“Finance is a Power Game”: Nomi Prins
- Lars Schall
On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management / GoldSwitzerland, Lars Schall talked with former senior Wall Street banker Nomi Prins about her latest book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers.“ Prins points out how an elite group of men transformed ...
Russia-China strategic accords: Counter-offensive on the Eastern Front
- Manlio Dinucci Μάνλιο Ντινούτσι مانليو دينوتشي
While NATO convenes its 28 defense ministers in Brussels on May 21 to strengthen its forces to confront Russia, which includes improving the training of Kiev’s military and paramilitary forces (including squads that have attempted the murder ...
The Birth of a Eurasian Century
Russia and China Do Pipelineistan
- Pepe Escobar
HONG KONG -- A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass -- at the expense of the United States.
And no wonder ...
Vladimir Putin: Interview to China's leading media companies
- President of Russia Президент России
Ahead of the official visit to the People’s Republic of China, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to China's leading media companies.
QUESTION: What are your expectations concerning the upcoming visit to China? What results do you expect from ...
Russia Holds "De-Dollarization Meeting": China, Iran Willing To Drop USD From Bilateral Trade
- Tyler Durden
That Russia has been pushing for trade arrangements that minimize the participation (and influence) of the US dollar ever since the onset of the Ukraine crisis (and before) is no secret: this has been covered extensively on these pages before (see ...
The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!
The Myth of Soviet Expansionism
- William Blum
So, what do we have here? In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same side as the al-Qaeda types. But not in Ukraine. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in Ukraine the United States is on the same side as ...
On the Edge
- Noam Chomsky
An audience of readers, activists, writers, intellectuals, and lovers of the written word gathered to kick off the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival. Some of the globe's most prominent thinkers each, in turn, brought their enthusiasm for societal improvement ...
Remembering the important lessons of the Cold War
- The Saker El Saqr Балобан الصقر
If anything the past 24 hours have proved, once again, that the US and NATO are opposed to any form of negotiations, confidence-building measures or any other type of negotiations with the Donbass and with Russia. Even though Putin tried really ...
The Ukraine Imbroglio and the Decline of the US-American Empire
Reflections on the Wages of “Immoderate Greatness"
- Arno J. Mayer
When discussing the Ukraine-Crimea “crisis” it might be hygienic for Americans, including their political class, think-tank pundits, and talking heads, to recall two striking moments in “the dawn’s early light” ...
When the Great Tribulation Arrives, the Earth Will at Last Have Her Well Deserved Rest
- Leonardo Boff
The reflections of this writer*, an ecologist who works with small rural producers near the Suruí River in Baixada Fluminense, Brazil, seem very apt to me. This is what he says:
“No one knows the day nor the hour with certainty. ...