Washington Plays Nuclear Chicken Now With China as Well as Russia

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It seems it's not enough that US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his generals engage in games of nuclear chicken… More
Politics USA in the World

Syrian Kurds Have Become Washington's Bargaining Chip

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It’s curious that just a couple of years ago President Brarack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan his closest… More
Politics Middle East - Syria

How Islamic is the So-Called Islamic State?

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Since the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) declared a caliphate in June 2014, Muslim extremism has once again become a major… More
Politics Middle East

Qatar is Advancing in the LNG Battle

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In the circumstances when oil prices are dropping, some countries, including Russia, Iran and Qatar, are staking on gas in… More
Economics Middle East - Qatar

Clinton or Trump: This May Be the Beginning of the End

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“Colin Powell made me do it”, or so says presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in her latest defense of an illegal… More
Politics USA in the World

Politics

South China Sea: The Cambodia Connection

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, recently condemned US policy for destabilising the Middle East. The Phnom Penh Post in an article titled, “US policy destabilised Middle East, says Hun Sen,” would report that: Prime Minister…

Southeast Asia

On the Renewal of North Korea’s Plutonium Program

3453454353453On August 17, the Japanese Kyodo News Agency reported that the graphite reactor in Yongbyon had resumed processing nuclear fuel for the production of weapons-grade plutonium, referring to the Nuclear Energy Research Institute of…

Eastern Asia - DPRK

Dead Children, the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS) and its Friends

zaher-sahloul1In civil war situations, such as the conflict in Syria, sides routinely make conflicting claims. It is hard to see who is telling the truth unless you have access to actual intelligence and a front row seat. But it becomes…

Middle East - Syria

A Brain-damaged US President with Finger on the Nuclear Button?

345345345Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to surround herself with more scandals than you can shake a stick at, as we said when I was growing up in Texas. We had the Mena, Arkansas scandals when her husband, Bubba, otherwise known as William…

USA in the World

Tokyo’s Messages to Beijing

34534534534August 15 is among the most significant and all-important days both for the politics of Japan and its immediate neighbours that watch, ever more closely each year, everything happening in one of the leading Asian countries. The reasons…

Eastern Asia

The Dangerous Temper Tantrums of US War Hawks

345435435233Similar to petulant children who do not get their own way, there is an increasingly choir of war hawks in the US who are pushing for a major escalation in the Syrian war. In response to the fading power of Washington in the world…

USA in the World

The US Double Game in Yemen Reaches its Peak

3453453453453On Saturday, August 20, the U.S. stated that it was going to reduce the number of its ‘advisers’ currently working in tandem with the Saudi Arabia led coalition in Yemen, further stating that the primary reason was the coalition’s…

Middle East - Yemen

Economics

Korea: Large Construction Baloney

34534534534On August 10, 2016, a number of media rebroadcast the sensational news by the British newspaper The Telegraph: “The regime’s new crime – North Korean builders who are erecting a 70-story skyscraper in Pyongyang at the order of…

Eastern Asia - DPRK

Indonesia Opens up New Horizons for Iran in Southeast Asia

4353453453453On July 24, 2016, Laos hosted a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN member states. At the closing of the meeting, the Islamic Republic of Iran acceded to the organization. Several days later, on July 29, a meeting between…

Southeast Asia

Indonesia's Nuclear Power Plants and Russia's Prospects of Getting a Louder Say in ASEAN

45645645645Like all countries with rapidly growing economies, Indonesia is experiencing a serious power shortage. As the industry grows, power consumption grows with it, which means that there must be more electricity to be produced…

Southeast Asia

US Think Tanks Focus on Studying China

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NEO has noted, that during the recent years the leading American think tanks have been increasingly focused on various aspects of China’s domestic and foreign policy. China has already become a major geopolitical opponent of…

Eastern Asia - China

Tajikistan is Heading East

34534534534Most people are ignorant of the fact that Tajikistan is among the top ten richest states in terms of natural minerals. However, the country itself is anything but rich, in spite of massive deposits of coal, precious stones, gold…

Central Asia - Tajikistan

The Battle for Commodities: Why China-Bashing Prevails In The US Politics

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say that they disagree on a number of points related to foreign policy. Clinton remains hostile to Russia and wants to topple the Syrian government, while Trump has, at some points…

Eastern Asia - China

Putin: Nyet to Neo-liberals, Da to National Development

4564564564After more than two years of worsening economic growth and an economy struggling with 10.5% central bank interest rates that make new credit to spur growth virtually impossible, Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally broken…

Russia in the World

Society

Clinton's Campaign & The Anti-Russian Roots of the 'Cultural Left'

6456546345345In recent speeches, including her speech accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Presidency, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has declared she would work to eradicate “systemic racism.” Clinton…

USA in the World

Modern America: The Empire of Lies

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The notion that the United States is an empire of lies would be difficult to dispute by anyone who has followed the events of the last decade. It’s a sad fact that today the absolute majority of Washington’s policies along with…

USA in the World

To Preserve the American Way: There Must Be War

34534543534I remember my uncle Duke well. A tall and handsome figure he cut, in his Air Force blue uniform. Silver oak leaves he wore on his lapels, back when I was a kid in El Paso, Texas. A member of an elite corps, Duke Wolfe went to work…

USA in the World

Obama Administration has Aggravated Racial Tensions in the US

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As it has already been noted, racism in the United States has always been and remains one of the most pressing issues. This conclusion is confirmed by a recent Gallup survey in the US. However, this time respondents were…

USA in the World

Bayer AG Makes Bee Contraceptives

45345345345Most will wonder what I mean when I say Bayer AG, the German chemicals and drug company, the same one that just absorbed Monsanto, makes bee contraceptives. This is precisely what a newly-published, peer-reviewed scientific study…

Europe

Russia/Turkey: Ready and Willing

Trol2222А major geo-political realignment is taking place between the US, Russia and Turkey. While NATO used Turkey to ‘defend’ Europe’s so-called southern flank (by threatening Russia’s southern flank), the European Union led Turkey on…

Middle East - Turkey

Middle East: Facts About the Alleged and Actual Usage of Chemical Weapons

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The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria has once again been used by Western media in a  propaganda war against Damascus and Moscow. And it’s no wonder, since we’ve been witnessing such claims on the regular basis…

Middle East

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