Macron Pushes War Against Russia

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CNN reported Macron’s comments this way: Macron said that “he and the other 21 European leaders present did not agree on deploying military personnel [to Ukraine], [but] the prospect was discussed openly. “Nothing should

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Ceasefire Unlikely in Ukraine

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Don’t expect a ceasefire in Ukraine, despite the buzz now rippling through European capitals and Washington.  The reason is simple: there is no incentive for Russia to stop the war. It is quite true

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Zaluzhny Out, Oleksandr Syrskyi In

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Volodymyr Zelensky has finally been successful in firing General Valerii Zaluzhny. This time, according to reporting coming from Kiev, Zaluzhny has accepted the order and has thanked Ukrainians for their sacrifice. Zelensky

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Biden’s New Ukraine Policy

The Biden administration wants the Ukraine war to continue at least until after US Presidential elections next November.  But there is a lurking danger that won’t be possible, especially if Russia mounts

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Who Shot Down Russia’s IL-76?

The shootdown of IL-76 has raised serious questions over who ordered the shoot down. Was the shootdown on orders of Ukrainian military intelligence (GUR), and was Kyrylo Budanov in any way involved?

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China, the Red Sea, and Trade

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The Chinese are increasingly angry with Iran.  Reuters has reported that Chinese officials have asked Iran “to rein in attacks on ships in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis, or risk harming business relations with

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