Putin prefers a bad peace

Putin prefers a bad peace

I had a meeting with a well-informed and highly-placed Russian source who shared with me some inner thoughts, for your benefit, on condition of his anonymity

Trolling Russia

Trolling Russia

Israel Shamir on Charlie Hebdo and the current face-off between Russia and the West

John McCain can be seen here speaking at a rally organized largely by the Neo-Nazi Svoboda movement in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. To John McCain’s right is neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok and to his left is US Senator Chris Murphy (D) Connecticut. Click to enlarge

The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews

US refused entry to Oleg Tyagnibok and others because of their anti-Semitism in 2013. Now however, they have America’s support in Ukraine. Israel Shamir explains

Political success in the West is dependent on paying homage before the Zionist establishment. Click to enlarge

Worshiping Jews is Racist

Israel Shamir on why there is something deeply troubling about preferring to protect and support – not the poor and the oppressed, but a wealthy, influential and well-connected group actively engaged in ethnic cleansing

Crimea: Putin’s Triumph. Now the Confrontation Moves East to “New Russia”

President Putin snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, and US hegemony suffered a set-back. Israel Shamir on recent events in Crimea

Two Invasions: The Ukrainian Pendulum

Two Invasions: The Ukrainian Pendulum

Israel Shamir with the untold story of recent events in the Ukraine, including the involvement of Blackwater mercenaries on the streets of Kiev. A must read

The Brown Revolution in Ukraine

The Brown Revolution in Ukraine

The Spectacle-like unreal quality of Kiev events was emphasized by arrival of the neocon philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy. He came to Maidan like he came to Libya and Bosnia, claiming human rights and threatening sanctions and bombing

What really happened in the Ukrainian crisis

Putin has scored a new victory in the Ukraine. Israel Shamir reports

Wikileaks Rides East!

Wikileaks Rides East!

On the hard quest to deliver truth to the unwilling. Israel Shamir reviews Mediastan

The Cape of Good Hope

It was indeed touch and go and it may not be over yet. Israel Shamir looks at the recent crisis over Syria and how it reflected America’s standing in the world

Snowden in Moscow: a Postcript

After the publication of Snowden in Moscow, I received many positive responses, a few queries, – and a few abuses. I am used to the whole lot, and I expect it whenever the Guardian newspaper is mentioned

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Click to enlarge

Snowden in Moscow

Moscow is a great place to be, writes Israel Shamir, especially in summer. Russian authorities are likely to grant Edward Snowden refugee status; opening the way for him to explore the city, its dangers and its charms

Putin’s Wise Counsellor

Alexander Dugin is one of Russia’s foremost thinkers. For him the Left or Right dichotomy is obsolete. What matters is Compliance with or Resistance to the New World Order. Israel Shamir reviews his latest work

Russian missile in Red Square parade 2014.

V-day in Moscow

The tanks and missiles did convey the sheer brutal might of another geological period: they’d fit right into Jurassic Park and could mate there with tyrannosaurs. Israel Shamir on the recent Victory Day parade in Moscow

Jewish Wealth

America can learn much from Israel, not least when it comes to ethnicity and wealth. Israel Shamir explains

Extremists march at an earlier protest in Paris. click to enlarge

The French Spring

The wicked witch of the West may be dead but her spirit lives on. Israel Shamir on Stalin and Thatcher and the growing groundswell of opposition in France to a government drive to legalise gay marriage and adoption

A Reckless Apartheid Fighter

A Reckless Apartheid Fighter

Andre crossed the biggest chasm there is. Imagine a white boy from Philly, picking cotton and living with blacks in a cabin on a Mississippi plantation in the days of Jim Crow. No Freedom Rider went that far

Polonsky’s in jail

Polonsky’s in jail

Israel Shamir’s looks at a “Russian Donald Trump”, renegade billionaire and wild card Sergey Polonsky

Putin’s Baby Crime

To the many crimes of President Vladimir Putin, a new one was added last month. Israel Shamir explains

Autumn in Crimea

I love this country in the off-season. The tiresome tourists are all gone. Autumn still lingers in all its late beauty, and the Crimean palaces I visit share the unique history of this land with me alone