Articles by Desmond Butler

Poll: Generation Gap In Russia, East Europe

  • 03 November 09
  • The Associated Press
Twenty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, a sharp generational schism has formed in how people in EuropeТs former communist countries view the shift to democracy and capitalism

Tbilisi Says U.S. Standing Up to Russia

  • 17 July 09
  • The Associated Press
U.S. President Barack ObamaТs administration has eased Georgian concerns that Tbilisi will lose out as Washington seeks to improve ties with Moscow, GeorgiaТs national security adviser said.

Activist Facing Questions of KGB Ties

  • 16 December 08
  • The Associated Press
Lira Tskhovrebova flew nearly 10,000 kilometers to Washington on a mission: The self-described independent activist from South Ossetia wanted to challenge the strong U.S. support for Georgia in its war with Russia over the breakaway region and describe atrocities by Georgian troops.

Finger Pointed at Russia In Missile-Shield Battle

  • 27 August 08
  • The Associated Press
A U.S. congressional battle over funding of a U.S. missile-defense plan in Central Europe threatens to undermine the Bush administration's case that the system is not aimed at Russia.

Kiev Assures U.S. on Democracy

  • 03 May 07
  • The Associated Press
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk assured U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that his country would adhere to democratic standards in resolving its current political crisis.

Subway Strike Stops New York Cold

  • 21 December 05
  • The Associated Press
Subways and buses ground to a halt Tuesday morning as transit workers walked off the job at the height of the holiday shopping and tourist season, forcing millions of riders to find new ways to get around.

Criticism Continues After Oil-for-Food Report

  • 31 March 05
  • The Associated Press
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan claims the report on the oil-for-food scandal exonerates him, but one investigator disagrees.

Death Camp of Nazi and Soviet Horrors

  • 18 December 01
The 1945 liberation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp just north of Berlin did not end its history as a place of misery and death.