Even during rush hour it’s quiet in the center of the Bavarian capital, where world politicians gathered for the Munich Security Conference. But beyond the façade of the hotel, where heads of states convene, there is tension: never before have the EU and NATO been so concerned about their future and about the possible lack of support from the US.
US President Trump has yet to articulate his foreign strategy, Russian political analyst Alexei Martynov said, commenting on the White House's "mixed signals" on Crimea. Apparently therefore new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's statement on the peninsula's status was rather ambiguous.
Kiev has got only itself to blame for escalating tensions with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), Russian political analyst Oleg Ignatov told Radio Sputnik commenting on the Donbass blockade. It seems that the situation is spinning out of Poroshenko's control.
US President Donald Trump's solo press conference has prompted a storm of criticism on the part of the American and European mainstream media. News outlets dubbed him "boastful" and "angry," however, Trump's longstanding supporters saw a "champion of Middle America" who has dealt yet another blow to the establishment.
Kiev deliberately has protracted the talks over the Minsk agreements, according to Natalia Nikonorova, Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). Speaking to RT Russian political analyst Alexei Chesnakov, she assumed that Kiev wants international security forces brought in to eastern Ukraine to gain the upper hand.
Just when you thought it was safe to venture out again, Frankenstein returns - at least its political equivalent in the shape of Tony Blair, Britain's former prime minister and poster child for the venality, corruption, and opportunism of Western liberalism in our time.
WikiLeaks has puzzled the public with a mysterious "Vault 7" riddle. Given several hints dropped by the organization the world may witness a new disclosure. WikiLeaks says it will be big.
American billionaire George Soros has long been known for sponsoring "color revolutions" across the world. However, it looks as if a strikingly similar pattern is now taking shape in the US. Speaking to RT, songwriter Vanessa Feltner, author of an anti-Soros petition, underscored that it's time to stop Soros and "drain the swamp."
Following Michael Flynn's resignation as US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, the President's entourage led by Vice President Mike Pence may take a harder line on Moscow, Russian academic Alexey Fenenko assumed. According to Fenenko, Flynn's resignation will not be the last one.
US President Donald Trump's opponents are trying to persuade the public that the new administration could have had ties with Russian intelligence. By doing this they seek either to force Trump into following Barack Obama's foreign policy course or to impeach him like Richard Nixon, Russian scholar Vladimir Vasiliev told RIA Novosti.
Although the new administration has occupied the White House, US hawks continue to play first fiddle in Washington, Radio Sputnik contributor Ilya Kharlamov notes. The question then arises what the future has in store for US-Russian relations and whether the thaw between Moscow and Washington is possible under US President Donald Trump.
Michael Flynn's resignation was preceded by an all-out McCarthy-style media campaign, political analyst and Israeli publicist Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik. However, it was not actually General Flynn who was targeted by US liberal media and some parts of the intelligence community, but Trump himself, Eskin stressed.
Given the harsh tone of the recent report on Ukraine by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), it seems that Petro Poroshenko's time is up. Kiev has failed to deliver on its promise to fight against corruption, the report reads, prompting assumptions that the EU is seeking a new "candidate" for the role of the Ukrainian leader.
While US mainstream media is rife with rumors about Hillary Clinton's possible political comeback, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel and Haitian-born journalist Dady Chery told Sputnik that the two-time presidential candidate may very soon find herself in a heap of legal trouble.
Amnesty International's report on the mass torture and execution of prisoners by Syrian security forces at Saydnaya Prison just outside Damascus is notable for the lack of concrete evidence it provides in support of what are serious allegations of war crimes.
RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan gave the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) sarcastic recommendations on how to ensure that the public opinion of Russia does not change.
President Donald Trump may modify the US nuclear doctrine, Russian military analyst Alexander Perendzhiev told RIA Novosti. The Obama administration's nuclear strategy could be supplemented with new provisions on nuclear arms modernization. The expert believes that Trump will also seek to involve Beijing into strategic nuclear arms reduction.
Vladimir Putin's speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference has proven prophetic, analysts told Sputnik. Putin warned against the exertion of the "unipolar model" on other nations by the US-led NATO bloc. The question arises whether the US under Donald Trump will recognize "the right of all nations to put their own interests first."
Although it looks as if US President Donald Trump has broken the ice with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Beijing should not let its guard down, Russian political analyst Nikita Danyuk noted speaking to Radio Sputnik. Danyuk believes that Trump's policy toward China will be more aggressive than that of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
On February 10, 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his Munich speech in which he outlined major principles of Russia's foreign strategy and predicted the inevitable demise of the unipolar world order. Ten years after the 2007 Munich Security Conference Putin's warnings remain more relevant than ever before.
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