Why Is Russia in Syria? A first-hand report from Mococw


It’s for many of the same bad reasons used by the United States to justify its military interventions. https://progressive.org/magazine/why-is-russia-in-syria-erlich-190801/ by Reese Erlich August 1, 2019, The Progressive MOSCOW — I’m ankle deep in mud, on a path to a working-class housing project in Moscow following a late spring drenching rain. I’m on my way to … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Elizabeth Warren on War and Peace


Warren’s troubling foreign policy history includes uncritical support of Israel, supporting sanctions on Venezuela, and vilifying Russia and China as national security threats. But her views are also evolving. by Reese Erlich, The Progressive, July 26, 2019 https://progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-correspondent-elizabeth-warren-on-war-and-peace-erlich-190726/ In the last few months Senator Elizabeth Warren has gained ground in public opinion polls tracking the … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Russia sees through Trump’s Iran bluster, but has Middle East problems of its own


By trying to isolate Russia and Iran, the US is only isolating itself. Russia sees through Trump’s Iran bluster, but has Middle East problems of its own By Reese Erlich June 14, 2019, 48Hills.org MOSCOW — President Donald Trump won’t go to war with Iran. That was the prediction of Russian experts I interviewed in … Continue reading

Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms


U.S. sanctions won’t necessarily isolate Tehran. They could spur new strategic alliances. Foreign Policy By Reese Erlich May 29, 2019, 3:26 PM Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms MOSCOW—Russia is seeking to take advantage of the erratic actions of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration in the latest U.S.-Iranian crisis to expand its influence in … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Russian Journalist Vladimir Pozner on Iran, Syria, the United States, and Putin


He was well known in the 1980s as an articulate, English-speaking defender of Kremlin policies. Later Vladimir Pozner began describing himself as a “man of the left.” https://progressive.org/dispatches/-russian-journalist-iran-syria-united-states-putin-erlich-190530/ by Reese Erlich May 30, 2019 Vladimir Pozner hosts a very popular interview show, simply called Pozner, on Russian television, and he doesn’t pull his punches. When I … Continue reading