Servant of the Corrupt

Servant of the Corrupt

On the relationship between President Zelensky, Oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and Washington DC In February 2021, by order of President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine shut down three domestic television channels, accusing them of spreading Russian “propaganda.” Three months later, Zelenksky arrested Viktor Medvedchuk, who was at the time leading the second-biggest party in Ukraine’s national parliament, the…

Debt Traps & Terrorism: The Roots of Sri Lanka’s Crisis

Debt Traps & Terrorism: The Roots of Sri Lanka’s Crisis

The island nation of Sri Lanka, located south-southeast of India in the Indian Ocean has suffered economic and now political chaos that has grabbed international headlines. The Western media has floated narratives ranging from “debt trap diplomacy” perpetrated by China and its Belt and Road Initiative to food shortages spurred by Russia’s “blockade” of the…

Ukraine and the Hypocrisy of Global Moneylenders

Ukraine and the Hypocrisy of Global Moneylenders

The IMF has its own strategy for such cases called “fragile and conflict-affected states”. It was issued in March 2022 and will be implemented until 2025. The summary states that “Supporting fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) is an important priority for the international policy agenda. FCS are home to nearly 1 billion people facing a variety of…

Will Pakistan Submit to the US-Controlled IMF’s Reported Demand to Renegotiate CPEC Energy Deals?

Will Pakistan Submit to the US-Controlled IMF’s Reported Demand to Renegotiate CPEC Energy Deals?

Pakistan must decide between the US-controlled IMF and China with respect to which of those two can most realistically help it avert bankruptcy and accordingly become its top economic-financial partner across what’s thus far been the most chaotic decade since World War II. Pakistan’s reputable Express Tribune cited “highly placed sources” on Thursday when reporting…

Egypt Decides to Save Itself from Hunger on its Own

Egypt Decides to Save Itself from Hunger on its Own

Video reports on national TV channels and the Internet about half-empty supermarket shelves in the US and Western Europe are causing widespread nervousness about the world’s food security prospects. Despite warnings from Moscow, no one in Europe took into account that with the introduction of provocative Russophobic sanctions, designed to cripple the Russian economy, essential…