Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Long gone is the time when France could leverage its network of influence in “Françafrique” to turn hearts and minds against its geopolitical opponents like Russia, not to mention the ease with which it was previously able to pull off countless coups there for protecting its interests. Instead, all that its head of state can…

Zelensky Told Americans That His Country Should Be More Important to Them Than Their Own

Zelensky Told Americans That His Country Should Be More Important to Them Than Their Own

It’s understandable why people would be offended by a foreign leader telling them to place his country’s interests above their own and to not care about inflation. It’s beyond disrespectful after they’ve already suffered enough to help him. Zelensky isn’t ever happy, however, unless he hears about more wealth being redistributed from Americans to Ukrainians….

Hold Your Breath. Europe Is at a Tipping Point, As the Abyss Is Closer Than We Think

Hold Your Breath. Europe Is at a Tipping Point, As the Abyss Is Closer Than We Think

It’s Italy which will fire the starter’s gun on a turnaround on the EU’s policy on Russia and the Ukraine war. It might well be Italy which marks the starting point of a demise of sorts of the EU, as the coalition government collapses. Mario Draghi, who might be remembering interest rate hikes like the…

China Defies US Sanctions with Computer Chip Breakthrough

China Defies US Sanctions with Computer Chip Breakthrough

The Western media lamented China’s most recent breakthrough in computer chip manufacturing, achieving standards in production that were thought impossible because of sanctions imposed by the United States specifically designed to stifle Chinese advances. A report from early July by CNBC would discuss these sanctions. In their article, “US mulls fresh bid to restrict chipmaking…

Russia to Exit WHO, WTO and Other UN Agencies?

Russia to Exit WHO, WTO and Other UN Agencies?

Is Russia about to leave the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – and possibly other UN and international bodies? This topic has received little or no coverage by the western mainstream media. According to Russian Duma’s Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, the Russian Government is evaluating the possibility to withdraw from…

The Dangers of Military Escalation: Lessons from Vietnam for Ukraine

The Dangers of Military Escalation: Lessons from Vietnam for Ukraine

In April 1965, U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) explained why he was escalating US involvement in Vietnam. With an Orwellian touch, LBJ titled the speech “Peace without Conquest”  as he announced the beginning of US air attacks on Vietnam.  He explained that “We must fight if we are to live in a world where…