Ukraine War

U.S. Now Has Spent $60B for Ukraine’s War

Eric Zuesse On October 11th, the Kiel Institute for World Economy’s “Ukraine Support Tracker” headlined “US significantly expands support, Europe lags behind” and reported The US has again significantly expanded its pledges of support for Ukraine in recent weeks. European countries, on the other hand, have made only a few new pledges. In addition, the […]

More Western Degeneracy: Looks Like Now They’re Resorting to Outright Terrorism

source   degenerate (adjective):  1. having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline. _________________ The Exceptional Nation (aka The Empire of Chaos), which just spent the last 20 years running amok all over the globe unjustifiably invading some nations, brazenly drone-bombing others …whilst stealing natural resources from […]

Ukraine: War, Statecraft, and Geopolitical Conflict —the nuclear danger

[Prefatory Note: The following interview was previously published in September by the online Global Governance Forum. My responses to the questions posed by Aslı Bâli have been somewhat updated to take account of intervening developments. Aslı was my last PhD student at Princeton, has emerged as a star of the UCLA School of Law in recent […]

The incompetence of leaders in Ukraine or the purge of the ranks of the secret services?

President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed the heads of the Security Service of Ukraine in Kyiv, Lviv, and Ternopil oblasts.The president dismissed Artem Bondarenko from the post of head of the SBU Department in the Lviv oblast. Serhiy Zayats is no longer the head of the Main Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine in Kyiv and […]

A European Call for an end to the Ukraine War

[Prefatory Note The following letter appeared in the prominent German weekly, ZEIT, last week. It is written from a European perspective, calling for a ceasefire followed by bilateral negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. The organizers and the signers are almost totally drawn from the higher echelons of German intellectual and academic life. The letter does not […]

Fired Ukrainian Official Admits She Lied About Russians Committing Mass Rape to Convince West to Send More Weapons

Journalist Chris Mehan says that Zelensky and his underlings have been lying nonstop about every aspect of the war from the very beginning in an attempt to con the West into World War III. What really makes this story truly noteworthy is that Denisova was actually punished.

Westphalian Logic and Geopolitical Prudence in the Nuclear Age

[Prefatory Note: The following post was published in a somewhat modified form in COUTERPUNCH, May 20, 2022. Its main theme is the contrasting normative logics derived from law (Westphalian logic)  on one side, and power politics (geopolitical logic) on the other side. The regulatory guidance of law derives from agreement and interpretation, and that of power politics, […]

The Second Level Geopolitical War in Ukraine Takes Over

[Prefatory Note: A slightly modified version was published in CounterPunch, 4/29/2022; the recent acknowledgement that U.S. goals are, at best, secondarily related to the wellbeing of Ukraine, and primarily by the dangerously regressive goals of taking on challengers to the major premise of unipolarity, which has guided U.S. grand strategy since the end of the Cold War. […]