Putin Trumps Trump

In December, 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed that the US would unilaterally pull out of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty that had curtailed the development of nuclear missiles and anti-missile systems to defeat them. The arrogant, dim-witted Bush believed that US space technology was advancing so rapidly that it would neutralize Russia’s force of …

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The US Just Lost an Arms Race It Had No Idea was Happening – ‘Heads Should Roll’

President Putin’s 2-hour long address yesterday to the Federal Assembly, a joint session of both houses of Russia’s bicameral legislature, plus large numbers of Russia’s cultural, business and other elites constituted his platform for the upcoming presidential election on March 18. This, in lieu of participation in the televised debates on all federal television channels …

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Trump and Assad are on the Same Side in Afrin

The independent convergence of American and Syrian interests against Turkey’s anti-terrorist campaign is coincidental and doesn’t imply a “conspiracy”, but it’s also instructive in the sense that it proves that it’s possible for the most unlikely pair of countries to tacitly agree on a subject of shared interest, despite this allegedly being impossible according to …

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What the US and Turkey Really Want in Northern Syria

The Kurdish region of Afrin in northern Syria has become a new geopolitical pivot point in the conflict. With so many actors’ interests overlapping, whose positions will be weakened and whose solidified if hostilities escalate? With so many different agendas now converging along the borderlands, many fear that Turkey’s latest military masterplan and march towards …

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No Matter What the Western Propaganda Says, Chinese Democracy Is Alive and Well!

New huge wave of ‘China bashing’ is once again rolling from Europe and North America. Its water is filthy and murky. It tries to smear everything about the present Chinese system: from its own and unique democratic model, to its leadership, as well as the political, economic and social system. I am periodically reminded that …

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Who’s Really Backing Lethal Weapons to Ukraine?

News of President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko bragging about his armed forces getting more from the United States than the previously mentioned Javelin anti-tank systems, it comes as no surprise. Since years now his regime has been nothing but one underhanded and one deadly dealing after another. However, this new Trump initiative might be the …

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A New “Left” Appeal for Imperialist Intervention in Syria

On February 27, the New York Review of Books published an open letter signed by some 200 people, many of them identifying themselves as activists, academics, journalists, writers and journalists. Originally titled “Stop pretending that you can’t do anything to save Syrians,” the headline was subsequently changed to “The World Must Act Now on Syria.” The letter …

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An injured boy cries as he flees an area where air strikes hit a house in Saada, Yemen on 27 February, 2018 (Reuters)

The Spin Machine Behind Saudi Arabia’s ‘Humanitarian Aid Plan’ for Yemen

On 22 January, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen unveiled a new plan to deliver "unprecedented relief to the people of Yemen". The Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) is a new "aid" programme with the ostensible aim of "addressing immediate aid shortfalls while simultaneously building capacity for long-term improvement of humanitarian aid and commercial goods imports …

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Could South Korea Join Pakistan and Turkey as an Ex-US “Ally”?

The often malicious “diplomacy” of the Trump Administration’s State Department has made it clear just how little the US valued its former “allies” in Pakistan and Turkey. Pakistan has gone from an obedient servant of the failed US policy in Afghanistan to a country that is being openly chastised and financially punished by the US, …

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