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Stanislav Byshok on Russian involvement in the Syrian war

CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok on Webster Tarpley's World Crisis Radio speaks about the Russian military involvment in the Syrian war, the inadequate Western response to it, and Saudi Arabia's role in destabilizing the region. Read more about Stanislav Byshok on Russian involvement in the Syrian war

Syria and the Danger of Moral Imperialism (Patrick J. Buchanan)

“Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did not need the Russian leader to describe for us. Read more about Syria and the Danger of Moral Imperialism (Patrick J. Buchanan)

The West should join with Vladimir Putin to defeat Islamic State (The Telegraph)

It now seems clear to me that the West’s incoherent and woefully misjudged response to Isil ranks as the greatest foreign policy disaster of the 21st century, greater even than the invasion of Iraq in 2003 where, whatever you might think about the decision, at least the coalition achieved its main objective of removing Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical regime. Read more about The West should join with Vladimir Putin to defeat Islamic State (The Telegraph)

Putin: Friend or foe in Syria? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria. The Russians are flying transports bringing tanks and troops to an air base near the coastal city of Latakia. Read more about Putin: Friend or foe in Syria? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine (Ivan Katchanovski)

The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. This mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a civil war. Read more about The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine (Ivan Katchanovski)

Putin won his war in Ukraine (The Washington Post)

The war in Ukraine has slipped off the front pages. Eighteen months ago, when Russian President Vladimir Putin seized Crimea and then instigated a pro-Russian rebellion in the Donbas region, Ukraine was hot news. Putin was roundly denounced, and Russia was hit with damaging economic sanctions. Read more about Putin won his war in Ukraine (The Washington Post)

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq (The Guardian)

The war on terror launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. Read more about Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq (The Guardian)

Ukraine’s Embrace of Neo-Nazism (Aish)

In the two years since the beginning of the ongoing bloody and often senseless conflict in Ukraine, instead of building a free and democratic pro-Western society, the Ukraine is succumbing to the glorification of Nazi collaborators. In April 2015, the Ukrainian parliament passed the package of laws on de-communization turning Ukrainian ultra-nationalists and Nazi collaborators into heroes. Read more about Ukraine’s Embrace of Neo-Nazism (Aish)

Is Trumpism the New Nationalism? (Patrick Buchanan)

If there is a single theme behind his message, it would seem to be a call for a New Nationalism or New Patriotism. He is going to “make America great again.” He is going to build a wall on the border that will make us proud, and Mexico will pay for it. He will send all illegal aliens home and restore the traditional value of U.S. citizenship by putting an end to the scandal of “anchor babies.” Read more about Is Trumpism the New Nationalism? (Patrick Buchanan)

Stanislav Byshok at the World Crisis Radio

While being a guest at the World Crisis Radio, CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok shares his thoughts on the tragic anniversary of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing crush in Donbass, the civil war in Ukraine, and the anti-Russian propaganda campaign led by the West. Read more about Stanislav Byshok at the World Crisis Radio

France’s far right forms bloc in European Parliament (Politico)

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party said Monday it had enough support to form a group in the European Parliament named “Europe of Nations and Freedoms”, a long-awaited move that will boost the group’s influence in the assembly.  Read more about France’s far right forms bloc in European Parliament (Politico)

Ukraine: Gangster State (The People's Voice)

On May 29, Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin warned about Kiev possibly readying to use chemical weapons again. "Works are underway on the territory of a chlorine storage base, to the northeast of Kochetok settlement in the Kharkov region," he said. Read more about Ukraine: Gangster State (The People's Voice)

Stanislav Byshok: Ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine

It is a conventional wisdom that economic crises are always strongly associated with or provoke extremist tensions in societies. A lack of money and job prospects, and absence of confidence in the future induce people to search for enemies, both external and internal, who are believed to be responsible for all the country’s misfortunes.  Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine

He's Back: Sarkozy Eyes a Return to French Presidency (Der Spiegel)

After an extended break from politics, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to make a comeback. Former advisors say he is more patient and a better listener. Critics, though, say he has drifted even further to the right. Is France ready for the sequel? Read more about He's Back: Sarkozy Eyes a Return to French Presidency (Der Spiegel)

Stanislav Byshok: Ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine

The full text of the speech on the ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine conducted by CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok at the conference of the Association of Independent Journalists for Peace (Vienna, Austria, May 21-22, 2015). Read more about Stanislav Byshok: Ideological sources of the civil war in Ukraine

Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove? (The American Conservative)

Since his election to the Senate in 2010 it’s barely been an exaggeration to say that the Republican foreign-policy debate has been Rand Paul versus everyone else. While he has some likeminded colleagues, especially in the House, he is the single figure most associated with a break from the GOP’s Bush-Cheney national-security legacy. Read more about Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove? (The American Conservative)

"Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available on Amazon.com

The book "Ukraine after Euromaindan: Democracy under Fire", devoted to the unintended consequences of the Ukrainian Maidan revolution of 2013-2014, is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle formats. Read more about "Ukraine after Euromaidan" is available on Amazon.com

France's Front National plunged into family feud over Holocaust remarks (The Guardian)

France’s far-right Front National has been plunged into an all-out war between its president, Marine Le Pen, and her ageing father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, after he made inflammatory comments belittling the Holocaust and defended Marshal Pétain, the leader of France’s Nazi collaborationist Vichy regime. Read more about France's Front National plunged into family feud over Holocaust remarks (The Guardian)

As Europe’s Political Landscape Shifts, Two-Party System Fades (NYT)

Sixty years ago, the two main British political parties, the Conservatives and Labour, took 96 percent of the vote in a clearly defined two-party system. Today, as Britain undergoes a bitter campaign before the May 7 election, the two parties are expected to split less than two-thirds of the vote. Read more about As Europe’s Political Landscape Shifts, Two-Party System Fades (NYT)

The National Front’s strength makes French politics a three-way affair (The Economist)

Sometimes small elections are markers of major political change. France’s latest vote may well turn out to be just such an election. On the face of it, the outcome will be a straightforward victory for the centre-right, led by Nicolas Sarkozy, a former president. In reality, it marks a shift in France from alternating two-party politics to a more fluid tripartite system. Read more about The National Front’s strength makes French politics a three-way affair (The Economist)

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