On German Tranquility and Missionary Zeal

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Germans love their tranquility. I can attest to that having lived in the land of Oom-pah where wine and beer… More
Politics Europe

Is the Kurdish referendum a bluff or the real deal

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The countdown to the Iraqi Kurdish referendum has begun and the battle lines are drawn. Barzani Is pushing full steam… More
Politics Middle East

Nuclear Weapons in the South of the Korean Peninsula?

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Against the backdrop of the sixth nuclear test, calls for "getting ourselves a bomb" are increasingly heard in the RK.… More
Politics Eastern Asia - South Korea

The Latest Forum on the South China Sea in Russia: In Search of a Road Map

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On September 18, Moscow hosted the third international scientific conference on the South China Sea, organized by the Institute of… More
Society Southeast Asia

The Iran "Nuclear Deal" Leads to War, Not Peace

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The so-called Iran "nuclear deal," officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was hailed as "historic" when the… More
Politics Middle East

Politics

Australia and U.S. “Joined at the Hip”: Where’s the Benefit?

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has on two recent occasions referred to Australia being “joined at the hip” to the United States on its defence and national security policies. That phrasing invited some critical commentary…

USA in the World

Damascus Making Progress in the Fight Against DAESH

5643242342From September 14 to September 15, Astana held its sixth round of talks on Syria, in which the delegations of the guarantor countries Russia, Turkey and Iran, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian opposition…

Middle East - Syria

The Deadly Rocket Scare Redux: North Korea’s Role in the Arms Game

4523434343North Korea is once again the big, bad, boogey man of Asia, a convenient villain Washington will use to fuel a spanking new arms race. If all-out war does not follow Donald Trump’s insane policies aimed at Pyongyang, something…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

Fact Check: Updating Cold War Myths About Thailand

52342342342Many honest, busy analysts outside established media circles in the United States and Europe are plagued by mythologies stemming from once pseudo-truths they simply lack the time or energy to dig into and finally correct. Among…

Southeast Asia - Thailand

Will an Independent Kurdistan be Created?

546523222Despite the fact that the United Nations, LAS, the United States of America, Russia and the countries sharing borders with Turkey — Syria and Iran, as well as all the Arab States, not to mention the central government of Baghdad, have protested in advance, the parliament…

Middle East

China Increases Its Influence Over Afghanistan

563432123123It’s hardly a surprise that the United State is not the only state to recognize the geopolitical importance of Afghanistan. Among the other nations deeply involved in this Central Asian state is China. Ever since 2011, when…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

A UN Force For Ukraine: Beware the Trojan Horse

453412123123Russia has proposed that a UN “peacekeeping” force be placed in Ukraine to protect Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) representatives, who are supposed to be monitoring adherence to the Minsk agreements…

Ukraine in the world

Economics

Even After Sanctions, North Korea has a Lot to Cheer About

5674523234Politics of sanctions is not known to have been an effective source of bringing about political change. This is particularly evident from the way Iran has thwarted the US and EU sanctions in the last decade or so, and this is even…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

EU is About to Put an End to China's Carefree Shopping Spree

4524234234In late August, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries issued an official letter to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in which she…

Eastern Asia - China

Russia’s Interesting New Oil Geopolitics

7454835435Since the 1928 Red Line Agreement between British and French and American oil majors to divide the oil riches of the post-World War I Middle East, petroleum or more precisely, control of petroleum has constituted the thin-red-line of modern geopolitics. During…

Russia in the World

Gold Oil Dollars Russia and China

45232342342The 1944 Bretton Woods international monetary system as it has developed to the present is become, honestly said, the greatest hindrance to world peace and prosperity. Now China, increasingly backed by Russia—the two great…

USA in the World

Under the US Radar: The BRICS

534231231As the ninth annual BRICS gathering, held this year in China, comes to an end, it’s time to point out that these five nations representing some 23% of the worlds economy and 43 % of its population, is almost totally absent from the Western…

Russia in the World

Russia vs US Economic War: Who's Going to be the Ultimate Loser?

5231231231Full scale economic war in between America and Russia is underway. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said so, and the US administration and the American congress voted it in with new sanctions…

Russia in the World

“Too Much Coal” - Grabbing Energy Markets with Geopolitics

4521323123After a two year slump, coal, iron, and everything related to mining is seeing a boom. Entities on the New York Stock Exchange linked to the extraction of minerals from the earth are seeing their profits go up. Like most things in…

Eastern Asia - China

Society

In the Land of the Free, No One is Above Suspicion

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The Russia probe is making a lot of Americans unhappy, either because they are convinced that Vladimir Putin is an enemy who must be taught a lesson, or because they know the deep state is fabricating a case for war. One thing I never hear mentioned, however, is the fact that political…

USA in the World

Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales

45324324234Did you read the latest news that Vladimir Putin is rich and evil? Oh, you don’t read anymore, more power to you. Fake news has it that the Russian president has a new “secret” holiday mansion worth untold millions. Furthermore, some of the stories…

Russia in the World

A People and a Faith are Held Hostage to the House of Saud

AE26F8E285961C0A3659F5ECF8C4C534_750x422The House of Saud is using the Hajj pilgrimage as an asymmetrical weapon of war to forward its agenda. To prevent God to become a tradable commodity, and abuses institutions onto themselves, silence…

Middle East - Saudi Arabia

Further Evidence As To Why America’s Word Cannot be Trusted

6234234234Recent events confirm the long held view of many that adherence to international law is, for the Americans, at best an optional extra rather than being an essential component of conduct between States…

USA in the World

Will a Fourth Merkel Term End the EU?

342231231In the runup to Germany’s election Angela Merkel seems to think a strategy of big, bold, and bossy will win election day for her. News she is bent on blocking Turkey’s EU bid personally, and Brussels adopting her “educate the peons”…

Europe

Washington is Lagging Behind in the Struggle Against ISIS on the Net

7857645335The power of the terrorist group known as ISIS over the hearts and minds of young people that are running the risk of become its militants has been declining on the daily basis. The influx of foreign recruits who come to Syria and…

USA in the World

Monsanto: It Ain’t Glyphosate, it’s the Additives!

463423423423Famously corrupt and unscrupulous, Monsanto Corporation has now been discovered in covering up the highly toxic effects of the secret additives it combines with glyphosate in Roundup, the world’s most-used herbicide. The IARC, an agency of the World Health Organization…

USA in the World

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