What explains US-Russia tango over Syria
- MK Bhadrakumar
A 5-hour meeting between a visiting foreign minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin is not only rare but difficult to recall. Putin makes rare exceptions to receive foreign ministers. And he always receives them after their talks with Foreign Minister ...
Putin, Erdogan and the Plot Against the Rest of Us
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
Putin and Erdogan have agreed to meet in early August. The tension between Russia and Turkey has gradually dissipated since Putin and Erdogan’s June telephone call. This week Turkish and Russian officials stated that the two administrations ...
Idah Nabateregga of Terre de Femmes: FGM stalks you a whole life
- Milena Rampoldi ميلينا رامبولدي میلنا رامپلدی Милена Рампольди
My interview with Idah Nabateregga — FGM Advisor at Terre des Femmes — raises concerns about FGM which denigrates women and girls in all societies around the globe because what damages women, destroys the whole social balance. Female ...
Brexit and the EU implosion
National sovereignty: for what purpose?
- Samir Amin سمير أمين
The defence of national sovereignty, like its critique, leads to serious misunderstandings once one detaches it from the social class content of the the strategy in which it is embedded. The leading social bloc in capitalist societies always conceives ...
Optimism and the Apocalypse
- Sebastien Carew-Reid
How our cognitive defence mechanisms are condemning us to death
Most rational people with even a basic understanding of the scientific process will acknowledge that something is seriously wrong. From climate change and the mass extinction ...
BRICS should prepare for ‘Braxit’, a Brazilian exit
- Rakesh Krishnan Simha राकेश कृष्णन सिम्हा
As the new pro-US government takes Brazil closer towards the US, here’s what the rest of the BRICS can do to mitigate the fallout of a Brazilian exit.
The BRICS group should ensure Temer is not able to impact the cohesion of the BRICS.
Chilcot report: The demonisation of Tony Blair distracts from where things really went wrong in Iraq
- Patrick Cockburn
It wasn't just Tony Blair who was culpable for chaos and slaughter in Iraq after the war
Denunciations of Tony Blair as the evil architect of Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War often dominate discussions of what happened there and many ...
Merkel Urged to Temper NATO’s Belligerence
- Various Authors - Versch. Autoren - AA.VV. - Auteurs div.
U.S. intelligence veterans are calling on German Chancellor Merkel to bring a needed dose of realism and restraint to the upcoming NATO conference, which risks escalating the dangerous new Cold War with Russia.
MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor ...
FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes
- Nafeez Ahmed نفیظ احمد
The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor.
The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported ...
The US, the EU and the Spectre of Brexit
- Alexander Mercouris
The Brexit referendum is the harbinger of more revolts to come as the EU has come to be used as a geopolitical project detached from the interests of the people of Europe.
Dave Brown, The Independent, April 2016
A spectre is haunting Europe – ...