Trump’s “shithole” label is also very relevant in objectively describing parts of the US and the broader West as a whole, especially neglected inner-city areas with large minority populations.
The U.S., along with the other Western powers, virtually abandoned the nations of Africa as soon as they had overthrown their colonial masters.
Donald Trump could have created a kind of Trans-American Belt and Road with US Characteristics for a New Era. Instead, Trump has opted to Make America Lose Again.
While the most part of the observers of global processes maybe expected that Brexit or Trump’s impeachment would be completed by now, it turns out that the both of these outcomes have not yet materialised. Concerning the former, the so-called “Prime Minister” of Britain (she was never elected, which seems […]
According to a recent infographic by New York Times, 79,000 US troops have currently been deployed in Europe out of 210,000 total US troops stationed all over the world, including 47,000 in Germany, 15,000 in Italy and 17,000 in the rest of Europe. By comparison, the number of US troops […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]