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Is the Geriatric Fifth Republic About to Marry Macron?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

4. May 2017

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Is the Geriatric Fifth Republic About to Marry Macron?

Something that was originally conceived as a grandiose pageant of political marketing will come to a conclusion next Sunday in France.  A young man with an evident Oedipus complex who has never held a single elected office and who was almost unknown just three years ago is now preparing to fill the seat once occupied […]

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The New American Financial Model Has Failed Main Street

by Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

10. October 2016

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The New American Financial Model Has Failed Main Street

“History shows that the United States has benefited politically and economically from wars in Europe. The huge outflow of capital from Europe following the First and Second World Wars, transformed the U.S. into a superpower… Today, faced with economic decline, the US is trying to precipitate another European war to achieve the same objective.”… Sergey […]

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Brexit and the German Rise – Should Jews worry?

By Atul BHARDWAJ (India)

12. July 2016

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Brexit and the German Rise – Should Jews worry?

“The frail skiff of present-day British policy is not inspiring any hope in British people, especially since the ‘symbolic voyage’ is taking place amidst the approaching economic crisis which is also tossing the American ship of state on its menacing waves.” This was Mikhail Afonin’s conclusion in Izvestiya, 31 August 1949. The article titled “In […]

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EU, Russia: doomed to partnership

By Adomas ABROMAITIS (Lithuania)

10. December 2015

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EU, Russia: doomed to partnership

Relations between the European Union and Russia are at a critical stage now. Though this is a permanent state for the past ten years. Ties between the EU and Russia have particularly deteriorated in the past several years. The economic sanctions against Moscow imposed in the summer of 2014, after then Ukraine’s Crimea voted in […]

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Time Is Running Out For Pax Americana’s Apologists

By Rostislav ISCHENKO (Ukraine)

11. November 2015

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Time Is Running Out For Pax Americana’s Apologists

The paradox of the current global crisis is that for the last five years, all relatively responsible and independent nations have made tremendous efforts to save the United States from the financial, economic, military, and political disaster that looms ahead. And this is all despite Washington’s equally systematic moves to destabilize the world order, rightly […]

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Is Washington able to buy off Frau Merkel?

By Oleg MAKARENKO (Russia)

6. February 2015

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Is Washington able to buy off Frau Merkel?

Last Monday Germany announced it would not send arms to Kiev. Angela Merkel stated quite clearly that she was not going to supply weapons to the government there and that the conflict in Ukraine should be resolved solely through diplomatic means. This was an unexpected statement, given the Frau’s reputation as someone who is hardly […]

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“Enigmatic Russia” And Its Detractors

By Michael AVERKO (USA)

13. January 2015

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“Enigmatic Russia” And Its Detractors

Periodically, some have engaged in what can be best described as “PoliSport”. (Years ago, I recall New York metropolitan area radio talk show host Steve Malzberg, using this term.) Such a route can prove to be faulty. This is especially true when some preferred Western mass media types do this against Russia. These instances can say more about the given commentator […]

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Why S&P Attacks Russia’s Credit Rating

By Ian BLOHM

11. January 2015

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Why S&P Attacks Russia’s Credit Rating

On the Christmas Eve Standard & Poor’s (S&P) international credit ratings agency revised Russia’s sovereign credit ratings to credit watch negative from negative.  It said it could downgrade Russia to the non-investment-grade (speculative-grade bond, or junk bond) as soon as mid-January. Is this assessment based on indicators reflecting the real state of Russian economy? Or is it another politically motivated step taken by the West […]

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‘We need a new global consensus of responsible powers’ (II)

By Vladimir PUTIN (Russia)

25. October 2014

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‘We need a new global consensus of responsible powers’ (II)

Part I At the same time, the formation of a so-called polycentric world (I would also like to draw attention to this, colleagues) in and of itself does not improve stability; in fact, it is more likely to be the opposite. The goal of reaching global equilibrium is turning into a fairly difficult puzzle, an […]

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‘We need a new global consensus of responsible powers’ (I)

By Vladimir PUTIN (Russia)

24. October 2014

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‘We need a new global consensus of responsible powers’ (I)

We are publishing full text of today’s address of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the members of Vaidai International Discussion Club. This year the main topic of the event was The World Order: New Rules or No Rules? Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, friends, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the XI meeting of […]

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Whose toes did Christophe de Margerie step on?

By Oleg LURIE (Russia)

23. October 2014

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Whose toes did Christophe de Margerie step on?

A small private plane, a Falcon 50 en route to Paris, crashed on takeoff Tuesday night at the Vnukovo airport. Witnesses claim the pilots did not notice a snowplow on the runway. Everyone on board was killed – the two pilots, a flight attendant, and the sole passenger, Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of […]

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Massive new debt hides years of negative GDP growth in EU and USA

By Jon HELLEVIG (Finland)

29. September 2014

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Massive new debt hides years of negative GDP growth in EU and USA

In a groundbreaking study Awara Group reveals that the real GDP growth of Western countries has been in negative territory for years. Only by massively loading up debt have they been able to hide the true picture and delay the onset of an inevitable collapse of their respective economies. The study shows that the real […]

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