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Our problem is called USA – Nachdenkseiten

This text was originally published on Nachdenkseiten. It is not yet 100 percent certain that the USA is behind the sabotage of the two Baltic Sea pipelines. But the evidence and the interests speak for it. Our colleague Jens Berger explained this conclusively here two days ago: ““The attacks on Nord Stream and the elephant […]

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Europe United States

Will Europe break with the United States?

I received a great questions from a German reader who also happens to be a journalist. He asked, “What would be a way and what would be the practical implications if Europe in general and Germany in particular were to break with the US in order to find a European peace and economic framework including […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

Does the West really care about Afghanistan?

Its been a year since the US left Afghanistan. On the anniversary of that very event Western media outlets eagerly describe how the country is rapidly descending into chaos and how now Afghanistan is on the verge of turning into the biggest humanitarian crisis of 2022. Hospitals run out of medication and the country slowly […]

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Europe Opinion United States

Forget the tears. The West is happy that Russia has attacked Ukraine

At first it may seem of course a terrible thing even to just entertain such a thought. Yet there are a lot of elements to suggests that Europe and the United States may not entirely be disinterested in the prolongation of the Ukrainian crisis, since February taken to a new level by the open confrontation […]

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China Geopolitics United States

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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Russia Ukraine 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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Russia United Kingdom United States

Russia says US Air Force strategic bombers have practised nuclear strikes on Russia

Europeans and Americans know almost in real time about every movement of foreign armies, yet they appear to be little informed about what kind of manoeuvres and exercises their own armies engage in. Over the past few weeks the Western reader has been warned every single day against an imminent Russia attack in Ukraine, a […]

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Belarus Geopolitics Opinion Poland United States

On the way to doom. The danger of war grows day by day. By Wolfgang Bittner

This article first appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de On the borders of Belarus, as it has been for some time in eastern Ukraine, the fuse is burning for a great war that would mean the end of Europe. Poland and the Baltic states, which, as compliant vassals of the USA, are constantly agitating against their eastern neighbors, […]

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China Geopolitics United States

新世界:梦想的终结?

这篇文章是自动翻译的。 过渡和转变的感觉通常是逐渐出现的,而不是令人震惊的启示。在过去的几十年里,世界可能以前所未有的速度发生了变化,但对于大多数人来说,要摆脱习惯性观念并内化当今世界秩序与二十年前大不相同的观念还需要一段时间. 在苏联解体和冷战结束后的近二十年里,认为整个世界注定要变得像西方一样,这似乎是非常合理的。西方取得了胜利,那是因为西方是公正、人道和正确的。1990 年代是对全球化充满热情的时代。这很可能是历史上最乐观的时代。 甚至 9/11 和痛苦地意识到世界上有很大一部分与西方的美好理想完全不同并且可能无法调和。西方仍然强大且非常自信,并且在受到攻击后,可以说对道德制高点有合法的要求。 在世纪之交,西方几乎垄断了技术,像其他任何人一样,无法赢得全世界数十亿人的心。西方代表进步,只有西方才能无私地代表所有人的自由和民主。它具有其他人无法企及的全球吸引力。全球化的世界无疑将是一个西方世界,即主要是美国的世界。然而,在接下来的几年里,一系列严重的事件改变了这一点,并在许多人眼中破坏了西方。 这些事件中的第一个是 2003 年入侵伊拉克。美国指责其前盟友萨达姆侯赛因囤积化学武器。时任美国国务卿科林鲍威尔在联合国大会上展示他声称是伊拉克化学武器样本的照片成为标志性的。萨达姆·侯赛因的倒台使伊拉克和整个中东陷入混乱。向中东输出民主和西方价值观的梦想,仿佛它们是一种普世良善,可以随时随地使国家正常运转,结果变成了数百万人的死亡和毁灭。 然后2008年的金融危机摧毁了西方经济霸权的承诺。数百万人失去了工作,数十万人失去了房屋,在地球上最繁荣的地区,数百万人再也负担不起像样的生活。面对日益扩大的富人和非富人之间的鸿沟,共享繁荣的梦想开始变得像一个幻想。中产阶级突然成为过去。千禧一代和 Z 世代很可能是许多年来最贫穷的两代人,尽管他们普遍受教育程度更高,生活在更富裕的世界。13 年过去了,但许多西方国家仍未从 2008 年的大衰退中恢复过来。 在苏联解体和东欧共产主义灭亡多年后,西方模式似乎没有对手。共产主义作为组织经济和政治生活的另一种方式已经显示出其所有可怕的局限性,并导致了可耻的贫困和失败。共产主义是不人道的,属于历史的垃圾箱。中国在2001年加入世界贸易组织时开始进入西方公众的认知。它的崛起一直是稳定而强大的,看起来而且看起来仍然势不可挡。如果在此之前中国只是主要为西方公司工作的廉价工厂,并以低质量商品而闻名,那么在过去的 20 年间,中国已成为技术领先者。中国变得更加自信,现在有几个受人尊敬的中国品牌也在西方取得了成功。中国,一个拥有数千年文化的国家,其身份与当代人的全球化理想大相径庭,历史上从未有过称霸世界的野心。然而,通过与世界的贸易,它学会了繁荣,并通过在许多国家的投资和历史上最大的基础设施投资项目“一带一路”倡议来扩大其影响力。 2011 年震撼阿拉伯世界的动乱预示着这个地区将迎来一个公正和民主的新时代。从一开始,民众抗议旧压迫政权的暴虐统治的叙事就被浪漫化了。“阿拉伯之春”这个短语直接提到了 1848 年的国家之春和 1968 年的布拉格之春,很早就流行起来。浪漫主义革命得到了西方的道义和后来的军事支持,导致利比亚和叙利亚的两场内战仍在继续,数十万人死亡,这两个国家几近崩溃。在埃及,革命首先让穆斯林兄弟会的伊斯兰主义者穆罕默德·穆尔西掌权,但十二个月后,当军队在政变后再次接管政府时,他被强行撤职。在叙利亚,美国对反对巴沙尔·阿萨德的“温和”伊斯兰主义者的支持,最终无意中加强了形成伊斯兰国核心的反对派中更激进的分子,即伊斯兰哈里发。不同的人有不同的浪漫梦想。中东的战争和破坏导致西方在该地区毫无疑问地丧失了权威。 始于 2014 年的乌克兰危机是另一个希望破灭的故事。乌克兰人对他们的生活水平不满意,并希望通过与欧盟的联系来改善他们的生活,他罢免了一位总统,经过慎重考虑,他决定将自己和他的国家与俄罗斯联系起来,主要是出于经济原因和历史联系。这场最初看起来像是西方的又一次胜利的革命,导致乌克兰失去部分领土给俄罗斯,并在该国东部爆发了战争。七年过去了,西方轻松繁荣的梦想未能实现,该国陷入了周期性地经历冷暖阶段的冲突。欧洲和美国一开始对乌克兰加入西方国家的前景感到欣喜若狂,现在似乎不愿意为此付出太高的代价。 但过去几年最具变革性的时刻可能是在过去一年半里摧毁世界的大流行病。虽然这种疾病起源于中国,但中国似乎是比世界其他地区恢复得更快的国家。到 2021 年,即大流行开始一年半后,西方和世界大部分地区正在经历一个封锁和重新开放的循环,而中国在几个月内处理了紧急情况。它是少数几个即使在 2020 年也实现经济增长的国家之一,而在许多西方国家,2020 年经济收缩了近 10%。 成为世界强国当然不仅仅是经济增长,而是在资本主义世界秩序中,不用说,金钱就是力量。中国是许多西方国家受人尊敬的商业伙伴,但与西方相比,中国可能缺乏所谓的全球信任。许多国家普遍对中国持怀疑态度,将其完全视为专制和专制的外国政权。但是,如果中国以比西方更好的基础摆脱这场危机,除了应对它之外,别无他法。新世界可能不会变成中国世界。中国并没有像美国那样试图按照自己的形象塑造世界。但在一个经济实力和技术优势比自由和民主的模糊承诺更重要的相互联系的世界中,中国可能成为全球未来真正理性和技术官僚的制造者。

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Opinion United States

A president should be judged by his actions, not his politeness

This is truly pathetic. The news media is calling President Trump “Indecent” for not accepting the election result – and “rude” for being mean on Twitter. The media’s definition of a “good” and “decent” President is a polished politician who says nice and polite words on tv and Twitter – but they have no problems […]

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Politics United States

Biden wins, the world goes back to normal

Now that Donald Trump has lost the presidential race to Joe Biden, the good citizens of the civilized world can breathe with relief. Donald Trump was going to destroy world order, they told us four years ago. Donald Trump was unfit to be President because he could start a nuclear war on a whim, they […]

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Europe Russia United States

Long read: How the West subverts itself

In the last decade Western audiences have often been fed a narrative of Russian interference in our domestic affairs. The Western media abounds with horrifying stories of how the Russians are seeking to exploit social division and subvert us. What the precise outcome of such a malicious plan is, remains unclear. After all the great […]

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Russia Turkey United States

US Department of State to Include Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream in Sanctioned Projects

The US Department of State is about to include the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream projects in a list of sanctions. This was announced on June 15 by the head of the State department Mike Pompeo. According to Pompeo, after having been excluded from the sanctions list, these 2 projects will be subject to […]

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Europe Opinion United States

Eastern Europe beats West in Covid-19 fight, but West can’t acknowledge it because of Cold War SUPERIORITY complex

By Neil Clark This article was originally published on RT.com By any objective assessment, governments in the eastern half of Europe have dealt with the Covid-19 outbreak better than many in the west. Yet, because of deep-seated attitudes of superiority, few are giving credit where it’s due. Europe is divided again, but this time not […]

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Opinion Poland United States

Let’s try to avoid the rhetoric of a war between the races – Myśl Polska

This article was originally published in Myśl Polska. Protests in the United States cause extreme emotions in Poland. One could say that it is natural: the inhabitants of the protectorate are interested in the situation in the metropolis. However, this interest is more and more often characterized by emotional commitment and support for specific forces […]

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Opinion Russia United States

Expect “experts” to come up with a Russia connection for the Minneapolis riots

Protests and riots in Minneapolis and in other US cities have been going for for days following the killing George Floyd, a black man, by a white police officer. The national guard has been called in to bring the demonstrations under control, while much of the media appears to be siding with the protesters – […]

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Ukraine United States

Leaked Biden-Poroshenko tape: who cares about Ukraine?

The release of a tape containing conversations between then US Vice-President Joe Biden and ex-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko were the sensation of this past week in Ukraine – and rightly so. What many had suspected – that the post-Maidan Ukraine had in fact become a sort of protectorate of the United States, not formally included […]

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Ukraine United States

Tape of Biden, Kerry and former Ukrainian President Poroshenko released in Ukraine

Today Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach has made public leaked audio recordings of phone conversations between US Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State John Kerry and the former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The most discussed subject of these calls appears to be US insistence of the dismissal of the then Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor […]

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Politics United States

Why do neocons support Joe Biden?

The American election is more than six months away and in these nervous pandemic times, it’s hard to see at the moment what could happen in the long battle between the Democratic candidate Biden and the current President Donald Trump. Arguably, much will depend on how the US deals with the coronavirus crisis. Crisis years […]

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Journalism Russia United States

Putin has been waging war on American science for 10 years, writes the New York Times

Putin has waged war on American science and has run a campaign of health disinformation for a decade, the New York Times has argued in an article published on 13 April. According to the New York Times, this is “part of a wider effort to discredit the West and destroy his [Putin’s] enemies from within.” […]

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