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Obama: ‘I Look at Syria’s Children and I See My Own’

Obama: ‘I Look at Syria’s Children and I See My Own’

“I see my daughters, and my nieces, and my nephews”

02 June 2016

UK calls for air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged towns in Syria

UK calls for air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged towns in Syria

"While air drops are complex, costly and risky, they are now the last resort to relieve human suffering across many besieged areas"

02 June 2016

NATO’s Wish List: de-Finlandization in Europe

NATO’s Wish List: de-Finlandization in Europe

NATO is currently working hard to make Finland and Sweden join the military bloc. De-Finlandization is clearly high on the agenda.

25 May 2016

by Normunds Grostins

US Allied Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

US Allied Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

“We’re launching this campaign with the help of coalition forces in northern Raqqa”

24 May 2016

BRITISH GENERAL SAYS A NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA IN 2017 IS “ENTIRELY PLAUSIBLE”

BRITISH GENERAL SAYS A NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA IN 2017 IS “ENTIRELY PLAUSIBLE”

With tensions between Russia and the West at post-cold war highs, a former NATO deputy military chief is now saying that a nuclear war with Russia over the Baltic nations in 2017 is "entirely plausible" according to RT

19 May 2016

Montenegro: end of the one man era?

Montenegro: end of the one man era?

In modern history, there are few politicians who have remained in power for two decades and most of them shared a ruinous end. Montenegrin PM, Milo Djukanovic, has reigned over the smallest former Yugoslav country (Montenegro) for more than twenty years.

19 May 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Russia Denies Doping at Sochi Olympics

Russia Denies Doping at Sochi Olympics

Russia rejected claims that it had operated a state-sponsored doping program at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, calling the allegations raised by a former lab chief “groundless”

14 May 2016

US, NATO Activate Missile Defense Site in Romania

US, NATO Activate Missile Defense Site in Romania

The U.S. has switched on an $800 million (700 million euro) missile defense site in southern Romania Thursday, a move that has infuriated Moscow.

12 May 2016

Why Does the American Establishment Hate Russia So Much?

Why Does the American Establishment Hate Russia So Much?

An interesting description and a list of reasons why the West doesn`t call Russia a friend.

05 May 2016

by Patrick Armstrong

Syrian civil war: Russia, U.S. to work together

Syrian civil war: Russia, U.S. to work together

While world leaders decry the bombing of a children's hospital in Aleppo, an unusual partnership in the Syrian civil war is forming in Geneva

04 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Airstrikes in Aleppo Kill Civilians

Airstrikes in Aleppo Kill Civilians

“It is our view that this, essentially, would be a refreshment of the cessation of hostilities and getting both sides to commit to refreshing the commitments that they made”

30 April 2016

UN envoy urges Obama, Putin to step in Syrian peace talks

UN envoy urges Obama, Putin to step in Syrian peace talks

Staffan de Mistura told that the cessation of hostilities agreed upon by the Western- and Saudi-backed opposition and Assad’s government – backed by Moscow –“hangs by a thread”

28 April 2016

Post-electoral Serbian drama: How the opposition spoiled Vučić’s landslide

Post-electoral Serbian drama: How the opposition spoiled Vučić’s landslide

In a bizarre turn of events, Vučić’s Serbian Progressive Party, despite its landslide victory, called for a recount, claiming irregularities and pressures from the opposition.

27 April 2016

by Aleksandar Mitic

Polish minister says Russia preparing aggression against NATO

Polish minister says Russia preparing aggression against NATO

“It's time to talk about it openly"

19 April 2016

ISIS revenue down 30 percent as its territory shrinks, report claims

ISIS revenue down 30 percent as its territory shrinks, report claims

"You can be fined for driving on the wrong side of the road and for not being able to answer questions correctly on the Koran"

18 April 2016

US warship dangerously close to Russian coast?

US warship dangerously close to Russian coast?

A little context always puts things into better perspective, so here we go. Grab an atlas.

18 April 2016

by Danielle Ryan

Oil freeze deal faces trouble as Saudi-Iran tensions spike

Oil freeze deal faces trouble as Saudi-Iran tensions spike

A spike in tensions between arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran appeared on Sunday to ruin prospects of the first binding oil output deal in 15 years between OPEC and non-OPEC nations

17 April 2016

Kerry says US Navy destroyer could have shot down Russian warplanes

Kerry says US Navy destroyer could have shot down Russian warplanes

"People need to understand that this is serious business…”

15 April 2016

A Strategy for Our Times When Democracy is A Vestige

A Strategy for Our Times When Democracy is A Vestige

Where alternatives cut themselves off from the power blocs, new realities can be formed which will then be emulated.

13 April 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Assad holds elections despite peace talks in Geneva

Assad holds elections despite peace talks in Geneva

Syrian regime ignores the war, holds parliamentary elections despite widespread criticism

13 April 2016

And the Award of Excellence in Russia Reporting Goes To...?

And the Award of Excellence in Russia Reporting Goes To...?

Sometimes the Excellence is found in omission.

10 April 2016

by Patrick Armstrong

How the crisis over Nagorno-Karabakh could get worse, fast

How the crisis over Nagorno-Karabakh could get worse, fast

Clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, which erupted last week after a gap of over two decades, are showing no signs of abating and are likely to deteriorate

05 April 2016

Mass Grave Found in Syria's Palmyra

Mass Grave Found in Syria's Palmyra

Palmyra, coined as the "bride of the desert," used to attract tens of thousands of tourists every year.

03 April 2016

Nagorno-Karabakh violence

Nagorno-Karabakh violence

Shelling continues after worst clashes in decades

03 April 2016

Russia’s “Withdrawal” from Syria: The Rise of the IMA?

Russia’s “Withdrawal” from Syria: The Rise of the IMA?

Russia announced withdrawing from Syria. Although the definition of “withdrawal” is a subject to debate, the move signals a change in the Syrian chessboard that the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance may take advantage of

31 March 2016

by Theodore Karasik

No, Bernie Sanders Cannot “Save Capitalism”

No, Bernie Sanders Cannot “Save Capitalism”

US capitalism has made up for the loss of profits by forcing US workers to work longer, faster, and for less pay.

29 March 2016

by Danny Haiphong

WHAT’S BEHIND THE WEST’S WALL OF SILENCE ON EASTERN EUROPE’S GLORIFICATION OF NAZI COLLABORATION?

WHAT’S BEHIND THE WEST’S WALL OF SILENCE ON EASTERN EUROPE’S GLORIFICATION OF NAZI COLLABORATION?

After the February 16th and March 11th neo-Nazi marches in Lithuania’s main cities came Latvia’s annual March 16th Waffen-SS worship-fest in Riga. Not the mildest word of concern from any American, British, Canadian or French ambassador. What’s up?

29 March 2016

by Dovid Katz

Kerry in Moscow calls for unity following Brussels attacks

Kerry in Moscow calls for unity following Brussels attacks

John Kerry called for unity between Russia and the US to help end the conflict in Syria, saying this week’s terrorist attacks in Brussels have “underscored the urgency” of defeating the Islamic State

24 March 2016

Finland and Russia Temporarily Close Border to Migrants

Finland and Russia Temporarily Close Border to Migrants

Due to restrictions, only Finnish, Russian and Belarusian citizens will be allowed to cross the Arctic border between two countries for 180 days

23 March 2016

‘Objectionable’ Wilders-Putin Kissing Poster Banned

‘Objectionable’ Wilders-Putin Kissing Poster Banned

“It would appear that the NS is more afraid of the KGB than the loss of freedom of speech”.

21 March 2016

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the relationship crisis

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the relationship crisis

“It’s an open secret for us that demonizing Russia and whatever is linked to Russia is unfortunately a mandatory hallmark of America’s election campaign.”

17 March 2016

US Military Readiness Questioned Amid Korea Tensions

US Military Readiness Questioned Amid Korea Tensions

Middle East has taken resources away from planning and preparation to fight a “higher-end” combat force if a conflict erupted in another part of the world.

17 March 2016

Is Russia’s Syria Withdrawal Putin's Gamble? Economic, Geopolitical Consequences At Stake, Analysts Say

Is Russia’s Syria Withdrawal Putin's Gamble? Economic, Geopolitical Consequences At Stake, Analysts Say

Syrian civilians finally can hope that the current cease-fire is perhaps the beginning of the end of what has been classified as genocide

16 March 2016

Russia to withdraw forces from Syria

Russia to withdraw forces from Syria

Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu gave the order to withdraw and aircraft are being loaded up for long-range flights back to Russia.

15 March 2016

Russian hostility 'partly caused by west', claims former US defense head

Russian hostility 'partly caused by west', claims former US defense head

William Perry is sure that US contempt toward Russia as ‘third-rate power’ after end of Cold War played a big role in decline of their relationship

10 March 2016

Opinion: 1

When it Comes to Hezbollah, Israel has Russia’s Ear

When it Comes to Hezbollah, Israel has Russia’s Ear

It appears then that while Iran and Russia have a tight alliance in Syria, they also have their major disagreements and contradicting interests, more than what meets the eye

09 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Toward a Deeper Understanding of Imperialism's War with Russia

Toward a Deeper Understanding of Imperialism's War with Russia

The system is now in an intractable crisis that threatens to spark a World War III scenario.

05 March 2016

by Danny Haiphong

The dangerous "replay" button

The dangerous "replay" button

For Washington to arm jihadists meant to open the way for the collapse of the USSR, and now they continue to do so in Syria.

03 March 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Will the Ceasefire hold? Kerry’s Plan B for Syria

Will the Ceasefire hold? Kerry’s Plan B for Syria

Syria would be wise to focus on ISIS and Nusra rather than attack the other rebel groups, so as to show them that peace pays more than war.

28 February 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Russia Outsmarts Israel in Syria

Russia Outsmarts Israel in Syria

Things are starting to get interesting when it comes to Israel and Russia.

26 February 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Empire in Crisis: Kissinger, Russia, and the Sanders Phenomena

Empire in Crisis: Kissinger, Russia, and the Sanders Phenomena

The system of imperialism requires war to feed the hegemony and profit-lust of its corporate masters.

24 February 2016

by Danny Haiphong

How Russia is Losing the Information Warfare Thanks to RT

How Russia is Losing the Information Warfare Thanks to RT

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” —Proverbs 18

23 February 2016

by Scott Bennett

The Case of Lisa

The Case of Lisa

How the German media distinguishes between victims of sexual abuse according to their nationality

12 February 2016

by Tobias Nase

Historic Encounter Between Pope and Patriarch Helps Thwart Efforts to Isolate Russia

Historic Encounter Between Pope and Patriarch Helps Thwart Efforts to Isolate Russia

Both Catholic and Orthodox leaders agree that cooperation is vital not only for the churches but also for the global world order.

11 February 2016

by Anthony Salvia

Ukraine - EU: Yes or No in the Netherlands

Ukraine - EU: Yes or No in the Netherlands

The poll, conducted by the Dutch public broadcaster’s program EenVandaag, found that over 50 percent of voters “are certain” to reject the Ukraine agreement

29 January 2016

by Normunds Grostins

THE GRAND CHESSBOARD

THE GRAND CHESSBOARD

What will you do when Canada sends troops into Texas and bombs El Paso in order to destroy ms-13 Mexican drug gangs threatening Alberta?

28 January 2016

by Scott Bennett

Litvinenko inquiry: British judge reading polonium tea leaves?

Litvinenko inquiry: British judge reading polonium tea leaves?

The full mystery surrounding the murder of Alexander Litvinenko has not been solved — although, you’d never guess it had you been reading headlines in the UK last week.

26 January 2016

by Danielle Ryan

NATO on the Baltic beach

NATO on the Baltic beach

The expansion of NATO to the Baltic countries in the early 2000s brought the alliance closer than ever to Russia, within 130 kilometers (80 miles) of St. Petersburg.

18 January 2016

by Normunds Grostins

The French conservative political figure Ivan Blot tries to spread some realities about Russia

The French conservative political figure Ivan Blot tries to spread some realities about Russia

Some people in France are thinking that Russia is still communist but this idea is in his view a total nonsense.

15 January 2016

by Lionel Baland

Bosnia 2016: The Fate of Republika Srpska is the Fate of Serbia and Russia

Bosnia 2016: The Fate of Republika Srpska is the Fate of Serbia and Russia

No matter what other explosive geopolitical pivots and conflicts draw the attention of the mainstream media and the information war, the Balkans always remain a crucial point on the map and in the strategies of geopolitical actors.

11 January 2016

by Jafe Arnold

 ARGENTINA’S NEW FOREIGN POLICY

ARGENTINA’S NEW FOREIGN POLICY

Macri wants to play a multipolar role, after breaking the axis with Venezuela.

08 January 2016

Opinion: 1

by Enric Ravello Barber

Shooting yourself in the foot with a hydrogen bomb

Shooting yourself in the foot with a hydrogen bomb

As world powers work to verify North Korea's claims that it has tested a hydrogen bomb, others are asking what the country's only real ally -- China -- will do

07 January 2016

THE YOUNG CAUCAUSIAN BOY: AZERBAIJAN

THE YOUNG CAUCAUSIAN BOY: AZERBAIJAN

Who is real brother of Azerbaijan and who is the stepbrother?

14 December 2015

by Miray Aslan

How Russia Should Respond to Erdoğan’s Hate-Mongering?

How Russia Should Respond to Erdoğan’s Hate-Mongering?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is one who thrives from exploiting ethnic and religious tensions

05 December 2015

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Russian evidence is in the eye of the Western beholder

04 December 2015

by Danielle Ryan

Writers

chief editor

Joshua Tartakovsky

Analysis should serve as a method to better understand our world, not to obscure it.

Materials: 42

Specialization: Israel and the Middle East, US politics

Materials: 7

Specialization: Balkans, NATO and EU policies, Strategic communications

Materials: 3

Specialization: Foreign politics, Immigration, Human rights.

Materials: 2

Specialization: Political Science, Social Anthropology

Materials: 3

Specialization: Eastern Europe

Materials: 14

Specialization: Industrial Safety, Corporations

Materials: 12

Specialization: Eastern Europe, Labor movement

Materials: 3

Specialization: American history, way of life, and principles

Danielle Ryan

Ireland

Materials: 10

Specialization: US foreign policy, US-Russia relations and media bias

Materials: 20

Specialization: War, Racism, Capitalist exploitation, Civil rights

Materials: 8

Specialization: Modern Japanese History, Modern Chinese History, Military History, History of Counterinsurgency, History of Disobedience, Dynamics of Atrocities in Wartime

Dovid Katz

Lithuania

Materials: 3

Specialization: Holocaust Revisionism and Geopolitics; East European Far Right & Human Rights; Yiddish Studies & Litvak Culture

Materials: 20

Specialization: History, Catalunya, Spain, Geopolitics, Nationalism in Europe, Islamization, Immigration

Materials: 5

Materials: 3

Specialization: migration, international relations

Materials: 1

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy and strategies, BRICS/SCO

Materials: 19

Specialization: Balkans, Yugoslavia

Materials: 10

Specialization: Jihadist Groups, Islamic Terrorism, Global Security

Materials: 4

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 4

Specialization: Media and government relations

Materials: 2

Specialization: Latin America, Brazil

Jay Watts

Canada

Materials: 2

Specialization: History, Marxism-Leninism, Imperialism, Anti-imperialism.

Materials: 2

Specialization: International Relations, Sociology, Geostrategy

Materials: 1

Specialization: civil rights

Lionel Baland

Belgium

Materials: 22

Specialization: Euroscepticism, Patriotic parties of Europe

Maram Susli

Australia

Materials: 3

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights, Racism, US politics

Materials: 1

Specialization: geopolitics, economics

Max J. Schindler

Palestine-Israel

Materials: 9

Specialization: Politics

Miray Aslan

Turkey

Materials: 12

Specialization: Media, Politics

Materials: 5

Specialization: Politics, International relations

Navid Nasr

Croatia

Materials: 13

Specialization: Global security, Politics

Materials: 9

Specialization: Development of European Union, Non-governmental organizations, Politics and economics in Baltic States

Materials: 9

Specialization: Greece, Crisis of the US hegemony; Israel / Occupied Palestine, Oppression of Black people in the US

Materials: 4

Specialization: geopolitics, Russia, USSR

Pedro Marin

Brazil

Materials: 17

Specialization: Latin America, Ukraine, North Korea

Materials: 13

Specialization: Sustainable development, International relations, Comparative European politics, European integration, Eastern European politics and EU-Russia relations

Materials: 8

Specialization: Politics

Materials: 16

Specialization: Counterterrorist Finance

Seyit Aldogan

Greece

Materials: 3

Specialization: ISIS, Middle East, Globalization, Migrant crisis

Materials: 1

Specialization: Head of "Srebrenica Historical Project"

Materials: 3

Specialization: Economy, Social politics

Stevan Gajic

Serbia

Materials: 1

Specialization: Full time researcher at the Institute for European Studies

Materials: 5

Specialization: Geopolitics, Geoeconomics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights

Tobias Nase

Germany

Materials: 8

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy, Ukraine

Valerijus Simulik

Lithuania

Materials: 2

Specialization: Politics and economics in Baltic States, education and science, non - governmental organizations, globalization and EU

Van Gelis

Greece

Materials: 17

Specialization: Middle East

Materials: 1

Specialization: Kosovo, Serbia, Belgrad bombing

Materials: 5

Specialization: international relations, Russia

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