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. ...
Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine
- Naomi Klein
From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain – what I call the shock doctrine.
The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural ...
A new Cold War has begun - let us embrace it with relief!
- The Saker El Saqr Балобан الصقر
Considering the relative lull which seems to be taking place in the Ukraine, this might be a good time to look at the impact which the dramatic developments in the Ukraine have had upon the internal political scene in Russia and what that, in turn, ...
Ukraine in UN: General Assembly vs. Security Council
- Alexander Mezyaev Александр Мезяев
On March 27 the United Nations General Assembly resolution entitled «Territorial integrity of Ukraine» (A/RES/68/262) was adopted with 100 votes in favour, 11 against (1) and 58 abstentions (2) (24 member states were either absent or present ...