Afghanistan takes center stage in the New Great Game

Moscow hosted talks last week to promote peace in Afghanistan as neighbors and regional heavyweights eye the rewards of stability in the long-troubled land By Pepe Escobar In the “graveyard of empires,” Afghanistan never ceases to deliver geopolitical and historical twists. Last week in Moscow, another crucial chapter in this epic story was written when Russia pledged … Continue reading Afghanistan takes center stage in the New Great Game

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Economics, not ‘security,’ likely fueling nuclear arms race

By Ken Moak The US starting an arms race with China and Russia might be motivated by economics, in that defense industries are a major part of the US economy. According to the US Department of Commerce, defense industries account for nearly 15% the economy, employ millions of people and are a major revenue generator. … Continue reading Economics, not ‘security,’ likely fueling nuclear arms race

The NATO/EU Rape of ‘Complex’ Macedonia

ALEKSANDAR PAVIC In an interview for the Russia-1 television channel, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that he had raised the question of egregious Western meddling into Macedonia’s recent (September 30) referendum and parliamentary voting (October 19) to push through changes to the country’s name and constitution in order accelerate its accession to NATO (and, much later, … Continue reading The NATO/EU Rape of ‘Complex’ Macedonia

Surgical strikes: what attacks on Yemen and Khashoggi’s demise have in common

By Jefferson Morley It is the hour of CYA in Washington. The apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi and ensuing notoriety of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman have prompted some self-serving revisionist history from former Obama administration officials about the war in Yemen. From the pundit class to Congress, official Washington is now connecting the liquidation … Continue reading Surgical strikes: what attacks on Yemen and Khashoggi’s demise have in common

Is the US the odd man out on the Korean Peninsula?

Russia calls for five-way talks aimed at ending tensions among Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington By Bertil Lintner Russia, China and North Korea have agreed on the need for five-way negotiations, which include the United States and South Korea, to end tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Reuters and Iranian Press TV, quoting Russian Foreign Ministry sources, … Continue reading Is the US the odd man out on the Korean Peninsula?