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by F William Engdahl on 07 Dec 2021 0 Comment

It’s called a Natural Asset Company. With it the New York Stock Exchange has unveiled the most radical and potentially most destructive plan yet to make literally trillions of dollars on something that is the natural right and heritage of the entire human race – nature itself, all nature, from air, fresh water to rainforests to even farmland. It is being pro...

by The European Union begins its dissolution on 06 Dec 2021 0 Comment

At the end of the Second World War, Winston Churchill devised a system to ensure that Western Europe would not fall into the hands of the Soviet Union and that they would retain control. The idea was to create a European common market with the ruined countries that accepted the Marshall Plan [1]. The United States and the United Kingdom were moving forward...

by James M Dorsey on 05 Dec 2021 0 Comment

Russia hopes to blow new life into a proposal for a multilateral security architecture in the Gulf, with the tacit approval of the Biden administration. If successful, the initiative would help stabilise the region, cement regional efforts to reduce tensions, and potentially prevent war-wracked Yemen from emerging as an Afghanistan on the southern border of ...

by Ramin Mazaheri on 04 Dec 2021 0 Comment

It’s a question which appears almost too basic a starting point, but not when we recall what a catastrophe the heart of Western Europe has been since 2017: What is to be done about France? Emmanuel Macron: Marketed as Prince Charming but who quickly became Evil King Manu I of the neoliberal empire of the European Union. The Yellow Vests: It’s as if France ...

by Valery Kulikov on 03 Dec 2021 1 Comment

The notable development of nuclear power came after the first oil shock in 1973 to reduce countries’ dependence on Middle Eastern oil. The current situation in Europe is similar: prices are rising. The share of electricity in consumption is also growing, further contributing to a diversification of energy sources and the development of renewable resources, e...

by Pepe Escobar on 02 Dec 2021 2 Comments

Marx. Lenin. Mao. Deng. Xi. Late last week in Beijing [Nov 11-Ed], the sixth plenum of the Chinese Communist Party adopted a historic resolution – only the third in its 100-year history – detailing major accomplishments and laying out a vision for the future. Essentially, the resolution poses three questions. How did we get here? How come we were so successf...

by James M Dorsey on 01 Dec 2021 1 Comment

It has been a good week for United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. Headline-grabbing, fast-paced moves reinforce the UAE’s position as a regional power. They highlight the UAE’s willingness to chart a course that increasingly competes with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf’s regional behemoth; is at times at odds with US policy; and scoffs at assertions ...

by James O’Neill on 30 Nov 2021 3 Comments

Europe today faces a demographic crisis. It is the great unmentionable in the current furore over migration from North Africa and the Middle East by persons seeking a better life, as they perceive it, in Europe. That migration is receiving significant resistance from a number of countries, although their demographic position would be much worse were it not f...

by Vladimir Odintsov on 29 Nov 2021 0 Comment

The situation in the country remains tense ahead of Libya’s first-ever presidential elections, scheduled for December 24. On November 12, an international conference on Libya was held in Paris to resolve the crisis in the North African country. Participants, who came from more than 20 States, reviewed the progress made in the political process and the implem...

by James M Dorsey on 28 Nov 2021 1 Comment

Twenty-three-year-old Mohamed Rasheed was at a loss after returning to Iraq from a grueling failed attempt to cross the Belarus-Polish border. “There’s no life for us here. There are no jobs; there is no future,” he told a Washington Post reporter. Another man, who had just disembarked from a repatriation flight from the Belarus capital of Minsk to Erbil in ...

by Andrei on 27 Nov 2021 1 Comment

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has declared today [November 21-Ed] that a Biden-Putin summit was being worked on and that it could take place before the end of the year. If true, then this is, by definition, very good news. What this news item also seems to suggest is that there is some very serious infighting taking place amongst the...

by Vladimir Odintsov on 26 Nov 2021 0 Comment

Turkey and Iran, whose cooperation and potential conflict are closely intertwined despite the occasional disagreement and contradictory views on world events, are still trying to maintain a complex balance between themselves to prevent a significant escalation of tension. Indeed, any shift in the balance of power between these two critical poles in the Middl...

by Thierry Meyssan on 24 Nov 2021 0 Comment

The Ethiopian National Electoral Commission postponed the September 2020 parliamentary elections because of the Covid epidemic. The TPLF (the main Tigrayan political party) has nevertheless decided to hold the elections in its region of Tigray, thus clearly seceding from the rest of the country. The federal government obviously did not recognise these electi...

by James M Dorsey on 23 Nov 2021 0 Comment

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tamed his kingdom’s ultra-conservative religious establishment and made hyper-nationalism rather than religion a pillar of a new 21st century Saudi identity. But the first beneficiaries of a recent decree to give citizenship to high-end achievers in law, medicine, science, technology, culture, and sports suggests th...

by Ashutosh K Agarwal on 22 Nov 2021 0 Comment

In the urban expanses of Delhi, the most recent magic wand is Transit Oriented Development, or TOD. This is likely to be followed in other cities of India, and is being sold as something which will eradicate all woes of Delhi-ites. This is not a novel idea. Rather, it is a takeaway from the West, just as the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was; it is being implement...

by Thierry Meyssan on 21 Nov 2021 3 Comments

James Bond “usually arrives at the climax of his highly lucrative films strapped to a doomsday device, desperately trying to figure out which coloured wire to pull to turn it off, while a red digital clock mercilessly sounds a blast that will end human life as we know it (...) We’re pretty much at the end of the road. We are in much the same position, my fel...

by Michael Brenner on 20 Nov 2021 4 Comments

1] Russia is NOT preparing an invasion. Washington and its vassals are shouting ‘WOLF’ because that are panicked that the internal situation in Ukraine is spinning out of control – and they’re setting up Putin as the scapegoat in the event that the crazies in Kiev launch their own assault on the secessionist Donbass provinces. 2] Ukraine is well on its way...

by Jaibans Singh on 19 Nov 2021 18 Comments

Punjab is going through one of the most unfortunate and dangerous phases in its long and noble history. The current phase is unfortunate because the land and its people are beset with huge problems, including lack of employment, faltering economy, dangerously deteriorating environment, drug addiction, an exodus of youth due to unfettered migration, control o...

by Come Carpentier de Gourdon on 18 Nov 2021 0 Comment

In the last months, much has been published and broadcast on the upcoming report on the ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’, popularly known as UFOs that the US Congress required from the Pentagon in a bill passed last December. In response, a 73-page classified document jointly prepared by all the major Defence and Intelligence agencies has been communicated to...

by James M Dorsey on 17 Nov 2021 0 Comment

An Indonesian promise to work with the United Arab Emirates to promote ‘moderate’ Islam raises questions of what constitutes moderation and how it can best be achieved. The pledge, made by Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a three-day visit to the UAE (November 4-6, 2021) to solicit Emirati investment in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority state,...

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