Europe Backtracking

It’s hard to believe that in 2016, part of the world is looking so much like it did seventy years… More
Politics Europe

Drugs, Duterte & The Nature of Imperialism

In the United States, the failed government drug policies are a common source of outrage among politically progressive people. The… More
Politics Southeast Asia - Philippines

How Russia Implements Sanctions Against North Korea

According to the press reports, Russia has made the decision to suspend its financial relations with the Democratic People's Republic… More
Politics Eastern Asia - North Korea

Europe May Soon be Swept by a New Wave of Migrants

These days, as Europe is engaged in a behind the scenes fight with Turkey to put an end to the flow… More
Society Europe

Eurasia: China and Russia is Where It's Happening

In 1865 at the end of the US Civil War New York journalist Horace Greeley popularized the expression, ""Go West,… More
Economics Russia in the World


Barack Obama to Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial


On May 10, 2016, it was finally announced on behalf of the US administration that US President Barack Obama would visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in the course of a regular G7 summit. The summit scheduled for May 26-27 will be hosted by…

Eastern Asia - Japan

The Spectre of Syria Talks is an Illusion


The recently held meeting between John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, leading as they were ISSG, in Vienna regarding establishing ‘peace’ in Syria was yet another failure in the long list of failures the crisis has seen since…

Middle East - Syria

Where Will First Chinese Overseas Military Bases Spring Up?


As history shows, significant improvement of a country’s economic situation inevitably boosts its military ambitions. The world has been holding its breath for the last 30 years witnessing…

Eastern Asia - China

When Will the World Be Free of the NATO Beast?


NATO is fighting for its Paleolithic life. A dying dinosaur from a place God and time may one day forget, the military equivalent of a mafia protection racket now swishes its tail one last time in the hopes a full scale war will rescue it…

USA in the World

How Will the Donald Trump Effect Affect the Situation in the Asia-Pacific Region


The growing importance of the possible results of the US presidential election is being understood by an increasing number of international players. The election campaign is being…

Eastern Asia

Western Imperialism ‘Must Go’


For years now, the Western elite have been incessantly pushing the slogan that ‘Assad must go.’ Under the pretext of removing an ‘evil’ dictator and helping the people of Syria, the West has been funding, arming and training an array of Al-Qaeda affiliated legions…

Middle East - Syria

Al Qaeda: Heroes of the Empire


Syrian President Bashar al Assad would seem like a natural ally to the United States and the European Union. He heads a secular government and presides over a secular nation. It is a nation where extremist political factions like the Muslim…

Middle East


The Amazing Glyphosate Revolt Grows


I must make a confession. I never thought it would get this far. There is an absolutely amazing international revolt against the most deadly and most widely used weed killer in world agriculture–glyphosate. Those of you who have followed my…


Bayer and Monsanto: A Marriage Made in Hell


In a world infected with a plethora of immoral multinational corporations, it is hard to think of two corporations who have more nefarious histories than Bayer AG and Monsanto. Considering this, it is a harrowing prospect that the two corporations…

USA in the World

Thailand: Big Hopes for New Economic Ties with Russia

34534544During the upcoming Russia-ASEAN Summit (May 19-20) to be held in Sochi, Russia, additional talks will be held with Southeast Asian nations seeking to bolster ties with Russia, who has until recently played a disproportionately minor role in…

Southeast Asia - Thailand

China Quietly Prepares Golden Alternative to Dollar System

456456555China, as current chair of the G-20 group of nations, called on France to organize a very special conference in Paris. The fact such a conference would even take place in an OECD country is a sign of how weakened the hegemony of the US…

Eastern Asia - China

The TAPI Pipeline: Achievements and Obstacles

3453543443Six month ago, in December 2015, the town of Mary in Turkmenistan witnessed a long-awaited occurrence significant not only for the country, but for the entire Central Asian region: the launch of the construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI…

Columns - Economics

Is Nationalization of the Biggest Private Turkish Bank a Reality?

456456555Recently, President Erdogan’s inner circles have intensified attacks on Isbank, the biggest private Turkish bank, and the pressure has only been increasing. Established in 1924 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey…

Middle East - Turkey

Anglo-American Oil Market Is Broken

34534444For most of the post-1945 period the world economy has been under the control of the large Anglo-American oil majors, their banks and their friends in OPEC, most especially Saudi Arabia. Today that control in the world oil market is irreparably…

Middle East


Standing Up To Multinational Big-Ag: Nepal, Monsanto, & USAID

34534544Throughout history, controlling India was the key to controlling Nepal. British control over the landlocked nation was an extension of its control over India itself. Today, imperialism is far from a distant memory. It did not go…

Southern Asia

Capitalism and the Worsening Social Conditions of "Everyday People"

56d9c4ee279f2e5f65e1efd938182643I’ve taken to reading the slimmed down Time, which covers few stories, but at least one in depth. In the May 23rd issue I was impressed with Rana Foroohar’s cover story, ‘Capitalism’. Perhaps under the influence of Thomas Piketty’s…

USA in the World

The Amount of Influence CIA Can Exercise Over the EU is Bothersome


As decades go by we witness the change of leaders, governments, and alliances, but US policies remain the same. American leaders grew accustomed to applying pressure on other states, seeking ways to…


NATO Nuclear War Hype Goes Ballistic


Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it… (Mark Twain, American humorist). While I am credited as the creator of the byline “You just can’t make this…

USA in the World

Policy by Lies, America’s Descent Into Insanity

34544455Few Americans know what they have lost. Few understand to what extent they have been victimized by something far beyond a police state, far beyond simple surveillance, far beyond the obvious loss or rights and privacy that some accepted so…

USA in the World

Will the New World Order Finally Get Its Own Nuremburg Tribunal?

453454444The people behind the scenes of today’s world crises could not have succeeded in reshaping so many nations without help. Creating a robotic billionaire monster like George Soros, and unleashing him on the former Soviet republics, it could never…


V-E Day Coverage Reveals Western Ignorance


If RT’s coverage of the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow shows anything beyond tens of thousands marching enthusiastically, it’s the abysmal ignorance of the American people vis a vis a major 20th century event. RT’s…

Russia in the World

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