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Anti-Islamic State Effort: US Views Turkey as Major Impediment

With the bulk of the Syrian opposition focused on fighting Assad, the United States has turned to the People's Protection Units (YPG) as a capable combat force with thousands of fighters to effectively fight the Islamic State on the ground...

Andrei AKULOV | 10.02.2016


 

The Pentagon’s priorities and «Prompt Global Strike»

A few days ago President Obama approved the Pentagon’s proposal to increase spending on the latest weapons and to beef up US military positions in Europe. The strategic significance of this step is fully evident in Missy Ryan’s Feb. 2 article in the Washington Post: «Pentagon unveils budget priority for next year: Countering Russia and China»...

Igor SHUMEYKO | 10.02.2016


 

British Foreign Policy Seems Confused (Nothing New There)

Back in October I wrote an article in praise of the start of the Anglo-Sino «Golden Age». Finally some strategic direction and purpose in British foreign policy was apparent after years of stale inertia and uncreative thinking or worse the dangerous craziness of Tony Blair’s neoconservatism which led Britain into invading Iraq alongside the George W Bush administration, helping to create the nightmare scenario we see unfolding day by day in Iraq thirteen years on...

Matthew JAMISON | 09.02.2016


 

Russia, Austria to Expand Gas Cooperation

Despite the European Commission’s stern warnings, Russia’s share of European energy market will grow in the coming years. According to Bloomberg’s experts, gas exports to Turkey and the EU have reached 162.6 billion cubic meters (5.7 trillion cubic feet) this year, up from about 159 billion in 2015 and 161.5 billion (then record high) in 2013...

Pyotr ISKENDEROV | 09.02.2016


 

Saudi Arabia to Deploy Ground Forces in Syria: Middle East Turmoil Greater Than Ever

The effectiveness of Russian airstrikes has helped the regular Syrian army encircle the rebel-held countryside north of the contested city of Aleppo raising concerns that rebels could lose the war in Syria. The prospects send shivers up the spine of some countries that belong to the US-led coalition and are adamant in their desire to overthrow the government of Bashar Assad. Now a major player has made public its readiness to send troops to the war-torn country...

Peter KORZUN | 08.02.2016


 

Why Washington Fears Britain Quitting EU

The countdown begins this week for the momentous question facing Britain: whether to exit the European Union – the so-called Brexit. While the issue seems to be primarily one for British national interests, lurking in the background is a crucial geopolitical concern for the United States. The outcome of the British referendum on Europe could severely undermine Washington’s global hegemonic ambitions and in particular its adversarial agenda towards Russia...

Finian CUNNINGHAM | 08.02.2016


 

North Korea Launches Rocket to Defy International Community

North Korea has launched a long-range rocket over Japan claiming it was a satellite and the country is «legitimately exercising the right to use space for independent and peaceful purpose»...

Alex GORKA | 07.02.2016


 

Propaganda In the Eyes of the Beholder

Promoted at Johnson's Russia List, Paul Goble's piece of this past January 20 «US Appears to Have Accepted Donbas Model Not Only for Ukraine but for Other Conflicts, Russian Analyst Says», refers to Strategic Culture Foundation contributor and Russian Academy of Sciences researcher Pyotr Iskenderov as a Kremlin propagandist. This characterization is pretty rich given Goble's penchant for anti-Russian propaganda...

Michael AVERKO | 07.02.2016


 

European Political Influence Operations Are «Made in USA»

In yet another case of pure American hypocrisy on a grand scale, the US Congress has ordered James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, to investigate alleged Russian financing of European political parties over the past decade...

Wayne MADSEN | 07.02.2016


 

US Now Overtly at War Against Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 2nd that he approves of US ‘Defense’ Secretary Ash Carter’s proposal to quadruple US armaments and troops in Europe, against ‘Russian aggression’...

Eric ZUESSE | 06.02.2016


 

Turkey: Treaty Commitments Breached as Ankara Prepares for Military Solution in Syria

The Russian military said on February 4 that it has "reasonable grounds" to suspect that Turkey   is making intensive preparations for a military invasion of neighboring Syria. Images of a checkpoint on the border between the Turkish town of Reyhanli and the town of Sarmada in Syria taken in late October and late January show a buildup of transportation infrastructure that could be used for moving in troops, ammunition and weapons, spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in an English-language written statement...

Andrei AKULOV | 06.02.2016




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The Fantasy World of Central Bank Interest Rates Has Set the Stage for the Second Wave of the Global Financial Crisis

Starting from February, deposits made with the Bank of Japan began to accrue negative interest. The interest rate at the Central Bank of Japan now stands at minus 0.1%. This is no longer seen as shocking. The central banks in developed countries began backing into the negative zone for passive operations several years ago...

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