President Biden’s War Pigs

Day of judgment, God is calling On their knees, the war pigs crawling Begging mercy for their sins Satan laughing spreads his wings Oh lord, yeah! ~ Black Sabbath Lyrics In 1992, comedian George Carlin noted that after the Cold War politicians in Washington were always declaring war on things at home, “We got a … Continue reading “President Biden’s War Pigs”

The Historic High Points in the American-Russia Relationship

Even before the start of Russia-Ukraine war in February 2022 former Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz and Senator Sam Nunn have co-authored an article in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs explaining that the risk of nuclear use has become disturbingly plausible—and proposing concrete steps to reduce the risk. “In the U.S.-Russia relationship, clashing national … Continue reading “The Historic High Points in the American-Russia Relationship”

One Time When Biden Was Right

During the September 28, 2023, hearing on “The Basis for an Impeachment Inquiry of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.,” House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) detailed how overwhelming evidence shows President Joe Biden lied to the American people about his knowledge of and participation in his family’s corrupt international and domestic … Continue reading “One Time When Biden Was Right”

Clearing the Fog of ‘Unprovoked’ War

For the record: I was born in Ukraine, studied in Russia, and worked in America as a laser fusion researcher and Professor of Mathematics and Physics. I have relatives and friends in all three countries, and for the last 35 years, I have been trying to do my best to make them friends, partners, or even allies. … Continue reading “Clearing the Fog of ‘Unprovoked’ War”

Lies, Democracy, Foreign Policy, and the Search for Peace

When Fox News commentator, former Democratic Member of Congress, and presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard confronted New York Republican Congressman-Elect George Santos about the long list of lies he used during the recent election campaign, the best defense he could come up with was that Democrats do the same. In this rare case, Santos was telling … Continue reading “Lies, Democracy, Foreign Policy, and the Search for Peace”

How To Turn a Friend Into an Enemy: A Brief History of US-Russia Relations

During the American Civil War Russian Tsar Alexander II helped save the Union by sending two naval squadrons to New York and San Francisco and placing them at the service of President Lincoln. A symbolic statue of these events is located in downtown Moscow, showing the two men shaking hands. In 1918 America also sent … Continue reading “How To Turn a Friend Into an Enemy: A Brief History of US-Russia Relations”

Remembering Gorbachev

The roots of the current Ukrainian crisis, one that has a good chance to spill over its borders into the rest of Europe and even to the US, can be traced to the late 1980s. That’s when Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who recently passed away, extended his hand to America offering everlasting peace and friendship … Continue reading “Remembering Gorbachev”

Nuclear Catastrophe Is Gaining Momentum in Ukraine

It is beginning to appear that beyond the increasingly likely exchange of nuclear weapons strikes between the US and Russia there is yet another scenario for a nuclear catastrophe that in recent days has presented itself in Ukraine. According to the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, “the shelling … Continue reading “Nuclear Catastrophe Is Gaining Momentum in Ukraine”

On the Edge of the Abyss

Former Sen. Sam Nunn coined the phrase “sleepwalking into nuclear catastrophe” long before the current crisis. Many other prominent American foreign policy experts agreed and presented ideas on how to avoid the looming disaster. The most important of them was the acceptance of the reality that the short era of unipolar world under U.S. leadership … Continue reading “On the Edge of the Abyss”

The Day of Reckoning Postponed – for Now

As recently as last week, all red flag indicators were pointing to Armageddon. The threat of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine and plans for forceful western retaliation were bandied about by the U.S. and NATO officials and the media. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was screaming for help and announced an imminent coup to overthrow … Continue reading “The Day of Reckoning Postponed – for Now”