Michael Averko

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

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August 18, 2020
The U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment’s Obsession with Russia

With no disrespect to the SCF, the likes of CFR’s Carla Robbins are a greater motivator for him, Michael Averko writes.

August 12, 2020
The Censoring Cancel Culture Against Russia

The claim of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election remains factually quite suspect, especially when compared to some other countries.

May 24, 2020
What Evelyn Farkas, Trey Gowdy and Some Others Dubiously Have in Common

Since being in office, Trump’s Russia-related policies have calmed the Russia-unfriendly slant in the Republican establishment.

March 30, 2020
Continued Western Mass Media Creativity (Misinformation) on Russia Knows No Bounds

The coronavirus pandemic has given Russia bashing a new twist. As was true beforehand, the latest edition of disparaging Russia is short on conclusive supporting facts.

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.