A New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic.
The West should move closer to Russia. Russia has repeatedly sought better relations with the West – only to be met with arrogant, ignorant and hypocritical responses.
Western mass media has selective blinders, when it comes to criticizing the International Olympic Committee, Michael Averko writes.
The Russian Olympic participation in Tokyo is a blow to those who sought a complete ban of all Russian athletes.
In Ukraine, it appears easier to be an anti-Russian advocate than a pro-Russian voice. At play is a fear factor aspect having to do with violence and the threat of legal action.
The reasoning behind the Biden administration sanctions remain factually unfounded. In true reality terms, it’s not so difficult to demolish the tabloid image of “Russia’s Disinformation Ecosystem.”
Confrontation with Russia is in line with a sensationalist media, influenced by neocons, neolibs and flat-out Russia-haters.
In the U.S., sports-related bigotry has been condemned. Why should there be an exception to anti-Russian hatred?
NYT authors suggest that Russia initiated conflicts in the Soviet drawn boundaries of Ukraine and Georgia with an “iron-fisted playbook”. The reality is different.
No matter what a given person or entity does, some will always find fault, on account of having an overly biased and logic defying stance, Michael Averko writes.
An accomplished academic, Cohen was the leading English language mass media TV talking head on Russia.