Putin Plays Energy Chess with Netanyahu

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On April 21 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow for closed door talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.… More
Economics Middle East - Israel

Turkey’s “Safe Zone” Politics is Not Over Yet

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While the conflict and conflict resolution in Syria is largely beyond the question of Balkanizing it into “zones”, Turkey’s “Sultan”… More
Politics Middle East - Turkey

US Meddling in Thailand Boosts Bangkok-Moscow Ties

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The so-called "Pivot to Asia" serving as the current underpinning of American foreign policy in Asia has been repeatedly exposed… More
Politics Southeast Asia - Thailand

Military Drills in the Philippines: Geopolitical Context

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The 32nd military American-Philippine drills "Balikatan" ("Shoulder to shoulder") were held on April 5-15, 2016 in the Philippines. This time… More
Politics Southeast Asia - Philippines

France to Dump Russia Sanctions: Real Germans Never Really Heeded Them

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France is tired of the suffering caused by needless, baseless sanctions imposed on Russia. So, French parliamentarians have just approved… More
Economics Europe

Politics

The New Horizons of the Russian-Tajik Cooperation

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The Central Asian region has always been of pivotal importance for both the USSR and its successor – the Russian Federation. But it seems that the sky is the limit in this matter since the latest developments in the region have increased…

Central Asia - Tajikistan

Let’s Talk About Korea: The Dangerous Tone of US Media

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Often, when people are first becoming personally acquainted with me and my political views, I will be asked point-blank: “Do you support North Korea?” I always respond, “No, I don’t support North Korea. I support all of Korea.” Among average Americans…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

Southeast Asia Must Not "Compromise" With Terrorists and Traitors

43534444So-called Thai “academic” Thitinana Pongsudhirak of Chulalongkorn University in a Bangkok Post op-ed titled, “Thailand lags as Myanmar gains ground,” attempts to convince readers…

Southeast Asia - Thailand

Is the US a Carefully Constructed “Mock-Up?”

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Those familiar with settings for Hollywood movies will recognize that there is a difference between façade and structure. In the case of celluloid, a “mock-up” may be used to simulate a structure, without, however its three-dimensional and…

USA in the World

Panama Papers - Sheep-Dipped CIA Dirty Ops

mosaikIt stinks worse than a surfeit of skunks crashing a Texas Fourth of July picnic. Look at even the superficial facts of the so-called “Panama Papers.” A Munich Germany mainstream pro-NATO newspaper editor we are told gets an anonymous gift of…

USA in the World

Strong Leaders Do Talk to Their Constituents

1031892403Anticipating the usual snide if any, report on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s April 14th public Q and A, I’d like to make the following remarks: Fidel Castro was the first and most riveting example of why a leader gives long public speeches…

Russia in the World

Washington Will Be Selling F-16 to Pakistan

453544The information on the U.S. State Department’s agreement to satisfy Pakistan’s request for the purchase of 8 American F-16 fighters with all associated equipment for a total amount of approximately $ 700 million, which appeared in early February…

Southern Asia - Pakistan

Economics

Russia and the Two Roads to the Cooperation with ASEAN

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In less than a moth the thrid summit Russia-ASEAN will be held in the city of Sochi. It will mark the twentieth anniversary of partnership between Russia and the countries of this organization. It should be noted that in recent decades…

Russia in the World

EU Commission Plays Brussels Roulette on Glyphosate

645654433The EU Commission is clearly determined to approve a “probable human carcinogen, glyphosate, despite overwhelming evidence of its toxicity. They are clearly content to side with Monsanto and the agribusiness chemical weed-killer lobby and…

Europe

Romania: NATO’s Graduating Class of 2012

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A research fellow I know, who receives help from a grant provided a western think tank asked a funny question the other day. “How can you be sure Open Society Foundations takes part in regime change?” Well, such questions only seem funny for those outside the influence of George Soros seed money. Here’s the essence of the unfortunately…

Europe

Turkey and Foreign Investors

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Over the past year, foreign investors have reacted in various ways to the situation in Turkey.. Most of them sold off the Turkish assets they held in their portfolios and left the country. Turkey has put foreign investors in a tough spot and they…

Middle East - Turkey

Eurasia Silk Road Economic Transformation

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Over recent months I have often written about the potential of China’s strategic One Belt, One Road Eurasian and Asian infrastructure Great Project to act as a global economic transformer toward positive, sustained economic growth. It’s becoming clear…

Eastern Asia - China

The Illusion of Balkan Energy Security

54654555Since strong pressure on the Bulgarian government back in 2014 caused her to stop construction of the Russian gas pipeline, South Stream, that was to have supplied Russian gas to the Balkans and on to Austria and Italy, Brussels has argued that…

Russia in the World

Nuclear Power in Japan: A Steep Climb Upwards

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Five years have passed since the nuclear disaster at Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi. The aftermath of this disaster is still heavily affecting Japan. This catastrophe has almost put an end to the use of nuclear power in Japan…

Eastern Asia - Japan

Society

America’s Elections, Cheap “Police State Theatre”

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America today is a police state, few doubt that yet most assume that elections are honest and purposeful. That belief is not supportable by fact nor is it a reasonable belief based on the realities, militarized police, evaporated voting rights…

USA in the World

How Washington Has Been Profiting from "Helping Opposition Forces"?

34534444A curious report has recently been published by Breitbart. It shows that an ever increasing number of Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) operatives trained by US instructor is defecting to the Taliban. The report notes that over…

USA in the World

The Resurgence of neo-Nazism Comes From Ukraine to Europe

3454444Ukrainian ‘patriots’ encouraged by Polish support in the form of body armor, boots and other valuables sent to their comrades fighting against the ‘Russian aggression’ finally decided to visit the country of its strategic partner. The tour…

Europe

America and Russia’s shared Great Wars

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“Society is an open ended partnership between generations. The dead, and the not yet born, are as much a part of society as the living. To dishonor the dead is to reject the relationship upon which society is built, the relationship of…

USA in the World

Is There a Way to Counter ISIS Propaganda?

t66Despite the extensive amount of damage Russia and the United States have inflicted upon ISIS in Iraq and Syria, this terrorist organization seems to be determined to recover from its losses. The Times notes that according to its sources in…

Middle East

Biometrics and Сounter-terrorism

3454444Hardly anybody would object the necessity of stepping up anti-terrorism measures, especially in such public places as transport, and, more specifically, subways and airports. As The Telegraph reports with reference to Vice Admiral of the British…

Columns - Society

Will the Ever Growing Muslim Community in the UK Put Up with Islamophobia

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Against the background of the growing migrant crisis in Europe due to an influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa, certain analysts believe that the question of how Muslims are being treated in…

Europe

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