RAND: Avoiding a Long War


Avoiding a Long War
U.S. Policy and the Trajectory of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
How does this end? Increasingly, this question is dominating discussion
of the Russia-Ukraine war in Washington and other Western capitals.
Although successful Ukrainian counteroffensives in Kharkiv and Kherson
in fall 2022 renewed optimism about Kyiv’s prospects on the battlefield,
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement on September 21 of a partial
mobilization and annexation of four Ukrainian provinces was a stark reminder that
this war is nowhere near a resolution. Fighting still rages across nearly 1,000 km of
front lines. Negotiations on ending the conflict have been suspended since May.
The trajectory and ultimate outcome of the war will, of course, be determined
largely by the policies of Ukraine and Russia. But Kyiv and Moscow are not the only
capitals with a stake in what happens. This war is the most significant interstate
conflict in decades, and its evolution will have major consequences for the United
States. It is appropriate to assess how this conflict may evolve, what alternative tra-
jectories might mean for U.S. interests, and what Washington can do to promote a
trajectory that best serves U.S. interests. (…)

Address by the President of the Russian Federation

Friends, The subject of this address is the situation in Donbass and the course of the special military operation to liberate it from the neo-Nazi …

Address by the President of the Russian Federation

DIANA JOHNSTONE: The Specter of Germany Is Rising

To meet the imaginary Russian threat to Western Europe, Germany will lead an expanded, militarized EU. By Diana Johnstone in Paris  Special to Consortium News The European Union is girding for a long war against Russia that appears clearly contrary to European economic interests and so

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Ukraine SitRep – Lysichansk Cauldron – Sinking Morale – More Provocations

The former CIA and intelligence bigwig Graham Fuller predicts a gloomy outcome of the U.S-Russia proxy war in Ukraine. Gloomy for Ukraine, the U.S. …

Ukraine SitRep – Lysichansk Cauldron – Sinking Morale – More Provocations

NATO vs Russia: what happens next


In Davos and beyond, NATO’s upbeat narrative plays like a broken record, while on the ground, Russia is stacking up wins that could sink the Atlantic

Quelle: NATO vs Russia: what happens next

Russland hat keine aggressiven Absichten – US-Strategiepapier erklärt die wahren Gründe der US – Politik

Andreas Heil on Facebook wrote:

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A key paper to understand who wages war on whom for what reasons and employing which means.

Overextending and Unbalancing Russia


by rand.org 2019, current update of a paper series, starting 1972


Key issues explained by Thomas Röper below in german language:


26. Juni 2019

Russland hat keine aggressiven Absichten – US-Strategiepapier erklärt die wahren Gründe der US-Politik – Anti-Spiegel


Russia’s suspension from UNHRC aimed to hoodwink world community: Analyst

An American political analyst slams the US-led bid to suspend Russia from UNHRC as a „perception management operation“ aimed at manipulating the international community.
— Weiterlesen www.presstv.co.uk/Detail/2022/04/08/679949/US-led-bid-to-oust-Russia-UNHRC-global-perception-management-operation

Michael Hudson: US Dollar Hegemony Ended Abruptly Last Wednesday – PopularResistance.Org

Michael Hudson: US Dollar Hegemony Ended Abruptly Last Wednesday – PopularResistance.Org

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG.

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the United States announced that it would freeze Russia’s access to its gold. Russia has the fifth highest amount of gold in the world. Economist Michael Hudson explains that this action, which follows the US seizing Venezuela and Afghanistan’s gold and assets, has effectively ended dollar hegemony, which has been in decline in recent years, and the free ride that the US has enjoyed abroad. Hudson states that we are now in uncharted territory as nothing like this has occurred in modern history. Sanctions on Russia are driving a shortage of fertilizer, which will lower food production and bring famine. Hudson predicts greater inflation, particularly for food and fuel, and shortages, which are all good for Wall Street profits, and more businesses being forced to close.

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Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is the author of Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (Editions 1968, 2003, 2021), ‘and forgive them their debts’ (2018), J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971), amongst many others.

ISLET engages in research regarding domestic and international finance, national income and balance-sheet accounting with regard to real estate. We also engage in the economic history of the ancient Near East.

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Ukraine’s Propaganda War

Ukraine’s Propaganda War

March 23, 2022 

Dan Cohen reveals the network of foreign strategists, Washington lobbyists and intelligence-linked media outlets behind Kiev’s public relations blitz.

By Dan Cohen
in Washington, D.C.
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