Eric Draitser

Europe and the Politics of Russian Gas

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The recent announcement of a lucrative new gas contract between Hungary and Russia is certainly beneficial to both countries. Perhaps…

Minsk II: Derailed Before the Ink Was Dry

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When the Minsk II agreement was officially announced on February 12, 2015, there was, for the first time in many…

5 Reasons Why Leftists Should Defend Russia

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As tensions between the US and Russia have increased in the last year, so too has the polarization of public…

On War Crimes and Double Standards in Ukraine

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The Western media has been abuzz in recent days with the claim that videos posted to youtube, which show Ukrainian…

Turkey, Terrorism, and the Global Proxy War

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While the world’s attention has been fixed on France in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings, the subsequent manhunt,…

South Africa and the Politics of Working Clas...

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Despite receiving almost no attention in the international press, South Africa has once again become the scene of an all-important…

Azerbaijan: Subversion and the Possibility of...

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Part 1 of this article examined the nature of Azerbaijan’s political and economic development since the end of the Soviet…

Ukraine’s Thieves and Nazis: From ‘Russian Pr...

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With the final votes being counted in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, early results show an unsurprisingly strong showing for the country’s…

Azerbaijan and the Geopolitical Chessboard

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With the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly twenty five years ago, the political and strategic orientation of its former…

Iran and the Proxy War in Kurdistan

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In the midst of the war against ISIS (Islamic State) now taking place in both Iraq and Syria, a possible…

ISIS, Turkey, and the Propaganda of Intervent...

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Today’s headlines are filled with reports of the imminent fall of the Syrian city of Kobani to forces of the…

Pakistan’s ‘Long March’: Democracy or Politic...

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In Pakistan, the “Long March” – a major protest led by opposition politicians calling for the resignation of the government…

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