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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 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 :

Retreat of Russian soldiers after the Battle of Mukden. Photo by P. F. Collier & Son - Russo-Japanese War, Wikipedia Commons.

Reexamining Russia’s Past – Analysis

23 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

Appearing in the March 15 edition of The Spectator, Matthew Dal Santo’s article “In Defence of the Romanovs: the Centenary of the February Revolution” falls short (to my liking) in expressing a good defense (pardon my American preferred…

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky, Wikipedia Commons.

Obsessing Over Russia: Comparing Diplomats And Historical Narratives – Analysis

07 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

However they want to term it, the Democratic Party establishment remains frustrated about Donald Trump’s winning the US presidency. Some clumsy disclosure within Trump administration circles have served the Dems’ effort to portray a sinister Russian…

Donald Trump. Photo Credit: Joint Congressional Inauguration Committee, Wikimedia Commons.

Trump Faces Divergent Views On Russia – Analysis

23 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

During his contentious press conference of last week, US President Donald Trump at one point noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin, might very well contend that his American counterpart faces too many obstacles to pursue improved relations with…

Official Portrait of President Donald J. Trump. Photo Credit: White House.

Bashing Trump Over His Russia Related Comments – Analysis

13 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

Leave it to The Washington Post (WaPo) to run Joe Scarborough’s February 7 screed “Trump’s Dangerous Lie About Russia“, which gives credence to the chatter on Joe and his MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski being an item. Contrary…

Russia's Vladimir Putin. Source:, Wikipedia Commons.

Reality Check Needed On Capitol Hill Regarding US-Russian Relations – Analysis

01 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

A good example of US foreign policy establishment realism was evident at the January 27 Center For The National Interest (CFTNI) panel discussion on US-Russian relations. At this gathering, former George W Bush administration officials George…