The bill on Russia sanctions would effectively halt the plans for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, aimed at providing EU countries with cheap Russian gas.
The US is on a sanctions spree against North Korea, Iran and Russia, but lost in the middle of this escalating asymmetrical global drama is Nicaragua.
If Afghanistan was an ‘occupied’ country during Soviet dominance from 1979 to 1988, how did it become a free country after Americans entered in 2001?
Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back in the ‘80s that spawned Islamic jihadists like the Taliban and al Qaeda for the first time in history and the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, 2011-onward, is […]
The United States’ regional strategies in the Middle East face multiple challenges and it needs strong nerves and robust realism not to overreact. Importantly, the temptation to display ‘muscular’ diplomacy must be curbed. Thus, the decision by the Trump administration on Monday to certify for the second time Iran’s compliance […]
The US State Department has finally given a clean chit to the jihadist conglomerate to pursue its ambitions of toppling the Assad regime in Syria
Washington’s interest in the Syrian civil war is partly about ensuring Israel’s regional security and partly it is about doing the bidding of America’s regional Sunni allies: Turkey, Jordan and the Gulf Arab States. Saudi Arabia which has been vying for power as the leader of the Sunni bloc against […]
On the eve of his meeting with Vladimir Putin, President Trump gave a speech in Warsaw that included several jabs at Russia, which prompted a fairly strong reaction in Moscow. Many officials and commentators were hard-pressed to understand why it was necessary to rile things up right before such important […]
Sputnik published an article over the weekend about how the Silicon Valley tech leader gave the UK Press Association $800,000 as part of Google’s three-year $170 million “Digital News Initiative”, which includes as one of its many goals the creation of automated, or robot-written, “news”. This specific program is formally […]
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 […]
Six weeks before the killing of Osama Bin Laden, on 16 March 2011, a CIA’s private contractor Raymond Davis, who had previously worked for Erik Prince’s infamous Blackwater security firm, was released from a prison in Lahore and secretly flown to the US. On 27 January 2011, Raymond Davis had […]
There might be several reasoning for the forthcoming Great War but the current one focusses on Iran which continues to defy the American-Israeli interest for global supremacy and its geostrategic imperatives. Those are well documented in several books. From the beginning of the human race we find lessons of kings […]