Michael Averko

A New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic.

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January 11, 2020
The Politics Behind Banning Russia From the Olympics

There’ve been ongoing propaganda pieces that skirt over some inconvenient realities, for those seeking to unfairly admonish Russia in the Olympic movement.

December 19, 2019
Dysfunction in the Olympic Movement

There’re credible reports indicating that World Athletics has an inconsistent worldwide drug testing regimen, Michael Averko writes.

December 14, 2019
Czech-Russian Relations and the ROA: Conflicting Historical Narratives

Tony Wesolowsky’s December 8, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) article “The Vlasov Army: Nazi Sympathizers Or WWII Freedom Fighters?”, leads to some additional thoughts.

November 12, 2019
US Mass Media-Government Ties Remain Strong on Russia-Bashing

The fact that someone can have a pro-American or pro-Russian stance, without coordinating their views with a government doesn’t omit the possibility of such a person periodically interacting with government or government-connected people.

October 17, 2019
Geopolitical Realism Utilized by Obama and Trump

Say what you want about Trump, on Russian related matters he appears more reasonable than his neocon and neolib leaning critics, with their hot air innuendo, which hasn’t and ultimately will not weaken Russia.

August 21, 2019
Getting Real With the US Foreign Policy Establishment Realists

On Russia-related matters, the more sane among us can perhaps be forgiven for becoming sedated by the kind of absurdities regularly spewed by some high profile individuals. The realist wing of the US foreign policy establishment has at times held back in rebuking this reality.

April 24, 2019
Gauging Ukraine with Russia and Belarus

In the post-Soviet period, US foreign policy and media establishments have overhyped Ukrainian positives, while disproportionately highlighting the negatives in Russia and Belarus, Michael Averko writes.

April 10, 2019
Rebuking Zakaria and Goading Trump the Right Way

Trump should be rightfully criticized for contradicting the not as aggressive foreign policy (when compared to the neocons and neolibs) which he supported during his presidential campaign.

February 18, 2019
Putting the ‘New Cold War’ into Proper Perspective

The lack of mainstream Russian perspectives in Anglo-American mass media serves to nurture the anti-Russian bigotry which has been evident.

December 21, 2018
The UN Does Kosovo and the Azov Sea

As the UN Security Council discussed Kosovo, the UN General Assembly voted in favor of a non-binding pro-Kiev regime resolution on the Azov Sea.