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by Michael Brenner on 02 Jul 2022 0 Comment

Washington has a weakness for intellectual fads. Think of COIN, R2P, New World Order – among many others. One that is gaining currency is The Thucydides Trap as popularized in the much-praised book of that name by Graham Allison of Harvard and the writings of John Mearsheimer. Even Joe Biden wrote a laudatory blurb for the former. The term goes under many sy...

by Ken Freeland on 01 Jul 2022 1 Comment

The verdict is in, and Roe v. Wade is now a dead letter. This is tremendous news for those of us who have felt the onerous burden of this usurpation by the Supremes these many years, and feel that the constitutional framework of our republic has been to this degree restored. But is it an unalloyed good? I argue that it is not; even though this decision to ov...

by Vladimir Terehov on 30 Jun 2022 0 Comment

A new (19th) Shangri-La Dialogue was held in Singapore on June 10-12 to discuss regional security issues. It was initiated and co-organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, which is rightly seen as one of the world’s most respected “think tanks” specializing in research on a wide range of issues summarized by the Institute’s...

by F William Engdahl on 29 Jun 2022 0 Comment

Since the creation of the US Federal Reserve over a century ago, every major financial market collapse has been deliberately triggered for political motives by the central bank. The situation is no different today, as clearly the US Fed is acting with its interest rate weapon to crash what is the greatest speculative financial bubble in human history, a bubb...

by James M Dorsey on 28 Jun 2022 0 Comment

Geopolitics is written all over Saudi religious soft power efforts. Nowhere more so than when it comes to Israel and Jews because of the growing importance of security cooperation with the Jewish state and the influence of the Israeli lobby in the United States, the kingdom’s most important yet problematic security partner. In the latest move, Saudi Arabia e...

by Seth Ferris on 27 Jun 2022 0 Comment

Whilst a few other things have been going on in the world, Pakistan has been going through political turmoil which shows little sign of abating soon. This has been little noticed however, because Pakistan has dropped off the radar, and yet more instability there is hardly news. Prime Minister Imran Khan, the playboy sportsman turned statesman who is Pakist...

by Thierry Meyssan on 26 Jun 2022 0 Comment

If Stepan Bandera was an agent of the Gestapo and left only the memory (positive for some) of the massacres and tortures he organized, Dmytro Dontsov was - and still is - the reference thinker of Ukrainian nationalists. It is he who invented Ukrainian racialism and imagined the fanaticism of Ukrainian nationalists as a...

by Pepe Escobar on 25 Jun 2022 0 Comment

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has been configured for years now as absolutely essential to understand the evolving dynamics and the trials and tribulations of Eurasia integration. St. Petersburg in 2022 is even more crucial as it directly connects to three simultaneous developments I had previously outlined, in no particular order: First,...

by Gaius Baltar on 24 Jun 2022 1 Comment

Some knowledgeable people, apparently including the Pope, are beginning to suspect that there may be more going on in the world than just the war in the Ukraine. They say that World War 3 has already started and things will get worse from now on. This can be difficult to determine while we are participating in the unfolding events and do not have the benefit...

by Thierry Meyssan on 23 Jun 2022 0 Comment

Poland and Ukraine have a complex history of massacres on both sides. However, for eight years, they have been united against Russia. After having considered annexing a Russian territory if Moscow loses the war, Warsaw would like to annex a Ukrainian territory, if Kiev loses. President Andrzej Duda has reportedly received guarantees from his counterpart Volo...

by James M Dorsey on 22 Jun 2022 0 Comment

The laundry list of pitfalls for China includes the fallout of the Ukraine war, strained US relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Turkish opposition to Finnish and Swedish NATO membership, the threat of a renewed Turkish anti-Kurdish incursion into northern Syria, and the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 in...

by Michael Brenner on 21 Jun 2022 2 Comments

Reality has a way of catching up to us. Sometimes it comes via a sudden shock -Sputnik or Tet. Sometimes it creeps up incrementally - as in Ukraine with each thousand round Russian artillery barrage and the steady rise of the ruble now 25% higher than at the onset of the crisis. Dim the lights, the party’s almost over. But that is not the end of the affair. ...

by Vladimir Platov on 20 Jun 2022 0 Comment

As evidenced by information coming from Afghanistan, the situation and socio-economic position in the country is deteriorating. Every second Afghan resident is now suffering from hunger, and in the near future the food situation in the country may worsen further, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on May 27 during the fourth...

by Vladimir Platov on 19 Jun 2022 0 Comment

The “collective West” and many NATO countries have finally begun to receive objective information on the goals and results of Russia’s special military operation to denazify Ukraine. Instead of openly Russophobic coverage of these events by representatives of the current military-political elite of the EU and NATO and, above all, the United States, the true ...

by Pepe Escobar on 18 Jun 2022 1 Comment

With The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism, Michael Hudson, one of the world’s leading independent economists, has given us arguably the ultimate handbook on where we’re at, who’s in charge, and whether we can bypass them. Let’s jump straight into the fray. Hudson begins with an analysis of the “take the money an...

by Thierry Meyssan on 17 Jun 2022 0 Comment

The war in Ukraine is interpreted very differently depending on whether one is Western or Russian. Each person’s previous experience conditions their interpretation of words and events. In fact, no one reacts to the same things and seeks the same information as the others. In the end, the two camps no longer have the same perception of reality. This successi...

by Salman Rafi Sheikh on 16 Jun 2022 0 Comment

Internal divisions in NATO are not a new phenomenon, with tensions between Türkiye, due to its ties with Moscow, and the US and the rest of NATO being its primary manifestation. Türkiye’s recent objections to NATO’s expansion by including two Nordic states of Sweden and Finland reveals, yet again, that the organisation is far from a house united internally. ...

by James M Dorsey on 15 Jun 2022 0 Comment

US and European acquiescence in Türkiye’s long-standing refusal to honour Kurdish ethnic, cultural, and political rights has come home to roost with Turkish opposition to Finnish and Swedish NATO membership. The opposition has sparked debates about Türkiye’s controversial place in the North Atlantic defence alliance. Türkiye’s detractors point to its...

by Valery Kulikov on 13 Jun 2022 0 Comment

Washington’s recent active attempts to play the Riyadh card in its confrontation with Russia and in maintaining any semblance of US influence in the Middle East have turned Saudi Arabia into a “political Mecca” to which many states have suddenly flocked. The natural front-runner in this race of political pilgrims is the US itself, which wants to get Saudi ...

by Phil Butler on 12 Jun 2022 0 Comment

“There can be no peace in Europe without Russia” was once the mantra of European political philosophers. Now, the desperate liberal order is determined to smother out this logic with all-or-nothing propaganda and a proxy war NATO strategists say will weaken Russia. Unfortunately, their strategy will probably starve half the world to death. The other day, Sou...

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