Over the past six months Socialists in every part of the EU have united with anti-war groups, dissenters, and the growing number of ordinary people who are becoming increasingly alarmed by the effects this war and the sanctions against Russia are having on their lives. The limitation of oil and gas in the global economy has driven costs up, accelerating an already developing cost of living crisis; threatening less-well-off people with a bitter winter in which they will be unable to afford the basics of food, heating, and rent. … More Is Europe Losing Patience with Zelenskyy?
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began (24 February 2022), there has been one clear runaway winner of the conflict — the global arms trade. After two years of near stagnation in the industry due to a pandemic emergency, the war in eastern Europe has been a massively lucrative lifeline for behemoth weapons manufacturers in the United States and Europe. … More Weapons Trade Driving Ukraine War
Yet, the most powerful statement this strike makes is in the particular capabilities of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile (developed by Russian Federation and the PR China); the Kinzhal or ‘Dagger’ missile is designed to deliver a tactical nuclear warhead payload. More to the point, as a hypersonic weapon capable of velocities between Mach 5 and Mach 12, it is technologically beyond the interception capabilities of NATO’s defences. … More Russia Hints at a Tactical Nuclear Escalation
Russia and Ukraine have lived side by side for over three decades without Russia invading. Ukrainian neutrality has, since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, guaranteed peace between these two states. Yet, US government involvement — including clandestine involvement — in the Orange Revolution and the 2014 Maidan coup have revealed Washington’s intentions to push for a war with Russia over a wholly manufactured and unnecessary conflict in Ukraine. … More NATO Preparing for Escalation
The enforcement of an air exclusion zone is not merely a matter of having the upperhand in the airspace subject to the exclusion (‘air superiority’), it requires the military capability to dominate the zone and exclude all unauthorised aircraft — by force if necessary (‘air supremacy’). Such dominance therefore demands the strength and ability to impose this with the destruction of hostile radar, air defences, and air bases — all of which are in sovereign Russian territory. … More Air Exclusion Zone (Ukraine)