Category Invasion of Ukraine

Killing Ukraine – Revised and Updated

Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine to reset the boundaries of a New Cold War.  He will use the control of Ukraine to threaten and destabilize Eastern Europe the way he has undermined Ukraine since 2014.  He is doing this because he believes Russia is vulnerable to a NATO invasion across the flat North European landmass, which […]

Calls on Ron DeSantis’ Florida to divest from Russia grow as the Governor continues to avoid the topic

Governor DeSantis silence on Florida’s ties to Russia are in stark contrast to other GOPers around the country. While many GOP Governors across the country review their own state’s investments in Russian companies in wake of Russia’s naked aggression in Ukraine, DeSantis remains silent. It’s incredibly significant given DeSantis leads a state that has been […]

Liberation ideology and the Ukraine conflict

I have a long history of opposing western intervention and US imperialism while supporting liberation movements across the globe. Therefore, I have been stunned by that so many vocal people in the United States and United Kingdom who associate with the progressive ideology have reflexively either taken Russia’s side in the conflict, or have joined […]

Killing Ukraine

Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine to reset the boundaries of a New Cold War.  He will use the control of Ukraine to threaten and destabilize Eastern Europe the way he has undermined Ukraine since 2014.  He is doing this because he believes Russia is vulnerable to a NATO invasion across the flat European landmass, which includes […]

Florida continues to refuse to divest from Russia – Democrats finally pounce

The State of Florida, as discussed repeatedly on this site has invested more than $300 million in public money in Russian companies. These include energy conglomerates, oil producers, and banks with direct ties to high-ranking Russian oligarchs. These ties extend to government officials who are involved in Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. As I have […]

Why is the state of Florida refusing to divest from Russia?

This is a very simple question, but given the opportunity at the end of legislative session, the legislature instead felt passing performative socially regressive legislation was more important. So why exactly is the state refusing to divest from Russia, at a time when economic pressure seems to be the only way to potentially curtail Putin’s […]

Cool hand Vlad or Crazy Ivan?

This month’s invasion of the Ukraine marks a new era in Russia’s relations with the rest of the world.  Vladimir Putin inherited Russia in a time of economic and political collapse.  Slowly he stabilized the economy and gradually stabilized the domestic political scene.  As an authoritarian thug he jailed, tortured and killed his political opponents.  […]

Venezuela, Iran, India, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia – Realpolitik in the era of Putin’s War

The Biden Administration has a rare opportunity to realign American foreign and economic policy in the era of Russia’s War on Ukraine. Realpolitik needs to be employed here instead of the GOP cries that certain regimes are as bad as Russia- truthfully the nations that need to be punished are China and India, economic powers […]

Ukraine: This is Genocide

It’s becoming an all-too common habit. When I wake up, I turn on my phone, go to the Telegram page that my Ukrainian friend sent me, and get updates about the overnight events. Most of the posts are about news regarding the current conflict, the military victories of Ukraine, and the suffering of the Ukrainian […]

What companies are still doing business in Russia? What else can be boycotted to make a point?

Per the Yale School of Management here is the list as of today Note most major US companies have stopped doing business in Russia, at least for now. If you use the Yandex web browser to view TFS or anything else, stop its use immediately. In addition, I’d urge as much as possible, an avoidance […]