Trumplandia: Can a Social Media Addict Run a State?

Upon taking power in Russia a hundred years ago, the head of the Bolsheviks, Vladimir Lenin, in his article Can… More
Politics USA in the World

Germany Might Finally Have a Government – But Where Does This Leave Europe?

European countries are complaining, quite rightly, that the Brexit talks are getting nowhere because they don't know what the UK… More
Politics Europe

Russia May Become a Leading LNG Supplier in Asia-Pacific

The serious environmental problems faced by China in the past decade have forced it to reform its energy industry. One… More
Economics Asian-Pacific region

Confirmed US Meddling in Thailand's Upcoming Elections

As the United States intensifies its accusations against Russia for alleged interference in the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the United… More
Politics Southeast Asia - Thailand

On the American Inability to Turn Turkey Around

While last two weeks have seen the erstwhile—and current—NATO allies, the US and Turkey, exchanging serious words of warning over… More
Politics Middle East - Turkey


Syria: the War has Finished - but the War is Continuing

5616834ac4618898278b4586On February 3, in Idlib Province a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft carrying out an inspection flight in the de-escalation zone was hit by an American-made portable surface-to-air missile. Its pilot, Roman Filipov, ejected from the aircraft and landed, and started to defend himself…

Middle East - Syria

US-UK Accuse Russia of "NotPetya" Cyberattack, Offer Zero Evidence

IT76234242The US and European press have both published stories accusing the Russian government, and in particular, the Russian military, of the so-called “NotPetya” cyberattack which targeted information technology infrastructure in Ukraine. The Washington Post in an article titled…

USA in the World

About the New US “Nuclear Posture Review”

WY39187Published in early February by the US Department of Defense, the new “Nuclear Posture Review” (Nuclear Posture Review, NPR-2018) drew the attention of both the media and the politicians for obvious reasons. The comprehensive analysis of this complex document is quite extensive…

USA in the World

Lebanon – Should it be Devil, Deep Blue Sea… or Russia?

H562342112Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger. Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality – Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules…

Middle East

Libya: 7 Years since February 17

008534423On February 17 it will be 7 years since the start of the events in Libya which led to the overthrow of its leader – Muammar Gaddafi. These years have been full of dramatic and often bloody events, which, according to a number of different indices (effective sovereignty, stability…

Middle East - Libya

China Through the Back Door

CHEU5635432Sometimes the tragic situation of the world is actually good for a laugh. It has recently come to my attention that while the US was ‘pivoting to Asia’ in an effort to contain China — making an issue over its build-up of tiny islands in the South China Sea for military purposes — China was creeping into…


Are America's Hawks Any Good Against China's Dragons?

CA674534523423The recent publication of the notorious “Kremlin list” that is to become the basis of yet another round of anti-Russian punitive measures planned by the White House, was empowered by the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. This law proclaims Russia to be…

Eastern Asia - China


China's New World: Energy Markets, Sci-Fi Novels & Rational Progress

88qdThe rise of China is the largest geopolitical gamechange of the epoch. Never in history has a country so rapidly shifted its status, from one of the poorest countries on earth to the planet’s second largest…

Eastern Asia - China

Russian Peaceful Atom is Supporting Peace in Africa

N45234234234As is well-known, Russia is one of the most popular suppliers of nuclear technologies. The experience and high safety standards of Russian nuclear specialists are recognised throughout the world. Many developing countries in Africa…


Europe’s Energy Geopolitics is Getting Dicey

63652649880978150Europe’s energy geopolitics and the security of EU energy supplies is getting very dicey as in contentious. The latest developments revolve around who will be the major suppliers of natural gas to the EU markets going forward. The…


Can India Offer its Neighbors an Alternative to China's 'One Belt, One Road'?

I645242342As China continues to develop its ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative (OBOR), its main competitor in the region, India, is working on its own international infrastructure projects. These are aimed at strengthening India’s influence in the region and providing…

Southern Asia - India

Japan Aims at Taking Center Stage in Modern Geopolitics

f0ccefd2It has been repeatedly pointed out that one of the most noteworthy trends of modern geopolitics is the return of Germany and Japan to the ranks of the world’s leading players. The two states that suffered a crushing defeat back in the days of the Second World War are now…

Eastern Asia - Japan

Will China BRI Cause East West Rupture in EU?

1511878747On 27 November Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, already at odds with the unelected bureaucrats of the European Union over his insistence on the right to decide whether Brussels or national elected governments shall be allowed to become citizens in Europe’s ongoing refugee…


What Should Moon Jae-in Do to Establish an Inter-Korean dialogue?

015a2383ff5f3619cab9fef3b96b4642In the previous articles, we have already mentioned about the straddling the fence policy of new President of the Republic of Korea. On the one hand, Moon Jae-in actively lobbies American policy toward the DPRK, and on the other hand constantly…

Eastern Asia - South Korea


The Problem is America: The Malignant Cultural Hegemony

1454674523What is wrong with the American people? After several years of horrific policy toward the waking world, democracy’s standard bearers seem to be drowning in a lake of selfishness. Distracted, apathetic, or simply dumbed and numbed by unrelenting propaganda, the most admired society…

USA in the World

How France Became the Front Line of Salafists’ Expansionism

66сс8Belief so far has prevailed that Terror, such as that expressed by those factions which ambition through bloodshed and plunder to create a system of governance they believe to be the expression of their Salafist faith, remains forever rooted within the Islamic world – thus putting…


Greece Can Lead the Way to Europe’s Freedom

eeqqLast week a few hundred thousand Greeks raised their fists in protest in the streets of Thessaloniki. That protest, and an even larger one in that followed in front of Greece’s parliament in Athens tell us EU imposed austerity has gone too far…


The Notorious 1% is Getting Increasingly Childophobic

202445495Most Americans are now growing tired of the constant Russophobic hysteria that has become somewhat commonplace in the Western media. Allegedly, it’s been provoked by the so-called “Russian interference in the 2016 US elections” that no one can explain or prove. However, what most Americans…

USA in the World

Propaganda! Pardon Me, Is Mine Really Bigger than Yours?


They say Propaganda! In the West, both the mainstream media and even some of the so-called progressive outlets are shouting: “Those Russians and Chinese and the others like them, they are at it again! Their vicious propaganda is infiltrating our democratic, freedom-loving countries, spreading…

USA in the World

The Ins and Outs of US Security Culture

6c555435There is a cardinal rule which is invariably invoked whenever a former President meddles in a current president’s dealings with foreign countries. Often cited, it says: ‘The US has one president at a time.’ The long, drawn out ‘Russia Investigation’ targets members of the Trump…

USA in the World

World is Burning – While Western Left is Quarreling


It really is a shame, and it is tiring, but it is actually nothing new: there is now total disarray amongst those countless ‘progressive’ and ‘semi-left’ Western intellectuals, publications, movements and political parties. Cowardice, bloated egos, lack of discipline and intellectual pettiness…

USA in the World

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