The Russians Admit that US Sanctions Against Russian Energy Are Working

Many have doubted whether US sanctions against Russia would ever have much impact. But it seems they do. A very interesting piece has appeared on 7 March in Vzglyad' ru, a publication that, to say the least, does not favour the West (or Ukraine). Written by Ol'ga Samofalova and entitled "The USA is Blocking the … Continue reading The Russians Admit that US Sanctions Against Russian Energy Are Working

The Importance of Trust Even Between Adversaries

It is extremely worrying. A few days ago Novaya gazeta, relying on the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, reported the attempted assassination of the former Russian GRU (military intelligence) officer Sergei Skripal' through the administration of some kind of nerve agent. It appears that Skripal' moved under diplomatic cover to the Foreign Ministry in the late … Continue reading The Importance of Trust Even Between Adversaries