Playing Games in NATO, Turkey Eyes Its Role in a New World Order

Playing Games in NATO, Turkey Eyes Its Role in a New World Order

NATO’s spat over Turkish opposition to Swedish and Finnish membership is about more than expanding the North Atlantic military alliance. It’s as much about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s immediate political goals as Turkey’s positioning itself in a new 21st-century world order. On its surface, the spat is about Turkish efforts to hinder support for…

Poland Wants Norway to Partially Subsidize Its De Facto Confederation with Ukraine

Poland Wants Norway to Partially Subsidize Its De Facto Confederation with Ukraine

Even though the Polish President suggested that some of Russia’s $300 billion in stolen foreign assets be redirected towards Ukraine’s reconstruction, it seems as though those who seized these funds aren’t interested in sharing all that much otherwise the Polish Prime Minister wouldn’t have just demanded that Norway partially foot the bill. Polish Prime Minister…

Poland Just Got Played by Germany

Poland Just Got Played by Germany

The cold reality is now setting in that everyone was taking advantage of the Polish leadership’s imperial nostalgia to manipulate it into doing their bidding in Ukraine. Poland keeps racking up strategic losses in the days after merging into a de facto confederation with Ukraine. First, Zelensky told the attendees at this week’s Davos Summit…

In Defense of Norwegian Russia Expert Glenn Diesen

In Defense of Norwegian Russia Expert Glenn Diesen

Norwegian Russia expert Glenn Diesen was recently victimized by a smear campaign driven by those who claim that his appearances on RT sharing non-mainstream views about Russia-EU relations is tantamount to so-called “Russian propaganda”, which curiously coincides with Oslo agreeing to host American B-1 bombers for the first time in what CNN described as “a…

World War III’s Newest Battlefield: U.S. Troops Head for the Arctic

World War III’s Newest Battlefield: U.S. Troops Head for the Arctic

In early March, an estimated 7,500 American combat troops will travel to Norway to join thousands of soldiers from other NATO countries in a massive mock battle with imagined invading forces from Russia. In this futuristic simulated engagement — it goes by the name of Exercise Cold Response 2020 — allied forces will “conduct multinational…

The West Has Two Liberalism Problems, And Burning The Quran Is Just One of Them

The West Has Two Liberalism Problems, And Burning The Quran Is Just One of Them

The disgusting burning of a Quran in Norway last week was a rabidly Islamophobic act of hatred that highlighted one of the West’s two liberalism problems, with the first being that the aforementioned stunt is supposedly protected by the principle of “free speech” while the other is that many Western governments are reluctant to encourage…