Hysteria and histrionics at the United Nations Security Council from the three permanent members, the United States, Britain and France, was tantamount to a signed confession. Ironically, one can imagine how the wording of

  A nation is its institutions, and should those institutions weaken, the nation itself will be weakened. And should those institutions be destroyed, the nation, for all intents and purposes, will also be destroyed.   

  “Everybody knows that [Americans] are using [their] allies,” he said. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to the German journalist, “was coordinating the weapons’ delivery from Turkey.” The arms brought to the border with Syria were distributed among rebels,

  The war of words between the US and Russia escalated dramatically today, when in response to an accusation by Samantha Power, the US envoy to the UN, on Sunday that “What Russia is sponsoring and

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  Contrary to the incessant grandstanding by US and British politicians that they are committed to promoting freedom, democracy and peace around the world, the evidence proves that the Anglo-American establishment is in the business

  The US-inspired and assisted coup in 2014 that toppled the (admittedly incompetent) Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was most effective.  As observed  at the time by the analyst Seamus Milne, “after two decades of eastward Nato

  If the British Empire was built on the playing fields of Eton, United States world hegemony gets its training in Hollywood studios and advertising agencies. Selling your product, or yourself, by looking sincere is

  A few days ago, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker made headlines by calling for the creation of an EU military headquarters. This old idea has been resurrected and is now being promoted

  Hapless NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg flew into Tbilisi last week, to wave his hands about like some kind of puppet while coming out with the same old pre-programmed message to the waiting Georgian public:

  NATO has rejected air-safety proposals made by Russia which would have ensured all military planes flying in the Baltic region would operate with their transponders switched on. This makes no sense.     According

  “I think it’s clear that the ceasefire once again has failed. I think it’s also clear that it’s failed because there are certain actors in Washington who want it to fail. This is not the first

  The Communist Party of the Soviet Union should have transformed the bloc into a democratic entity rather than see it collapse, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.     “You know my attitude towards

  Retired NATO General Philip Breedlove issued a warning to the United States, Canada and Europe regarding Moscow’s growing military superiority suggesting that if World War III were to unfold tomorrow Europe would quickly be smothered long

  What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines,

  The United States Congress unanimously voted to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons, which people have been asking for. If the Senate passes the law and the American President signs it, it will become much

  NATO has been searching for relevance for a generation. Now, as the EU faces a meltdown, the fate of NATO is even more unclear.     European nations are more and more discontent with

  Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) they support within the Euphrates Shield operation have been advancing through the Syrian territory without any resistance.     However sooner or later, they will be routed and

  When Finnish writer Hannu Salama was born, the Soviet Union had only existed for 12 years. When he turned 55, the vast Eastern neighbor became known as Russia, yet remained as great and powerful. Today, at age 80,

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