Featured French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a press conference in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Photo: AFP/Ludovic Marin

Why Europe is Afraid of the New Silk Roads

It came out as a sort of minor scandal – considering the ’24/7 post-truth news cycle.’ Of the 28 EU ambassadors in Beijing, 27, with the exception of Hungary’s, signed an internal report criticizing the New Silk Roads as a non-transparent threat to free trade, allegedly favoring unfair competition by Chinese conglomerates. The report was …

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Putin’s “Chaos” Warning Should Be Taken Very Seriously

President Putin warned that any further strikes on Syria will “lead to chaos in International Relations”. He made his remarks while speaking to his Iranian counterpart in a telephone conversation over the weekend, and his vague words have led to a flurry of speculation about what he was implying. There are of course whose “confirmation …

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The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again!

It was only a matter of time before the US government and its compliant media would once again put Nicaragua in their sights. And, that time has indeed come. Last year, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA Act) which would cut that already-poor country off …

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Gold Leaving US Vaults: Signs of Upcoming Currency War and Armed Conflict

The Turkish government has made the decision to repatriate all of its gold reserves that are currently housed in the US Federal Reserve System (FRS). Overall Turkey was storing 220 tonnes, valued at $25.3 billion, in the US, which it repossessed on April 19, 2018. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has toughened his stance against the US dollar …

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Soviet and U.S. soldiers meet each other on the Elbe River. © Sputnik

US-Russia Relations a Long Way From World War II ‘Meeting at the Elbe’

This week commemorates the day when US and Soviet troops linked up forces in Germany, essentially crippling the Nazis. That historic moment underscores the value of US-Russia unity – something which is conspicuously missing today. Although not celebrated as an official holiday by any country, ‘Elbe Day’ has won a place in the history books …

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What Happened in Armenia was a Defeat for Democracy

When 9 legislators out of 105 lead an increasingly violent movement to topple an elected government via what ultimately ended up becoming a low-intensity “military coup”, it’s usually a worrying sign that dictatorship and not democracy is right around the corner. The Armenian Color Revolution was a success, and hyper-nationalist politician and small-time oligarch Nikol …

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