In Defense of Norwegian Russia Expert Glenn Diesen
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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
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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
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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…

NATO’s Upcoming 40,000-Soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China
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NATO’s Upcoming 40,000-Soldier Arctic Drill Is a Message to Russia and China

NATO’s upcoming Trident Junction 18 drill in Norway will be held at the end of the month and is expected to see the participation of 40,000 troops. The US and its allies have been making a big deal about Russia’s Arctic interests for over the past decade since the country planted its flag under the…

The Marine Deployment to Norway Is an Anti-Chinese Power Play by America
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The Marine Deployment to Norway Is an Anti-Chinese Power Play by America

It might seem like Norway’s request for a doubling of US Marines on its territory and their relocation closer to the country’s Arctic border with Russia is obviously aimed against Moscow, and while that’s definitely the implied short-term military reason, the real long-term strategic one is that America is making a power play for exerting…

How Secular Is the West? The U.S., Britain, Australia… Secular Nation States, “So Help Me God”??
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How Secular Is the West? The U.S., Britain, Australia… Secular Nation States, “So Help Me God”??

Of late there have been quite a number of know-it-all ‘academics’ ‘political analysts’ dollar earning civil society coming forward promoting the displacement of Buddhism enshrined in Article 9 to be replaced with a ‘secular’ constitution in Sri Lanka. They love to quote extensively how West is secular. If readers were wiser they would look for…