Richard Rubenstein: The New Turn in Ukraine. Putin’s War Becomes Biden’s War

Richard Rubenstein: The New Turn in Ukraine. Putin’s War Becomes Biden’s War

Richard E. Rubenstein May 17, 2022 Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, it was fair to call the ensuing conflict “Putin’s war.” True, the U.S. and Europe could probably have avoided the invasion by calling a halt to NATO expansion and negotiating seriously with the Russians about key security issues. True, U.S. […]

The US is counting on Putin to signal before using nukes

The US is counting on Putin to signal before using nukes

Hats off to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines for her Senate May 10, 2022, testimony on the likelihood of nuclear war with Russia, even though parts of it were surreal, as we discuss below. From an intelligence perspective, she told it like it is. Not only that; she took the quintessential nuclear-use question a […]

Truth is out: NATO wants to become even more superior and cripple and cancel Russia through Ukraine

Truth is out: NATO wants to become even more superior and cripple and cancel Russia through Ukraine

Step-by-step NATO’s conflict with Russia is becoming more clear – past, present and future. Ukraine was always unimportant to the West except as a pawn in its game. The conflict and the war will increasingly acquire their own unstoppable dynamics towards devastation of Europe, if not the world. Unless somebody now stops to think: Where […]

John Pilger: “The Coming War On China” documentary from 2016

John Pilger: “The Coming War On China” documentary from 2016

This documentary by John Pilger hardly needs any introduction. It is eminently useful for public education about the history and the events in and around China that has fuelled containment for decades – elements of an understanding of the present Cold War on China that the US or NATO mainstream media will never convey to […]

Jan Oberg: A system – or “civilisation” – like this does not deserve to survive

Jan Oberg: A system – or “civilisation” – like this does not deserve to survive

Jan Oberg January 18, 2022 Please read this carefully because it is essentially important and not on the front page of all media – while Djokovic, Britney Spears, Epstein/Maxwell and the latest Netflix series you just must see all are: “UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2022 (IPS) The numbers are unbelievably staggering: the world’s 10 richest […]

Nuclear weapons abolition requires more than the five nuclear-weapon states’ recent joint statement

Nuclear weapons abolition requires more than the five nuclear-weapon states’ recent joint statement

Jan Oberg Written on January 7, 2022, as Op-Ed for China Daily * One description of the contemporary world is more accurate and ominous than any other, namely that we live in the nuclear age or the age of nuclearism, i.e. the weapons plus the thinking and power structures that surround these doomsday weapons. In […]

Gordon Hahn: NATO Expansion, Maidan Ukraine, and the Donbass War

Gordon Hahn: NATO Expansion, Maidan Ukraine, and the Donbass War

By Gordon M. Hahn December 15, 2021 It is now quite clear, as I have stated for decades, that NATO expansion is the main cause of U.S.-Russian and WesternRussian tensions, and the Russian Angst over said expansion is the cause of the Ukrainian crisis sparked in winter 2013-2014. It appears that Putin is escalating the […]

William Astore: America’s abyss of weapons and warmaking

William Astore: America’s abyss of weapons and warmaking

William J. Astore December 3, 2021 Who is America’s god? The Christian god of the beatitudes, the one who healed the sick, helped the poor, and preached love of neighbor? Not in these (dis)United States. In the Pledge of Allegiance, we speak proudly of One Nation under God, but in the aggregate, this country doesn’t […]

Farhang Jahanpour: On Arnold Toynbee’s “Civilisation On Trial” today

Farhang Jahanpour: On Arnold Toynbee’s “Civilisation On Trial” today

Translation of the Introduction to the New Edition of Arnold Toynbee’s Civilisation on Trial, translated into Persian by Farhang Jahanpour Farhang Jahanpour October 28, 2021 More than 45 years have passed since the publication of my translation of “Civilisation on Trial” by Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) – read the entire book in English here. When that […]

Omri Walach: Which countries have the most nuclear weapons?

Omri Walach: Which countries have the most nuclear weapons?

Omri Walach October 21, 2021 Originally posted on Visual Capitalist’s homepage on September 30, 2021 Which Countries Have the Most Nuclear Weapons? In theory, nuclear weapon stockpiles are closely held national secrets. The leading countries have rough estimates that aren’t regularly updated, newly nuclear countries keep their capabilities vague and unclear, and Israel has never officially confirmed […]

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