The Pivot to China

When President Xi Jinping visited the United Nations in Geneva last month, before his landmark pro-globalization speech in Davos, he said China’s proposition to the world was to “build a community of shared future for mankind and achieve shared and win-win development.” Then came the astonishing numbers. “In the coming five years, China will import US$8 …

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Pakistan’s Eurasian Solution for Afghanistan

Moscow will host six-party talks about Afghanistan on 15 February, with Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Iran, India, and naturally Russia expected to be represented. Moreover, ZamirKabulov – thought of as being the leader of the “Islamophile” South Asian faction in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – extended an invitation to the US as well, though stipulating …

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The West Is Finished, But Why? Frightened Lives

Despite certain economic and social setbacks, the Western Empire is doing remarkably well. That is, if we measure success by the ability to control the world, to condition the brains of human beings on all continents, and to crush almost all substantial descent, at home and abroad. What almost entirely disappeared from life, at least …

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One Belt One Road a New Geopolitical Paradigm

The ascension of Donald Trump to the US Presidency has introduced an additional element of uncertainty to the conduct of world affairs. Judging from Mr Trump’s rhetoric, and some of his initial executive orders, such as withdrawing the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proverbial cat has been set among the geopolitical pigeons. …

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The Games Continue, Turkey Attacks Syrian Army, Protecting ISIS in Al Bab

In the northern Aleppo countryside, the towns of Tell Rifaat, Menagh, Mayer, Tell Jibbin, Ma’arasteh Khan and Hardatnin have joined a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian government after talks with a Russian mediation. Tell Rifaat and Menagh had been controlled by the Kurdish YPG. On February 9, an escalation erupted between Syrian government and Turkish …

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UN’s $2Bln Yemen Appeal? Send the Bill to Washington, London and Riyadh

The United Nations this week launched an emergency appeal to raise $2 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen – the Arabian Peninsula country where war has been raging for nearly two years. The UN says some 12 million people – half the population – are facing starvation unless the international community urgently comes to their aid. …

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Israel’s Escalating Attacks on Gaza may be Prelude to ‘Wide-Scale’ Offensive

Al Mezan Center for Human rights, Feb 7, reports on intensified Israeli attacks on Gaza and calls on the international community to stop a possible new invasion: “Acting before a full-scale military bombardment is launched is crucial to ensuring the protection of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.” Yesterday, the Israeli military launched airstrikes and …

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Cash No Longer King: Europe Moves to Begin Elimination of Paper Money

In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years. The financial uncertainty …

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Who Sits Above Trump? 10 Presidents & Politicians Who Told Us That a “Secret Government” Controls the World

This year’s U.S. election completely shocked the world. It seemed clear that Hillary Clinton was backed by the big banks and other elite groups to run the American empire, and Wikileaks further helped to illustrate how corporate and financial interests control the presidency. This is exactly why Trump’s election came as such a surprise, and why mainstream media continues to …

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