Tag: Putin

by Gordon M. Hahn Introduction Some have tried to debunk the view that the West implicitly or explicitly promised Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not expand east after German reunification and dissolution of the Warsaw Pact (http://dialogueeurope.org/uploads/File/resources/TWQ%20article%20on%20Germany%20and%20NATO.pdf and http://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2014/11/06/did-nato-promise-not-to-enlarge-gorbachev-says-no/). These claims are misleading and obfuscate the historical record of at least a clear […]

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 […]

by Gordon M Hahn Although Russian President Vladimir Putin has still not announced that he will run in the upcoming 18 March 2018 presidential election, there is little doubt that President Vladimir Putin will be running for his second consecutive and overall fourth term. The candidate field is beginning to take shape and has added […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The new ‘revelations’ that Hillary Clinton, her presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee were the forces behind the largely discredited ‘Trump Dossier’, funding its compilers, GPS Fusion and former British intelligence officer Richard Steele, and news that FBI investigator has been removed from the gag order to prohibited him from […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The Minsk II peace process is in stagnation. Europe’s and Ukraine’s mounting internal problems and Russia’s preoccupation with resolution of Syria’s civil war and its own presidential elections have left the Minsk II lacking vigor. The war is a drag on Ukraine’s failing democratization, state-building, civic nation-building, and corruption fighting efforts. […]

by Gordon M. Hahn It needs to be acknowledged that, yes, as some claimed there was foreign involvement in the 20 February 2014 terrorist sniper attacks on Ukraine’s Maidan that killed some 47, wounded more, and sparked the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. However, according to information from an Italian documentary film (www.occhidellaguerra.it/ucraina-le-verita-nascoste-parlano-cecchini-maidan/) and […]