Martin Berger

Does Russophobia Draw Us Closer to Our Doom?

NUUR86785452In a number of articles penned by yours truly for New Eastern Outlook there was a handful of points related to a possible war between the US and Russia. However, as tensions between the two states continue flaring up due to the mindless anti-Russian stance of the Trump administration…

An Ever Increasing Number of Military Ships A...

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The last couple weeks in the Eastern Mediterranean could remind a casual observer of some sort of a military parade, with members of the US-led coalition bringing an ever increasing number of military assets to the region. The number of warships flying various flags being…

Russia’s Emerging as the Ultimate Champ...

SYRRUS756732After being absent as a geopolitical force to be reckoned with in the Middle East for almost two decades, Russia is now seeking ways to downscale Washington’s presence in the region by becoming a pillar of regional security. And it seems that this time around Moscow has every chance…

New Delhi’s Elusive Role in Washington&...

688044It’s unlikely that anyone today may still have doubts about the fact that India in recent years has been playing a pivotal role in Washington’s strategic plans for the Asia-Pacific region. Former American presidents, namely Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama would all visit…

In a Bid to Leave no Room for Washington̵...

Dlyg8kFX4AUPsX4Washington’s recent obsession with unilateral sanctions and tariffs as a tool of choice for approaching a wide range of complex and diverse international challenges makes it a lame hegemon. The stubborn determination of Western think tanks to police…

Why both London and Washington are Frustrated...

181eabcfd3fa0f503e4b2900a0108549The Caspian region hasn’t been receiving much attention lately in comparison with attention the Middle East typically gets. However, there’s every chance that Russia, the United States, the EU and China…

A Demonstration of Washington’s Disgust...

1154It would seem that the proxy war that Washington has been waging on Syria has been nothing but a terrible, humiliating mess, but instead of calling it quits the White House is busy shifting gears again. While demonstrating its…

How was Washington Planning to Prevail in Afg...

00r960-e33a8ba664ea52d2d074b478b2f1e591Just the other day, US National Secu- rity Adviser John Bolton told Reuters that Russia got itself “stuck” in Syria. At the same time, this prominent Western war hawk deliberately omitted the fact that Russia’s armed forces entered

After a Long While, China’s Cavalry is ...

CHM7464353453The relationship between China and Syria goes a long way back. Until the moment when the Syrian war broke out in 2011, Beijing was trying to tap into Syrian markets by becoming its largest importer. Chinese companies took part in a great many energy projects in the Syrian Arab Republic…

Does ISIS Still Represent a Major Threat

7e2a7bc6de8db5ab73702ead54a99edcBack in the days of Trump’s 2016 election campaign the US president made a pledge to his supporters in Connecticut, promising that under his command the Pentagon would defeat ISIS “very, very quickly.” Back then there was a lot of…

Another day, Another Bunch of Civilians Dying...

AMB745345345There seems to be no logical explanation for the fact that time after time again one comes across reports of US-led coalitions dropping ordinance upon the heads of innocent people, instead of specifically targeting militants and…

Washington Can’t Get Enough of its Newl...

TRPN57453243242The steps that the Trump administration has been making so far all point out that the White House is reluctant to address international challenges through cooperation with other major geopolitical players, even though cooperation would seem to be the only viable option in…


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