Events of the past few years have raised suspicions that the US government has access to little or no actual expertise on Russia. Tuesday’s long-awaited list of key Russian political and business figures served to prove the point.
Joe Biden keeps scoffing at Russia and seems to genuinely believe it is a rapidly declining power. This incorrect assumption suggests senior US politicians are receiving extremely poor intel on the subject.
Rudyard Kipling once wrote that “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” The poet was referring to his experiences in India and Britain, but the line could increasingly apply to modern Europe.
Ukraine’s former PM claims more than eight million citizens have emigrated since the Western-backed Maidan in 2014. If he’s right, it adds to growing suspicions that Kiev’s population calculations are utterly out of whack.
Alexey Navalny isn’t the “leader of the Russian opposition” as many Western media outlets insist. Instead, he’s the current figurehead of the protest movement, who in many respects is benefiting from his ongoing legal problems.
Newsweek has again proven that if the Kremlin really wants to discredit Western media, all it needs to do is translate articles about Russia from the mainstream press and distribute them free of charge across the country.
Formerly a socialist-leaning newspaper from provincial Manchester, today’s Guardian is the London-based mouthpiece of Britain’s Oxbridge-educated Liberal elite. After reading its website for a week, I’m wondering if this is the best all that expensive education can produce?
Foreign Policy's Moscow writer blames the hysteria around Trump for making it harder to be a correspondent in Russia. But the rot set in long before the US elected its current president and Western hacks in Russia need to examine their own failings.