Eamon Dyas [Eamon Dyas comments on Lucinda Creighton’s article “Ireland is asleep at the wheel as the EU single market is being undone.” (Business Post, 17/12/22)] Lucinda Creighton refuses to acknowledge the biggest elephant in the room here - EU’s sanctions on Russia. The Green Agenda may have been the slow-burner on this and is … Continue reading The end of the EU ban on State subsidy
Putin’s Dilemma — Editorial
Putin’s Dilemma — Editorial 1 America was determined to stop Nord Stream 2. But for different reasons than most people think. People assume that it wished to stop it because it meant America could find a lucrative market for its Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). That was undoubtedly a positive result from America’s perspective. But that was not the main … Continue reading Putin’s Dilemma — Editorial
Ukraine and the OSCE
Ukraine: Where to find the Truth in enormous detail By Craig Murray https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2022/02/ukraine-where-to-find-the-truth-in-enormous-detail/ In the massive propaganda blitz over Ukraine, there is one place where you can find, in enormous detail, the truth about what is happening in the civil war conflict zone on a daily basis. That is in the daily reports of the Organisation for … Continue reading Ukraine and the OSCE
Kazakhstan Our Caucasus expert Pat Walsh (https://drpatwalsh.com) writes: The situation in Kazakhstan I have been trying to read Russian and Azerbaijani accounts of what’s going on in Kazakhstan and it’s not consistent. What I have noticed most is the attempts to shoehorn the issues into the authors’ existing disposition. For instance, I have read that it … Continue reading Kazakhstan
Edward Leigh on Russia
Russia’s Grand Strategy — Parliament Notes Bernard Jenkin initiated this debate on ‘Russia’s Grand Strategy, 6th January 2022. MPs on all sides were unanimous that Putin’s Russia is the enemy and a danger to the West and the UK in particular, Labour MPs being particularly vociferous. The Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy lambasted the government for not spending enough on … Continue reading Edward Leigh on Russia
Russian Gas or Ukrainian Freedom?
Labour Affairs staff Johnson used his speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet 15 November to raise the ‘Russian gas versus Ukrainian freedom’ issue and at this time it is surely significant. Note the headline in this report from the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/nov/15/west-must-choose-between-russian-gas-and-supporting-ukraine-pm-warns Russian gas or Ukrainian freedom has become Johnson’s battle-cry. Whether it works will depend … Continue reading Russian Gas or Ukrainian Freedom?