Category: International Relations

by Gordon M. Hahn As I noted two years ago just after Russia’s military intervention into the Syrian civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin had several motives in intervening: (1) to preserve both the principle of state and UN sovereignty over Western interventionism and Russia’s role in the Middle East and globally by ensuring Russia’s […]

автор: Гордон Хан (Gordon Hahn) Не принадлежа к числу фанатичных сторонников российского президента Владимира Путина, как и любого другого из действующих политиков, я – фанатичный сторонник точности  и честности в репортажах. В этой связи, я никак не могу принадлежать к преданным читателям рупора Демократической партии США, «The Washington Post» или российских официальных средств массовой информации […]

A Review of Kurt Volker’s “Tank Tales” by Gordon M. Hahn (Summertime Fun) A new children’s book is out written by the Trump administration’s special envoy to Ukraine and former US ambassador to NATO, Kurt Volker. His magical collection of fairy tales, titled “Tank Tales,” makes wonderful bed-time reading not just for children but also […]

by Gordon M. Hahn A recent media report indicated that Foggy Bottom is considering removing support for democracy-promotion from the U.S. State Department’s mission statement. According to the article: “The existing mission statement reads: ‘The Department’s mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and […]

The following is the English-language version of my recently published interview with Nidzhat Gadzhiev at yenicg.ru. For the Russian language version, please see: yenicag.ru/v-konechnom-itoge-eto-mozhet-zastavit-erdogana-pokinut-nato-amerikanskij-ekspert/ Relations will continue to deteriorate in the event President Trump does not veto this law. Although this is far from the central issue in the relationship, the tit-for-tat  sanctions are poisoning the […]

by Gordon M. Hahn* 2003 A Mikheil Saakashvili comes to power promising to restore Georgia’s full sovereignty and territorial integrity after over a decade of a relatively stable status quo in Georgia’s ‘frozen conflicts’ with its breakaway, internationally unrecognized, but de facto independent republics of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Adzharia. 2004 MAY – Georgia along […]

0 by Gordon M. Hahn  For the Kremlin, a threatening convergence of events occurred last week in Ukraine and Moldova. First, NATO organized a military exercise in the Black Sea and Odessa, Ukraine, the scenario of which targeted Russia. Second, Weimar-like Maidan Ukraine, still plagued by a grave democracy deficit little better than Russia’s own […]