Tufts University: The Military Intervention Project (MIP) Research

Tufts University: The Military Intervention Project (MIP) Research

Tufts University November 11, 2022 The United States (US) ‘‘spends roughly as much on defense as the rest of the world put together…and remains the only country able to project military power globally.’’[1] With its extensive defense budget and capabilities, the US remains a military leader in contemporary international politics – but can this military […]

Gordon M. Hahn: ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ Putin’s nuclear threat’….

Gordon M. Hahn: ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ ‘Putin’s nuclear threat’ Putin’s nuclear threat’….

Gordon M. Hahn October 27th 2022 The title above has been placed within quotation marks for a reason: Russian President Vladimir Putin made no nuclear threat unless one considers that a threat to respond to nuclear threats or to respond to a hypothetical nuclear attack amounts to a threat to use nuclear weapons. The West […]

Natylie Baldwin: Review of Benjamin Abelow’s “How the West brought war to Ukraine”

Natylie Baldwin: Review of Benjamin Abelow’s “How the West brought war to Ukraine”

Natylie Baldwin October 18th, 2022 I first came across Benjamin Abelow’s analysis of the Ukraine war as a lengthy article published on Medium in May.  I found the depth and thoroughness of his article impressive and complimented him on it.  When he told me that he’d expanded it into a short book, I was intrigued and offered to […]

Dario Rivolta: On the role of the West in the Ukraine Crisis

Dario Rivolta: On the role of the West in the Ukraine Crisis

Dario Rivolta 10 October, 2022 The European sanctions on Russia would have expired on 31 January 2017. They were imposed at a time as one insinuated that the Russian side had a hostile attitude in the question of Ukraine. These sanctions have been extended for six months at an early stage. Certainly, the reason for […]

Johan Galtung: On the ongoing decline and fall of the US empire

Johan Galtung: On the ongoing decline and fall of the US empire

Johan Galtung TFF Associate October 2nd, 2022 Originally written in 2003 and expanded upon in 2015 and posted on Transcend Media Service’s, TMS, on September 26, 2022. 1.  Definitions and Hypotheses: An Overview Definition: An empire is a transborder Center-Periphery system, in macro-space and in macro-time, with a culture legitimizing a structure of unequal exchange […]

Hedges: The pimps of war

Hedges: The pimps of war

Chris Hedges April 28, 2022 The coterie of neocons and liberal interventionists who orchestrated two decades of military fiascos in the Middle East and who have never been held to account are now stoking a suicidal war with Russia. Originally posted on Sheer Post homepage on April 11th, 2020, here The same cabal of warmongering […]

The US has been at war 225 out of 243 years since 1776

The US has been at war 225 out of 243 years since 1776

Edward Kienholz, “Portable War Memorial,” 1968  Sabir Shah April 14, 2022 The US Has Been at war for more than 92 percent of the time The American history of overt and covert foreign interventions dates back to 1811, when it had invaded Chile, just a year after this South American country had gained independence from […]

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Europe is sleepwalking into another world war

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Europe is sleepwalking into another world war

Boaventura de Sousa Santos April 8, 2022 Originally posted on Independent Media Institute’s homepage on April 4th, 2022 More than 100 years after World War I, Europe’s leaders are sleepwalking toward a new all-out war. In 1914, the European governments believed that the war would last three weeks; it lasted four years and resulted in […]

Pepe Escobar: Say hello to Russian gold and Chinese petroyuan

Pepe Escobar: Say hello to Russian gold and Chinese petroyuan

Russia says half its gold assets were frozen – is this for real or a slick play by Moscow? Photo Credit: The Cradle Pepe Escobar March 29, 2022 The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union and China just agreed to design the mechanism for an independent financial and monetary system that would bypass dollar transactions. Originally posted […]

Bryce Greene: Calling Russia’s attack ‘unprovoked’ lets the US off the hook

Bryce Greene: Calling Russia’s attack ‘unprovoked’ lets the US off the hook

Wikimedia map of NATO expansion since 1949 created by Patrickneil.  Bryce Greene March 18, 2022 Originally posted on FAIR.org on March 4, 2022 Many governments and media figures are rightly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine as an act of aggression and a violation of international law. But in his first speech about the invasion, […]

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