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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

21. December 2016

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Envoy killed in a ‘parallel universe’

The Russian ambassador was killed in Ankara on the evening of Dec. 19 .  The killer, a 22-year-old Turkish graduate of the police academy who had been fired in July after being deemed untrustworthy, fired 11 bullets into the ambassador’s back as he finished addressing the attendees at the opening of the Russia Through Turkish […]

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17. February 2015

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Putin And The Mideast’s Middleman

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Putin And The Mideast’s Middleman

The Russian President’s visit last week to Egypt signified that both countries are eager to restore the closeness of their former Nasser-era ties. The deepening partnership between the two has the possibility to qualitatively transform the region, with the ‘Arab Yugoslavia’ serving as a conduit for advancing Russian interests at the expense of the two […]

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12. February 2015

Not a time to ship lethal arms to Ukraine

By Jonathan POWER (USA)

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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11. February 2015

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Where will the US arms for Ukraine actually end up?

By Andrey POLEVOY (Russia)

Where will the US arms for Ukraine actually end up?

The real suspense of the Ukrainian crisis centers on the legalization of the US lethal weapons supply to Kiev “to protect it against Russian aggression.” However, it is unclear precisely what sort of weapons would be needed to give Kiev an advantage. In the war against Novorossia, Kiev has been using small arms and armored […]

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11. February 2015

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Is tolerance of dishonesty the fundamental problem in our culture?

By Eric ZUESSE (USA)

Is tolerance of dishonesty the fundamental problem in our culture?

NBC-TV’s star news-anchor (America’s most popular) Brian Williams got caught repeatedly lying and fabricating his fake-‘courageous’ personal involvement in news stories that he had ‘reported.’ At LinkedIn, Rob Wyse headlined recently, “Brian Williams Essentially Lied on His Resume, Or Exaggerated The Truth,” and he noted there: “Whether you call it a lie, or an exaggeration — it is a breach of trust. […]

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10. February 2015

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German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

By Konstantin KOSARETSKY (Ukraine)

German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

A few days ago an interesting study, “The Socio-Political Sentiments in Crimea,” was released by the Ukrainian branch of GfK, the well-known German social research organization, as part of the Free Crimea initiative. Intriguingly, the primary objectives of this project, launched with the support of the governmental Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, were to “debunk […]

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9. February 2015

Turkey – the ultimate crossroads

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brazil)

Turkey – the ultimate crossroads

I had no agenda other than to connect the future (the Eurasian Century) with the past (the crumbling European Union dream) via God’s favorite abode, the City of Cities; Constantinople, the New Rome. Just a Eurasia pilgrim on the move, absorbing those flows coming from the Balkans and ancient glorious Thrace; from the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara through the Bosphorus; and […]

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9. February 2015

March to folly in Ukraine

By Eric S. MARGOLIS (USA)

March to folly in Ukraine

The United States has just made an exceptionally dangerous, even reckless decision over Ukraine. Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader who ended the Cold War, warns it may lead to a nuclear confrontation with Russia. Rule number one of geopolitics: nuclear-armed powers must never, ever fight. Yet Washington just announced that by spring, it will deploy […]

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9. February 2015

What If Putin Doesn’t Back Down?

By Scott MCCONNELL (USA)

What If Putin Doesn’t Back Down?

What if Vladimir Putin really was tough? What if he would prefer to fight to the death rather than see his country humiliated by the West or his regime collapse into chaos—outcomes he likely regards as equivalent. Is this not possible? There is no shortage of American politicians ready to attribute the most vile traits […]

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8. February 2015

Nuclear War and Clashing Ukraine Narratives

By Robert PARRY (USA)

Nuclear War and Clashing Ukraine Narratives

The U.S. government and mainstream media are swaggering toward a possible nuclear confrontation with Russia over Ukraine without any of the seriousness that has informed this sort of decision-making throughout the nuclear age. Instead, Official Washington seems possessed by a self-righteous goofiness that could be the prelude to the end of life on this planet. […]

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8. February 2015

Who will win the Power Struggle for Tajikistan in the Central Asian ‘Great Game’?

By Adil KHAN (UK)

Who will win the Power Struggle for Tajikistan in the Central Asian ‘Great Game’?

Central Asia largely evades mainstream media coverage. This is despite it being the centre of a fascinating, ‘great game’ geopolitical contest; fought by the nations of Russia, China, the U.S., and Iran. This is a niche article specifically focusing on Tajikistan, which is vastly underdeveloped, resource rich, and ruled by a corrupt elite. Therefore the […]

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7. February 2015

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Minister Lavrov in Munich: ‘European Security sabotaged by the US’

By Sergey LAVROV (Russia)

Minister Lavrov in Munich: ‘European Security sabotaged by the US’

Full video and fragments of the speech by the Russian FM Sergey Lavrov at the Munich Security Conference 2015: “Recent development in Ukraine have corroborated our warnings. Remember Pres. Putin’s speech here in Munich in 2007.” “At every stage of the Ukrainian crisis Washington has been taking steps that “only promoted further aggravation of the […]

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6. February 2015

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Is Washington able to buy off Frau Merkel?

By Oleg MAKARENKO (Russia)

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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