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09.05.2019

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

by Peter Koenig After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition… »

08.05.2018

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick for The Conversation UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 175% in the first nine months of 2017 according to an investigation by the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Similarly, France and the US are major exporters of arms to the… »

18.10.2017

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

By Jordan Shilton Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an offensive by Iraqi army units and pro-government Shia militias Monday to capture the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and surrounding areas from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). The attack, which reportedly provoked clashes in some areas between Iraqi units and Peshmerga… »

25.09.2017

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth

By Gar Smith / World Beyond War #NoWar2017 Conference, September 22-24 at American University in Washington, DC. http://worldbeyondwar.org/stones-drones-short-history-war-earth/ War is humanity’s deadliest activity. From 500 BC to AD 2000 history records more than 1000 [1,022] major documented wars. In the 20th… »

29.06.2016

Timor-Leste vs Australia over disputed oil-gas and proximity rights

Timor-Leste vs Australia over disputed oil-gas and proximity rights

Australia is showing its worst side in its dealings with Timor-Leste over territorial waters claims that involve oil and of a lesser import to the big island, fisheries, by ignoring the smaller country’s legitimate rights which it intends taking to the international court. According to the tiny nation of Timor-Leste,… »

05.01.2016

As Saudi Arabia executes Sheikh al-Nimr, will U.S. respond by cutting $50 billion in weapons sales?

As Saudi Arabia executes Sheikh al-Nimr, will U.S. respond by cutting $50 billion in weapons sales?

After Saudi Arabia executed Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday along with 46 others, protesters in the Iranian capital of Tehran responded by torching part of the Saudi Embassy. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia responded by severing ties with Iran. With Saudi Arabia and Iran backing opposing groups in Syria… »

13.04.2015

Iran’s nuclear deal and conflict in Yemen: the view of an Iranian political scientist

Iran’s nuclear deal and conflict in Yemen: the view of an Iranian political scientist

Regarding the agreement reached between the five nuclear powers plus Germany with the Iranian government so that sanctions may be lifted from the latter with a commitment to not continue enriching uranium or to advance in the construction of nuclear weapons, we have been in contact with the Iranian Political… »

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