Why’d Navalny Return to the Same Country That He Claimed Tried to Kill Him?
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Why’d Navalny Return to the Same Country That He Claimed Tried to Kill Him?

Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny inexplicably decided to return to the same country that he claimed had unsuccessfully tried to kill him, curiously timing his trip to coincide with the immediate run-up to Biden’s inauguration in what some suspect is nothing more than a Hybrid War provocation to establish the “publicly plausible” pretext for the…

Europe Embraces Multipolar World With Nord Stream 2 and China Investment Deal
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Europe Embraces Multipolar World With Nord Stream 2 and China Investment Deal

Material need usually wins out against ideological creed. Necessity over dogma. Twice this week, the European Union demonstrated that maxim in practice when it rebuffed Washington over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia; and then again over a major investment pact with China. Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointedly stated this week that…

Europe Going Its Own Way
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Europe Going Its Own Way

Events of the past week show the Continent restoring some of its pre-1945 independence from U.S. hegemony.      Those who come after us will look back and conclude we lived in a time of great moment. This is true in all sorts of ways, of course, and high among these is the gradual but now-unmistakable corrosion…

The US’ Hybrid War on Russian Energy Targets Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria
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The US’ Hybrid War on Russian Energy Targets Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria

The US is ruthlessly waging an intense Hybrid War on Russian energy interests in Europe by targeting the Eurasian Great Power’s relevant projects in Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria, banking on the fact that even the partial success of this strategy would greatly advance the scenario of an externally provoked “decoupling” between Moscow and Washington’s transatlantic…

Navalny Sacrificed as Part of a Wider Geopolitical Battle
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Navalny Sacrificed as Part of a Wider Geopolitical Battle

Few stories in recent years more clearly illustrate the sorry decline in western media standards than the coverage currently being given to the illness of Russian dissident politician Alexei Navalny. Mr Navalny is at most a minor irritant to the ruling Russian politicians. At the last election he polled less than 2% of the popular…

Poisoning Nord Stream 2
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Poisoning Nord Stream 2

As in most criminal cases, the objective soon emerges to betray motive and perpetrator. And as always the question of who gains is a reliable guide to an investigation. This week, German authorities are dramatically accusing the Russian government over the alleged poisoning of dissident figure Alexei Navalny who is reportedly still in a coma…