Ankara Believes Europe is Carrying Out a Planned Operation Against Turkey

The troubled relations between Turkey and the European Union clearly demonstrate the futility of Brussels’ attempts to build a working model of multiculturalism in Europe. The main thing here is the objective impossibility of combining two mutually exclusive aims: getting the refugee crisis under control, including by working with Muslims, chiefly the many Turkish communities … Continue reading Ankara Believes Europe is Carrying Out a Planned Operation Against Turkey

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Is Turkey Lost to the West?

Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union. That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever. Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Angela Merkel’s Germany to Hitler’s, said the Netherlands was full of “Nazi remnants” and “fascists,” and suggested the Dutch ambassador go … Continue reading Is Turkey Lost to the West?

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Erdogan and EU Go Off Rails – a Plague on Both Their Houses

The extraordinary war of words erupting between Turkey and the European Union is pushing already strained relations to breaking point. Ankara has banned all Dutch diplomats from its territory after the Netherlands banished Turkish ministers from holding political rallies, while deploying heavy-handed policing to break up the rallies. Now with the rest of the EU expressing solidarity … Continue reading Erdogan and EU Go Off Rails – a Plague on Both Their Houses

The Anti-Russian Campaign Gathers Force

On January 30 NBC News reported that «On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump's commitment to NATO is wavering, the tanks fired salvos that declared the 28-nation alliance a vital deterrent … Continue reading The Anti-Russian Campaign Gathers Force

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson delivers a speech on the first day of the Conservative party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 2, 2016 © AFP 2017/ Adrian DENNIS

Britain Needs to Get Off High Horse on Russia

For a small nation with a has-been imperial past, British rulers appear to still suffer from the delusion of strutting around the globe as if on a high horse. Now less of a splendid steed and more like a broken-down hobby horse rocking on its overblown pretensions. Senior British government figures are reportedly due to visit Moscow in coming weeks, … Continue reading Britain Needs to Get Off High Horse on Russia

Backstage at the Trump vs. Deep State Cage Match

The real story behind The Fall of Michael Flynn has been confirmed by a highly informed US insider, who has previously detailed how the Trump presidency's foreign policy will unfold. According to the insider, which I named "X", "Flynn was removed because he was agitating for a strike against Iran which would have had disastrous consequences. That would … Continue reading Backstage at the Trump vs. Deep State Cage Match

Trump’s Reckless Pimping Off Germany for NATO Fix

US President Donald Trump has German ancestral roots, but his unfolding policy on NATO shows little regard for the Fatherland. Indeed, the signs are that Trump wants to recklessly pimp off German economic prowess as a short-term fix for the United States’ chronic problems. When Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, and his defense secretary James … Continue reading Trump’s Reckless Pimping Off Germany for NATO Fix

Tanzania Demands Reparations for German Colonial Atrocities

Germany’s colonial role in Africa has been highlighted again as the Tanzania government placed the European state on notice that it will file an official complaint over the atrocities committed during the early 20th century. This report comes in the aftermath of a similar effort by representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples of the … Continue reading Tanzania Demands Reparations for German Colonial Atrocities