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THE GREAT CONFLICT FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD

This article was originally published on L’Antidiplomatico. The associated forms of human life that we can call “society” if seen from the inside, or “states”, if from the outside, have always had three kinds of exchanges between them: short, medium and long term. Although the rhetoric of globalization gave a superficial impression that distances and […]

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The slandering of pacifism and the woke war in Ukraine

Discrediting the appeasers, those who seem to want to add an unnecessary element of complexity in the reading of the events in Ukraine, is not a new thing, something that has emerged only since the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Appeasers” have been attacked at least since 2014, after the Maidan revolution and the passage […]

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Popular Ukrainian journalist Anatoly Shariy briefly arrested in Spain

Ukrainian journalist Anatoly Shariy has been arrested in his home in Spain yesterday. An international arrest warrant had been issued by the Ukranian Security Services or SBU. One would look for this news in Western mainstream media in vain though. After the arrest, Mr Shariy was taken to the National Court, Spain’s top criminal court, […]

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Geopolitics

The Concert of Harmonious and Independent Nations: An alternative history

In 2024, after Donald Trump’s re-election, the US parliament initiated a procedure to dispute the election result. Trump clearly posed too serious a threat to democracy for his unexpected re-election to be recognized. Two weeks after the election, the Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump’s victory was illegitimate and declared Michelle Obama President. As eight […]

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Russia pulled the trigger: was she forced to? – part II

part I The Donbass conflict While the West supported the violent and unconstitutional overthrow of the democratically elected Yanukovich government, any uprisings in the very East of the country that had voted for the disposed Yanukovich would not be tolerated. The government that had come to power on the streets of Kiev very quickly resorted […]

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Geopolitics Politics

Russia may have pulled the trigger, but was she forced to? – part I

A realist’s view on the Russo-Ukrainian war – part I The current conflict in Ukraine is often defined in the West as Putin’s war. The journalists and representatives of the state who find their mouthpieces among the corporate and state-run media go into long diatribes analysing the psychology of Putin, citing isolation due to Covid, […]

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China

“The US has escalated the tension between Russia and Ukraine”, says China

The ins-and-outs of the unfolding Ukraine issue are crystal clear. The moves of the US-led NATO have escalated the tension between Russia and Ukraine to the breaking point. The US, instead of taking real actions to ease the situation, has been incessantly adding fuel to the flame, heightening the conflict, forcing other countries to pick […]

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Germany Politics

“But we live in a democracy!” – Nachdenkseiten

This article was originally published on Nachdenkseiten. That’s one of the standard phrases of Western self-portrayal. And anyone who denies that our political way of life really meets the necessary criteria of democracy is looked at with big eyes. The opportunity for political change would be such a criterion. Anyone who consciously experienced the first […]

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United States

A very American idiot

In a recent and widely published editorial written in the form of a letter that appeared in Le Monde and later several other publications, the famous and highly praised French-American writer Jonathan Littell, author of the award-winning novel “The Kindly Ones”, invites his “dear Russian friends” to take the matter into their own hands and […]

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Historian Niall Ferguson: “In Ukraine, the US is not interested in diplomacy”

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, British historian Niall Ferguson said the United States has chosen a strategy that prolongs the war in Ukraine. These remarks seem quite at odds with the Ferguson character,a professor now at Stanford University, who called himself a “member of the imperialist gang”. “The Biden administration […]

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Moscua delenda est: shall Moscow be destroyed?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has left most people in the West terrified. And while many citizens keep asking how a war like this could happen in Europe in the twenty first century, others raise the question: did the West do too little to avoid the Russian attack? Has the West been too weak and […]

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Geopolitics

What’s the goal of the West in the Ukraine war?

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten. The West is delivering weapons, tearing down the last diplomatic bridges and showing tremendous solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The solidarity of the people will certainly be well intentioned. It tears the heart. But if you want to minimize people’s suffering, you shouldn’t rely on escalation, but on […]

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General

“I am ready to discuss Crimea and Donbass with Russia”, says Ukrainian President Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was ready for a dialogue with Russia on the issue of Crimea, as well as the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR). The day before, the Kremlin said that the Russian Federation would stop the military operation in Ukraine on three conditions: if Kiev recognizes Crimea […]

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China

Can China bring peace between Russia and Ukraine?

Experts and commentators have spent a lot of words on some kind of new world order or new geopolitical reality after the Russian military intervention in Ukraine. But a new world order is rarely born without a major crisis. The post world war II bipolar order was born after the devastation of the deadliest war […]

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What led Russia to attack Ukraine?

It had been announced for several months but in the end the Russian invasion of Ukraine in recent days truly shocked the world anyway. According to some important experts and pundits, this aggression was unleashed exclusively by the tyrannical will of a dictator, Vladimir Putin, who, harboring a deep and boundless hatred for democracy, freedom […]

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Russia Ukraine

The world order has been torn to pieces – Nachdenkseiten

This article first appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops that started today came as a surprise to us too. The resignation is all the greater and it is difficult to put the first thoughts into words. With the military action, which is clearly to be condemned, the hope for a lasting […]

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Russia attacks Ukraine

Now Russia has really invaded Ukraine.

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Russia recogninizes the DNR and the LNR. Yet little may change now.

As it was to be expected, Russia’s decision to recognize the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic has been met with widespread condemnation by Western politicians, experts and media alike. The West has accused Putin of violating the Minsk Agreements. Some other experts said that Putin was attacking the principle of non-intervention established […]

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Europe

Can Macron avert a war between Russia and NATO?

French President Emmanuel Macron succeeded in getting his colleagues from Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, to agree to a summit on security issues in the Ukrainian Donbass, where an armed escalation has continued for the fourth day since 18 February. Macron “proposed a summit between President Biden and President Putin […]

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Ukrainian delegation to NATO: “The US is conducting one of the biggest psy-ops in history”

Over the last few weeks, the world has been holding its breath while expecting Russia to invade Ukraine. Foreign nationals have been invited by their embassies to leave Ukraine. US intelligence said that the invasion could happen any day. Other sources have mentioned the 16th of February as the day of the invasion. US intelligence […]

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