... the current Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo and the Secretary of Defense are on record as properly reporting the fact of the false flag, and properly objecting to the missile attack as both unconstitutional and a violation of international law, the USA not being in a declared state of war with Syria. So what, exactly, has happened here? Alert citizens – and there are many more of them these days thanks to Donald Trump having opened the door to the demise of the Deep State – have noticed ...
- 12.04.2017 16:11:34
In today’s globalized world system, barely any issues can be considered a matter of concern for only one country. Developments in all spheres of international relations - be it nuclear proliferation, climate change, epidemics and diseases, financial instability, or cyber security - affect the whole world in one way or the other. Today’s international setting suggests that the world order to which we are used to, based on the principle of the sovereignty of states, needs to be updated in order to...
- 10.04.2017 16:24:00
Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and Obama-appointed Chinese Ambassador, was a not the most obvious choice for Trump’s pick as Russian Ambassador. However, if the Kremlin is serious about its hopes to normalize relations between the United States and itself, it should do its best to use Huntsman as a reasonable (friendly might not be possible) voice in President Trump’s ear. The two qualities most nation-states hope for in a foreign ambassador (not including the obvious fact that they want...
- 28.03.2017 15:34:00
... all of 2016, Russia’s own media was decidedly pro-Trump and anti-Clinton. Additionally, all throughout the campaign, up to and through Election Day, it is now quite clear that Russia’s propaganda machine of hundreds of websites and many thousands of social media accounts—some unwittingly duped, others complicit or even an army of paid agents—posted many thousands of anti-Clinton, pro-Trump, pro-Russian, and anti-American comments, posts, and stories. Sometimes they amplified ...
- 17.12.2016 22:44:00
... towards Saudi Arabia, which was only recently described by The New York Times magazine as “the arsonists and firefighters” in the Middle East, though still having, as Peter Hitchens expressed during our interview, “the special relationship with the USA.” But still, is an ‘oil for security’ arrangement enough explanation for close cooperation with the country, which wants to see the repetition of the Soviet-Afghan War scenario by “giving MANPADS to the mujahideen,” and is the main exporter ...
- 09.12.2016 18:39:00
... respectively the place and time for the chief of ISIS to finally meet his demise. To mention again historical precedents, prominent terrorist leaders such as Al-Baghdadi seem amazingly successful at this hide and seek game. It is impossible to forget how Usama Bin Laden evaded - admittedly with surprising effectiveness - the best efforts of the intelligence services of half the world at locating him for more than a decade. Then, conveniently, he was found living the good life very quietly in the backyard ...
- 28.11.2016 00:14:00
“The Chinese grab for fossil fuels or its military competition for naval control is not a challenge but rather a boost for the US Asia-Pacific –even an overall– posture. Calibrating the contraction of its overseas projection and commitments – some would call it managing the decline of an empire – the US does not fail to note that nowadays half of the world’s merchant tonnage passes through the South China Sea. Therefore, the US will exploit any regional territorial...
- 18.11.2016 12:15:00
New threads in the Team Trump/Team Putin tangled web show Manafort and Page linked to each other as part of a Russian plot to control Ukraine and also show a mutual Russian mafia godfather linking them with each other and Trump, providing even deeper and more fertile ground on which to question Trump’s pro-Russia, Pro-Putin positions and their origins. Author's note: this is the most important article I have ever written in my life; please share with as many people as possible as soon...
- 17.11.2016 16:11:00
... dead, paralyzed and displaced. Soon after the so-call 9 11 phenomenon, US revitalized its great middle-east strategy in order to dominate and pursue its geopolitical objectives in the region US, NATO and other Strategic allies of America stationed thousands of troops in the country to fight the so-called Al-Qaida and its allies the Taliban movement in Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of the US war on terror strategy despite the heavily armed presence of US and its allies in the region no sign of eradication ...
- 09.11.2016 15:03:00
The 2008 US presidential election bolstered the American reputation abroad as Afro-American Barack Obama with humble background was elected the US president. It proved to foreign audiences that the American democracy works perfectly and the American dream evolves. The 2016 US election seems to be not delivering the same or similar message to the world even if the US could see the first female president in its history. An implication of the 2016 election campaign is that it triggers a negative impact...
- 07.11.2016 16:45:00
October 1st began what could be one of the more interesting Chairships of the United Nations Security Council, with Russia taking over and being charged with a rather delicate balancing act: between conducting the numerous affairs expected to be covered by any standard Chair of the UNSC and deftly handling the ‘special’ relationship with the United States that has recently become woefully deficient. Even more intriguing, some of the most vivid recent examples of that degrading relationship...
- 26.10.2016 17:14:00
Of late American military commanders and defense planners have consistently expressed concern over the rise of Russian military power. They consider this to be both a threat to the United States and a concerted Russian effort to counter US power.
While Moscow and Washington do— and should— view each other first and foremost as nation-states, regional context is necessary for the two countries to better understand each other’s interests. East Asia comprises a unique set of challenges...
- 24.10.2016 15:30:00
... 3-4; Nodia 1998, 14). Nodia sums up Georgian views: “Abkhazia is Georgia, because it has always been part of Georgia when it was united. Georgians cannot see Abkhazia as a ‘foreign‘ land which was once conquered by them, and the accusation of imperialism usually makes them furious” (Nodia 1998, 19). Jans (1998) sums up the intersection of Georgian and Abkhazian thought, in that after the Cold War they were engaged in a quest for identity since “[d]emocracy, understood ...
- 12.10.2016 15:03:00
... Asian LNG spot prices reflect similar patterns. Only Henry Hub price (determined by shale revolution, reduced Import, low coal price in the EU and low industrial demand for gas as well as post-Fukushima nuclear dismantlement) remains cheaper, giving the USA additional incentives for export. Today, 53% of the EU (80% in North West EU) gas supplies are traded in gas-for-gas markets that gives reliable price signals thus determining most economic and efficient supply mix. LNG flows (given availability of ...
- 09.10.2016 21:21:00
Today, Russia remains the second largest gas producer after the US. However, its leverage ability is being challenged by the slowdown of world economy (stemming from 2008 crisis and decreasing growth of the Chinese economy,in particular), political turmoil (Ukrainian crisis) “appearance of illegal and cheap oil” on the market (eg. ISIS’ expansion), as well as the overall strive to develop new energy sources in the view of global warming. That being said, a plummeted oil price (going...
- 09.10.2016 20:58:00
American Presidential elections are approaching in November, and are getting more attention than normal this year because of two unusually high profile and controversial candidates: Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and Donald Trump (Republican). Polls as of mid-September suggest a close race. But while polls report voter preferences, it is important to understand that winning also depends on two other issues: first, which voters actually go to the polls, and second, the distribution of those voters by...
- 27.09.2016 14:53:00
... other’s actions. Many of these same failures are all too apparent in the ongoing NATO-Russia confrontation, in particular the lack of empathy and critical self-assessment.
Taking place as it did in a period of particular hostility between the USA and USSR, effective strategic communication relaying the scope and explicit purpose of Able Archer should have been paramount. Instead the report reveals that the US intelligence community routinely dismissed the concerns raised by the Soviet leadership ...
- 29.08.2016 18:05:00
... a press conference that he is considering lifting sanctions on Russia and recognizing its annexation of Crimea.
Trump also doesn’t think that there is enough evidence to blame Russia for the downing of MH17.
Trump defended Putin against accusations that he was behind the murders of numerous Russian journalists critical of Putin.
Most recently, Trump signaled less-than-enthusiastic, vague, and conditional support for NATO and has calling it “obsolete,” while the weakening of ...
- 16.08.2016 17:46:00
On June 20, 2016, U.S. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump, in an interview with The New York Times, gave insight towards what U.S. foreign policy under his leadership would look like. Receiving the most attention in the press and on social media was when asked if the United States would respond to a Russian invasion of the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), as per Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty, Trump only gave a definitive “yes” for those states who have...
- 10.08.2016 10:30:00
... social media say that's what we should believe, and that thet “existential crisis” exists among Brexiteers in Great Britain too.
Just ask new Tory foreign secretary and super Toff, Boris Johnson, who just last year (born in the USA, BoJo was a dual national) renounced his US citizenship in an unsuccessful attempt to become Prime Minister.
But is all this consternation (Boris Johnson) and Machiavellian mendacity (Michael Gove) spawned by Brexit really indicative of existentialism,...
- 28.07.2016 07:50:00