Economics of the Standoff Between Turkey and the Netherlands

As the diplomatic squabble between Turkey and the Netherlands continues to fester, concerns are raised about whether — and to what extent — the tensions will harm bilateral relations, particularly in economics where the two countries have robust trade and investment connections. For Turkey, the Netherlands offers a large and expanding export market. Trade between … Continue reading Economics of the Standoff Between Turkey and the Netherlands

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8,000 NATO Troops Launch Exercise Near Russian-Norwegian Border

A total of 8,000 NATO soldiers have been deployed to the Finnmark region of northern Norway, 160-300 km from the Russian border, for a series of joint military exercises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SseBhi1TOc The Joint Viking 2017 exercises, which involve British, American and Norwegian troops, kicked off Monday and are expected to last until March 15. According to … Continue reading 8,000 NATO Troops Launch Exercise Near Russian-Norwegian Border

Russia, China Block Bid by Western Powers to Impose UN Sanctions on Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council proposal that would have banned the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government, and blacklisted eleven Syrian military commanders over allegations of toxic gas attacks. The proposed resolution, put forward by Britain, France and the United States, was put to the vote of the international body … Continue reading Russia, China Block Bid by Western Powers to Impose UN Sanctions on Syria

US Nuclear Forces Held Wide-Scale Drills in Europe

In February, US military held the most wide-scale drills of the US strategic nuclear forces for recent years, the Izvestiya newspaper reported. In the course of the exercises, servicemen worked over a scenario of an escalation of a hybrid conflict in Europe in a global nuclear war, involving the US. Experts believe that the maneuvers’ … Continue reading US Nuclear Forces Held Wide-Scale Drills in Europe

How George Soros Singlehandedly Created the European Refugee Crisis—and Why

George Soros is trading again. The 85-year-old political activist and philanthropist hit the headlines post-Brexit saying the event had “unleashed” a financial-market crisis. Well, the crisis hasn’t hit Soros just yet. He was once again on the right side of the trade, taking a short position in troubled Deutsche Bank and betting against the S&P … Continue reading How George Soros Singlehandedly Created the European Refugee Crisis—and Why

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Western Russophobia in Psychotic Phase

Western irrational fear of Russia – Russophobia – is no longer a random prejudice. It has become endemic pathological thinking among Western states. Divorced from reality this mindset has become psychotic. Western politicians, military leaders and corporate news media increasingly blame Russia for all manner of perceived transgressions. Whether it is alleged interference in national elections or alleged aggressive … Continue reading Western Russophobia in Psychotic Phase

Has There Been a “Nuclear Incident” in the Arctic?

There have been rumblings regarding some sort of nuclear incident—or possibly incidents—in the Arctic over the last month. Multiple reports, some of them from official monitoring organizations, have reported iodine 131—a radioactive isotope often associated with nuclear fission—has been detected via air sampling stations throughout the region. The first detection of the isotope came during … Continue reading Has There Been a “Nuclear Incident” in the Arctic?

The West Is Finished, But Why? Frightened Lives

Despite certain economic and social setbacks, the Western Empire is doing remarkably well. That is, if we measure success by the ability to control the world, to condition the brains of human beings on all continents, and to crush almost all substantial descent, at home and abroad. What almost entirely disappeared from life, at least … Continue reading The West Is Finished, But Why? Frightened Lives

Is American Islamophobia Any Different From What We are Witnessing in Europe?

The Executive Order that would ban Muslims from a number of Middle from entering the US signed by Donald Trump is going to be discussed by various media sources for a really long time. There’s little doubt that Trump’s opponents will try to exploit this situation in a bid to show that the policies that … Continue reading Is American Islamophobia Any Different From What We are Witnessing in Europe?