Daily Archive: March 24, 2019

Twenty Years Ago: NATO’s War of Aggression against Yugoslavia: Who are the War Criminals?

Twenty years ago in the early hours of March 24, 1999, NATO began the bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. “The operation was code-named “Allied Force ” – a cold, uninspired and perfectly descriptive moniker” according to Nebosja Malic.  This article was first written in early May 1999 at the height of the bombing of Yugoslavia.  The causes and consequences of this war...

Russia’s Recognition of “North Macedonia” Is Part of the “New Balkans” Plan

Russia’s recognition of “North Macedonia” disappointed many activists in what Moscow would have otherwise continued to regard as the Republic of Macedonia per its constitutionally legitimate name, but this purely political move shouldn’t have been all that unexpected in hindsight because it correlates with speculation that Moscow plans to take the lead in shaping the “New Balkans”. Surprise…Or Not? Russia...

Oil Profits Grease Trump Administration’s Move to Recognize Israeli Annexation of Golan

Washington last week gave another sign that the Trump administration is moving towards declaring the Golan Heights to be Israeli sovereign territory. At the heart of the move are huge anticipated US-Israeli oil profits. In an annual human rights report, the State Department referred to the Golan Heights as “Israeli-controlled,” dropping the international norm of citing the contested area as...

It’s Not a Big Deal That the EU Might Impose a De-Facto “Visa Regime” on Americans

The EU is planning to impose a de-facto “visa regime” for American citizens in 2021. The move is certainly symbolic but it’s only circumstantial and wasn’t anything preplanned to send a message to Trump like some people are portraying it as. The bloc will require Americans to complete the online “European Travel Information and Authorization System” prior to their trip...

‘Fort Trump’ in Poland: Why These Colors Won’t Fly

Unique among recent presidents, Donald Trump recognizes, at least in his gut, that America’s aging alliances have turned into ends rather than means. He also understands that Washington’s supposed friends have enthusiastically taken advantage of our willingness to defend the entire world. Yet virtually all his appointees are committed members of “The Blob,” the bipartisan foreign policy elite, whose members view...