Eric Draitser

Eric Draitser is an independent political analyst and host of CounterPunch Radio. You can find his exclusive content including articles, podcasts, audio commentaries, poetry and more at You can follow him on Twitter @stopimperialism.

On Aaron Bushnell, Anti-Colonial Solidarity, and the Era of Right-Wing Victory

On Gaza, Israel’s Genocidal War, and the Necessity of Solidarity with Palestine

Ilya Budraitskis on the Russian Left, Putin’s War on Lenin, and the Question of Russian Imperialism

A Leftist Response to the US Supplying Ukraine with Cluster Bombs

What Just Happened in Russia?

Khalid Medani on Sudanese History & the Current War

Volodia Artiukh on the Ukraine War

How Russia’s War in Ukraine Has Created A War on Nature and Killed Environmental Policy Reforms

Kali Akuno on Fighting Neo-Confederate Fascists

South Africa’s US-Russia Diplomatic Crisis

A New Wave of Privatization for Russia?

Analyzing Russian Economic Data

Making (No) Sense of the Ukraine War

Armenia’s Anger with Russia

The Kremlin Goes Neocon

What Happened in Donetsk & Luhansk?

Challenging the Fake Antiwar Left on Ukraine

The EU’s Oil Price Cap on Russia

Ukraine Strikes Inside Russia … Again

Russia Retreats from Kherson

Ukrainian Folk Tales: An Anti-Colonial Perspective

Why Many Global South Countries Side with Russia

What’s Putin’s Game With Nuclear Threats?

How Mikhail Gorbachev Became the Most Reviled Man in Russia

Inside Putin’s Mobilization

Mariupol’s Staggering Death Toll

A New Civil War in Libya?

Duginist Propaganda in Turkey; How Russia-Turkey Are Both Friends and Competitors

The Assassination of Alexander Dugin’s Daughter

The Destiny of Civilization: Michael Hudson on Finance Capitalism, the Economic Consequences of Ukraine and the End of Globalization

The Folly of Sweden and Finland Joining NATO

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and the Global South

The Russia-Ukraine Battle Over Black Sea

Putin Comes Out of the Imperialist Closet

The Tide Is Turning Against Ukraine

Russia’s Political Debt Default

Blowback to G7 Ban on Russian Oil?

Turkey Pushing Russia Out of Syria & Kazakhstan

Russia’s Hunger Games

Ukraine War Fuels NATO War Machine

Russia-Israel Ties

Anti-Putin Russians Sabotaging the Kremlin’s War Machine?

The Truth of the “People’s Republics” of Donbas

US Wages Financial War on Russia

Bucha Massacre Evidence and Russia’s Propaganda

On Bucha and the Chechen Connection

Russia Sanctions and the Future of US Dollar Hegemony

Exposing Fake Anti-Imperialism on Ukraine

Russian Military Adapting in Ukraine

Russia’s War on Journalists