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Ukraine Is Ripe for the Shock Doctrine
While a crisis of faith, of sorts, has resounded in western discourse on the economic effectiveness of austerity, this scepticism, rather ironically, dissipates when you cross over into the remnants of the Iron Curtain. Neoliberalism’s flagellants reside east of the Elbe. There, ideological purity...
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Obama Should Release MH-17 Intel
A year ago, the U.S. government issued a sketchy report on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shoot-down citing “social media” and other flimsy data implicating eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia, but then – as hard intelligence became available – went silent. Now, U.S. intelligence veterans are...
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The Eurasian Big Bang: How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington
Let’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the Pentagon (in conjunction with NATO) would essentially be an assault on the planning of an interlocking...
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Kerry’s Next Challenge: NATO, Ukraine, and Russia
The nuclear agreement with Iran provides ample proof of Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s remarkable commitment and skill in waging diplomacy. In an era when the Pentagon dominates our foreign policy and military options are too often trotted out as first responses, he has resuscitated the United...
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Seeking War to the End of the World
If the neoconservatives have their way again, U.S. ground troops will reoccupy Iraq, the U.S. military will take out Syria’s secular government (likely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State take over), and the U.S. Congress will not only kill the Iran nuclear deal but follow that with a massive...
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Russia vs. China: The Coming of Cold War 2.0
America’s grand strategy, its long-term blueprint for advancing national interests and countering major adversaries, is in total disarray. Top officials lurch from crisis to crisis, improvising strategies as they go, but rarely pursuing a consistent set of policies. Some blame this indecisiveness...
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US Pushes Russia Towards War
This columnist recently said that “ Russia Wins ” in its handling of America’s attempt to eviscerate its influence and its economy. At the time those words were written Secretary of State John Kerry met with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. The meeting appeared to be an admission that the imperial...
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The NYT’s Dangerous and Orwellian View of Ukraine
In George Orwell’s 1984 , the leaders of Oceania presented “Two Minutes Hate” in which the image of an enemy was put on display and loyal Oceanianians expressed their rage, all the better to prepare them for the country’s endless wars and their own surrender of freedom. And, now, in America, you...
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White House Confirms Plans to Bring Tanks, Heavy Weaponry to Russia's Door
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that it is indeed planning to bring tanks and other heavy weaponry to Russia's doorstep, in a move observers say is likely to further stoke Cold War tensions as NATO regional war games commence. Speaking in Tallinn, Estonia, U.S. Secretary of...
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US and NATO Economic and Military Provocations Push Putin to Expand Arsenal
Amid increasing military and economic provocations from the West, the Russian government has made it clear that such escalations will not go unmatched. On Wednesday, European Union members states agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Kremlin for another six months until the end of January...
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