Washington continues to misread Moscow, Russian economist Ivan Danilov writes for RIA Novosti. Instead of "bending to the will" of US policymakers, the Russian leadership clearly signals to Washington that it perceives the White House's assertiveness not as a sign of strength but as a sign of weakness.
Sunday marks the 72nd anniversary of the first nuclear weapon ever used in warfare in human history, when an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Three days later, a second atomic bomb landed in Nagasaki, Japan.
The Clintons fundraising activities have long been raising justified concerns. However, foreign investigations into the Clinton Foundation's activities are moving too slowly. Apparently, the probes could generate embarrassment and even legal exposures for foreign governments involved, Charles Ortel assumed speaking to Sputnik.
Children refugees in Greece as well as throughout Europe are especially vulnerable to human trafficking due to their young age, human rights campaigners told Sputnik.
Analysts say that Brazil’s ongoing political turmoil and economic crisis have shown that in order to revitalize its state system, the country should allow more independent candidates and outsider lawmakers in its political arena.
Apparently, the US-Russian relationship has not reached its lowest point yet, Russian academic Alexander Domrin told Radio Sputnik. However, one shouldn't expect any improvements in Russo-American relations before the next congressional election, Domrin foresees.
The much-praised American political system has crapped out with Congress gaining the upper hand over the president in foreign policy matters, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin writes for RIA Novosti, adding that due to the open sabotage from Congress and the intelligence community, Donald Trump is unable to deliver on his election promises.
The enrolment of a grand jury to investigate the alleged "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia won't impact in any respect the relationship between Moscow and Washington, Russian political analyst Anatoly Petrenko told Radio Sputnik.
What the international community is observing now in Washington could be called a sluggish constitutional shift, Russian political analyst Andrei Suzdaltsev told RIA Novosti in a reference to Congress twisting Donald Trump's arm. Meanwhile, Congress is about to stir up new frictions with Trump over the INF Treaty with Russia.
The economic war launched by President Donald Trump against Moscow will not only hurt relations but will prevent any progress on critical fronts such as the frozen conflict in Ukraine and the Syrian conflict, analysts told Sputnik.
New US economic warfare against Russia in the form of a sanctions bill signed into law by President Donald Trump may drive a wedge between the White House and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, analysts told Sputnik.
Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency will not prosper and outlive Bitcoin and other rival digital currencies, unless it offers some exclusive services to make it stand out from the crowd, experts in the field say.
China's conventional missile capabilities pose a serious challenge to US dominance in the Pacific region, RIA Novosti contributor Ilya Plekhanov noted, citing a 2017 Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report. According to the journalist, Washington has no alternative but to take this into consideration.
There was a real possibility of the creation of the Russo-American military coalition in Syria against Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) until US President Donald Trump basically caved in to the neocons, The Saker, a top level military analyst, told Sputnik, providing his prognosis of future developments in Syria.
If Tony Blair can't be prosecuted for war crimes then no one can. If a man who played a key role in waging a war that was directly responsible for the deaths of up to one million people cannot be made to face justice then there is no justice - or at least not for its poor victims in a world owned and controlled by the rich.
US bipartisan political pressure forced President Donald Trump to sign anti-Russia sanctions into law, but the president is unlikely to heed calls to take an even more confrontational stance with Moscow and may even try to quickly repair relations, analysts told Sputnik.
A minor incident in the Gulf of Tonkin triggered a series of events which lead to the Vietnam War and the more-than-decade long US involvement in the region, RIA Novosti contributor Vladimir Ardayev writes, emphasizing the fact that the military conflict started under false pretenses.
While the Kurds in Syria and Iraq are pushing ahead with the independence issue, the question arises whether the US is covertly supporting Kurdish nationalists' aspirations. In his interview with Sputnik, The Saker, a top level military analyst, explained what is behind the US Syrian strategy and what the prospects for "Greater Kurdistan" are.
Washington's relentless efforts to fence off and punish countries which protect their own national interests and maintain sovereignty will result in the isolation of the US, geopolitical analyst Gilbert Mercier predicted in his interview with Sputnik.
US Congress failed to think through the implications of the latest round of sanctions against Russia which are likely to backfire against the United States, weaken the Atlantic Alliance, and damage US business interests, analysts told Sputnik.
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