So What will The Sanctioned Supergroup Do?

Those were the days, during the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, when the earth was actually ruled by rock supergroups – from Cream and Led Zeppelin to Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends – and the post-truth geopolitical remix of the supergroup. Meet The Sanctioned; …

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, left, shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on July 27. Photo: AFP/ Alexander Astafyev / Sputnik

Color Revolution in the Caucasus Rattles Russian Leaders

No two “color revolutions” have been the same, although the anatomy may bear similarity. This explains why Russia continues to face a problem in calibrating its response to emerging revolutionary tides in its backyard. Russia fumbled in Georgia (2003) and Ukraine (2004 and 2014), but digested the ‘color revolutions’ in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 and 2010. …

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The Putin-Trump Helsinki Summit: The Action Is in the Reaction

Now that a little over a week has passed since the much awaited Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki took place, I have had the time to read many of the reactions and comments it generated. I am coming to the paradoxical conclusion that this summit was both a non-event and a truly historical watershed moment. Let’s …

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Mass Dementia in the Western Establishment

Where to begin to analyze the madness of mainstream media in reaction to the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki? By focusing on the individual, psychology has neglected the problem of mass insanity, which has now overwhelmed the United States establishment, its mass media and most of its copycat European subsidiaries. The individuals may be sane, but …

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America Overrules Trump: No Peace with Russia

The governments of Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, if their countries are to survive, must give up their deluded hopes of reaching agreements with the United States. No such possibility exists on terms that the countries can accept. American foreign policy rests on threat and force. It is guided by the neoconservative doctrine of …

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The EU Has Been America’s “Foe” Since the End of the Old Cold War

Trump turned heads this week when he described the EU as a “foe”. The “politically incorrect” and previously unthinkable remark came after last week’s testy NATO Summit during an interview that the US President gave to CBS News. Trump, when asked to describe the US’ “biggest foe globally right now”, jaw-droppingly said that “Well, I …

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Russian warships, among them the frigate Admiral Gorshkov (second left), sail near Kronshtadt naval base outside St Petersburg on July 20, 2018, during a rehearsal for the Naval Parade. Photo: AFP / Olga Maltseva

Here’s the Real Reason the US Must Talk to Russia

Future historians may well identify Russian President Vladimir Putin’s landmark March 1 speech as the ultimate game-changer in the 21st-century New Great Game in Eurasia. The reason is minutely detailed in Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning, a new book by Russian military/naval analyst Andrei Martyanov. Martyanov is uniquely equipped for the …

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