Making of the Next Nightmare

Pepe Escobar You are about to enter the ultimate minefield   Let’s start with 28 EU leaders discussing the Western Balkans at a recent summit and blaming – what else – "Russian aggression" in the EU’s backyard. Cue to a Montenegro prosecutor raging that "Russian state bodies" staged a coup attempt during the October 2016 elections to stop the country from joining … Continue reading Making of the Next Nightmare

Stock surge putting Asia’s frontier markets on the map

Investors are increasingly looking beyond the region’s heavyweights and placing their bets on lesser-known sectors, hoping to cash in on rising tides of economic growth and maturing demographics By Nick Westra   Investors in Asia are increasingly looking beyond the region’s heavyweights and placing their bets on lesser-known frontier markets, hoping to cash in on … Continue reading Stock surge putting Asia’s frontier markets on the map

How Russia, China Brought Washington’s Plan to Destabilize Eurasia to a Halt

Although Moscow and Beijing have managed to upset the US plan to disrupt Eurasian economic integration, the US political elite is not going to give up, Ukrainian political observer Rostislav Ishchenko writes for RIA Novosti. He described how Washington might try to ruin the One Belt One Road comprehensive strategy   The Russo-Chinese rapprochement has … Continue reading How Russia, China Brought Washington’s Plan to Destabilize Eurasia to a Halt

Washington’s Dangerous Middle East Agenda

By F. William Engdahl It’s clear at this point that the recent visit of US President Trump to Saudi Arabia and Israel was about setting events into motion in order to fundamentally alter the present balance of power in the entire Middle East to the greater advantage of the United States and US energy geopolitics. … Continue reading Washington’s Dangerous Middle East Agenda

A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO

WAYNE MADSEN While NATO leaders were congratulating themselves on the accession of petite Montenegro into the military pact, NATO’s counter-balancing force to the east was welcoming as full members India and Pakistan. While Montenegro’s flag was being raised at NATO headquarters in Brussels, the flags of the world’s most populous democracy and the third-most populous … Continue reading A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO