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Politics

The Houthis may Side with the Muslim Brotherhood against Saudi Arabia

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“Efforts have been made in recent weeks by members of Al Islah in Yemen (a political unbrella for various tribes and Islamic outfits, such as the Muslim Brotherhood) to organize an alliance of convenience with the Houthis to weaken Saudi Arabia’s influence in the Arabian Peninsula,” sources in Sana’a posited in exclusive comments…

Middle East

Drifting Away from the US - a New Global Trend?

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Recently, an ever increasing number of countries has started distancing itself from the United States. This process became particularly noticeable a couple of years ago when President Donald Trump announced a new policy that he dubbed America First. It’s noteworthy that in the aftermath of the Cold War the US assumed a dominant role on the geopolitical…

Europe

Where does Turkey stand in the Syrian Endgame?

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Whereas the mainstream western and Arab media have been claiming a ‘serious rift’ between Russia and Turkey over the death of Turkish soldiers in a Syrian offensive in Idlib, this is far from the case. While there is no gainsaying that Russian and Syrian interests do not always converge fully and that there are some contentious areas, this then is also quite…

Middle East - Turkey

India’s Non-Alignment

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At the time the bipolar world order disappeared in 1991, successful economic reforms were introduced in India, which helped launch a serious discussion about the place and role of this nation in the world. A key to understanding India’s current politics lies in its features, such as independence in foreign affairs, non-alignment with any global political powers and the principle of freedom of action and choice…

Southern Asia - India

“Mobbed up” American Policy, the Global Shakedown

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Those who accept the policies of the Trump administration, cancellation of the JCPOA with Iran, seizing oil fields in Syria, endless sanctions on nation after nation, Europe blackmailed, endless threats emanating almost hourly from Trump’s iPhone as “national policy” or even criminally deranged is simply not paying attention. There is a method, and it isn’t the…

USA in the World

Almost All Quiet on the Afghan Front

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US President Donald Trump confirmed his intention to end nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan and reduce the number of US troops in the country in his State of Union address to Congress on February 4. About 14,000 members of the US military are currently deployed in Afghanistan, as well as 17,000 troops from 39 NATO member states. However…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

Yet Another Israeli Provocation in the Middle Eastern Skies

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While using a civilian airliner as cover, four Israeli F-16 fighters approached the outskirts of Damascus and launched an attack on local residential areas late night on February 6. There’s no disputing that by adopting such tactics the Israeli Air Force endangered the civilian aircraft – an Airbus A320 owned by the private Syrian Cham Wings Airlines…

Middle East - Israel

Economics

Trump & Schacht: Death Economy Methods in Declining America

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“I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been. Our military is completely rebuilt, with its power being unmatched anywhere in the world — and it is not even close,” Donald Trump told the country at his State of the Union address on February 4th, 2020. Such words are laughable to anyone familiar…

USA in the World

Will China Virus Trigger New Great Depression?

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Historically the greatest economic depressions have started with unexpected events on the periphery of major financial markets. That was the case in May 1931 with the surprise collapse of the Austrian Creditanstalt Bank in Vienna which brought the entire fragile banking system of postwar Germany down with it, triggering the Great Depression…

Eastern Asia - China

Russia and New Zealand, the Dialogue Continues

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In 2019, the Russian Federation and New Zealand marked the 75th anniversary since diplomatic ties between the two nations had been established. At present, when Oceania and the entire Asia-Pacific region have become the battleground for the political and economic confrontation between China and the West, the Russian Federation…

Russia in the World

Russian Technology to Keep Global Energy Crisis at Bay

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It is a well-known fact that the global energy economy relies and will continue to rely for many years to come on energy generated by burning fossil fuels, such as natural gas, crude oil derivatives and coal. It is also common knowledge that combustion of large quantities of these energy sources leads to air pollution and other environmental problems that…

Russia in the World

Meet The Space Force: More Embarrassing Political Pornography

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On Jan. 3rd, 2019, China landed the Chang-e 4 rover on the far side of the moon. This was a dramatic accomplishment in terms of extraterrestrial activity. The mission had a concrete purpose, not merely in terms of scientific research, but also in terms of technology.Helium-3, the rare, non-radioactive isotope, is quite hard to find on earth…

USA in the World

Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits Myanmar

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Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first high-level official from the PRC to pay an official visit to Myanmar in 20 years. He had been invited by President Win Myin and was in the Southeast Asian nation from 17 to 18 January of this year. And although the focus of the talks between the Chinese Head of State and Myanmar’s true leaders was on economic cooperation…

Southeast Asia

Global Tourism and International Environment 2018-2019

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It is 2020 and time for the world to sum up the outcomes of different economic sectors, including tourism. At first glance, the tourist industry does not appears to be an important part of the business sphere, unlike the sale of oil and weapons is. However, nowadays, there are hundreds of millions of tourists who not only pay…

Southeast Asia

Society

London Attack: West's Terrorists Bite the Hand that Feeds (Again)

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The latest incident in London was so entirely preventable that it is difficult to describe it as anything less than deliberate. In yet another headline-grabbing terror attack – an armed man in south London left several injured – some seriously – with the suspect himself killed at the scene by police. Entirely predictable was the fact that…

Europe

The Coronavirus. What are we Actually Dealing with?

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The appearance of a new strain of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month, which has since spread to more than 20 countries, has sparked social media-driven panic around the world. People are scouring the Internet for information about this coronavirus outbreak, which the World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency…

Eastern Asia - China

Italy Tries to Kick Out Their Right-Wing Extremist from the ‘Gladiator Cloister’

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Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist and Breitbart editor,was finally kicked out of an Italian monastery, which even Newsweek wittily described as a“far-right boot camp”. This author, along with a few others, has been warning for some time that the former Trump’s top advisor had crossed all lines, and began directly…

Europe

Operation Barbarossa II: Setting The Stage For War

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I have written several times about the continuing NATO preparations for an attack on Russia, a second Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. Circumstances prompt me to write about it again, for as of the last week in January the Americans and their gang of lieutenant nations in NATO have commenced…

Europe

In Oman the Old Monarch Passed Away, but the New One Will Guarantee Continuity

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The Sultan of Oman – Qaboos bin Said Al Said – passed away at the age of 79. He was the longest serving monarch in the Gulf. Within 24 hours, an envelope with his will got opened, and the new ruler was announced and sworn in before the governing family council. His name is Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, and he is a former Minister of Heritage…

Middle East

Iraq’s Stability Hedge on Ayatollah Sistani’s Longevity in Power

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News this Thursday of Ayatollah Sistani’s health issues very much put in focus the matter of his succession, and maybe more pertinently yet, Iraq’s ability to weather such a catastrophic loss to the integrity of its institutions. “His Eminence was subjected to a twisting in the left leg that led to a fracture of the thigh bone, and he will be…

Middle East - Iraq

Coronavirus – China Fights Determinately, while Others Smear!

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China has been hit by coronavirus as if by a brick over the head; heavily and mercilessly. Instead of help, Beijing has received criticism, even verbal attacks. In spite of doing tremendous job fighting the epidemy, China is getting almost no tributes for its performance. Now Bangkok, Jakarta and other regional capital are in panic. After trying to sweep…

Eastern Asia - China

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