A Case for Delegitimizing the Olympic Games

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  Back in May the Russian Olympic Organizing Committee (ROC) issued a statement condemning a call by the head of… More
Society Europe

Thailand: US Creating "Space" For Destabilisation

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In late November, the US, Canadian and British embassies along with several other European partners as well as the US… More
Politics Southeast Asia - Thailand

Has the War in Syria Finished?

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On 11 December, on his way to Egypt, the Russian president stopped off at the Armed Forces’ base in Khmeimim,… More
Politics Middle East - Syria

Empires Beware: Ireland Now Dominates the UK Thanks to Brexit Stupidity

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In 2010 a mining accident in Chile came to global attention. This potential disaster, and subsequent rescue, are remembered with… More
Politics Europe

A Wreck of a Week for Pro-US Allies, A Hell of a Week for Iran

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Surprisingly enough, last week introduced drastic changes in the balance of powers existing across the Middle East. There has been… More
Politics Middle East - Iran

Politics

Anne Applebaum’s — and the Pentagon’s Take on Europe

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I remember during how during World War II Americans anxiously tuned in to their radios to hear the news from the US’s two fronts: invariably, there were figures on how many miles our troops had advanced in the latest battles. Journalists, which later came to be referred to as ‘embedded’ with…

Europe

Scared of the Chaos? Don’t Blame Russia, Blame Hillary Instead

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Reading about former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in every digital morning newspaper each day, I cannot help but wonder. Has the world lost the capability to classify war criminals? Why is has this wretch not been dragged screaming and kicking in front a jury of peers…

USA in the World

USA-DPRK: Torpedoing the Outcome of the 2005 Joint Statement

SU753452342To resolve the nuclear crisis in 2003, six-party talks were established, on which three main groups were formed. The first camp was North Korea, the second – the United States, joined by Japan. The third, the most important and…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

Behind Turkish Arrest Warrant for Ex CIA Graham Fuller

f0f6a3cbc44f05ca7563fc8eThe Office of the Istanbul Prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for two “former” CIA agents, accusing them of involvement in the failed July 2016 coup attempt against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. US media and…

Middle East - Turkey

What Will Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem Lead To?

T222145345With Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a new wave of both political and geo-political upheavals is likely to set in. This, however, is not going to simply unite the Muslim world in the name of religion; it might…

Middle East - Israel

As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Tehran Finds Itself Deprived of a Say

H56324234At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his residences. It is reported that his body was displayed to the public to show them that the “traitor” was killed, while…

Middle East - Yemen

The Likelihood of War with Iran

I645345345The analytical group SouthFront recently released a remarkable video about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran and Israel. Of course, this inevitably means that the war would involve Russia and the United States as well. To understand the context…

Middle East - Iran

Economics

Demise Of The Petrodollar Has The Potential To Reshape The Geopolitical World

5645234243In the early 1970s President Richard Nixon instigated two changes that had profound effects. The first of these was taking United States off the gold standard; i.e. henceforth US dollars would no longer be convertible to Gold. Ordinarily this might have…

USA in the World

The Huge Implications of Russia’s Northern Sea Route

65344334In terms of dealing with some of the world’s harshest weather conditions no country comes close compared with Russia. Now Russia has made it a highest priority to develop a Northern Sea Route along the Russian Arctic coast to enable LNG and container freight shipments…

Russia in the World

Russia China Build Up A New Economic Geography

T465345353On November 8 Russia’s large mining group Norilsk Nickel announced it had begun operations at a new state-of-the-art Bystrinsky mining and processing plant outside of Chita in Russia’s Zabaykalsky Krai. Notable about the project is the participation of China, as…

Russia in the World

The Problems of Moon Jae-in’s Energy Policy

7755 Journal NEO CollageNot so long ago, we talked about the great purge of Moon Jae-in instigated to strengthen his political position. Without this, many of his projects, especially populistic initiatives, risk being buried, not unlike the similar ideas of his predecessors. In this context, let us…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

The Great Degeneration of the West: Where Do Wrong Decisions Lead?

ff8ddcb1dfb425d74a9d2d749f915182The processes taking place in the US and the European countries over the past 30 years have led to the economic, cultural and ideological decline of the West. It is now being pushed back by the central…

Europe

Armenia's Energy: Benefits of Cooperation with the EU

45234234234In November 2017, the Republic of Armenia (RA) plans to sign an important treaty with the European Union. The document is known as the “Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement” (CEPA). In the view of its supporters, the expansion…

Caucasus - Armenia

Prospects of Russian Nuclear Business in the Middle East

5414213213123It is known that the Middle East countries have no developed nuclear arsenals. Until recently, some of them were not interested in the nuclear industry, as they are rich in hydrocarbon resources. Others are simply not capable of developing such an expensive industry. The third group is constantly being hampered…

Middle East

Society

Homo Sapiens is Messing up the World

TM6546456Homo sapiens is estimated to have appeared some 200,000 years ago, emerging from the African savannah only about sixty thousand years ago. It wasn’t until the early twentieth century that he came to believe that he should put an end to war, but in the country most able…

USA in the World

Cambodia Keeps Perverting its Own History, for Cash

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I have already written a lot about Cambodia, but each time I return to this ancient and scarred country, I get so outraged by the cynicism that confronts me there, at every corner, that I have to start writing again, re-addressing the same essential issues that I have already been covering…

Southeast Asia

The Lunatic Technocracy to Introduce Truth Algorithms for Us

G453321312The lunatics are set loose. Nobody is watching the asylum. And soon the sanitarium gates will burst open into the world population. Yes, I am talking about America the lunatic pen. Google, the disorderly orderly of the digital wing of the nut…

USA in the World

Genocidal US Thanksgiving Celebrated Even in Cambodia

V7086501AA table was set up for two, an advertisement table,a table with a photo of a giant turkey, two elegant plates, and a U.S. flag sticking out into the air. “Thanksgiving at Angkor Royal Cafe”, a flier read. And: “23rd November… Join us for a traditional…

Southeast Asia

Borneo – Island Dying, People Oblivious

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She was just standing there, in the middle of burning land, surrounded by stumps of trees, fire everywhere, smoke rising towards hopelessly gray sky. The expression on her face was mischievous, almost girlish. I had no idea how old she was: she could have been 28, just as she could easily…

Southeast Asia

World Chaos Diagnosis: Acute Zionist Infestation

“Average Joe”, who’s an American veteran down on his luck, he could have begun his own landscaping or mechanic business when hard times came. Only Uncle Sam was too broken to gift good old Joe $30,000 or so to get things rolling. It’s too bad, because Joe got…

USA in the World

Western Journalists Use Bangkok For Regional Agitation

744пThe so-called Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) is located in downtown Bangkok and includes the regional offices of many of the United States’ and Europe’s largest media organizations. It also includes a large, swank…

Southeast Asia

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