Vladimir Mashin
23.04.2024 Vladimir Mashin

This week, a new action movie titled Civil War was released in the USA. The film, made by the English director Alex Garland, tells the story of a government at war with breakaway states, a president delegitimized in the eyes of part of the country. Some critics argue that releasing the movie in an election year is extremely dangerous. In their view, even simply talking about a future national project can make it real, and so the movie risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy…

22.03.2024 Vladimir Mashin

Europeans and Americans alike are tired of the war in Ukraine. Clear-headed people in the West realise that Russia cannot be defeated: the bravura statements of some officials can hardly hide the obvious truth that the Kiev regime is doomed. More and more observers are coming to the conclusion that the American elite is waging war to “fend off the challenge to its own hegemony”. In these circumstances, the new book “Defeat of the West” by Emmanuel Todd, a well-known French political scientist and anthropologist, is attracting a lot of attention in the West. According to the historian…

25.02.2024 Vladimir Mashin

Washington’s outright support for Israeli military action in Gaza outrages the entire world: the casualties and destruction are too great. The vast majority of the world community realises that without US patronage, such actions by Tel Aviv, bordering on genocide, would not have been possible. Continued support for Israel’s security has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy for every U.S. administration since President Harry Truman. Since Israel’s founding in 1948, the United States has provided more than $130 billion in bilateral aid, currently the U.S. provides $3.3 billion…

03.02.2024 Vladimir Mashin

This crisis is linked to the migration policy of the United States. Many migrants cross the border with Mexico. In November alone, there were about 250,000 attempts to cross the southern border. Most new arrivals will ask for asylum and be released into America, only to wait years (up to 5-6 years) for a decision on their claims. More than 3.1 million people have crossed the border since Biden became president. At least 1.7 million have arrived undetected or overstayed their visas. The state of Texas is particularly affected by the influx of illegal migrants. It occupies a special place in the USA…

23.01.2024 Vladimir Mashin

There is an increasing number of conflict situations in the world today. Most of them are caused by unilateral actions of the US, which has claimed the right to interfere in the affairs of other states. In a unipolar world, Washington continued to enrich itself at the expense of other countries and people by fomenting conflicts in various parts of the globe. In the Pacific, the US is creating tension around Taiwan, using it to “contain” China, its main economic competitor. At the same time, it is provoking strife between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea…

19.01.2024 Vladimir Mashin

In a few days, primaries, which are preliminary party conferences to nominate candidates for the US presidency, will begin in the USA. The election itself will take place on November 5 of this year. In addition to determining the head of state, voters will express their opinions on the members of the House of Representatives, which consists of 435 members, and one-third of the Senate, which has 100 members. The election campaign is currently underway, marked by candidates making sharp and harsh criticisms and outright attacks on each other…

03.01.2024 Vladimir Mashin

About three weeks ago, the Washington Post published an article titled “A Trump dictatorship is increasingly inevitable. We should stop pretending.” It is authored by Robert Kagan, one of the ideologues of the neoconservatives who claim that the US is the sole superpower and therefore it should command the world. A few days later, The Atlantic released an online version of its January-February 2024 issue, with 24 essays under the headline “If Trump Wins”: the overarching idea is that the danger posed by the second Trump term is immediate and urgent. Washington Post columnist Thomas Edsall…

29.12.2023 Vladimir Mashin

The United States remains a strong and great power, but recently its foreign policy actions have been increasingly criticized both at home and abroad. The outrage of most developing countries, now called the Global South, was sparked by a renewed veto by Washington of the Security Council resolution of December 8, demanding an immediate cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. Arab-Muslim countries have called for the convening of an emergency session of the UN General Assembly, for which a draft vetoed by the Americans on December 8 has been proposed…

26.12.2023 Vladimir Mashin

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group has threatened to attack any vessel they believe is either going to or coming from Israel in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza. They backed up their announcement with actual attacks on several ships in the Red Sea, using ballistic missiles and drones. The Houthis have stressed that their attacks are aimed at forcing Israel to stop shelling Gaza and help ensure the delivery of food and water to the Gaza Strip. The Houthi movement was established in northern Yemen, where most people follow Zaydism, a form of Shiite Islam…

17.12.2023 Vladimir Mashin

Articles are increasingly appearing in the Arab press that characterize the war in Gaza as a kind of manifestation of the cataclysm of catastrophic capitalism. As the Al Jazeera website noted the other day, America’s war on terror through its proxy Israel can be more accurately described as America’s war against the whole world. “Gaza, as a metaphor, represents the true face of the clash of civilizations…

20.11.2023 Vladimir Mashin

The American media, including the Democratic-leaning media, acknowledges that President Biden has acted too quickly to back Israel without reservation, has not done enough to uphold Palestinian rights, and has essentially put the US in a position where it can no longer be held accountable for what Israel does next. Netanyahu persists despite Washington’s vocal opposition to Israel’s recent takeover of the Gaza Strip. President Biden urged Israel to defend the main hospital in Gaza on November 13. During a White House ceremony, Biden stated that talks were still ongoing with the Israelis…

17.11.2023 Vladimir Mashin

The Arab press is rife with criticisms of American policy in the Middle East. Washington is in charge of overseeing the conflict even while Israel and Hamas are engaged in a ground battle, as the Al Ahram daily stated on November 7. The Biden administration’s current attempts are out of sync with the times and seriously jeopardize both President Biden’s political prospects and the USA’s status in the world. The Saudi press stressed that relations with Washington would reach a breaking point depending on how the Gaza war turned out. No Arab nation can jeopardize its support for the Palestinian cause..