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The Pyrrhic Victories of Putin and the West

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 3:32 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

The Western decision to assess sanctions on Russia after Crimea rather than give direct military aid to Ukraine consigned it to losing the East (Donbas*), since economic sanctions would take 8 months to a year to have any significant effect. More >>

Is Putin Cracking? The Russian President Acting More Erratic

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:56 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

IS PUTIN CRACKING? - The Russian President Acting More Erratic By Michael Hammerschlag 3 September 2014 More >>

The Battle For Lysychansk; Ukr on the Move

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:50 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

I reached my friend Andre Samobarona (self-defense militia from Maidan) at the front Sunday- where I didn't know he was till last call 5-6 days ago, “I'm in a battle- can't talk”. He was out of touch till today, when he was on R+R from the National ... More >>

Victory for Maidan Protests? The Taking of Ukrainian House

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:42 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

In an incredible display of fortitude, courage, and reckless stupidity; protesters seized the Ukrainian House Museum + Exhibition Center at 3:50am Saturday night (formerly Lenin Museum)... their 4th downtown building (by Monday they had 6). More >>

Second try at deposing Yanukovich Government

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 4:27 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

Kiev: Opposition forces arrayed against President Victor Yanukovich may be poised for another attempt to remove his Prime Minister and Government in a No Confidence vote in the Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament. The last time on Dec. 3rd, they received ... More >>

Countdown: Last Chance for Ukraine

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 12:46 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

Ukraine has reached the crunch time in their fence-sitting act between East and West: whether they will join the Russian Eurasian Customs Union or sign the EU Partnership (DCFTA) in Lithuania on Nov 28. Both alliances say the other is incompatible. More >>

The Golden Ring: The Quest for the US Presidency

Friday, 13 April 2012, 11:15 am | Michael Hammerschlag

After Joseph Smith found his holy plates (metal pages) in an 1823 cliffside in upstate New York, and wrote what became Mormon scripture, The Book of Mormon, he set up a community of true believers; but again and again, in the land of the free, from New ... More >>

Who's Sayin Hussein Now?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 10:09 am | Michael Hammerschlag

The successful raid on OBL brings many emotions- the damn Pakistani ISI (and govrnmt?) were protecting him for years, keeping this incredible secret against the 50-65% of Pakis who would have gladly killed him themselves for the many terrorist attacks ... More >>

Absolute Power

Sunday, 16 January 2011, 7:06 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

Absolute Power by Michael Hammerschlag Kiev: Over the past year, Pres. Yanukovich and his Party of Regions have been busy: filleting, parsing, and diminishing democracy in Ukraine. The playbook of crushing all political alternatives was written by Putin ... More >>

Halleluah... Health Care: Obama Gets His Mojo Back

Wednesday, 7 April 2010, 11:39 am | Michael Hammerschlag

The Democrats in America can take a bow for finally ramming through the strange convoluted half-a-loaf health care expansion bill. The irony was this could have been done in August or December with 20 more votes, were it not for Obama’s wearying obsession ... More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: Health Fiasco

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 2:56 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

Well, Universal Health Care as we know and wanted it seems to be crumbling- oh it might be near universal, but if the public option is really gone, so expensive that America’s financial health will be permanently destroyed. Obama simply did not ... More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: Cairo Calm

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 1:52 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

CAIRO: “Ohh, isn’t it dangerous,” said an acquaintance as I was extolling Egypt, where Obama is scheduled make a historic address June 4. The Feb 22 terrorist bombing in Cairo that killed a French schoolgirl gives one the wrong idea. I was ... More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: No NATO Now For Ukraine

Wednesday, 14 January 2009, 9:21 am | Michael Hammerschlag

Kiev: The Russian invasion of Georgia initially caused a hyperbolic reaction around the world as the resurgent superpower flexed its military muscles overtly outside its country for the first time in a generation. Why Russia´s ferocious reaction ... More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: A Question Of Judgment

Monday, 13 October 2008, 5:32 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

John McCain challenged Obama’s judgment in the debates, but McCain’s judgment has always been atrocious. His strongest suit is his heroic captivity in North Vietnam, as his campaign repeatedly reminds us.. but that actually illustrates his lack of ... More >>

Georgia’s Folly & The Rage Of The Bear

Thursday, 21 August 2008, 5:38 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

Kiev: Mikheil Saakashvili’s reckless invasion of South Ossetia was an act of a politically embattled leader seeking to rally his nation in a military adventure to regain a long separated ethnic enclave. Instead the predictable, even inevitable, ... More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: The Bush Battered Dollar

Friday, 2 May 2008, 12:00 am | Michael Hammerschlag

Azilal, Morocco : To Americans living abroad, the slow sickening slide of the Dollar vs. every other currency has been a visceral painful spectacle, whether you were converting to Rubles, Crowns, Euros, or currently, Moroccan Dirhams. But looking ... More >>

No Sympathy For The Devil

Friday, 7 December 2007, 10:40 am | Michael Hammerschlag

Moscow : Even if it was all for effect, Vladimir Putin did a very important and momentous thing October 30, traveling to a 3 decade NKVD killing field in southern Moscow- Butovo, where maybe 50,000 people were shot for no particular reason, except ... More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: Rattling Rusting Sabers

Sunday, 10 June 2007, 9:39 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

Moscow : Recent Cold Warrish Russian rhetorical rants about the Eastern European missile shield stem from tensions building for a long time, and Russia has a point. More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: Death Of A Lion

Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 3:51 pm | Michael Hammerschlag

MOSCOW: I never saw the remote doddering sickly man he became, but Boris in his prime in 1991-94 was vibrant, lusty, fearless, brazen, decisive. He was simply a great man- and his failings were in many ways - the failings of Russians themselves: ... More >>

Michael Hammerschlag: Why They Hate Us

Monday, 24 July 2006, 11:45 am | Michael Hammerschlag

"They have a right to defend themselves from terrorism," intoned our Chump in Chief, and that was the end of any hope for American intervention or mediation of Israel's savage attack on the Hezbollah and innocent Lebanese. ‘Like an pricked enraged ... More >>





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