Russia Has Called the War Party’s Bluff

Russia Has Called the War Party’s Bluff

Cold War 2.0 has reached unprecedented hysterical levels. And yet a hot war is not about to break out – before or after the November 8 US presidential election. From the Clinton (cash) machine – supported by a neocon/neoliberalcon think tank/media complex – to the British establishment and its corporate media mouthpieces, the Anglo-American, self-appointed “leaders of the…

Washington Looking for a Syria Scapegoat – Turkey or the Saudis?

Washington Looking for a Syria Scapegoat – Turkey or the Saudis?

The conflict opposing the United States to Russia and China is evolving on two fronts – on one hand, Washington is looking for a possible scape-goat to bear the responsibility for the war against Syria, and on the other, Moscow, which has already connected the situations in Syria and Yemen, is now attempting to link…

Djibouti Turns into Springboard for US Military Intervention

Djibouti Turns into Springboard for US Military Intervention

The US is dramatically increasing the tempo of its military operations in MENA (the Middle East and North Africa), especially in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti has an important role to play in the military planning. The small republic guards the entrance to the Red Sea and Suez Canal to make it a perfect springboard for launching…

Washington’s “Pivot to Asia”: A Debacle Unfolding

Washington’s “Pivot to Asia”: A Debacle Unfolding

In 2012 President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter launched a new chapter in their quest for global dominance: a realignment of policies designed to shift priorities from the Middle East to Asia. Dubbed the ‘pivot to Asia’, it suggested that the US would concentrate its economic, military and diplomatic…

Stratfor: The War by Other Means in Eastern Ukraine

Stratfor: The War by Other Means in Eastern Ukraine

Summary The front lines seem to be following separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine. When an improvised explosive device detonated at his Donetsk apartment Oct. 16, Arsen “Motorola” Pavlov became the latest in a string of rebel commanders targeted outside the main zone of conflict. In the week since the assassination, speculation has swirled over which side…

Countries of Southeast Asia: Squeezed Between Beijing and Washington

Countries of Southeast Asia: Squeezed Between Beijing and Washington

Today, the countries of the ASEAN are going through a very difficult period in their history, when their unity, cohesion and prosperity are being challenged as never before. The basic concept of independence of the region from the influence of external forces, embraced by this coalition, is hardly observed. Today’s objective is not to minimize…