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Ukraine war death toll Ukraine war tolls death knell for NATO

Logically, the option open to the US at this point would be to disengage. But that becomes an abject admission of defeat and will mean the death knell for NATO, and Washington’s transatlantic leadership goes kaput

Turkey recalibrates its role in the region

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News talks about the recent political maneuvering by Turkey around the NATO membership of Finland and Sweden, and its revival of relations with Saudi Arabia

Biden tweaks Ukraine narrative

The sombre tone of the US President’s words in the New York Times op-ed is in sharp contrast with his own intemperate and tendentious past remarks

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