Spanning nearly the entirety of the Western left in its inadequate response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, organizations ranging from the U.S.-based Democratic Socialists of America to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) have all mistakenly branded the Russian special military operation in Ukraine as an “invasion” and the proxy war between Washington and Moscow as an “inter-imperial” conflict. American journalist and political analyst Max Parry explains how this misinterpretation only serves US-NATO imperialism, even when they claim to denounce the latter.

Max Parry is an independent journalist and geopolitical analyst based in New York City. His writing has appeared widely in alternative media and his latest work on Ukraine is featured in Covert Action Magazine. He also frequently features as a political commentator in Sputnik News and Press TV. Max can be reached at maxrparry at