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
Pushing for a ‘negotiated settlement’ in Ukraine guts our deterrence credibility
A “diplomatic solution” in Ukraine would be a group hug around a delusion, the only predictability being its breach.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
Open Letter to Noam Chomsky (and other like-minded intellectuals) on the Russia-Ukraine war
We are a group of Ukrainian academic economists who were grieved by a series of your recent interviews and commentaries on the Russian war on Ukraine. We believe that your public opinion on this matter is counter-productive to bringing an end to the unjustified Russian invasion of Ukraine and all the deaths and suffering it has brought into our home country.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
The Ukraine Crises Compared to the Cuban Missile Crisis
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.
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.
West Must Not Give in to Russian Extortion
Jars Balan, Former Director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta publishes an Op ED on the recent Russian military build up on Ukrainian borders.Continue reading