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Michael Averko
Michael Averko
Michael Averko is a New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic. He has appeared as a guest commentator on the BBC and WABC talk radio, in addition to having been a panelist at the World Russia Forum, Russia Forum New York and US-Russia.org Experts' Panel. Besides Averko's Eurasia Review column - Counterpunch, Foreign Policy Journal, Global Research, History News Network, InoSMI.Ru, Johnson's Russia List, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Kyiv Post, Oriental Review, Penza News, Pravda.Ru, Pravoslavie.Ru, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia Insider, Sputnik News, Strategic Culture Foundation, The Huffington Post, Valdai Discussion Club and WikiLeaks, are among the numerous venues where his commentary have either appeared or been referenced. The American Institute in Ukraine and the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies, have referenced some of his commentary, along with academic white papers prepared for NATO Watch, Ohio State University, Problems of Post-Communism and the Royal College of Defence Studies. He is source referenced in Richard Sakwa's book "Frontline Ukraine". Averko's Eurasia Review article on Pavlo Skoropadsky, provides the first full online transcript of Skoropadsky's edict calling for an "All-Russian Federation", inclusive of Russia and Ukraine. Among other issues, that article explains the relationships among the major combatants in the Russian Civil War. He can be reached via [email protected]


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Articles by Michael Averko :


Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Photo montage from Wikipedia Commons sources.

Misreading Trump, Putin And US-Russian Relations – Analysis

12 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis

The ongoing biases against Russia lead to new matters to refute. Matching the gross one-sidedness of her Washington Post (WaPo) employer, Kathleen Parker’s January 6 essay “If Obama Is a Muslim, Is Trump a Russian…


Mitt Romney. Photo by Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia Commons.

Romney On Russia Revisited – Analysis

04 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis

Republican Mitt Romney has taken the neocon line, which spins the image of successive US presidents (Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama) attempting to improve Washington’s relations with Moscow – leaving the suggestion…


Hillary Clinton. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, Wikipedia Commons.

Parting Shots From Obama And Clinton – Analysis

22 Dec 2016 in 1 , Analysis

A December 16, Fox News Bret Baier hosted segment had a portion of Barack Obama’s same day press conference. It included Obama’s repeated fallacy, which describes Vladimir Putin as the former head of the KGB. Since…


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Rehashed Anti-Russian Propaganda Absurdly Defended – Analysis

16 Dec 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

I’ve had a series of informal exchanges over Richard McLaren’s second report on doping in Russian sports. What follows is a fine tuned version of my impression of that subject. It’s in line with the…


Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia Commons.

Donald Trump Contradicts Some Negative Images Of Himself – Analysis

02 Dec 2016 in 1 , Analysis

The outgoing and at times smug US President Barack Obama, suggests a superior foreign policy knowledge to his successor Donald Trump. This impression matches much of the US mass media’s take. That perception is an…


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