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28.08.2017

Trump’s Strategy May Drive Pakistan Closer To Russia And China

Trump’s Strategy May Drive Pakistan Closer To Russia And China

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Beijing and Moscow have come to Pakistan’s defense in light of President Donald Trump’s Afghan and Pakistan strategy unveiled on Monday. After China’s strong message defending Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and asking the global community to acknowledge its sacrifices in war against terrorism, Russia has echoed… »

24.08.2017

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since US President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield after an alleged chemical weapons… »

02.08.2017

The Bilateral Relationship That Matters

The Bilateral Relationship That Matters

By Chandra Muzaffar Which is the most important bilateral relationship in the international arena today?  Many analysts would argue that it is the relationship between the United States of America and China that has the greatest significance for the world. Some see it as the relationship between an established power… »

31.07.2017

Overcoming Paranoia about Russia

Overcoming Paranoia about Russia

By Johan Galtung Norway is divided very clearly into three parts: the North and the two parts of the South, the West and the East separated by chains of mountains, plateaus (vidder) and emptiness (there is no town between Notodden in the East and Odda in the West). And by… »

30.06.2017

Washington’s new threat against Syria, Russia and Iran: Invitation to false flag operation

Washington’s new threat against Syria, Russia and Iran: Invitation to false flag operation

By Farhang Jahanpour On Monday 26th June, the White House released a statement saying that the United States had “identified potential preparations for another chemical attack by the Assad regime…” It went on to say: “If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his… »

30.05.2017

Russia Calls House Bill an “Act of War.” Will the Senate Block H.R. 1644?

Russia Calls House Bill an “Act of War.” Will the Senate Block H.R. 1644?

By Gar Smith Top Russian officials are concerned that a bill passed by the US Congress will do more than increase sanctions on North Korea. Moscow claims H.R. 1644 violates its sovereignty and constitutes an “act of war.” On May 4, 2017, House Resolution 1644, the innocently named “Korean… »

25.05.2017

Never Mind the Real Russia, It’s All about Trump: An Interview with David Swanson


Never Mind the Real Russia, It’s All about Trump: An Interview with David Swanson


Anti-war activist and author David Swanson told the author that party partisanship fuels the anti-Russian obsession among rank and file Democrats. “If the Democratic Party had made a grand cause of friendship with Russia and disarmament and ending nuclear weapons madness, then liberal supporters of the Democratic Party would be… »

18.05.2017

Leave Russia the Блядь Out of U.S. Scandals

Leave Russia the Блядь Out of U.S. Scandals

In Moscow earlier this week I mentioned to a Russian friend that racists in my town in Virginia were chanting fascist and confederate slogans plus “Russia is our friend!” He replied: “But we never had slavery; we had serfdom.” He didn’t grasp why Russia was being grouped together with slavery. »

14.05.2017

A Russian Entrepreneur’s Perspective

A Russian Entrepreneur’s Perspective

I’ve been in Moscow some days now and have yet to meet an oligarch (although perhaps they don’t identify themselves). I have met an entrepreneur named Andrei Davidovich. He’s started several companies since his first in 1998, including a software company, a… »

14.05.2017

Belt & Road: China welcomes heads of state, international bodies at global cooperation forum

Belt & Road: China welcomes heads of state, international bodies at global cooperation forum

Beijing is hosting a high-level international cooperation forum, dubbed “One Belt, One Road,” which brings together dozens of heads of state and government, along with financial organizations and hundreds of business representatives and entrepreneurs. “Spanning thousands of miles and years, the ancient silk routes embody the spirit of peace and… »

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