The geopolitics of the World Cup
- Pepe Escobar
SAO PAULO - One of the defining images of the World Cup - so far - has been the sight of the Mannschaft - aka the German team - fraternizing with Pataxo Indians a few hundred meters away from the spot where Brazil was "discovered" ...
A world war between classes, not countries
- Ismael Hossein-zadeh اسماعیل حسین زاده
Most pundits of historical developments tend to perceive another global war as large scale deployment of military means in pursuit of defeat, destruction or subjugation of contending opponents. While prospects of such an ominous scenario certainly ...
Grand Geopolitical Project: Russia’s Gazprom signs Agreement to Abandon the Dollar
- Umberto Pascali
“It’s only the tip of the iceberg. A grand geopolitical project is beginning to materialize…”
On June 6 2014, the official Russian news agency Itar Tass announced what many were expecting since at least ...
The Enemy Within: Beware of Kicking the Dragon and Bear!
- Andre Vltchek
It is not prudent and it is not safe to stick an iron rod into a dragon’s mouth. Whatever they say in the West about dragons… but here in Asia, the dragon is revered as the greatest fabled creature on Earth and in the sky. The dragon ...
Who won the war on D-Day?
- MK Bhadrakumar
The D-Day 70th anniversary celebrations in Normandy could have been a great day for the cause of world peace. But the United States’ containment strategy toward Russia spoiled it all. President Barack Obama was at his petulant best — ...
The Sino-Russian Gas Deal: Psychological Warfare in Financial Markets
- Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Махди Дариус Наземроа مهدی داریوش ناظم الرعایا
A natural gas deal between Russia and China was in the works for a long time, so why all the fuss over its unveiling?
One has to look beyond the headlines when considering world events. The ballyhoo that is made of many of these events is either newspeak ...
The Impossibility of Growth Demands a New Economic System
- George Monbiot
Published in the Guardian 28th May 2014
Why collapse and salvation are hard to distinguish from each other.
Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew ...
The Strategic Alliance Being Overlooked between Russia and China
- Dmitry Minin Дмитрий Минин
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Shanghai on 20-21 May drew the attention of the whole world but, for a variety of reasons, its significance has not yet been fully appreciated. It seems that the West is unable to give up the illusion ...
Brave old (exceptionalist) world
- Pepe Escobar
“I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.” So there it is, straight from the lion’s mouth, as in US President Barack Obama.
The rest are details: deadly details, as in the US military remaining “ ...
The future visible in St Petersburg
- Pepe Escobar
The unipolar model of the world order has failed.
- Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg, May 22
In more ways than one, last week heralded the birth of a Eurasian century. Of course, the US$400 billion Russia-China gas deal was clinched only at the last ...