The Duplicitous Superpower

How Washington's Chronic Deceit - especially towards Russia - Has Sabotaged US Foreign Policy. By Ted Galen Carpenter The American Conservative (November 28 2017) Credit: Shutterstock/Northfoto For any country, the foundation of successful diplomacy is a reputation for credibility and reliability. Governments are wary of concluding agreements with a negotiating partner that violates existing … Continue reading The Duplicitous Superpower

How Turkey, Iran, Russia, and India …

... Are Playing the New Silk Roads by Pepe Escobar CounterPunch (November 24 2017) Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Hassan Rouhani will hold a summit this Wednesday in Sochi to discuss Syria. Russia, Turkey, and Iran are the three power players at the Astana negotiations - where multiple cease-fires, as hard to implement as … Continue reading How Turkey, Iran, Russia, and India …

The Huge Implications of Russia’s Northern Sea Route

by F William Engdahl New Eastern Outlook (November 22 2017) In terms of dealing with some of the world's harshest weather conditions, no country comes close compared with Russia. Now Russia has made it the highest priority to develop a Northern Sea Route along the Russian Arctic coast to enable LNG and container freight shipments … Continue reading The Huge Implications of Russia’s Northern Sea Route

The Middle East:

The Decline of American Might by Viktor Mikhin New Eastern Outlook (November 20 2017) The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that the cooperation between Moscow and Tehran and the refusal of mutual payments in US Dollars ("USD") could isolate the USA and "repel the American sanctions". The Supreme Leader added, "It is … Continue reading The Middle East: