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A brain-dead Moloch called NATO – by Mathias Bröckers

Because current survey results should always be treated with caution, let’s take one from the past first. In 2015, 58 percent of Germans said that Germany should not provide military assistance to the ally in the event of a “serious military conflict” between Russia and a neighboring NATO country. In other countries, too, the willingness […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine United States

Want to know what’s in for the future of Ukraine? Look at Pakistan

At first glance there is little that two countries so far away as Ukraine and Pakistan may have in common. Ukraine is a continental European country at the gates of the European Union, one of the most prosperous areas of the world, ardently striving to become part of and share at least a bit of […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine United States

When will Ukraine join NATO?

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine since May and lately at the centre of American and international attention because of his instrumental but rather passive role in the case for impeachment against Donald Trump, was elected chiefly because of his promise to end the war in the Donbass, in the Eastern Ukraine. This week, the man […]

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Europe United States

Is the US opioid crisis going to spread to Europe too?

In the 1970s Europe succumbed to a wave of heroin misuse. Heroin addiction had hitherto been viewed as an American problem, hence the term “American disease” became a colloquialism. Now as we approach 2020 Europe is confronting a second strain of the American disease: this time one in which big pharma produced synthetic opioids are […]

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Geopolitics Russia United States

“Provoking Russia” – How the RAND Corporation shapes Poland’s foreign policy

This text is based on an article originally published in the Polish weekly Myśl Polska. You can find the original text (in Polish) here. There is no doubt that the US is pursuing a policy of interference in political choices and processes in all corners of the globe. It does not necessarily do it through […]

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Europe Geopolitics Poland United States

Reagan also tried to block the pipeline – Myśl Polska

This article originally appeared in the Polish weekly magazine Myśl Polska. You can find the original text (in Polish) here.  It is perfectly visible today that Polish energy policy (and not only) is the implementation of American strategy towards Europe and Russia. And this is why it ignores Polish true national interests so badly. Looking […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

How humanitarian are humanitarian wars? Just look at the devastation they leave behind

An editorial in latest issue of The Economist this week accuses the United States “betraying the Kurds”, enabling Turkey, a NATO member and hence at least formally a US ally, to invade Northern Syria. Turkey’s alleged aim is to create a 30 km wide secure area across its border. A number of other experts and […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

چهل سال جنگ بین ایالات متحده و ایران

English version روابط ناپایدار بین ایالات متحده و ایران بیش از چهل سال در آستانه جنگ بوده است ، اما هر از چند گاهی حوادث به نوبه خود متفاوت است. در ماه ژوئیه ، پس از اینکه ایران یک هواپیمای بدون سرنشین آمریکایی را شلیک کرد و آن چیزی که ادعا می کند فضای هوایی […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

The forty-year war between the United States and Iran

In July, after Iran shot an American drone over what it claimed was its territorial airspace, the Unites States was minutes away from launching a strike on Iran. “How many people will be killed?”, asked President Trump to his military advisers. The answer was around one hundred. And so, Trump decided to call off a […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine United States

“There is no such thing as geopolitics in the West” and other delusions

The Ukraine crisis dating back to 2013 and its subsequent toppling of the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich underscored once more the validity of political realism within the domain of international relations. There had hitherto been some self-denial, particularly among mainstream Western commentators, as to the importance of issues pertaining to the so-called security dilemma […]

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General Geopolitics Russia United States

Конечная цель западной политики – распад России

English version here Слухи о том, что Запад (читайте США) желает распада России, распространяются, по крайней мере, с момента краха Советского Союза. Подобные слухи решительно опровергаются большинством профессиональных и наиболее авторитетных западных экспертов как еще один случай типичной российской паранои, так как, русские (как принято считать) – это группа очень странных, глубоко иррациональных людей, и […]

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Geopolitics Russia United States

The endgame of Western policy is the dissolution of Russia

Русская версия тут Rumour of the West (read the US policy establishment) desiring the dismemberment of Russia has been circulating at least since the Soviet Union itself collapsed. Generally, this sort of things is firmly dismissed by Western most professional and most authoritative experts as yet another case of typical Russian paranoia, because, of course, […]

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Geopolitics United States

Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria and the liberal realpolitik

Across the Western world the decision of Donald Trump to withdraw a couple of thousand troops from the Middle East has, as with all his decisions, been met with yet another bout of contrived consternation. In unison the mainstream media has once more toed the line presented by the deep state, that is to say, […]

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Middle East Turkey United States

“Trump is preparing to remove US soldiers from Syria”, – Radio Vesti FM

US President Donald Trump is planning to remove American soldiers from Syria, reports Russian radio Vesti FM, citing Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkey’s minister of foreign affairs. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that his country is ready to conduct a military operation in Northern Syria with a very clear goal, “the liquidation of Kurdish terrorists”. Northern […]

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Politics United States

Confessions of a Kremlin troll: How I meddled in the 2016 US election and made Trump win

I was a Putin’s troll and I wrote a fake story in support of Donald Trump in September 2016, two months before the elections. And not only that: I used the Facebook ads system to promote the article on the territory of the USA so that the text where I was posing a middle-aged life-long […]

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Journalism United States

Comment is free – but what is free is often cheap too

The press conference after the Trump – Putin summit in Helsinki, as we know now, was not in general received very well but the US media, an point of view that was promptly adopted by their European counterparts. Many looked at the conference as if waiting for a revelationary moment, with the whole world, as […]

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Politics Russia United States

The Senate report on Russian meddling is a sign of unfettered self-righteousness and amateurishness

They think you are a cretin. They think you are a cretin who will believe anything they say and that they can get away with anything. There is not other plausible explanation if you want to understand the reasoning behind the new Senate Democratic minority report on the Russian “assault” on democracies worldwide. The 206-page […]

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Geopolitics Russia United States

Money is Right: the US, Russia and the wealth argument

Tensions between the United States and Russia do not appear to be decreasing, in spite of a “Russian agent” having been elected to the White House

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Geopolitics United States

Who is not afraid of Donald Trump? President Madman and the political use of fear

The America First policies that were espoused by Trump throughout his presidential campaign seem to have been cast into the streams of history

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Politics United States

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT THE NEW REAGAN – HE IS THE NEW CLINTON

Donald Trump has been constantly attacked for being a “populist”, for appealing to the losers of globalization and for painting an apocalyptic picture of contemporary America

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