’s Why
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.