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Countering Anti-Russian Propaganda

12 hours 45 min ago
Anti-Russian bigotry is a reality which Borenstein can't legitimately deny. He and some others can ignore instances like the treatment accorded to James Clapper, the bigoted legacy of the National Captive Nations Committee and how the subject of Russian sports doping has been reviewed in high profile Western circles.

Peak Fantasy Time

13 hours 15 min ago
If you want to know why both Wall Street and Washington are so delusional about America's baleful economic predicament, just consider this morsel from today's Wall Street Journal on the purportedly awesome November jobs report.

France"s Macron and Saudi Prince in Artful Deception

13 hours 45 min ago
A week after French President Emmanuel Macron opened the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, a painting attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci went on sale for a record $450 million at an auction in New York City.

Congress Has Chosen the Wrong Strategy to Deal with Russia

14 hours 15 min ago
A recent editorial in the Economist magazine simultaneously reveals both the intellectual shallowness of the new Cold War and its source of inspiration. It does so by tying together three points that have become staples of the current mind-set about Russia.

Russia"s President Declares Military Victory in Syria: Shift to Diplomacy

14 hours 45 min ago
With a complete victory achieved over the Islamic State group in Syria, Russia’s military operation in the country is finished, and the focus would switch to a political process.

Why Assad Believes That Syria Would Not Survive a Transition to a Federal System

Mon, 2017-12-11 05:37
The bulk of the opposition groups that take their cues from Riyadh fully agree with the Syrian president’s approach per se. They are also opposed to a federal system being foisted upon the country and make their arguments from a position of pan-Arabism. But Assad views this principle in a more secular light.

State of Fear: How History"s Deadliest Bombing Campaign Created Today"s Crisis in Korea

Mon, 2017-12-11 05:15
To this day, the firebombing of North Korea’s cities, towns, and villages remains virtually unknown to the general public and unacknowledged in media discussions of the crisis, despite the obvious relevance to North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear deterrent. Yet without knowing and confronting these facts, the American public cannot begin to comprehend the fear that lies at the heart of North Korean attitudes and actions.

The Hidden Hands Behind US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Mon, 2017-12-11 04:45
Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, all-but-abandoning America's commitment to a two-state solution, has its roots with the religious politics of Jared Kushner, Trump's Middle East adviser and son-in-law, Wayne Madsen believes.

When Washington Cheered the Jihadists

Mon, 2017-12-11 04:30
Official Washington helped unleash hell on Syria and across the Mideast behind the naïve belief that jihadist proxies could be used to transform the region for the better, explains Daniel Lazare.

US "Sanctions Ahead of Talks" Diplomacy: Cunning Plan to Kill INF Treaty

Mon, 2017-12-11 03:45
A unilateral withdrawal from the INF Treaty would not be supported internationally and Washington will face problems with allies. But if the US succeeded in creating the image of a victim, which has to do something about the Russia’s “nefarious” plans, it would eat the cake and have it.

Analysis: Trump"s Statement on Jerusalem Has Hidden Agenda

Sun, 2017-12-10 05:45
With Palestine turning away from the US and Russia’s clout grown as a result of the victory in Syria, the chances that Moscow could step in to head the peace effort have significantly grown. If it succeeds, the US will be rolled back.

Palestinian Liberation Remains a Distant Dream

Sun, 2017-12-10 05:15
So was Oslo, serving Israel’s interests exclusively, Palestinian rights entirely ignored, conditions today worse than ever under Netanyahu and aging Palestinian collaborator Abbas, serving Israeli interests, acting as its enforcer, betraying his people. His criticism of Trump’s move rang hollow.

Trump Continues Obama"s Wars Against Democracy

Sun, 2017-12-10 04:45
US President Trump’s bold support for the apartheid dictatorship of Israel against that theocratic-racist nation’s non-Jews, fits into a larger picture of the supremacist nation that America itself has increasingly become.

Yemen After Saleh"s Death

Sun, 2017-12-10 04:15
Saudi Arabia, in alliance with those groups, should shift its focus from Sana’a and launch an offensive in ‘Amran Governorate, northwest of Sana’a, which the Houthis took over three years ago...

Dec. 9 – International Anti-Corruption Day: Ukraine in Dire Straits

Sat, 2017-12-09 05:45
The Ukrainian government enjoys the support of nobody else but a few tycoons or oligarchs, who are making fortune thanks to close relations with the powers that be amid overwhelming corruption they benefit from. Ukraine’s laws don’t envisage a president’s impeachment procedure.

Missing the Significance of Israel-gate

Sat, 2017-12-09 05:30
Amid the U.S. mainstream media’s hyping of Russia-gate, there has been much less attention given to what some call “Israel-gate,” evidence that Israel was wielding much more behind-the-scenes influence, reports Dennis J Bernstein.

Nepal, Maldives poised to move out of Indian orbit

Sat, 2017-12-09 04:45
The South Asian region’s political map is transforming phenomenally. The early counting from Nepal’s parliamentary elections, which concluded on Thursday, suggests that the Left Alliance, which comprises the country’s communist parties, is surging ahead and will form the next government in Kathmandu.

Jerusalem and American Problem-Solving

Sat, 2017-12-09 03:45
On both Jerusalem and the Iran deal, the outrage around the world was deafening, but in the end nothing much happened. The world kept spinning on its axis. Meanwhile, the problems fester, with no solutions in sight.

Trump Forfeits US Mideast Mediator Role, Russia Should Step In

Fri, 2017-12-08 07:38
President Donald Trump’s announcement this week that the US is henceforth recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will have many harmful repercussions for the entire Middle East.

Russia, Latin America: Promising Prospects for Military Cooperation

Fri, 2017-12-08 05:45
Latin America accounted for only 4.6 percent of Russian arms sales to other countries in the period of 2000-2016, with Venezuela and Nicaragua being the biggest buyers. Russia is making strides to expand its share of arms sales in Latin American arms market.