by Gordon M. Hahn Is the Vladimir the Great Balancer who has deftly mixed the carrot and the stick to maintain a tentative balance between the myriad regime, autonomous, and opposition elements that comprise Russia’s metastable politics losing his touch? I have noted several times in the past that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a […]

by Gordon M. Hahn As the West has turned more and more to Soviet/Russian methods of the ‘big lie’ in order to advance democracy and its interests, the Russia-West propaganda war had produced a post-fact world in which disinformation comes to be believed by its purveyors. Both sides, forgetting the previous disinformation and lies from […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The Kremlin’s clumsy handling of the optics surrounding the decision-making and the fall in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s and the government’s approval ratings surrounding the proposal to raise the pension age notwithstanding, the policy is more ore less the right one and its political implications will be short-term, a political hiccup. […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The Trump-Putin summit was successfully delayed by the liberal/neocon, Washington/NATO deep state network. By the time, Trump fought his way free from the morass of the collapsing ‘Russiagate’ investigation, relations were so bad that Putin rejected Trump’s invitation to the White House and agreed to meet in neighboring Finland. This suggests […]