The Reluctant Enemy

The Reluctant Enemy

The headlines are bold and decisive: “The Russians did it”, but small script is far from conclusive. Israel Shamir explains

The Secret of Identity Politics

The Secret of Identity Politics

Jews are a force among many forces, writes Israel Shamir. Time and again they reached the pinnacle of power and were dislodged. This may happen to them in the US, as well.

The People Will Decide in Turkey

Israel Shamir reflects on the coup attempt in Turkey, Brexit and the forthcoming U.S. elections

A Syrian Breakthrough

A Syrian Breakthrough

Cruise-missile liberals and their favourite newspaper, the Guardian, already published a few articles in the same weepy tone they used agitating for invasion of Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan

Putin Blues

Putin Blues

The bubbling dissatisfaction of Putin’s supporters may yet turn more dangerous. Israel Shamir explains

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

Israel Shamir examines Russian military involvement in Syria and the ramifications it will have beyond

Russia Returns to the Middle East

Russia Returns to the Middle East

The rumours of Russian demise and of Syrian collapse has been somewhat premature. Israel Shamir explains

A Cold Summer for Europe

A Cold Summer for Europe

Israel Shamir in brilliant form, writing what few would dare to say openly

Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

From philosophy to feta, from history to yoghurt, from poetry to honey Greece provided the example to follow. Now they have given us another example to follow

NATO bases surround Russia

Russia: Tit for Tat

NATO bases are encircling it and although Russians don’t want war, they are tired of their country being pushed to the wall. Israel Shamir explains

Trolling Russia

Trolling Russia

It was good clean fun to troll Russia, as long as it stayed the course. Not anymore. Russia broke the rules. Israel Shamir explains

Russian police investigate the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square with St. Basil Cathidral in the background in Moscow on Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015. Click to enlarge

Who Killed Nemtsov?

Israel Shamir reporting from Moscow offers his view on Who Killed Nemtsov

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