Back in the (Great) Game: The Revenge of Eurasian Land Powers

Get ready for a major geopolitical chessboard rumble: from now on, every butterfly fluttering its wings and setting off a tornado directly connects to the battle between Eurasia integration and Western sanctions as foreign policy. It is the paradigm shift of China’s New Silk Roads versus America’s Our Way or the Highway. We used to …

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McCain Didn’t Die, He was “Reincarnated” in India!

In what was either an eerie coincidence or a sign of something supernatural, a rabid right-wing Indian politician began loudly beating the drums of war against his county’s tiniest neighbors on the day that McCain discontinued his treatment for brain cancer, remarkably channeling the Senator’s rhetoric of militantly “spreading democracy” in the Maldives that was …

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Sources Go Quiet in Moscow

The CIA admits that it knows nothing. A quite astonishing article recently appeared in the New York Times, astonishing even by the standards of that newspaper, which featured Judith Miller and Michael Gordon in the Pentagon-sponsored lie machine that led up to the catastrophic war against Iraq. The article, entitled “Kremlin Sources Go Quiet, Leaving CIA in …

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Grand Bargain Update: U.S. Offered to Pull Out of Syria

According to a recent report by Joachin Flores at Fort Russ News, the U.S. offered a withdrawal plan to Bashar al-Assad of Syria with three conditions. What should be immediately obvious is that the U.S. offered the meeting and opened up the talks. This is proof positive that the U.S. position in Syria is untenable …

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani © Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace / Reuters

Turkey & Qatar Are Being Punished for Refusing to do Washington’s Bidding on Iran

For years, Turkey and Qatar were at the vanguard of the Western imperial project in the Middle East. Having had their fingers burnt in Syria, however, they’re refusing to facilitate Washington’s Iran plans – and paying the price. Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia in May last year – his first foreign trip as president – …

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The Trump Administration’s Spoiler Foreign Policy

It is not possible to speak of “Donald Trump’s foreign policy” for the simple reason one can never tell whether the president or his minders are running it. Contradictions, reversals, and turns-on-a-dime have abounded since Trump took office. But this administration’s strategy abroad has assumed a discernible shape in recent weeks, whoever may be managing …

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The US Doesn’t Care about Idlib But Wants to Get Iran to the Negotiating Table

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz didn’t wait for the ink to dry on the deal signed by the Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami and his Syrian counterpart Ali Ay’youb “to rebuild the Syrian Army” and warned that his country will attack Iranian forces inside Syria. Moreover, the US vowed to stay in Syria until Iran leaves. …

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Sure, Maybe China “Weaponizes Tourism”, But the US Weaponizes Its Own Economy

China has allegedly “weaponized” tourism to punish the Pacific Island country of Palau for its continued political relations with Taiwan. Reuters published a report last weekend about the effects of China’s decision last year to brand the nation an “illegal destination” because of its lack of diplomatic relations with it, which has had a domino …

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American Pravda: Holocaust Denial

Reason Magazine and Holocaust Denial A few years ago I somehow heard about a ferocious online dispute involving a left-leaning journalist named Mark Ames and the editors of Reason magazine, the glossy flagship publication of America’s burgeoning libertarian movement. Although I was deep in my difficult programming work, curiosity got the better of me, so …

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