Dominionism Takes Center Stage in America

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Did you stop to wonder how the political arena in the US got so top heavy with fundamentalist Christians? Indeed,… More
Society USA in the World

Ukraine not Russia is the Main Threat to Poland

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Banderastan grows in strength. Only someone completely fooled by propaganda, or deliberately misleading can claim otherwise. Unfortunately, all of these… More
Politics Ukraine in the world

Saudi Arabia is strengthening its foreign policy

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The report about King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's upcoming visit to the United States immediately caused… More
Politics Middle East - Saudi Arabia

Why Iran Won't Double-cross Russia

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Some speculation is weaving through the airwaves that once its US-imposed sanctions are lifted in several months, Iran will shift… More
Economics Middle East - Iran

Politics

The Reaction to Shinzō Abe's Statement

565463222Shinzō Abe’s statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War as well as the closely related topic of the failed visit of the Japanese prime minister to China to celebrate the very same occasion, continue to attract attention both domestically and…

Eastern Asia

US is Losing Footing in Central Asia

639554417In the last decade Washington has clearly demonstrated its intention to strengthen its presence in Central Asia, creating a foothold in the region that quite easily can be described as the “heart of Eurasia”…

Central Asia

How the US Can Stop ISIS Without Setting Foot in Syria

4543222Increasingly difficult to cover-up or spin, it is becoming apparent even in Western media coverage that the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) is not sustaining its fighting capacity from within Iraq or Syria, but rather through…

Middle East - Syria

Australia's Foreign Policy: Time for a Rethink

56462222On Hiroshima Day this year the recently retired Director-General of Australia’s premier spy agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO), Mr David Irvine, addressed a meeting organized by the Griffith University (Brisbane) Asia Institute…

Asian-Pacific region - Australia

KHORASAN: Where ISIS, Caspian Energy, and Great Power Politics Meet

5639332The word on the street in Afghanistan is that the United States created ISIS to be a problem for Russia, China, and Iran. While it would not be the first time the US funded, trained, or invented militarized extremism in the name of…

Central Asia

Total War in Yemen Totally Ignored by Western Media

67544443With almost a whimper, the Western media reported that the US-backed regimes of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and their auxiliary fighters drawn from Al Qaeda have begun carrying out what is the ground invasion of Yemen. Along with an ongoing…

Middle East - Yemen

The ABCs Of The Current Political Situation In Turkey--A Primer

K5345345The political and security situation in Turkey is becoming increasingly worrying as it deteriorates behind a jumble  of acronyms that few could possibly hope to understand.  Were it not for the associated terror…

Middle East - Turkey

Economics

Narendra Modi and Oceania

narendr87797Why did N. Modi invite the leaders of the Pacific island countries to the “pink” city of Jaipur? The answer is both simple and complicated. At first glance it may seem that the Indian Prime Minister, who met with the participants of the second Summit of the Forum…

Southern Asia - India

China Rails Linking Eurasia

67562333China has become the world’s leading makers of modern railroads and equipment. It has done so as part of a long-term strategy to weld a new economic space, build entirely new markets where none before existed. They studied the European rail-makers, studied the German…

Eastern Asia - China

Saudi Arabia: Don’t Dig a Ditch for Another...

542131745911194Saudi Arabia, as facts and speeches of members of the Saudi government suggest, has declared merciless war on companies extracting shale oil in the United States. According to Saudi newspaper Al Jazirah, Saudi Arabia will play for a fall in world oil prices…

Middle East - Saudi Arabia

The Worth of Gold Growing by the Day

453545The worth of gold in the world is growing by the day. That might seem like a paradox but it isn’t. The worth of gold is not fixed on the Comex futures exchange, or the trade in London or Zurich. True, most of the gold-trading public takes its cue today from the CME’s…

USA in the World

US’s Saudi Oil Deal from Win-Win to Mega-Loose

453534545Who would’ve thought it would come to this? Certainly not the Obama Administration, and their brilliant geo-political think-tank neo-conservative strategists. John Kerry’s brilliant “win-win” proposal of last September during his…

USA in the World

Hollande Shot Himself in the Foot by Canceling the Mistral Deal

Bg2V6P4The events surrounding the contract between France and Russia on the construction of two Mistral ships for more than a year have been the focus of different countries. Particular interest to this deal was paid by Washington, where policymakers were…

Europe

Will the Skyscraper Index Kill the World Economy?

60564565There’s a curious fact: once the economy of a country begins overtaking other states, monumental building start appearing out of thin air, superior in height to each and every single skyscraper that exists in the rest of…

USA in the World

Society

VT Bureau Chief Detained by Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs

7564333332When Jeffrey Silverman, Georgia Bureau Chief for Veterans Today, was detained for five hours last Friday the Georgian authorities could not find his name in their high…

Caucasus - Georgia

The Impossible Truth About MH17

674545344The only closure normal citizens will ever get on the MH17 tragedy has already been revealed. We will never know for certain who is responsible for the deaths of 298 innocent passengers. As sad a reality as this is, the world must come to accept it. A year of propaganda and…

USA in the World

It Ain’t Turkey’s Survival Only, Erdogan is Struggling Too

75673333In a highly unsurprising manner, Turkey and Kurds are once again at loggerheads with each other. While the cease-fire agreement between Turkey and Kurds, specifically with the PKK, now stands shattered to ground, there is hardly any doubt that Erdogan…

Middle East - Turkey

Erdogan is on the Warpath with the Kurds

577444a63cfTurkey is undergoing the most severe domestic political crisis of recent years. In previous years, R. Erdogan and his moderately Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) managed to consolidate Turkish society with neo-ottoman foreign policy slogans, iron out…

Middle East - Turkey

The celebration in Beijing the End of the Pacific War

45354443222The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War which will take place on September, 3rd in Beijing, is of interest in many aspects, primarily in view of the current situation and expected development of the political situation not only in…

Eastern Asia - DPRK

Recent Studies Show Assisted Suicide on the Rise

ae56d440dThe assisted suicide fever is sweeping the globe. Country after country has been considering AS legislation, and a number of nations have already passed such legislation into law.  The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg all have AS laws on the books…

USA in the World

Illegal Immigrants and the EU

1106217There has never been such a large number of illegal immigrants to the Old World in all of history. According to the European border agency, Frontex, approximately 340,000 immigrants arrived in European Union countries in the first seven months of 2015 which is…

Europe

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