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Mapping Faultlines: NATO is fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian

Two months into the war in Ukraine, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkyayastha talks about what has clearly become a conflict between NATO and Russia

Mapping Faultlines: Is there scope for de-escalation?

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the various axes of the Russian advance in Ukraine, the impact of sanctions on Russia, and the possibilities of an off-ramp for all parties

Mapping Faultlines: Amid spree of anti-Russia sanctions, questions loom over NordStream

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the situation in Ukraine after Vladimir Putin recognized the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics

Western democracies have mutated into propagandists for war and conflict

It is more than a century since Edward Bernays, the father of spin, invented “public relations” as a cover for war propaganda. What is new is the elimination of dissent in the mainstream.

Communists on Ukraine - Russia Conflict Communists urge for peaceful resolution of Ukraine-Russia conflict; slam US-led war mongering

The US and NATO continue to flare up tensions in the region, despite the repeated calls for restraint by the Russian and Ukrainian political leadership

Stop the war posturing – Ukraine is a tinderbox

Military brinkmanship is extremely risky – and the Donbass is crawling with neonazis, mercenaries and trigger-happy adventurers. The only sane approach is de-escalation, writes Morning Star editor Ben Chacko

Mapping Faultlines: Despite talks, yawning gaps remain between Russia and West

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the situation in Europe after three rounds of discussions around Ukraine and the demands Russia has put to NATO and the US failed to produce any breakthroughs

Nord Stream 2 is a double-edged geopolitical tool

Since December 21, all Russian natural gas shipments to Germany through a major transit pipeline known as the Yamal-Europe transnational gas pipeline have reversed direction

Specter of war is haunting Europe

The release of two crucial documents in Moscow implies that it is under no illusion that the US strategy is about cornering Russia and browbeat it on the global stage

Mapping Faultlines: Tensions escalate on Russia-Ukraine border

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the emerging crisis on the Russia-Ukraine border which has been fueled by the US and its allies

North Macedonia North Macedonia and the perils of an EU obsession

The coalition government of North Macedonia led by Zoran Zaev called for fresh elections after French opposition denied it a date for the initiation of membership talks with the EU

Paleckis Lithuania Lithuanians campaign for release of leftist leader Algirdas Paleckis

Algirdas Paleckis, founder of the socialist Frontas Party, was secretly arrested in October 2018 on charges of “intending to kidnap prosecutors” and of being a Russian spy. He has not been permitted to meet anyone except his wife, and that too, on one occasion

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