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The importance of reading August

By Matthew COOPER (USA)

10. April 2015

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The importance of reading August

If one wants to understand the sociology of the American people, the book which still tops the list of those recommended for the subject is Democracy in America by Alexis Charles Henri Clérel de Tocqueville. Published between 1835 and 1840, and based on the French author’s forays into the country in 1831, the volume at […]

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Bismarck’s system of continental alliances

By Srdja TRIFKOVIC (USA)

18. March 2015

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Bismarck’s system of continental alliances

In an interview for the German news magazine Zuerst! (April 2015) Srdja Trifkovic considers the significance of Otto von Bismarck’s legacy, 200 years after his birth.     Dr. Trifkovic, how would Bismarck react if he could see today’s map of Europe? Trifkovic: He would be initially shocked that the German eastern border now runs along the […]

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Why there’s too much hope over Minsk-II

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

18. February 2015

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Why there’s too much hope over Minsk-II

The Minsk II accords are nothing more than a tenuous ceasefire in a tense regional neighborhood, and the sincerity of France and Germany’s intentions is dubious, at best. While the US has yet to formally commit to arming Ukraine, it still holds the option open and can unilaterally do so with or without EU support […]

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Not a time to ship lethal arms to Ukraine

By Jonathan POWER (USA)

12. February 2015

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Not a time to ship lethal arms to Ukraine

What is appeasement is that the Russian government until recently accepted with barely a murmur that the West, ignoring its own implied promises, would not expand NATO so far east. Russia has appeased the West, not vice versa. Please put your hand up if you support giving lethal arms to the Ukrainian army and also […]

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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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What is lost in Poles’ memories?

By Vadim TRUKHACHEV (Russia)

5. February 2015

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What is lost in Poles’ memories?

A few days ago Polish President Bronisław Komorowski proposed a Victory Day parade on May 8 in Westerplatte – a section of Gdansk where World War II began on Sept. 1, 1939. He was supported by Poland’s foreign minister, Grzegorz Schetyna, speaking on Radio RMF. Responding to the host’s question as to whether the Polish […]

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The Munich conference: Western pseudo-multipolar stability theory in action

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. February 2015

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The Munich conference: Western pseudo-multipolar stability theory in action

The Munich Security Report 2015 (MSR) debuted at the end of January and is proof that confirmation bias is definitely still en vogue in the West. Although the document touches upon a myriad of other topics aside from Russia, the current article will broadly address the overall fallacies in regards to that country. The MSR […]

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Who are the “Friends of Ukraine”?

By Andrey POLEVOY (Russia)

2. February 2015

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Who are the “Friends of Ukraine”?

On Jan. 11, 2015, the Ukrainian website “GordonUA” published a rousing article (in Russian) with the suggestive title of “The Best Friends. The Countries Offering Assistance to Ukraine in 2014.” Let’s read that document carefully. “The past year has turned out to be an extremely difficult one for Ukraine. After President Viktor Yanukovych fled the […]

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Will Russia, Germany save Europe from war?

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

4. December 2014

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Will Russia, Germany save Europe from war?

Are the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Russia on a mad spiral leading to yet another war in Europe? Is it inevitable? Far from it. The US-propelled vassal currently starring in the oligarch dance in Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, last week advanced the proposition that Ukrainians in the near future, after his “reforms”, […]

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Otto von Bismarck’s Epistle to Angela Merkel

By Dmitry SEDOV (Russia)

1. December 2014

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Otto von Bismarck’s Epistle to Angela Merkel

… Angela, you know, I have always been against ladies’ presence in public affairs and I have not changed my viewpoint so far. I was doubly lucky in my life. Firstly, I used to live in the days when ladies were absolutely not allowed to German’s politics. Secondly, I was born on the April Fools’ […]

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China’s silky road to glory

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

14. November 2014

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China’s silky road to glory

If there were any remaining doubts about the unlimited stupidity Western corporate media is capable of dishing out, the highlight of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing has been defined as Russian President Vladimir Putin supposedly “hitting” on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s wife – and the subsequent Chinese censoring of the moment when […]

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‘German politicians are US puppets’

By Udo ULFKOTTE (Germany)

7. November 2014

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‘German politicians are US puppets’

“Now the Americans are even considering blowing up a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and then insisting that the culprits were either separatists or Russians,” claims the German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former correspondent from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest German newspapers. He has published a book, Gekaufte Journalisten (“Purchased Journalists”), in which he […]

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