A woman stands on rubble of damaged buildings in Raqqa © Aboud Hamam / Reuters

US Using ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Set Up Compliant State in Syria

The US is trying to ethnically cleanse Syria in order to kill off Syrian nationalism and create an obedient state, journalist Vanessa Beeley told RT following a damning report on the US coalition’s military activities in Raqqa. Beeley, an independent journalist who has covered the war in Syria extensively, told RT that the US, UK …

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Police secure the office of Jordan's prime minister office during a protest in Amman on 2 June (Reuters)

How Jordan Brought Its Economic Woes on Itself

As protests continue in Jordan, the kingdom has put the blame for the economy’s lacklustre performance and controversial tax reforms on IMF-backed austerity measures and a drop in foreign aid. But in reality, say analysts, the economy has been badly managed for decades, while significant amounts of government spending remain undisclosed. 'The problems were there …

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Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrives at Qingdao Airport in China's Shandong province on June 8 for the SCO summit this weekend. Photo: AFP

Shanghai Summit: Is It Really a Suitcase Without a Handle?

A confluence of regional and international factors makes the 18th summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this weekend in Qingdao an event of special interest. The summit has an added meaning insofar as for the first time the two newly inducted member states India and Pakistan will be taking their place at the high …

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From G8 to G7 to G6+1

In March 2014, G8 member states expelled Russia over nonexistent “aggression” in Ukraine, along with Crimea’s reunification with the Russian Federation, correcting a historic mistake. On Monday, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “this forum has been losing its importance because given the changing political and economic situation, other platforms, such as the G20, where Russia …

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Low Oil Prices Are America’s Weapon Against Iran, a Reason for Russia to Keep Them High

President Trump is stepping up his attack on Iran. He’s now planning the long-game for maximum pressure. The news that Trump quietly asked Saudi Arabia to ramp up output by 1 million barrels a day is the key. From the analysis at Oilprice.com: Saudi Arabia and some of its close Arab allies in the Gulf, …

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Appeasement as Global Policy

Introduction The world is riven with class conflicts in Latin America, political conflicts between the Anglo-Americans and Russians, and economic conflicts between Washington against Europe and Asia. The conflicts have called into question the capacity of ruling elites to promote growth, to secure international stability and to foster global as co-operation. To understand the underlying …

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US Challenges Russia to Nuclear War

Now that the United States (with the cooperation of its NATO partners) has turned the former Soviet Union’s states other than Russia into NATO allies, and has likewise turned the Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact allies into America’s own military allies in NATO, the United States is finally turning the screws directly against Russia itself, by, in …

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Colombia’s Presidential Run-Off will Decide Its “Global Partnership” with NATO

Colombia is about to become NATO’s first Latin American “global partner” right as the country heads towards a tense presidential run-off later this month. The Transatlantic bloc sees in the South American country a formidable ally with impressive economic, military, and altogether, strategic potential. Colombia’s economy is one of the best-performing in the hemisphere, and …

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