US Policy to ISOLATE Russia & EXPAND NATO for Over 20 Yeas a Dismal Failure

[NATO’s goal is] to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down. Hastings Ismay, first NATO Secretary-General Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. James Madison (1751-1836), fourth American President The hazards associated with American foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 should appear obvious to all, because it is precisely this policy that has caused the crisis in Ukraine with all its negative consequences for the coming months and years. President Barack Obama was candid in admitting it on March 3, 2014: “we are indicating to the Russians [that] if in fact they continue on the current trajectory they’re on, then we are examining a whole series of steps — economic, diplomatic— that will isolate Russia.”

The Year of Iran: Tehran’s Challenge to American Hegemony in 2014

This strategy aims to replace American hegemony, regionally and globally, with a more multi-polar distribution of power and influence. The United States is not the first imperial power in decline whose foreign policy debate has…

What National Interest? WHO Controls America? And FOR WHOSE INTEREST?

Part I – National Interest or Lobby Interest? President Obama and his congressional colleagues are carrying on an established, yet clearly dangerous, tradition of U.S. foreign policy — the mixing up of national interest and the parochial interests of powerful lobby groups. Indeed, given the way U.S. federal politics has long operated, national interest is, except in rare cases, an impossible notion. This is because almost all politicians and both political parties are so tied to, and financially dependent upon, powerful lobby groups that they cannot formulate independent positions on issues important to these lobbies.