Understanding the intentions of Russian leaders is easy these days, you just have to listen to what they say. This isn’t understood in the West, where policymakers and the media haven’t moved on from the Cold War and foolishly regard Russia as more mysterious than it is.
The head of the US government broadcaster wants politicians, and the public, to believe how Russia spends ten times more on international media than America. The truth is that Washington devotes much more cash to this sector than Moscow.
The old journalistic maxim, “report what you know and stick to the facts,” has been difficult to honor during the Ukraine conflict. Because while every military confrontation has a “fog of war,” this firefight has gone further.
Leaving the twelve months of mass celebrity expiration behind and welcoming a fresh epoch, I made a New Year bet with a colleague. That, before St Patrick’s Day, an established American media outlet would refer to its own government as a “regime.”
The eagerly awaited Director Of National Intelligence’s (DNI) report “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” didn’t need such a long winded title. They could have just called it: “We Really Don’t Like RT.”
George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire who has meddled in politics across Europe and North America for decades, is angry. The world he campaigned for is falling apart, and now he's busy looking for leaders to indict.