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Who has shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

18. July 2014

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Who has shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

On July 17, 2014 the madness of three-month-long Ukrainian military conflict in the East has brought the first shocking international consequence.  At 3.20PM GMT the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 jet flight #MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur disappeared inside the Ukrainian airspace right above the area of intense military combat in Donetsk region and crushed […]

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15. September 2014

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Eight reasons why Ukraine is new Yugoslavia

By Damir MARINOVIC (Serbia)

Eight reasons why Ukraine is new Yugoslavia

When the civil war in Ukraine started, the question that arised is whether there are similarities between Ukrainian and Yugoslavian civil wars. So let’s compare these two countries, one that is falling apart – Ukraine and the other one that doesn’t exist anymore – Yugoslavia. Multinational country Yugoslavia was a multinational country with different national […]

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15. September 2014

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Why the West is destined to decline?

By Jon HELLEVIG (Finland)

Why the West is destined to decline?

I think it was Eric Kraus who pointed out that it is not quite correct to refer to the increasing Western hostilities against Russia as a Cold War, because that connotes the idea of an antagonism between opposing ideological camps, as used to be the case between the Soviet block and the West. Rather, we […]

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14. September 2014

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ISIS and Regional Geo Politics

By Hasrat Ali KHAN (Pakistan)

ISIS and Regional Geo Politics

After Al-Qaeda on the run, the violent emergence of borderless ‘Islamic State’, surfacing from the rubbles of conflict ridden parts of the Middle East, has now become a matter of deep concern for regional and international actors. Its ideological notations of ‘Khilafat’ has lost its universal appeal due its blood ridden strategic goals. Its brutal […]

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12. September 2014

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9/11 After 13 years

By Paul Craig ROBERTS (USA)

9/11 After 13 years

The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used […]

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11. September 2014

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Will NATO liberate Jihadistan?

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Will NATO liberate Jihadistan?

Drive your cart and your plow Over the bones of the dead …  – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Caliph Ibrahim, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, self-declared leader of Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, really sports a mean PR vein. When the show seemed scheduled for the North Atlantic Treaty […]

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9. September 2014

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Springtime for Russophobia

By Mark HACKARD (USA)

Springtime for Russophobia

When the banksters who run America set their sights on the newest designated enemy of democracy, without fail the assault is preceded by information operations to convince a clueless public of the target state’s burning hatred for “freedom.” Momentarily torn away from corporate entertainment spectacle, enlightened citizen-consumers will be fed phony news stories of atrocities, […]

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8. September 2014

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An exception to American exceptionalism (III)

By Valery FADEEV (Russia)

An exception to American exceptionalism (III)

Part I Part II The myth of isolation Much of the international media claim that Russia’s conduct during the crisis in Ukraine has isolated the country, made her a pariah, and that all of the civilized world has turned from her in disdain. Is this really so? Suffice it to recall the results of the […]

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7. September 2014

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An exception to American exceptionalism (II)

By Valery FADEEV (Russia)

An exception to American exceptionalism (II)

Part I A new world system: the moral foundations In addition to national interests, which are an eternal component of global politics, there is another factor with much greater impact, and this is the moral basis that underpins the players acting upon the world stage. International relations and diplomacy have always been grounded in a […]

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6. September 2014

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An exception to American exceptionalism (I)

By Valery FADEEV (Russia)

An exception to American exceptionalism (I)

The Ukrainian crisis has thrust Russia’s role in world politics sharply to the fore. In this risky game Putin is proving he has a good conceptual grasp of how to create a new world order to replace the tyranny of American exceptionalism. Let us first examine the military and strategic aspects of the Ukrainian crisis […]

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3. September 2014

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What would real proof look like?

By Patrick ARMSTRONG (Canada)

What would real proof look like?

Once again the headlines shout that Russia has invaded Ukraine. Once again NATO offers blurry satellite shots from a commercial service for evidence. Here are June’s “invasion” satellite photos. This month’s “invasion” satellite photos are here. Again from a commercial source, Digital Globe. Photo 1: some “Russian” SPGs in Ukraine (everybody uses “Russian” ie Soviet equipment and the […]

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1. September 2014

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Shadow NATO Comes Out of the Closet

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Shadow NATO Comes Out of the Closet

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared his country’s intention to join NATO a few days ago, officially flip-flopping from his stance expressed nearly half a year ago. He said that the government was submitting a bill to the Rada to officially change Ukraine’s non-aligned status and also de-facto prohibit it from ever joining the Eurasian […]

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1. September 2014

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Resowing dragon’s teeth in Europe 75 years later

By Yuri RUBTSOV (Russia)

Resowing dragon’s teeth in Europe 75 years later

For the last months international politicians and media outlets used to compare the contemporary situation in Europe with the eve of WWI. Meanwhile the political and social processes we witness today in the region is much more resembling the late 1920s – early 1930s, the period when the West was fostering an anti-Russian force in […]

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