Vladmir Putin
By trying to sanction the whole world, Washington backs itself into a corner

As the US loses Russia as a key supplier of oil, poor relations with energy giant Venezuela have a strong chance of backfiring

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.

The Western allied nations bully the world while warning of threats from China and Russia

The conflict is not merely about Ukraine, the real conflict is about whether the West will allow Russia to define policies that extend beyond their borders.