Michael Averko

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

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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.

December 13, 2018
Spinning Against Russia & Reality

Russia is the only country that has held open talks with the governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria and the US.

October 23, 2018
Naming the Top Anti-Russian Advocates

When compared to the leading hardcore Russophobes, Michael McFaul comes across more as being a diva, seeking to maintain a niche within the anti-Russian leaning US establishment.

September 28, 2018
Parallel Universe Thoughts on Improving Russia-West Relations

Foreign policy recommendations are influenced by a given mindset – something quite evident when listening to Hadley and Morrell. On Russia-related matters, their views unfortunately dominate the US political establishment.