• Žižek’s Left-Wing Case for Christian Atheism
    by Matt McManus on May 25, 2024

    Slavoj Žižek is many things to many people: the “Elvis of cultural theory,” the most “formidably brilliant” left philosopher in the world, a fraud, a Marxist, an apologist for anti-wokism, and more. But probably few people think “Christian theologian” when Žižek comes to mind. Yet the iconoclastic Slovenian thinker has spent decades engaging deeply with

  • American Missionary Couple Ambushed and Killed in Haiti
    by John Nightbridge on May 25, 2024

    LAMBEAU, Haiti – A missionary couple from the United States and a Haitian man were fatally shot in Lambeau, Haiti, as gang violence continues to escalate in the country. Natalie Lloyd, 21, and her 23-year-old husband David, along with 20-year-old Jude Montis, were ambushed by gunmen outside a church. The tragic deaths were confirmed by Natalie’s father, Missouri State Senator Ben Baker, via a heartfelt Facebook post. “They were attacked by gangs this evening and ... Read more

  • Man’s Death Ruled Accident After Prank at TopGolf Goes Wrong
    by John Nightbridge on May 25, 2024

    ESSEX, England – A man’s death at a TopGolf location in Essex, England, has been ruled as an accidental misadventure after a friend’s prank during a Christmas party took a tragic turn. The incident, which resulted in the victim falling over 12 feet and suffering fatal injuries, serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers when horseplay goes awry. As the investigation concludes, questions arise about the responsibility of both the individuals involved and ... Read more

  • War and Peace “Made in America”. Adolph Hitler is “The Torchbearer of Democracy” in Ukraine
    by Prof Michel Chossudovsky on May 25, 2024

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  • Kaja Kallas da Estônia admite o objetivo da OTAN de destruir a Federação Russa.
    by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida on May 24, 2024

    Os líderes ocidentais já não disfarçam o seu objetivo de destruir e fragmentar a Federação Russa. Num discurso recente, a primeira-ministra da Estônia, Kaja Kallas, afirmou que a Rússia deveria ser “fragmentada” para facilitar a administração regional e evitar novas … The post Kaja Kallas da Estônia admite o objetivo da OTAN de destruir a Federação Russa. appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Infected Blood Scandal: A Shocking Window Into the Pharmaceutical ‘Business with Disease’
    by Paul Anthony Taylor on May 24, 2024

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  • Exercise Protects Against Heart Disease by Lowering Stress
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola on May 24, 2024

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  • Zelensky Lambasts His Generals Out of Fear They’re Hiding the Truth From Him
    by Ahmed Adel on May 24, 2024

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  • State Repression and Palestine Solidarity
    by Abayomi Azikiwe on May 24, 2024

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  • Is It Possible to be Addicted to COVID-19 Vaccine Injections?
    by Dr. William Makis on May 24, 2024

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  • In Australia, Students Are Standing in Solidarity With Gaza
    by Lillian Phillips on May 24, 2024

    As in the United States, Australia’s university campuses are currently occupied by student encampments for Palestine. At the country’s wealthiest tertiary institution — the University of Melbourne (UoM) — protesters claimed the campus’s main arts building on May 15. They then rechristened it “Mahmoud’s Hall” in honor of Mahmoud Alnaouq, an Australia Awards Scholar and

  • World rejects Srebrenica resolution, UN once again exposed as US/NATO exponent
    on May 24, 2024

    The vote not only showed that around 70% of the world's population supports Serbia, but it can even be argued that it's a sort of badge of honor for the country, especially seeing who voted in favor of the resolution. With the blood of hundreds of millions on their hands, it's clear why the political West and its vassals would want to shift attention away from themselves.

  • And Now, BRICS Eyes Creation of a Central Bank for Currency Issue
    on May 24, 2024

    China, with backing from Russia and South Africa, is planning an onslaught on the mighty dollar by introducing a new currency, to be issued by a proposed BRICS central bank that would combine the strengths of the respective currencies of the five countries in the economic forum

  • First Russia-India Direct Agroexpress Train Sent from Chelyabinsk to Mumbai
    on May 24, 2024

    The first fully-fledged Agroexpress train, carrying oat flakes and cereals has been sent from the Yuzhnouralsky Transport and Logistics Center in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region to India’s Mundra Port in Mumbai via the eastern route of the International North-South Transport Corridor

  • Zimbabwe’s Fervent Bid to Join the New Development Bank
    on May 24, 2024

    Zimbabwe has officially expressed its intention to join the New Development Bank (NDB), an emerging financial institution founded by the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. This move underscores the country’s commitment to fostering economic ties and pursuing sustainable growth within a global partnership framework

  • The International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt Rafah operation
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    This is the first time the ICJ has gone so far as to explicitly order Israel to stop its military operation. The post The International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt Rafah operation appeared first on World Israel News.

  • The International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt Rafah operation
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    This is the first time the ICJ has gone so far as to explicitly order Israel to stop its military operation. The post The International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt Rafah operation appeared first on World Israel News.

  • The All-American Crack-Up in 1960s Hollywood Cinema
    by Eileen Jones on May 24, 2024

    There’s a riveting new Criterion Channel series called Hollywood Crack-Up: The Decade American Cinema Lost Its Mind. It’s a category of 1960s films featuring characters spinning out of control, breaking down, going insane. But from a socialist standpoint, the series is most compelling in the way these films expose the context for breakdown, showing the

  • Selected Articles: The Rise of COVID 2.0? Beware the WHO’s Pandemic Industrial Complex
    by Global Research News on May 24, 2024

    The Rise of COVID 2.0? Beware the WHO’s Pandemic Industrial Complex By Michael Welch, Dr. Meryl Nass, and Michelle Leduc Catlin, May 24, 2024 At this point in time when the worst of the sinister Coronavirus “pandemic” … The post Selected Articles: The Rise of COVID 2.0? Beware the WHO’s Pandemic Industrial Complex appeared first on Global Research.

  • International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan K.C. Accuses Palestine of Waging War against Israel
    by Prof Michel Chossudovsky on May 24, 2024

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  • Stop the Worsening Undercount of Palestinian Casualties in Gaza. Ralph Nader
    by Ralph Nader on May 24, 2024

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  • Sisters of hostage whose body was recovered from Gaza: ‘We are broken’
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    After fleeing the Nova music festival on October 7th, Hanan Yablonka was unaccounted for until it was confirmed on January 24th that he was being held hostage in Gaza. The post Sisters of hostage whose body was recovered from Gaza: ‘We are broken’ appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Sisters of hostage whose body was recovered from Gaza: ‘We are broken’
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    After fleeing the Nova music festival on October 7th, Hanan Yablonka was unaccounted for until it was confirmed on January 24th that he was being held hostage in Gaza. The post Sisters of hostage whose body was recovered from Gaza: ‘We are broken’ appeared first on World Israel News.

  • 5 Shot, 2 Dead After Workplace Mass Shooting
    by John Nightbridge on May 24, 2024

    Chester, Pennsylvania – Five people were shot and two were killed in a workplace shooting on Wednesday at Delaware County Linen, according to District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer. The incident occurred when a disgruntled former employee entered the linen shop and opened fire on coworkers. While two victims tragically lost their lives, three others were rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in serious condition. The shooting took place both inside and outside of the store on West ... Read more

  • 2 People Shot During School Graduation
    by John Nightbridge on May 24, 2024

    Oakland, California – Two individuals were shot inside Skyline High School on Thursday night during a graduation ceremony, according to the Oakland Police Department. The incident took place around 7:45 p.m. local time, leaving a man and a woman with injuries. Both victims were promptly transported to a nearby hospital and are reported to be in stable condition. Their ages have not been disclosed, but authorities confirmed that they are adults. The investigation into the ... Read more

  • It Really, Really Looks Like Saudi Arabia Did 9/11
    by Branko Marcetic on May 24, 2024

    It’s never a bad time to reflect on the copious evidence for the Saudi government’s role in facilitating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In fact, it’s arguably more important than ever right now, with the Biden administration seemingly dead set on signing a mutual defense pact with that same government — a pact

  • Israel ambassador blasts Germany for saying it would obey ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    When asked if Germany would abide by the ICC's arrest warrant for Netanyahu, Chancellor Olaf Scholz's spokesman replied, 'Of course. Yes, We obey the law.' The post Israel ambassador blasts Germany for saying it would obey ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Israel ambassador blasts Germany for saying it would obey ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    When asked if Germany would abide by the ICC's arrest warrant for Netanyahu, Chancellor Olaf Scholz's spokesman replied, 'Of course. Yes, We obey the law.' The post Israel ambassador blasts Germany for saying it would obey ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Is the Gaza-Israel Fighting “A False Flag”? They Let It Happen? Their Objective Is “to Wipe Gaza Off the Map”?
    by Philip Giraldi on May 24, 2024

    “Anyone who wants to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state has to support bolstering Hamas and transferring money to Hamas. This is part of our strategy". Benjamin Netanyahu The post Is the Gaza-Israel Fighting “A False Flag”? They Let It Happen? Their Objective Is “to Wipe Gaza Off the Map”? appeared first on Global Research.

  • In Defense of Boycotting Israeli Universities
    by David Palumbo-Liu on May 24, 2024

    Israel has killed thirty-six thousand people in Gaza, including fifteen thousand children, and injured eighty thousand. Ten thousand Palestinians are currently missing. Despite this, support for the war remains strong among the Israeli public, two-thirds of which approve of the ongoing conflict; a majority would like the government to extend the fight to Hezbollah in

  • Nuland calls for serious escalation with Russia
    on May 24, 2024

    By asking Washington to allow attacks deep inside Russian, the former State Department official is making it clear that her intention is to escalate the conflict to its ultimate consequences.

  • Biden Administration changes tune on Rafah and approves of IDF operation
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    An Israeli official told WSJ, 'This Administration never supports anything we do until we do it.' The post Biden Administration changes tune on Rafah and approves of IDF operation appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Biden Administration changes tune on Rafah and approves of IDF operation
    by Miriam Metzinger on May 24, 2024

    An Israeli official told WSJ, 'This Administration never supports anything we do until we do it.' The post Biden Administration changes tune on Rafah and approves of IDF operation appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Germany’s woke government wavers as Islamists declare holy war
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The German government's laissez-faire approach to Islamism has moved the problem into a taboo zone that has strengthened the Islamists. The post Germany’s woke government wavers as Islamists declare holy war appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Germany’s woke government wavers as Islamists declare holy war
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The German government's laissez-faire approach to Islamism has moved the problem into a taboo zone that has strengthened the Islamists. The post Germany’s woke government wavers as Islamists declare holy war appeared first on World Israel News.

  • WATCH: Father of hostage discusses decision to publish her kidnapping video
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Naama Levy, 19, who was kidnapped on Oct. 7th was the subject of the shocking video recently published showing the brutal kidnapping of five female IDF spotters from the Nahal Oz base. The post WATCH: Father of hostage discusses decision to publish her kidnapping video appeared first on World Israel News.

  • WATCH: Father of hostage discusses decision to publish her kidnapping video
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Naama Levy, 19, who was kidnapped on Oct. 7th was the subject of the shocking video recently published showing the brutal kidnapping of five female IDF spotters from the Nahal Oz base. The post WATCH: Father of hostage discusses decision to publish her kidnapping video appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Gaza and Its Astounding Parallels with 9/11: “A Territory or Country Is Targeted for Previously Established Geostrategic Goals”
    by Richard Gage on May 24, 2024

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  • Democrats panic over Jewish voters
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Biden’s betrayal of Israel may end up costing him the election. The post Democrats panic over Jewish voters appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Democrats panic over Jewish voters
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Biden’s betrayal of Israel may end up costing him the election. The post Democrats panic over Jewish voters appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Zelensky lambasts his generals out of fear they’re hiding the truth from him
    on May 24, 2024

    Many Ukrainian soldiers “outraged” over delay in Western military aid.

  • Fact check: ‘We don’t want to see anyone die in a helicopter crash’
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The Biden administration might just extend some pathetic offer of 'official condolences' when the Israeli military finds and kills Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar The post Fact check: ‘We don’t want to see anyone die in a helicopter crash’ appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Fact check: ‘We don’t want to see anyone die in a helicopter crash’
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The Biden administration might just extend some pathetic offer of 'official condolences' when the Israeli military finds and kills Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar The post Fact check: ‘We don’t want to see anyone die in a helicopter crash’ appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Against All Odds, Iran and Saudi Ties Remain Strong
    by Steven Sahiounie on May 24, 2024

    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (only available in desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button … The post Against All Odds, Iran and Saudi Ties Remain Strong appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Rise of COVID 2.0? Beware the WHO’s Pandemic Industrial Complex
    by Michael Welch on May 24, 2024

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  • Washington Digs In Deeper on Its Support for Israel
    by Philip Giraldi on May 24, 2024

    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (only available in desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button … The post Washington Digs In Deeper on Its Support for Israel appeared first on Global Research.

  • WATCH: IDF dismantles multiple tunnel shafts, eliminates dozens of terrorists
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The IDF continues to operate in northern Gaza, where soldiers recovered the bodies of three more hostages that were murdered on Oct. 7th and subsequently abducted. The post WATCH: IDF dismantles multiple tunnel shafts, eliminates dozens of terrorists appeared first on World Israel News.

  • WATCH: IDF dismantles multiple tunnel shafts, eliminates dozens of terrorists
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The IDF continues to operate in northern Gaza, where soldiers recovered the bodies of three more hostages that were murdered on Oct. 7th and subsequently abducted. The post WATCH: IDF dismantles multiple tunnel shafts, eliminates dozens of terrorists appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Fire Michael Schill
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    With Michael Schill at the helm, antisemitism at Northwestern is protected. The post Fire Michael Schill appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Fire Michael Schill
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    With Michael Schill at the helm, antisemitism at Northwestern is protected. The post Fire Michael Schill appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Loblaw’s Great Canadian Grocery Gouge
    by Jeremy Appel on May 24, 2024

    Canada’s largest grocery chain, which has reaped growing profits as grocery prices spiral out of control, has faced a consumer boycott throughout the month of May. Loblaw Groceries owns and operates more than twenty-four hundred stores across Canada, including its flagship Loblaws grocery stores, discount grocer No Frills, and the country’s largest drugstore chain, Shoppers

  • Indeed, There Is No Comparison. Israel’s Crimes Are Far Worse Than Hamas’. Jonathan Cook
    by Jonathan Cook on May 24, 2024

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  • IDF recovers bodies of three more hostages in Gaza
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Orión Hernández Radoux, 30, Hanan Yablonka, 42, and Michel Nisenbaum, 59, were all killed on October 7. The post IDF recovers bodies of three more hostages in Gaza appeared first on World Israel News.

  • IDF recovers bodies of three more hostages in Gaza
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Orión Hernández Radoux, 30, Hanan Yablonka, 42, and Michel Nisenbaum, 59, were all killed on October 7. The post IDF recovers bodies of three more hostages in Gaza appeared first on World Israel News.

  • WATCH: Police prevent robot from delivering package to UCLA anti-Israel encampment
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The president of UCLA Gene Block along with two other university presidents were interrogated by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on campus antisemitism. The post WATCH: Police prevent robot from delivering package to UCLA anti-Israel encampment appeared first on World Israel News.

  • WATCH: Police prevent robot from delivering package to UCLA anti-Israel encampment
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    The president of UCLA Gene Block along with two other university presidents were interrogated by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on campus antisemitism. The post WATCH: Police prevent robot from delivering package to UCLA anti-Israel encampment appeared first on World Israel News.

  • CAIR teaches mosques how to obtain taxpayer-funded grants meant to protect against terrorist attacks
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    CAIR’s advocacy for the program could raise fresh concerns about the initiative, which has already sent taxpayer money to Islamic groups that defend terrorists and demonize Israel. The post CAIR teaches mosques how to obtain taxpayer-funded grants meant to protect against terrorist attacks appeared first on World Israel News.

  • CAIR teaches mosques how to obtain taxpayer-funded grants meant to protect against terrorist attacks
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    CAIR’s advocacy for the program could raise fresh concerns about the initiative, which has already sent taxpayer money to Islamic groups that defend terrorists and demonize Israel. The post CAIR teaches mosques how to obtain taxpayer-funded grants meant to protect against terrorist attacks appeared first on World Israel News.

  • 11-Year-Old Shot in the Head While Retrieving Ball
    by John Nightbridge on May 24, 2024

    LEYLAND, ENGLAND – An 11-year-old boy in Leyland, Lancashire is recovering after being shot in the head while climbing a fence to retrieve a ball. The incident, which occurred in the boy’s backyard, has raised concerns about children’s safety while playing outdoors. Authorities are actively investigating the incident and have identified a person of interest as the investigation continues. According to the Lancashire Police press release, the unnamed boy was playing with friends when the ... Read more

  • Schumer faces pressure not to sign on to Netanyahu congressional address
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    To some observers, Schumer’s hesitance to sign on to the invitation signals a growing divide between the Democratic Party and Israel. The post Schumer faces pressure not to sign on to Netanyahu congressional address appeared first on World Israel News.

  • Schumer faces pressure not to sign on to Netanyahu congressional address
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    To some observers, Schumer’s hesitance to sign on to the invitation signals a growing divide between the Democratic Party and Israel. The post Schumer faces pressure not to sign on to Netanyahu congressional address appeared first on World Israel News.

  • WATCH: London Jews and Israel supporters repel pro-Hamas march
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Jews and supporters of Israel worldwide are exasperated by the free pass shown towards pro-terror demonstrators, so in response, some Londoners have taken a stand against it. The post WATCH: London Jews and Israel supporters repel pro-Hamas march appeared first on World Israel News.

  • WATCH: London Jews and Israel supporters repel pro-Hamas march
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Jews and supporters of Israel worldwide are exasperated by the free pass shown towards pro-terror demonstrators, so in response, some Londoners have taken a stand against it. The post WATCH: London Jews and Israel supporters repel pro-Hamas march appeared first on World Israel News.

  • ‘You will be held accountable’: US Congress questions university presidents over pro-Hamas encampments
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway appeared to defend the organizers of the encampment on his campus during his testimony, comparing them to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The post ‘You will be held accountable’: US Congress questions university presidents over pro-Hamas encampments appeared first on World Israel News.

  • ‘You will be held accountable’: US Congress questions university presidents over pro-Hamas encampments
    by Yossi Licht on May 24, 2024

    Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway appeared to defend the organizers of the encampment on his campus during his testimony, comparing them to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The post ‘You will be held accountable’: US Congress questions university presidents over pro-Hamas encampments appeared first on World Israel News.

  • 10 Bodies Found Scattered in Resort Town
    by John Nightbridge on May 24, 2024

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — Ten bodies have been found in Acapulco, a popular resort city on Mexico’s Pacific coast, according to prosecutors in Guerrero state. The victims, four men and two women, were discovered strangled with their hands bound behind their backs on a street late Monday. As the city continues to recover from Hurricane Otis and confront a spate of violent incidents, the latest discovery raises concerns about the safety and security of Acapulco. Acapulco ... Read more

  • Red Lobster Had to Close So That Rich People Could Get Paid
    by David Moscrop on May 24, 2024

    Red Lobster has reached the bottom of the treasure chest and filed for bankruptcy. While some locations will stay open while the lawyers and accountants sort things out, other locations will be shuttered — some already have been — and assets will be sold off as part of its “restructuring.” Us diners are bracing to

  • This Week’s Most Popular Articles
    by Global Research News on May 24, 2024

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  • Reorient the Intelligence Community Towards Nuclear Competition & Hybrid Warfare
    by James Diddams on May 24, 2024

    Last week I provided remarks to the House Permanent Intelligence Committee. I was asked to provide the Committee with my assessment of what to prioritize in the next Congress. Perhaps counter-intuitively, one recommendation was to de-classify more of the malign activities America’s fiercest enemies are engaged in across the world. With more knowledge of Russia and the CCP’s machinations, the seemingly fractious and divided American people will unify, resolved to win the new Cold War. The rest of my remarks are summarized below, and it will come as no surprise to Providence readers that I urged the Committee to orient the IC to focus on what it can do to enable the United States to more credible deter a major war that could lead to a nuclear war. Three points of emphasis:  1. U.S. efforts to decrease the role nuclear weapons play in its national defense strategy, to pursue disarmament objectives, increase the role of arms control and risk reduction, and to impose some unilateral restrictions, have increased the role nuclear weapons play in the strategies of China and Russia 2. In 2020, the United States, with China and Russia, agreed to that, “A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” But China’s and Russia’s nuclear investments, the increased size and variety of their forces, nuclear infrastructure, and Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling demonstrate that they may believe such a war could be fought and won. 3. Deterring adversaries from going down a path that could lead to nuclear employment must be the top priority for our nation. Rather than being one of several competing priorities, it must be the priority. Our political leaders must therefore ensure the IC is giving urgently due attention to deterrence so that decision makers are given the clearest and most accurate understanding of our top adversaries.  Accordingly, I’ll offer three areas of focus for the IC:  Chinese and Russian decision making surrounding nuclear weapons planning, acquisitions, and possible use. Cooperation between China and Russia in key areas of research development and in hybrid activity.  The degree to which Chinese and Russian nationals continue to operate inside U.S. research labs to the benefit of U.S. adversaries.  The United States must devote significant IC focus on China’s and Russia’s decision-making. China rejects transparency measures and its security decisions, especially around nuclear weapons, are opaque. It is imperative the IC work to better understand the decisions inside the PRC, and the motives that drive its investments in and the posture of its nuclear forces. The United States risks underestimating the capabilities of its adversaries and, if assumptions are not interrogated, utterly missing the intent of their nuclear weapons strategy. To give a snapshot of how fast the PRC is moving in its nuclear expansion, observe two public IC assessments, only 3 years apart.  “Over the next decade, China’s nuclear warhead stockpile—currently estimated to be in the low 200s—is projected to at least double in size as China expands and modernizes its nuclear forces.” – 2020 DoD Report.[1] And then this one: “DoD estimates that the PRC possessed more than 500 operational nuclear warheads as of May 2023—on track to exceed previous projections. —2023 DoD Report.[2] Russia is also refusing stability talks with the United States and is no longer complying with the last nuclear arms control treaty, the 2009 New START Treaty.[3] Understanding Russian leadership’s thinking about its nuclear strategy in service of its expansionist aims is imperative. Pursuant to this end, the IC should also reassess the premises of its analytical framework by reconsidering the motives behind the nuclear acquisition of the PRC and Russia.                                                        The U.S. Strategic Posture Commission, on which I and eleven other professionals served, concluded “that America’s defense strategy and strategic posture must change in order to properly defend its vital interests and improve strategic stability with China and Russia.” [4] One common criticism is that our report will precipitate an “arms race.” This is a deeply unhelpful label that confuses more than clarifies. We know from the Cold War that, despite the insistence of some, U.S. efforts to improve the credibility of its strategic deterrent is not the primary motivator for adversaries to invest in and deploy various nuclear weapons. In reality, adversaries make investment decisions based on their strategic culture and perceptions of what they require for their military and national objectives.[5] China and Russia are collaborating in military development and engaging in increasingly aggressive hybrid warfare. China and Russia are collaborating in key sectors with direct military applications. Russian and Chinese officials offer public support for one another’s aggression and erroneous territorial claims. And Putin has said he hopes to expand their cooperation.[6] A DoD public report covering military developments involving the PRC until the end of 2022 concluded, “The PRC probably will use its new fast breeder reactors and reprocessing facilities to produce plutonium for its nuclear weapons program, despite publicly maintaining these technologies are intended for peaceful purposes.” [7] In March 2023, DoD publicly confirmed media reporting that Russian nuclear energy company Rosatom is supplying China with enriched uranium. John F. Plumb, assistant secretary of defense for space policy said “It’s very troubling to see Russia and China cooperating on this,” [8]   He went on, “They may have talking points around it, but there’s no getting around the fact that breeder reactors are plutonium, and plutonium is for weapons. So I think the [Defense] Department is concerned. And of course, it matches our concerns about China’s increased expansion of its nuclear forces as well, because you need more plutonium for more weapons.” [9] Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and China’s materiel, diplomatic, and economic support continues to receive the most public attention and understandably so. Even so, Russia and China are engaged in a variety of other acts of aggression, from cutting gas pipelines on the seabed[10] to using sonar pulses[11] and water cannons against U.S. allies operating lawfully and peacefully in international waters. The PRC and Russia are choosing to behave confrontationally and dangerously.  Pursuant to Americans becoming better informed about kind of hybrid warfare China and Russia are engaged in, the Committee might encourage the IC to declassify such information. If America does not meet such gray zone warfare with a proportionate response, Russia and China will only engage in more and riskier confrontations until they are faced with serious resistance.  China’s Exploitation of the U.S. Commitment to Science and Technology Advances My last point will be brief. Our national laboratories and nuclear enterprise must be secure and utterly free of exploitation. Threats to our national laboratories and across the nuclear enterprise can come from external adversaries or from “insiders,” including employees or “visitors with trusted access.” [12] According to one prominent study, “Between 1987 and 2021, at least 162 scientists who had worked at Los Alamos [National Laboratory] returned to the PRC to support a variety of domestic research and development (R&D) programs.” [13] And, according to a May 2023 Government Accountability Office report, which was mandated by the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Energy has not yet implemented its recommendations to protect against the “insider threat.” [14] In conclusion, the United States has not thought seriously major power confrontation and conflict in decades. Therefore, we must rebuild and reorient the IC and relearn the lessons from the first Cold War—and with urgency. [1] “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China Annual Report to Congress.” U.S. Department of Defense, 2020. https://media.defense.gov/2020/Sep/01/2002488689/-1/-1/1/2020-DOD-CHINA-MILITARY-POWER-REPORT-FINAL.PDF.  [2] “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China Annual Report to Congress.” U.S. Department of Defense, 2023https://media.defense.gov/2023/Oct/19/2003323409/-1/-1/1/2023-MILITARY-AND-SECURITY-DEVELOPMENTS-INVOLVING-THE-PEOPLES-REPUBLIC-OF-CHINA.PDF. [3] “Russian Noncompliance With and Invalid Suspension of the New START Treaty,” US State Department, June 1, 2023, https://www.state.gov/russian-noncompliance-with-and-invalid-suspension-of-the-new-start-treaty/.  [4] “America’s Strategic Posture: The Final Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States.” The Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, October 2023. https://www.ida.org/-/media/feature/publications/a/am/americas-strategic-posture/strategic-posture-commission-report.ashx. [5] For further information on the myth of an arms race, please see Kyle Balzer, Matthew Costlow, and Robert Peters, “A Misleading Metaphor: The Nuclear ‘Arms Race,’” War on the Rocks, November 20, 2023, https://warontherocks.com/2023/11/a-misleading-metaphor-the-nuclear-arms-race/.  [6] “Putin calls for closer Russia-China cooperation on military satellites and prospective weapons,” AP News, November 8, 2023, https://apnews.com/article/russia-china-military-cooperation-d4fedabf86d88e2cc0074159294026f9.  [7] “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China Annual Report to Congress.” U.S. Department of Defense.  [8] David Vergun, “Russia Reportedly Supplying Enriched Uranium to China,” DOD News, March 8, 2023, https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/3323381/russia-reportedly-supplying-enriched-uranium-to-china/.  [9] Ibid.  [10] Claudia Chiappa and Pierre Emmanuel Ngendakumana, “ ‘Everything indicates’ Chinese ship damaged Baltic pipeline on purpose, Finland says,” Politico, December 1, 2023, https://www.politico.eu/article/balticconnector-damage-likely-to-be-intentional-finnish-minister-says-china-estonia/.  [11] Andrew Greene, “Australia’s navy chief confronts Chinese counterpart over ‘unsafe’ sonar attack against HMAS Toowoomba,” MSN, February 5, 2024,  https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/australia-s-navy-chief-confronts-chinese-counterpart-over-unsafe-sonar-attack-against-hmas-toowoomba/ar-AA1o3a7V?ocid=BingNewsSerp.  [12] Government Accountability Office. “Nuclear Security: DOE Should Take Actions to Fully Implement Insider Threat Program.” GAO Reports and Testimonies.  Published May 23, 2023. Accessed May 13, 2024. https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-23-105576.   [13] “The Los Alamos Club: How the People’s Republic of China Recruited Leading Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory to Advance Its Military Programs.” Strider Technologies, Inc., September 22, 2022, https://content.striderintel.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Strider-Los-Alamos-Report.pdf.  [14] GAO, “Nuclear Security.” 

  • Escaping Mobilisation in Ukraine, Dead Unaccounted For, Nazis First to Withdraw, Western Media Sense Collapse, Urge Peace
    by Rodney Atkinson on May 24, 2024

    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (only available in desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button … The post Escaping Mobilisation in Ukraine, Dead Unaccounted For, Nazis First to Withdraw, Western Media Sense Collapse, Urge Peace appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Conflict in Ukraine: How Do Matters Stand?
    by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on May 24, 2024

    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (only available in desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button … The post The Conflict in Ukraine: How Do Matters Stand? appeared first on Global Research.

  • Palestinian Resistance Denounces U.S. Floating Pier in Gaza
    by Sara Flounders on May 24, 2024

    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (only available in desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button … The post Palestinian Resistance Denounces U.S. Floating Pier in Gaza appeared first on Global Research.

  • Estaria o Ocidente preparando uma operação de bandeira falsa para militarizar a sua agenda woke?
    by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida on May 23, 2024

    Nas últimas décadas, o Ocidente adotou com bastante veemência a chamada “agenda woke”. Em todas as “democracias liberais”, a agenda LGBT e a ideologia queer foram promovidas em detrimento dos valores tradicionais. Há uma nova onda de mentalidade liberal radical … The post Estaria o Ocidente preparando uma operação de bandeira falsa para militarizar a sua agenda woke? appeared first on Global Research.

  • BRICS: Important Announcement About the New Currency of the Union
    on May 23, 2024

    BRICS is actively seeking to establish a new currency on the world stage, aiming to challenge the dominance of the US dollar

  • BRICS Bank Can Help African Countries Tackle Urgent Challenges
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    The labor movement has played a key role in fighting for democracy all around the world. The fight for greater democracy is especially important in the United States right now, as the US government continues to support Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza over the opposition of a majority of Americans. But congressional and White House

  • Advantages of Vietnam's Involvement in BRICS+
    on May 23, 2024

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  • Elementary Students Sick After Sheriff’s Training Exercise Goes Wrong
    by John Nightbridge on May 23, 2024

    A training exercise conducted by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office took a turn for the worse on Tuesday when chemical agents used in the exercise extended beyond designated areas, resulting in exposure for students and staff at a nearby elementary school. The incident occurred at the San Bruno jail during a crowd control training session that involved the testing of tear gas and pepper spray. According to Tara Moriarty, the Director of Communications for the ... Read more

  • Woman Killed by Naked Man in Park
    by John Nightbridge on May 23, 2024

    Männedorf, Switzerland – A woman was tragically killed by a naked man who launched a series of random attacks in a park in Männedorf, according to local reports. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening at Villa Alma Park, where the jogger was assaulted shortly before 8pm. Passersby alerted the police when they witnessed the 19-year-old man attacking multiple people, and upon arrival at the scene, authorities found the Swiss woman in critical condition. The suspect, ... Read more

  • Selected Articles: Usury: The Crime of the Ages. “Bankers’ Greed”
    by Global Research News on May 23, 2024

    Usury: The Crime of the Ages. “Bankers’ Greed” By Richard C. Cook, May 22, 2024 When usury became widespread after 1500, citizens gradually lost all their rights and their human sanctity when they became debtors to the money lenders … The post Selected Articles: Usury: The Crime of the Ages. “Bankers’ Greed” appeared first on Global Research.

  • Keir Starmer’s Election Pitch: Change You Can’t Believe In
    by Daniel Finn on May 23, 2024

    Seven years ago, a Conservative prime minister called a snap general election at a time when the polls showed a persistently large double-digit gap between Britain’s two major parties. By the time the election was held, it was almost a dead heat. The party that expected to win by a landslide margin ended up without

  • Australian Doctor Got Turbo Brain Cancer After Two COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines
    by Dr. William Makis on May 23, 2024

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  • Why are EU/NATO countries legalizing child pornography and reducing sentences for pedophiles?
    on May 23, 2024

    Germany, one of the leading EU/NATO members, has effectively legalized child pornography. And while this has become a reason for celebration among numerous pedophile groups and their supporters, it certainly alarmed everyone else. The so-called "fact-checkers" desperately tried to "debunk" reports about Berlin's decriminalization of child pornography, but to no avail, as other, more conservative media outlets, caught wind of it and actually debunked their laughable "fact-checking", proving that the controversial law is indeed in effect.

  • The US Military Refuses to Own Up to Killing Civilians
    by Nick Turse on May 23, 2024

    There are constants in this world — occurrences you can count on. Sunrises and sunsets. The tides. That, day by day, people will be born and others will die. Some of them will die in peace, but others, of course, in violence and agony. For hundreds of years, the US military has been killing people.

  • Western Arms Supplies to Ukraine Prevent Peaceful Solutions. Margaret Kimberley’s Presentation at the UN Security Council
    by Margaret Kimberley on May 23, 2024

    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (only available in desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button … The post Western Arms Supplies to Ukraine Prevent Peaceful Solutions. Margaret Kimberley’s Presentation at the UN Security Council appeared first on Global Research.

  • WEF’s Klaus Schwab Steps Back. What Does It Mean? Peter Koenig
    by Peter Koenig on May 23, 2024

    All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the Translate Website button below the author’s name (only available in desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button … The post WEF’s Klaus Schwab Steps Back. What Does It Mean? Peter Koenig appeared first on Global Research.

  • Pregnant Mom of 4 Rams into 16 Pedestrians, Killing 2
    by John Nightbridge on May 23, 2024

    WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Michigan – A tragic incident unfolded on a busy Saturday evening when a 35-year-old pregnant woman, identified as Ashley Monroe, drove her vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians, resulting in the death of two individuals and the injury of sixteen others. According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe was found to be heavily intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content level of 0.183, more than double the legal limit. The incident occurred on ... Read more

  • Western leaders will try to “bring down” Zelensky under the pretext of his illegitimacy
    on May 23, 2024

    Kiev regime will have no choice soon but to start negotiations with Russia.

  • Companies Are Using the First Amendment to Dodge Regulations
    by Katherine Li on May 23, 2024

    Corporations are weaponizing the First Amendment to argue they don’t have to comply with regulations they oppose. Referencing faulty science and controversies they helped engineer, these companies have pioneered a novel legal strategy taking aim at emissions disclosures, drug price caps, social media reforms, and other consumer and public health protections. Companies are backing their

  • Estonia’s Kaja Kallas admits NATO’s goal of destroying Russian Federation
    on May 23, 2024

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  • For a Green Transition, Decommodify Electricity
    by Matt Huber on May 23, 2024

    In the heady days of 2018–2020, climate politics underwent a marked shift. With Donald Trump in office, and after the failures of carbon-pricing technocracy under Obama, a movement coalesced around the idea of a public sector–led jobs and investment program called a Green New Deal. The historical reference to the New Deal was no accident:

  • The Borderlands of the West
    by James Diddams on May 23, 2024

    The timeless role of East-Central Europe  While Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine shocked the West, for East-Central Europe it was not a surprise but a return to the familiar theme of invasion and imperialism from outside powers. As the late historian Oskar Halecki reminds us, the historical role of the region, with its small states, has been to fend off foreign political and military interference, particularly from the East. Thus, they politically strive “to be associated with the western democracies” and “to be included in the Atlantic community, which is not a geographical expression but a spiritual conception, and the main pillar of a better world order in the future.”  This political desire rests on the feelings of cultural belonging to the West exhibited by East-Central European nations. The tragedy of East-Central Europe during the Cold War, according to the late Czech novelist Milan Kundera, was to be politically cast off into a different civilization. Their struggles served the survival of their nations and the preservation of their Westernness. This was tragic because it was unappreciated: in terms of culture, few took notice that “these countries vanished from the map of the West.” In fact, Halecki made a similar observation earlier in his book Borderlands of Western Civilization when he lamented that little attention was given to the history of nations that repeatedly stood between the West and invasion from the Ottomans and Russians.  The civilizational factor is crucial. In Politics and Culture in International Relations, the late political scientist Adda B. Bozeman wrote that “Central and Eastern Europe was terra incognita” (unknown land) in the eyes of US decision-makers at Yalta. However, by the turn of the millennia, Washington led the way in re-uniting the West: a year before inviting seven East-Central European countries to NATO in 2002, President George W. Bush spoke in Warsaw about Europe and America being “products of the same history, reaching from Jerusalem and Athens to Warsaw and Washington. We share more than an alliance. We share a civilization.” In 2017 President Donald Trump also spoke in Warsaw about defending Western civilization, but received mixed reactions, reflecting divisions over what is meant by “the West.”  Conserving the “West”  Following the Cold War, an interesting philosophical debate has ensued between two competing conceptions of Western identity. On the one hand, Francis Fukuyama’s “end of history” and globalization showed the triumph of Western power and values; on the other hand, Western ideas cannot expand beyond certain regions and cultures, as highlighted by Samuel P. Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” theory. But even without reference to the inevitable expansion of “Western” values, the cultural and political trajectories of the West seem to be diverting. While the influence of Western political and economic institutions have come to dominate power politics across the world, the concept of “Western civilization” has disappeared from academic studies and public discourse. As political scientist James Kurth pointed out in 1994, the real clash of civilizations is fought not with non-Western forces outside the West, but with post-Western forces within the West.   The competition of key sources of Western thought, and particularly the dominance of the Enlightenment tradition over the Classical and the Christian traditions reflects certain fault-lines among conservatives in the United States. One can divide American conservatives into several groups using various labels, but in recent years two main camps emerged: the Establishment Conservatives and the New Right. The former emphasize free markets and national security issues, hence they are often coined libertarians or neoconservatives, whereas the latter is more keen on issues of culture and national sovereignty, thus associated with the (new) traditionalists.  Without discussing their backgrounds (elaborated by Matthew Continetti’s The Right), or the main conservative foreign policy principles (reviewed by Colin Dueck’s Hard Line), it is clear that the two camps focus on different dimensions of the West. For Establishment Conservatives, the West stands for a network of international political, security and economic structures arranged around the transatlantic partnership. For the New Right, the West rests on a set of European and American intellectual and spiritual ideas tied to particular areas. The essence of their internal friction is that the former camp’s economic and security policies potentially undermine traditional pillars of the social fabric. Although this was managed under an anti-communist fusion during the Cold War, today’s geopolitical environment is yet to pose a mutually acknowledged common foe.   Challenges and opportunities on the borderlands  The end of the Cold War was a crucial development in terms of civilization and geopolitics alike. In Bozeman’s words, East-Central Europe’s recovery was an “epochal victory of Euro-American West” shadowed by the fact that “chief policymakers in the United States had not been prepared for it.” According to leading scholar of the liberal international order G. John Ikenberry, the enlargement of Western institutions was a crisis of success because the Western order quickly filled the global power vacuum left by the Soviets, with new (and newly restored) members of the Western community having different expectations.   Indeed, the nations of East-Central Europe entered NATO for the sake of territorial defense and soon earned the moniker “new Europe” from Donald Rumsfeld for being more supportive of the Iraq War than “old Europe” (France and Germany). Now, East-Central Europe has gained real significance with the war in Ukraine. In fact, the conservative notion that NATO’s center of gravity has moved eastward and “now stretches from Helsinki to the Black Sea” verified Halecki’s idea of an East-Central Europe defending the West from the East.   But culture still matters. Kundera’s lament over the region was not just about its erasure from Western memory. East-Central Europe’s bonds to the West were Western Christianity and culture, hence they always carried “something conservative, nearly anachronistic: they are desperately trying to restore the past, the past of culture, the past of the modern era.” However, in the meantime, both religion and culture “bowed out” in Western Europe. Hence, the real tragedy of East-Central Europe is that it believes in a West that may no longer exist. Some of these longings take the form of neo-traditionalism on the right often associated with illiberal populism (as in America). Yet traditional values and culture are important because they helped to preserve national and Western identity in the first place.   The desire for a rebirth of Classical and Christian traditions in the West is not merely the pipe dream of a few intellectuals. Today’s geopolitical competition may not be the same as the that of the Cold War, but it is still a competition for hearts and minds. The West, and especially America has a great heritage of soft power in East-Central Europe which experienced both extremes of moral relativism through fascism and communism.   Yet the oikophobia of the West, begun during the Enlightenment and continued today by radical progressives, is not attractive to those who spent decades under totalitarianism defending their particular cultural identity; quite the opposite, it is regarded as a pointless cultural suicide and a betrayal of those who struggled and resisted to preserve their culture. A coherent, attractive view of Western civilization is also needed to protect from malign outside influences. Authoritarian and anti-liberal ideas from Russia and China have purchase among Western traditionalist because their own values were cast aside. It is a geopolitical interest to focus on both the politics and the culture of the West, with its borderlands offering telltales for success and failure alike. 

  • 5 Dead, Dozens Injured After Stage Collapse
    by John Nightbridge on May 23, 2024

    San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico – At least five people have tragically lost their lives and dozens more have been injured following the collapse of a section of a stage during a campaign rally. The rally was attended by a long-shot presidential candidate, Jorge Álvarez Máynez, who fortunately emerged unscathed from the incident. Disturbing video footage captures the moment a powerful gust of wind causes the top of the stage to crumble, while seven individuals ... Read more

  • US presidential election decides for security in Europe
    on May 22, 2024

    The development of security policy in Europe depends on many factors. The presidential elections in the USA will have a major influence on the situation in the EU.

  • “Not an Organization”: Russian BRICS Delegation Lobbies for Alliance Ahead of Moscow Summit
    on May 22, 2024

    Ethiopia’s accession to BRICS last August has been followed by mixed signals both domestically and internationally as aspirations for wider global influence are pitted against concerns over Western backlash in the polarized reception

  • Russia Has Also Become a Lot More Important to China
    on May 22, 2024

    Image of dependence on Beijing overlooks role of geoeconomic strategy

  • Brazil's Lula Voices Support for More Countries Joining BRICS Group
    on May 22, 2024

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that he supports more countries joining the BRICS group of large developing nations, which currently includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

  • How US Labor Law Constrains Unions’ Political Activity
    by Stephen R. Keeney on May 22, 2024

    As university encampments have become the center of American popular resistance to Israel’s genocide in Gaza, the most powerful voices in the country calling for a cease-fire continue to be labor unions. For many, the logical next step after endorsing a cease-fire would be for unions to take more concrete actions to press this demand.

  • Assange Won a Victory, but the Fight Isn’t Over
    by Chip Gibbons on May 22, 2024

    On Monday, May 20, 2024, the British High Court granted Julian Assange his first legal victory in four years. The court found that the WikiLeaks founder could appeal his extradition to the United States on the basis that he may be denied free expression rights and face discrimination if tried there. In the UK system,

  • Could the West prepare false flag operation to militarize its woke agenda?
    on May 22, 2024

    Recent “woke” moves by NATO leave many questions unanswered.

  • Pashinyan regime now uses Armenians as guinea pigs for Pentagon's bioweapons
    on May 22, 2024

    The agreement between the US and the Pashinyan regime also includes the latter's commitment to "jointly research" extremely hazardous pathogens and diseases that are not common in Armenia, including Ebola, monkeypox, the Marburg virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, as well as various types of the coronavirus. Expectedly, just like in Ukraine, Georgia, Africa and elsewhere, access to these biolabs will be limited to personnel authorized by the Pentagon.

  • G7 wants to help “Trump-proof” Ukraine using profits from frozen Russian assets
    on May 22, 2024

    Economic warfare against Russia will once again boomerang on the West.

  • US Reps Want Defense Companies to Rip Off the Government
    by Freddy Brewster on May 22, 2024

    A year after military contractors were caught dramatically overcharging the Pentagon, a bipartisan group of lawmakers who’ve been showered with campaign donations from the military industry is pushing a bill to make it even easier for those companies to rip off the Defense Department, according to our review of the bill. After receiving more than

  • CUNY Workers Against Austerity
    by Trevor Clarke on May 22, 2024

    From Columbia University to the University of Texas to the University of Southern California, a draconian new McCarthyism has sought to discipline campus activists protesting Israel’s genocidal onslaught on Gaza. This crackdown comes amid a long-simmering crisis in higher education: a growing proportion of academic labor is being performed by an underpaid, overworked army of

  • Lessons From the UAW’s Alabama Mercedes Loss
    by Jeremy Kimbrell on May 22, 2024

    I’m still hot as hell three days after losing a union election at the Mercedes factory complex in Alabama. After years of laying a foundation and six months of 100 percent dedication and putting everything on hold, it’s a tough pill to swallow — losing by 597 votes out of 5,000. That’s especially hard when a

  • Ireland’s Tax Haven Economy Isn’t Delivering for Its People
    by Brian O’Boyle on May 22, 2024

    In 2015, Ireland posted annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 24.5 percent. The claim that a Western European economy could grow by a quarter in one year was clearly outlandish, particularly as Ireland had only just exited a troika bailout program in 2013. Writing in the New York Times, Paul Krugman coined the term

  • Virtue vs. Relativism and Foreign Policy 
    by James Diddams on May 22, 2024

    The dominant neorealist school of International Relations maintains that the actions of states in the international system are primarily determined by the incentives and disincentives established by the international community. However, Andrew Moravcsik has convincingly shown that domestic factors are the most significant determinants of how countries behave on the world stage. All the more reason to consider one internal phenomenon that shapes foreign policy: virtue.  In an article on Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Christian Nikolaus Braun contends that, in the medieval writer’s estimation, “internalizing the Christian virtues is a prerequisite of the good ruler. The virtues take on the function of a safeguard against misrule.”  Recently, the importance of virtue in rulers was widely recalled in conjunction with the vote on aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan in the House of Representatives. Conrad Black was hardly unique in calling Speaker Mike Johnson “an authentic American hero” for risking his post to achieve a vote on the aid packages.  However, more important in a case like that of the United States may be virtue among the electorate. Saint Hildegard emphasized moral fiber in rulers, but in a democracy, the voters are the rulers. Accordingly, the Founding Fathers were keenly aware of the need for a virtuous citizenry if America’s republican “experiment” was to succeed.  John Adams proposed a memorable symbol for this idea, suggesting that the Great Seal of the United States bear the image of Hercules. This was meant to evoke a myth wherein the Greek hero rejected a personified Pleasure, choosing instead to follow Virtue down her more arduous path. According to history professor Thomas A. Foster, Adams held that the story “captured the fortitude needed for the success of individual man but also of the United States, as a collective Republic of virtuous men.”  Theodore Roosevelt likewise extolled virtue, and specifically the willingness to undergo “danger,” “hardship,” and “bitter toil,” in his famous speech “The Strenuous Life.” For Roosevelt, such moral fortitude should be demanded not only of individual citizens but also of the country as a whole. While individual travails had raised the nation’s standard of living and generated extraordinary feats of scholarship, Roosevelt argued that the collective decision not to take the easy path of pacifism had made victory in the Civil War possible.  So how can one foster virtue in a society? To answer this question, it is apposite to try to form a general idea of what virtue is. Much of that word’s classical meaning comes down to self-control or, to use a phrase from economics, “low time preference.” Time preference is the preference for consumption in the present or near future, so its opposite is the ability to delay gratification. At least two academic papers have argued that the lessening of time preference plays a major part in the advancement of civilization.  It follows from David Howden and Joakim Kämpe’s analysis that minimizing arbitrary and unpredictable legislation, reducing crime, and promoting “stable family values” has civilizing effects, the latter because having children allows “for time preferences to extend beyond death.” Sexual mores have a similar effect, whereas inflation increases time preference by discouraging saving.   This implies a few obvious policy prescriptions. Among these, restrictions on public obscenity may be the most straightforward to implement, and the rationale for them is suitably intuitive. As Irving Kristol once wrote, “if you believe that no one was ever corrupted by a book, you have also to believe that no one was ever improved by a book.” Last year, Providence editor James Diddams noted “encouraging signs” in this area regarding age-verification regulations for pornographic websites. Thankfully, the United States is inching towards a ban on TikTok, arguably a more damaging platform for obscenity.  Regrettably, substantial increases in virtue can be undone through immigration, when large numbers of individuals brought in from societies with vastly different moral codes are not assimilated. Multiculturalism and “cultural relativism,” argues Kevin Donnelly, have left “Australia and the West” confronting “an existential threat from enemies both without and within.” Like other aspects of the domestic organization of states, approaches to immigration and integration are not separate from foreign policy. Accordingly, Douglas Murray does not treat them as separate in Neoconservatism: Why We Need It. Murray identifies moral relativism as the enervating force that prevents Western countries both from confronting external foes and from explaining “why an individual or group that desires, or even encourages, the downfall of our society should not remain a part of it.”  Still, to tie this discussion back to Saint Hildegard and her focus on “Christian virtues” specifically, we can mention that religiosity seems to increase self-control. In line with the literature cited above, this can be described as reducing time preference. A 2021 study indicates “that religion obtains its behavioral effects through its intermediate effects on self-control” or, in other words, that religion’s social benefits stem from its power to strengthen people’s restraint.  Fittingly, a 2022 article finds that American Evangelicals are especially likely to view international relations from a perspective which includes “pessimism about human nature and emphasizes national self-interest, protection of ingroup members, and military force.” Those who adhere to this cluster of ideas also believe that peace can only be secured through strength. Simply put, they are right about foreign policy. While members of other Christian denominations score lower on some measures of foreign-policy assertiveness, this tendency does not appear very strong overall; instead, it is the lack of any religious affiliation which “is among the strongest, most consistent predictors of” disagreement with hawkish attitudes.  As we have seen, virtue is an essential driver of sound foreign policy. This is especially true in a democracy, where it has to be all the more widespread. America cannot project power abroad without first cultivating virtue at home.  

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    on May 21, 2024

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  • Biden Should Stop Attacking the International Criminal Court
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  • Conflicts May be Long, But Are Not “Forever Wars” 
    by James Diddams on May 21, 2024

    As the debate raged over the recent foreign aid package, legislators and other public figures derided the bill with a familiar refrain: Ukraine is becoming another “forever war.” These conflicts, say their critics, are purely meant to enrich the military-industrial complex while maintaining the outermost frontiers of the American empire. The idea of endless warfare as the norm for American foreign policy is not new, being repeated ad nauseam for the past two decades. Yet there is no such thing as a forever war – and those who utilize this phrase only expose their own ignorance of the length and intensity of most conflicts across history.  The term has been used sporadically since the 1800s, but exploded in popularity after September 11, 2001 and the consequent War on Terror. The term quickly gained purchase to refer to the long conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, becoming ubiquitous in media. But the chronic use of “forever war” does not mean it is accurate in either the present or historical context.  The word ‘forever’ is not a useful descriptor, as nothing is actually interminable. Still, simply calling something ‘long’ doesn’t have the same ring to it. As attention spans decline, the definition of ‘long’ itself regresses to nothingness, making the “forever war” idea even more absurd. The phrase falsely equates duration with failure, which belies the truth of serious conflict. Lengthy occupations with extremely low levels of active combat are often how wars end successfully. Pacifying an enemy population does not happen overnight, nor does replacing a defeated government with a friendly one. But time, as history has repeatedly shown, is necessary for victory.  As long as history has been recorded, wars generally have not been tidily wrapped up in a year or two. The Greeks and Romans, the ancestral forebears of the modern West had their fair share of supremely long wars, ones that would shock the present-day “forever war” critics.  The famed trio of Greco-Persian Wars stretched for nearly 50 years with only a few short pauses in between. The intra-Greek Peloponnesian War lasted 27 years and absorbed all of the energies of the Hellenistic world. Republican Rome mobilized for three massive wars against its nemesis Carthage, which lasted a total of 43 years. But the Punic Wars pale in comparison to the series of Roman-Persian Wars. These intermittent conflicts covered the period from 54 BC to 628 AD – a whopping 681 years. The fighting did not continue unabated, but it popped up enough to be considered the major geopolitical rivalry of the era. Regardless, the fighting eventually stopped.  America has had its own long wars before the 21st century. The Korean War, fought between 1950 and 1953, never technically ended. Despite an armistice, North Korea has not renounced its irredentist claims and tens of thousands of American troops remain in the South. This sounds like a forever war, yet nobody is calling for a withdrawal from South Korea; perhaps because the continued American presence has created a thriving ally while preventing another invasion. The Cold War was the constant backdrop to nearly half a century of geopolitics. In spite of its name, the Cold War repeatedly turned hot and seemed totally interminable. In 1991, though, it terminated with a Western victory, notwithstanding the efforts of doves, fellow travelers, and useful idiots.  When the proponents of forever war make references to the past, they eschew these contrary examples and focus on the ideal American conflict: World War II. For us, it lasted less than 4 years and ended with unconditional surrender and postwar occupation. Germany was partitioned, its ideology defeated, and its genocide ended. Japan had two nuclear weapons dropped on it, lost the right to an offensive military, and was occupied by Allied militaries until 1952. The aftermath in other areas was more complex, but the defeat of the main foes was total. This was exceptional and is not the norm of armed conflict in Western history.  Even though history is full of long wars that eventually ended, that does not preclude the possibility that America’s modern wars – Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Ukraine – are indeed “forever wars.” But none of those conflicts were or are everlasting, nor would they qualify for the critics’ definition of a “forever war.”  Critics claim that Afghanistan was a guaranteed debacle with no victory condition, merely a sinkhole for American lives and dollars. But Afghanistan was neither unwinnable nor endless. America won the major combat phase of the conflict, satisfied its objectives of deposing the Taliban and degrading Al-Qaeda, and steadily reduced troop presence. Was there still minor fighting at the time of withdrawal? Yes, but this was largely handled by Afghan forces and was increasingly cost-effective. As of 2021, our mission was essentially a policing operation, ensuring relative calm and preserving our interests.  We chose failure in Afghanistan; we lacked the willpower to retain a small supporting force for the long term, we refused to address the root of the Taliban problem – Pakistani support – and we failed to convince the American people that the mission was worthwhile. And it was worthwhile; we have already seen a return of terrorist entities operating there and carrying out attacks abroad, as well as a greater Chinese presence in this key region. In our two decades in Afghanistan, America saw no major terrorist attacks emanating from this nation – a massive feat considering most assumed that large-scale Al-Qaeda attacks would become commonplace. We bought domestic peace at what became a low cost by 2021, but chose to throw it away.  The war in Iraq is treated similarly, but again, the critics have it all wrong. As with Afghanistan, we won the major combat phase of the war rapidly, defeating Saddam Hussein’s army and ending his totalitarian regime. Our later choices prolonged the conflict and necessitated further American involvement. Still, after the surge in the late Bush administration, Iraq was largely pacified and a continued deployment of fewer troops would have been sufficient to ensure long-term victory. Unfortunately, President Obama chose to claim victory too soon and withdrew American troops entirely. This was a serious error that allowed ISIS to build its territorial ambitions, start another war, and carry out terror attacks on US soil. This, unsurprisingly, required a redeployment of American military assets to Iraq, something that was completely avoidable had we not left in the first place.  With regards to Ukraine, the “forever war” case is even weaker. The war in Ukraine differs from the Afghanistan and Iraq scenarios in many ways, all of which militate against the moniker “forever war.”  First, and most importantly, the United States is not directly involved. We have provided military and humanitarian aid, as well as intelligence support, diplomatic backing, and combat training. What we have not done is send American troops to fight. In that respect, this should not even count as an American conflict. Additionally, Ukrainian war aims are consistent and measurable: ejecting Russian troops from all its territory. This may be a challenge, but it leaves very little room for mission creep. The stakes for Ukraine – and Europe more broadly – are enormous. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were wars of choice. That does not mean they were unjustified, but that America could survive in the long-term had they not been undertaken. If Ukraine chose not to fight against Russia, the country would cease to exist. Russia’s stated war aim is to unmake Ukraine as a nation-state and revise the territorial settlement that ended the Cold War. That does not only center Ukraine in the crosshairs, but Moldova and the Baltic states – the latter being NATO allies – too. Not only has the war in Ukraine been going on for a short period of time, it has all the makings of a conflict that could destroy the European security architecture and undermine critical American interests. In these respects, the term “forever war” is completely absurd.  There is one major problem with the American security posture that does lend itself to the charge of “forever war,” and fixing it would completely neuter the argument of these critics. Going all the way back to the Vietnam War, the American foreign policy apparatus has completely forgotten how to win. It has become totally allergic to victory and what is necessary to achieve it. Victory – real, permanent victory – requires long-term sacrifice, civilizational willpower, domestic buy-in, and cultural confidence. In the 21st century, the age of immediacy, we lack these attributes. This is part of the reason that so many in the liberal foreign policy establishment seem terrified of Israel’s approach in Gaza: they seek victory, not temporary quiet. Victory can look messy and takes time, neither of which the “forever war” critics seem to understand or accept. Unilaterally ending a “forever war,” which is what they seek, is colloquially known as “surrendering.” If they are to have their way, there won’t be any more “endless wars,” but there will be just as few American victories abroad. We must not allow that to happen. 

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    The UAE's entry into the BRICS group is in line with the country's economic interests and its foreign policy objectives, said Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to the Emirati president

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    on May 20, 2024

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  • Zelensky blames “the world” as Ukrainian army loses battle after battle
    on May 20, 2024

    When considering Zelensky's rather laughable accusation that it's "the world's fault" for not helping, he should specify what exactly "the world" is. Back in 2022, EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell gave his assessment, saying that the actual world is a "jungle", while the political West is a "garden". Thus, Zelensky, as one of the "gardeners", certainly shouldn't be complaining to the rest of us "jungle" people. At the end of the day, we're all just "fence sitters", as US Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen said back in 2022.

  • Washington is Misreading Early Chapters of Cold War II
    by James Diddams on May 20, 2024

    President Joe Biden’s announcement that he halted shipment of some weapons to Israel ahead of its move into Rafah because “civilians have been killed in Gaza as a consequence of those bombs” is a terrible policy to inflict upon a democratic ally fighting a just war of self-defense. Whether Biden’s decision is a pause or a cutoff, a signal or a bluff, serious damage—not unlike the House’s half-year delay in approving critical military aid for Ukraine—has already been done: In addition to scarring U.S.-Israel relations, making Israel feel isolated, hamstringing Israeli forces in the field, and paradoxically increasing the risk to innocents by prolonging the war, Biden’s decision to hold back military assistance—especially in such a public manner—further dilutes the value of America as an ally.  The president’s desire to limit civilian suffering and end the war is understandable, but he would do well to reverse course and follow the counsel of two Roosevelts.StandardsFirst things first: It’s altogether appropriate to hold our allies and partners to high standards of behavior—especially when they use U.S. weapons systems. Independent, unbiased experts at West Point conclude that Israel is following the laws of war—and remind us that “urban warfare is a unique type of hell…especially for civilians. Noncombatants have accounted for 90 percent of casualties…in the modern wars that have occurred in populated urban areas.” Yet in this war, the administration seems to be holding Israel to a higher standard—military, political, moral—than we hold ourselves.  Consider America’s response to Hitler and Tojo’s war of aggression—the firestorms that devoured Dresden and Tokyo, the atomic strikes that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Consider the post-9/11 fury America unleashed across Afghanistan and in parts of Iraq. Consider what America and its coalition partners inflicted on Mosul, on Raqqa and on non-coalition forces during anti-ISIS operations. Consider the relentless drone war conducted during Biden’s years as vice president.The purpose of this list is not to condemn those operations, which targeted and destroyed the war machines of evil regimes. The blame and blood of all those places are on the enemy’s hands—just as the bloodshed in Rafah and the whole of Gaza is on the hands of Hamas and its paymasters in Tehran.  The purpose here is to underline a hard truth: War is a terrible scourge, a distortion of the Creator’s design, and a waste of the Creator’s crowning creation. However, in a fallen world full of broken men, war is a reality. That’s why responsible powers should do everything possible to deter war by amassing sufficient capabilities to signal that the costs of launching a war far outweigh the possible benefits. If—when—deterrence fails because some death-wish dictator or mass-murderer masquerading as a holy man has miscalculated the cost-benefit analysis, responsible powers like the U.S. and Israel must focus their resources on defeating the enemy as rapidly and thoroughly as possible. PromisesThat brings us to the counsel of President Theodore Roosevelt.  It’s well known that TR often quoted an African proverb that counseled, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” What’s less well-known is that TR also warned of the dangers of doing the opposite.  “It is not merely unwise, it is contemptible, for a nation, as for an individual, to use high-sounding language to proclaim its purposes, or to take positions which are ridiculous if unsupported by potential force, and then to refuse to provide this force… If there is no intention of providing and keeping the force necessary to back up a strong attitude, then it is far better not to assume such an attitude.”TR also counseled, “Above all we should keep our promises…We ought not as a nation to break faith or even to seem to break faith.” With those wise words in mind, compare Biden’s decision to withhold military assistance from Israel with the language he’s used to describe the war visited upon Israel.Last October, Biden described the “pure, unadulterated evil” unleashed on Israel by the monsters now hiding in Rafah: “more than 1,000 civilians slaughtered…parents butchered using their bodies to try to protect their children…babies being killed…women raped, assaulted, paraded as trophies…Holocaust survivors abducted and held hostage.” Because of the nature of the enemy and the war it unleashed, Biden explained, “We stand with Israel…And we will make sure Israel has what it needs to take care of its citizens, defend itself and respond to this attack.”Barely two months ago, during his State of the Union address, Biden was unequivocal about what had happened and what needed to happen: “This crisis began on October 7th with a massacre by the terrorist group Hamas…the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust…Israel has a right to go after Hamas…Israel has an added burden because Hamas hides and operates among the civilian population.” This month, speaking at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Biden reminded Americans that “Hamas unleashed this terror…My commitment to the safety of the Jewish people, the security of Israel and its right to exist as an independent Jewish state is ironclad.”Yet Biden and his administration have publicly criticized Israel’s tactics and objectives, larded Israel’s response with caveats and constraints, failed Israel at the UN, and lectured Israel to “take the win” after a massive Iranian missile attack failed to inflict significant damage. Now—with IDF troops coiled to land what could be a decisive blow—Biden has publicly announced his decision to withhold weapons needed to defeat the beastly terrorist brigades of Hamas.In short, Biden—and by extension, America—have not kept our word, our promise, to a friendly nation fighting for its life. This is terrible for Israel and for America’s security interests beyond the Middle East.When placed alongside the months of congressional dithering over aid to Ukraine, alongside former President Donald Trump’s beyond-reckless comments about NATO, alongside the withdrawal from Afghanistan (thoughtlessly negotiated by Trump and thoughtlessly executed by Biden), and alongside Trump’s kneejerk pullout from Syria, the Biden administration’s one-eighty on Israel represents yet another self-inflicted wound to America’s credibility.Friend and foe alike are watching all of this. Iran, China, Russia and their proxies gaze at the mosaic of retreat, indecision and backpedaling, and conclude that America lacks the stomach and seriousness, endurance and tenacity to wage Cold War II. Those under threat from the suddenly-surging axis of autocrats—democracies in Tel Aviv and Tallinn, Tokyo and Taipei—see an America that cannot be counted on to deliver. Indeed, Israeli officials grimly conclude, “We will stand alone.” What an awful indictment of American foreign policy. “Christians have erred by holding the state to the same standard as the church or the individual,” as the Providence declaration on faith and foreign policy points out. Indeed, governments are expected to do certain things individuals shouldn’t do—and arguably shouldn’t do certain things individuals should do. However, there are biblical principles that apply to governments. Surely one of those is the importance of keeping a commitment and fulfilling a promise. ChancesIf or when Biden and his team correct this latest misstep, they should turn to the wartime words of President Franklin Roosevelt for guidance. Eleven months before Pearl Harbor, as the Axis war machine carved up the Eastern Hemisphere, FDR awoke Congress and the nation with a startling announcement that “in no previous time has American security been as seriously threatened from without as it is today,” that “the democratic way of life is at this moment being directly assailed in every part of the world…by arms or by secret spreading of poisonous propaganda,” and that “the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator nations win this war.”As a result, FDR called on Congress to provide “full support of all those resolute peoples, everywhere, who are resisting aggression” and to fund “a swift and driving increase in our armament production.”  Our world increasingly looks like the one FDR described—tyrants on the march, free peoples under threat and under attack, enemies probing and conducting what feels like a dress rehearsal. To prevent World War III, we must face up to the burdens of Cold War II. That begins with what FDR called “armed defense of democratic existence.” “Armed defense of democratic existence” isn’t about toppling autocracies or planting new democracies. The political support for those righteous causes has drained away, and the momentum has swung back to the side of democracy’s enemies. Now, America must lead the free world in holding on to the democratic space—Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, the Baltics and the Philippines, Kosovo and Korea—by pouring resources into deterrence and defense. With an unserious defense budget that doesn’t even keep pace with inflation, Washington has not shifted anywhere close to FDR’s “swift and driving increase in armament production.”  “Let us say to the democracies,” FDR declared, “we Americans are vitally concerned in your defense of freedom. We are putting forth our energies, our resources and our organizing powers to give you the strength to regain and maintain a free world.”Over the last six months, Congress (in Ukraine) and the White House (in Israel) have delivered a very different message to the free world. If the message doesn’t change soon, there will be less of the free world to defend—and less chance to prevent Cold War II from turning into something far worse.

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  • Report: BRICS+ Likely New Counterpoint to G7-Led Geopolitical Order
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    on May 17, 2024

    In a recent statement during a meeting with his closest associates, President Vladimir Putin announced that military spending in 2024 will reach 8.7% of the country's GDP. If Russia's GDP PPP of up to $5.8 trillion is taken into account, we can calculate that its real defense spending transcends the unprecedented $500 billion mark.

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    on May 17, 2024

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    on May 17, 2024

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    on May 17, 2024

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  • To Protect Israelis, the IDF Must Enforce What the UN Won’t
    by James Diddams on May 17, 2024

    While a debate rages around how to deal with remaining Hamas fighters in Rafah, northern Israel is under fire. Thirty rockets fell on Kiryat Shemona in April when I visited several villages along Israel’s border with Lebanon. The next day Hezbollah launched another 70 rockets on these border towns, which are nearly all deserted as the result of an Israeli evacuation order. These attacks are clear violations of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1701 and are a testament to the failures of the UN and Lebanese forces to impose its terms. It is also clear that there will be no peace in Northern Israel or Southern Lebanon unless Israel takes enforcement of the resolution into its own hands.   In August of 2006 the Lebanese cabinet unanimously agreed to adhere to UNSCR 1701 calling for the removal of forces south of the Letani River and a disarmament of Hezbollah. Days later, Israel similarly agreed to honor the resolution and pull all Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from Lebanon. 18 years later not only does Hezbollah rule the entire area south of the Letani, it has grown considerably in size and strength. The U.S. designated terrorist organization is now a fully equipped army with more munitions and weapons than many medium size nations. Hezbollah boasts of over 200,000 missiles positioned south of the Letani River all pointing at Israeli cities and towns. Since October 7th Hezbollah has fired over 3,500 of those missiles, killing Israeli civilians and soldiers alike.   In Israel, the citizens of the towns under fire are courageously optimistic. Orna, a middle-aged Israeli woman from the small town of Menara, told me she will return to her home—the only one she’s ever known—as soon as the IDF allows. Proudly displayed on the dining room wall is a black and white photograph of her older sister sitting atop the rock where her Kibbutz was founded in 1944 on the Lebanese, Israeli border. Sitting beside her sister there’s another young girl in this image: a girl who now a grandmother whose two children and grandchild were murdered by different Iranian funded terrorists, Hamas, on October 7th in Southern Israel. The picture, Orna says, fills her with determination to reclaim her home and honor her family.   Outside the main dining hall of the kibbutz in Menara is a damaged sukkah, still partially standing. The attacks that began on October 7th fell at the end of the Sukkot holiday, and the evacuation that followed prevented the town’s inhabitants from venturing outside to take it down. Frederieke, a mother of three who had lived in a hotel with her two youngest children for four months before settling on another kibbutz, told me the broken sukkah is a representation of her heart during this war: damaged, but still standing. One day she will mend it and once again welcome the friends she misses so dearly inside it for holiday celebrations. Like the sukkah, Frederieke assures me, this living situation is only temporary.   Menara is like many towns across Northern Israel. Rockets, mortars, and anti-tank munitions have pummeled civilian areas; whenever there is movement in the village a rocket attack is likely to follow. Each attack reflects the impotence of UN peace keeping force there, known as UNIFIL. Current and former IDF leaders I spoke with in the North are committed to protecting Israelis no matter the cost. Yet the international community has made no reference to UNSCR 1701, the obligation to enforce the disarmament of Hezbollah, or the removal of forces south of the Letani.   From the scenes unfolding in the north, a picture develops of UN that has either entirely abandoned its responsibilities under 1701 or is complicit in Hezbollah attacks. The IDF have documented, often with video evidence, nearly two dozen attacks originating from within 100 meters of UN buildings in southern Lebanon. Several from within the UN compounds. Other attacks have come from mosque courtyards and schools, violating international law. UNIFIL has either become a robustly funded group of notetakers enabling Hezbollah’s violence or entirely sympathetic to the Hezbollah cause.  Without UNIFIL, there are only two forces left to enforce the disarmament of Hezbollah: The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the IDF. Despite $4 billion in U.S. aide to the LAF, U.S. military leaders close to the issue state behind closed doors that the LAF are incapable of taking on Hezbollah and would be unwilling if asked. This leaves the IDF as the only viable option and places a responsibility on other UNSC members to support them in enforcing the resolution set forth in 2006. As the clearing of Hamas from Gaza is nearing an end and Israel will look to its northern border next. The U.S. along with other Security Council members, should stand up and demand enforcement of 1701. When the UN fails to act, the U.S., UK, and France must provide Israel the support it needs to clear a buffer zone large enough to protect its civilians from harm.   

  • Protestantism as Father of “Liberalism”
    by Mark Tooley on May 16, 2024

    “Liberalism” is under assault globally. By “liberalism,” I refer to classical liberty, rooted in limited government, rule of law, free speech, property rights, and religious liberty. Of course, liberalism with these concepts is always under assault. Its salad days after Communism’s fall in 1989-1991 were highly unusual across millennia, with tyranny and authoritarianism as humanity’s default. In this context, David Brooks in his latest column reviews Fareed Zakaria’s new book Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash From 1600 to the Present. Brooks, citing Zakaria, recalls liberalism’s roots in the 16th century Dutch Republic, in Britain’s Glorious Revolution of 1688, the unfolding industrial revolutions in Britain and America, and Victorian moral reforms. Brooks doesn’t cite, and Zakaria does not assign a chapter to, the American Revolution, perhaps because it was the natural progression of the Glorious Revolution. Zakaria calls the rise of American industry the “real revolution.” Brooks summarizes this trajectory: “Technical and economic dynamism goes hand in hand with cultural creativity, political reform, urbanization, a moral revival and, it must be admitted, vast imperialist expansion.” American paramountcy post WWII and post-Cold War metastasized this not-so-secret formula for “liberal” success. Humanity is now exponentially wealthier, healthier, longer lived and has more access to liberty than ever before imagined. Yet liberalism is now partly in retreat, as some societies shift authoritarian. And even in America, the chief guardian of liberty, there are growing postliberal voices flirting with alternatives. Brooks notes: The great liberal societies that Zakaria describes expanded and celebrated individual choice and individual freedom. But when liberalism thrived, that personal freedom lay upon a foundation of commitments and moral obligations that precede choice: our obligations to our families, to our communities and nations, to our ancestors and descendants, to God or some set of transcendent truths. But these transcendent truths have retreated in favor of autonomous individualism. Brooks notes: When there are no shared moral values and norms, then social trust plummets. People feel alienated and under siege, and, as Hannah Arendt observed, lonely societies turn to authoritarianism. People eagerly follow the great leader and protector, the one who will lead the us/them struggle that seems to give life meaning. There is also the famous Francis Fukuyama quote from 1989: But supposing the world has become “filled up,” so to speak, with liberal democracies, such as there exist no tyranny and oppression worthy of the name against which to struggle? Experience suggests that if men cannot struggle on behalf of a just cause because that just cause was victorious in an earlier generation, then they will struggle against the just cause. They will struggle for the sake of struggle. They will struggle, in other words, out of a certain boredom: for they cannot imagine living in a world without struggle. And if the greater part of the world in which they live is characterized by peaceful and prosperous liberal democracy, then they will struggle against that peace and prosperity, and against democracy. So, when people are prosperous, secure, healthy, and free, they can become bored and potentially seek adventures leading to dark places. Restlessness and ingratitude are intrinsic to human nature. No matter how much we have, we want more, which we cannot define. Brooks says liberalism must make not just the material but also “the spiritual and civic case for our way of life.”  And Zakaria says: “The greatest challenge remains to infuse that journey with moral meaning, to imbue it with the sense of pride and purpose that religion once did — to fill that hole in the heart.” But can a transactional social arrangement take the place of religion in offering transcendent purpose? Brooks hints no, but many champions of “liberalism” imply or explicitly claim yes. The challenge is that an open and liberal society does not impose a uniform dogma, as traditional or authoritarian societies do. The metaphorical temple at society’s center does not offer a specific totem to which all must bow but offers a somewhat empty space behind the altar. This way, individuals and communities are free to define their own transcendent specifics. Brooks alludes to it, and Zakaria offers more detail, but the rise of liberalism is mostly a Protestant story. As Brook says, Dutch Calvinism, was on “high alert for the corruption that prosperity might bring” and “encouraged self-discipline and norms that put limits on the display of wealth.”  Calvinism in the Netherlands overthrew centralized authority, desacralized hierarchy, literally and figuratively smashed idols, and generated entrepreneurial and scientific energy that lifted a small nation into a great economic, maritime, and cultural power. The same low church Protestant culture also ascended in Britain in the 1600s, culminating with the Glorious Revolution and an imported Dutch king who gladly acceded to a Bill of Rights and other reforms. Under this Whiggish influence, no more absolute monarchs or arbitrary power governing state, church, and the economy. Creative individualism and egalitarianism were unleashed, guided by broad Protestant morality and transcendent purpose. These same energies fueled the American Revolution, amplified by the Great Awakenings that were foundational to Victorian self-denial, social reform, and greater democracy that ultimately enfranchised all adults. Anglo-American political, economic, and cultural power, which created, sustained, and globalized liberalism, are premised largely on Protestant understandings about authority, the individual, liberty, morality, and creativity. Importantly, these Protestant insights about liberty and creativity that fueled liberalism spoke to universal human nature so powerfully that liberalism was able to globalize into non-Protestant and non-Christian societies. Christians are small minorities in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and, although larger, in South Korea. But these dynamic societies, in their capitalism and democracy (Singapore has high economic freedom but less political), in many ways are essentially Calvinist without the Calvinism. The same is true many other places. Brooks and Zakaria wonder if Western societies with receding religious belief can retain liberalism. And if not, what can replace it? In pondering this question, it should be recalled that the truly devout are always a minority in every society, which is a particular Calvinist concept, with its stress on the “elect.” Britain and the Netherlands even in the 1600s were not exclusively filled with pious saints. But the pious minority exuded energy that transformed their societies. Also importantly, Protestantism and Christianity are hardly declining globally. Britain may have many empty and closing Protestant chapels. But there are perhaps 2.5 billion Christians in the world, nearly half of whom are Protestant or evangelical. Pentecostalism has some of the same fierce energy that Calvinism had in the 1500s and 1600s, with often dramatic results, especially in Latin America, where it has become a decisive political and cultural force. Of course, lines of human progression are never straight, and Latin American Pentecostals are often prone to the same authoritarian political temptations that attract many others. Centuries-old strong man cultures are hard to overcome. And fallen human nature demands a king. But ultimately, Pentecostalism, like other Protestantisms, inclines toward the decentralization and democratization of power. Although some retrograde U.S. Protestants are attracted to postliberal authoritarian impulses, the chief political pulsation of Protestantism across centuries is classical liberalism. Protestantism is the often-unacknowledged chief father of liberalism. Ironically, liberalism’s critics more often scoffingly recognize this parentage than do liberalism’s champions, with Protestants themselves often silent and/or clueless. Protestants should gladly admit their parentage of liberalism and accept the responsibility of stewarding this heritage. It’s uncertain whether Protestants can by themselves renew and reinvigorate liberalism against its many adversaries. Protestants will best renew liberalism not by advocating a specifically Protestant society but by stressing those Protestant themes that created liberalism:  liberty, human dignity, self-denial, creativity, entrepreneurship, decentralized authority, freedom of conscience, and aversion to all authoritarian/royalist ambitions. Protestants cannot and do not aspire to take over society. But they can infuse liberalism, in Zakaria’s words, with “moral meaning” and cosmic adventure, essential antidotes to today’s widespread boredom and ingratitude.

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  • Christian Realism, Islamic Realism 
    by James Diddams on May 16, 2024

    Is there a version of Islam recognizable to most Muslims that ethically bears resemblance to the principles of Christian Realism?  Christian Realists desire societies defined by pluralism, democracy, and capitalism, not only out of positive affirmation for such ideas, but also out of recognition that such societies are the least bad in a fallen world where perfection is impossible and utopianism dangerous.  Christians and Muslims constitute nearly half the world’s population, so it is crucial to ask how an “Islamic Realism” might recognize these same attributes of a good society.  Let us examine the capacity for a democratic Islamic Realism in three dimensions:  interpretation, mosque-state separation, and in war and peace.  Interpretation  Reinhold Niebuhr claimed we must “take the Bible seriously, not literally.”  Texts may be inspired and inspirational, but the humans who enact religious laws are beneath infallibility or perfection. Therefore, Christian Realists believe that concentrations of power, which democracy seeks to avoid, are dangerous.  In Islam, however, the Qur’an has been taken to justify particular political strictures that have caused reactionaries to eschew democracy, thinking that by mixing in secular politics they are perilously lowering the Quranic tradition.  Some scholars have seen room for change, however.  Hans Küng in Islam Past, Present, and Future once argued that Islam “need not maintain the uncreatedness and therefore the perfection, infallibility, and immutability of the seventy-eight thousand words of the Qur’an.”  If Küng is correct, that would allow Muslims some latitude for bringing very high expectations of justice specified by the Qur’an down to Earth.  An Islamic theology that sees the Qur’an as compatible and even comparable to non-Islamic theologies would go a long way towards establishing a common idea of realism binding traditions together.  As written previously, there have been difficulties getting Islamic democracy off the ground in places like Afghanistan or Pakistan.  Yet even here, where the Taliban have flourished, there have been pluralist, democratic religious reformers.  Take the little-known “Frontier Gandhi,” Abdul Ghaffar Khan:  a man who was an inspiration to Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the young girl shot in the face by the Taliban for going to school.  Abdul Ghaffar Khan said, “It is my inmost conviction that Islam is amal, yakeen, muhabat [work, faith, and love] and without these the name Muslim is sounding brass and tinkling cymbal.”   Had Khan’s views been more prominent, and not the Taliban’s, Afghanistan and Pakistan might be very different.  There are Muslims willing to live alongside non-Muslims in democratic freedom.  But much of this depends upon their interpretation of Islam and the place of Muslims in a globalized, pluralist world.  For as long as any text remains an infallible standard that must be mimicked by worldly practice, this will impose a burdensome and unrealistic ideal on its people.  Viewing our texts and traditions as strongly imbued with divine inspiration, but ourselves as imperfect interpreters and practitioners of faith, will go a long way to making Islam or indeed any religion consonant with a more democratic practice.  The fundamental fear and tension, of course, is that by lowering the expectations of our traditions we will collapse them into a meaningless secular view; a view which, as Niebuhr cautioned, would have no good counsel to elevate the moral standards of the world about it.  Mosque-State Separation and Democracy  Islam can be democratic.  One of the shortest, most frequently cited verses in the Qur’an is that “There should be no compulsion of religion.” (Surah 2:256)  Though the religious conscience should be free in Islam, there have been Islamic states, such as Sudan, which have tried to enforce apostasy laws, and denied this basic free right.  Proper interpretation of a religion is as important the religion itself.  Islam can however come to affirm the idea of democracy and even mosque-state separation.  Muslim states have often erred on the side of trying to enforce an Islamic worldview, despite the very Quranic injunction which specifies otherwise.  Nonetheless, it is far wiser to foster a state where people and their religion are truly free, than one where they insincerely puppet the theology or ideology of the state out of fear.  Realism in War and Peace  If a doctrine is not just, it cannot be realistic.  If a doctrine is not inherently realistic, it is probably unworkable and not very just.  A Christian Realist doctrine understands this, and an “Islamic Realism” should do the same.  Moderates, and universalists who believe in love, justice and the promotion of peace exist.  But what is realism?  And how does one evaluate it?  No one must proclaim to have the last word on realism.  As Niebuhr skillfully argued:   “We must not claim too much for our knowledge of God and His judgments.  When we do, we merely make God the ally of our interested position in the scheme of things.  Christian faith must contritely admit that the Christian, as well as every other religion, has frequently accentuated the fury of party conflict and increased the measure of human pretensions.”    This is the very root of the need for a democratic Christianity or Islam:  because our sinful and self-interested positions need correction which only an open democracy can leverage.  Realism is found in any viewpoint where there is a just and healthy ideal held over a resistant and trenchant political reality.  In Christianity, the principle of loving God and neighbor, the command of double-love (Matthew 22:38-40), is a prime example of the “ideal.”  Yet it can never be fully realized because it is pitted against the “real” sinfulness of the human self, which is ever mired in a “law of my members.” (Romans 7:23) If it were not so we would have already realized a perfect, sinless society long ago.  As long as sinfulness remains, so does Christ’s command.  In Islam, the Qur’an commands an ideal to love not so different from the double-love command.  Surah 4:36 reads “Serve God and join not any partners with Him; and do good – to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the Companion by your side … for God does not love the arrogant, the vain.” Elsewhere the Qur’an instructs “I ask you only to love your kindred.  He that does a good deed shall be repaid many times over.  God is forgiving and bountiful in His rewards.” (4:23).  A good ideal may be found in the Qur’an, but also a realism about trenchant injustice.  Fighting for justice may be necessary, as the Qur’an reads: “Fighting is prescribed for you, and you dislike it.  But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you.  But God knows, and you know not.” (Surah 2:216).  Yet in Islam fighting must be done defensively according to Surah 2:190: “Fight for the sake of God those that fight against you, but do not attack them first.  God does not love aggressors.”  Christianity and Islam both are religions that can be very realist in outlook, but corrupt theologies and political ideologies often inhibit this.   Even in traditions accepting the “Just War” idea, a realist balance can be eroded.  For example, Pope Francis recently made remarks dismissing or minimizing the significance of Just War Theory for Roman Catholicism, illustrating how the practice of religious doctrine can deviate from the best moral precepts.  Islamic countries will need every bit of help and encouragement from their Christian counterparts if we are together to navigate the often-slim channel to peace, realism, democracy, and justice. 

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  • Liberal Ideology is Not Enough to Save the West 
    by James Diddams on May 15, 2024

    In a recent column, New York Times writer David Brooks rightly recognizes that liberalism faces a crisis. He is concerned that Western democracies are losing “self-confidence and will,” and therefore are too weak to respond to threats from within and without. If liberalism is to “thrive again,” Brooks says, we have to make “the spiritual and civic case for our way of life.”  Liberalism, though, is an ideology – not a way of life. By elevating individualism to a ruling idea, liberals set about unloosing the complex knot of localized authorities that bind Western societies together. Brooks worries about the decline of “coherent moral communities” throughout the twentieth century, but he fails to acknowledge that this decline was the express purpose of liberalism from its outset. Ideology runs roughshod over the real rights of actual persons and particular places.  While Brooks correctly diagnoses many of the problems facing the world order, his commitment to liberalism therefore means he fails to prescribe real solutions. Liberalism simply is not enough to address the crisis of meaning afflicting the West. Instead of doubling down on a failing ideology, we must identify the substantive goods our civilization must secure, and then determine how they are to be conserved.  At the beginning of his column, Brooks quotes Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a critic of liberalism who understood the civilizational struggle ahead of the West. But far from praising liberalism, Solzhenitsyn thought the West would have to abandon ideology to triumph over totalitarianism. In Solzhenitsyn’s famous 1978 Harvard commencement address Brooks cites, he took the liberal West to task for appeasing the Soviet Union. “The Communist regime in the East could endure and grow due to the enthusiastic support from an enormous number of Western intellectuals,” he thundered, “who refused to see communism’s crimes, and when they no longer could do so, they tried to justify these crimes.”   In other words, Solzhenitsyn believed that the crisis of courage he saw was in fact fueled by the failure of liberalism. In the Harvard speech and elsewhere, he argued that liberal ideology is a pretext for using the power of the state in revolutionary ways. To take one example from Brooks’s own column, he positively labels individualism a space to pursue “adventures in living.” Progress, for Brooks and other liberals, means expanding this space as widely as possible – even if that means undermining traditional communities.  But human beings were not made to live as free radicals. Liberalism, like all forms of ideology, is at war with the very nature of the person. As University of Florida professor Aaron Zubia has recently put it, “Contemporary liberals reject a given order of things, that is, a prior, universal truth capable of limiting our attempts at self-assertion. Self-creation is the guiding ideal of liberal thought.” Liberals are agnostic about society’s summum bonum, but possess a puritanical confidence in their ability to impose this relativistic “liberty” on all people.  Even milder forms of liberalism put too great an emphasis on the atomized individual. Brooks himself acknowledges that “the celebration of individual freedom has overspilled its banks and begun to erode the underlying set of civic obligations.” Instead of prioritizing the human person’s place in a transcendent moral order, liberalism advances either a radical concept of autonomy or else a “low-but-solid” notion of material prosperity. It is difficult to see how any of this spiritual deracination could inspire citizens to defend their country.  Peoples on the frontlines of authoritarian attacks against the West have instead been turning to particular traditions – not abstract ideologies – as a source of strength. They are looking for the permanent things that bind them together in community. Ukrainians have seen something of a religious revival since Putin’s unjust invasion began. Poles’ Catholic identity is essential to their daring opposition to Russian expansionism. After the October 7 attacks, moving images of Israel Defense Forces members celebrating Jewish ceremonies circulated on social media. In places where the conflict between freedom and tyranny erupts into war, people fight to conserve their way of life – not to promote liberal platitudes.   That said, an earlier kind of liberalism was far more comfortable expressing itself in civilizational terms. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for instance, often spoke of World War II as a defense of “Christian civilization.” His radio broadcast following D-Day, in which he hailed the expedition as “a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization,” would no doubt strike latter-day liberals as provincially conservative or even “Christian nationalist.”   Yet Brooks frustratingly turns up his nose at “cultural traditionalists” who he says seek to “restore the old ways, the old religion, national greatness.” He singles out Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban – who rightly deserves criticism. His heavy-handed approach to domestic opposition and comfort with the Chinese Communist Party certainly should not be a model for Americans. But one is left to wonder what Brooks thinks of other “cultural traditionalists” who have been more friendly to American interests, such as Polish President Andrzej Duda or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  It is liberals who have consistently undermined these conservatives’ ability to defend the West. In just the past few years, the Obama and Biden administrations recoiled from religious traditionalists on the world stage, condemning their “populism” from a place of sneering universalism. Liberals labeled some of America’s most steadfast friends “bigots” or “religious zealots” or “authoritarians.” America’s political class has shown more concern for their own prestige among other cosmopolitans in Paris and Berlin than the pressing defense needs of our allies in Jerusalem and Warsaw against mutual enemies.   For Solzhenitsyn, on the other hand, only a renewed “cultural traditionalism” could provide the strength needed for the West to prevail against totalitarian ideology. In one speech honoring the Roman Catholic peasants who resisted the French Revolution, Solzhenitsyn argued that faith is the single most important weapon in this fight. “We all have lived through the twentieth century, a century of terror, the chilling culmination of that Progress about which so many dreamed in the eighteenth century,” he said. “And now, I think, more and more citizens of France, with increasing understanding and pride, will remember and value the resistance and the sacrifice of the Vendée.” Liberal ideology could never defeat Soviet communism; the only thing that could was the conservative spirit of the Vendée counter-revolutionaries.  It was not liberals, then, but rather conservatives who answered Solzhenitsyn’s call to renew the West’s courage. Ronald Reagan was perhaps Solzhenitsyn’s most prominent admirer, and he sought to turn his insights about the crisis of the West into a practical political program. Reagan abandoned the liberal détente strategy of the 1970s, and made it clear he believed the United States must prevail over the Soviet Union’s “evil empire.” Conservatism, not liberalism, was his fighting creed.  Along with the military build-up historians justly laud, Reagan also led a moral rearmament of the American people. “Here in America, religious beliefs are central to our founding principles,” he said in his first presidential statement celebrating Passover and Easter, “We draw special strength from our unity as a people who trust in God, and from the lessons for us and our children in our rituals.” Reagan deployed this Abrahamic moral imagination to rally the West against communist human rights abuses and position the United States for victory in the Cold War. He did not embark on a quest to spread liberalism around the globe, but rather to defend the authentic traditions and principles of the American people.  The West’s enemies have thrived in the intervening years, though, largely because liberals have lost faith in our civilizational foundations. They are more interested in “deconstructing imperialism” and “climate justice” than in triumphing over revanchist regimes. Even Brooks’s talk of “liberal norms” and “shared values” seems weak compared to the strong moral claims made by half-crazed ideologists in Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran.  Brooks is entirely correct to worry about our enemies’ “passionate intensity,” but he is wrong about how to answer it. Ultimately, liberalism will never be enough to defend freedom in the West. Ideology cannot provide the meaning Brooks is searching for – only faith can.  

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  • How Can Ukraine Negotiate if Putin Denies Ukraine’s Existence? 
    by James Diddams on May 14, 2024

    By most accounts, Tucker Carlson’s two-hour-long interview with President Putin was a dud. Carlson, the most prominent critic of the United States’s handling of the Russo-Ukraine War, has enjoyed years of favorable reception in Russia, including a red-carpet tour of Moscow. The most important aspect of the interview was not that anything new was said, but that it highlighted the President’s fundamental belief that informs the war. That there is no such thing as a Ukrainian; all so-called “Ukrainians” are simply Russians who have developed a false national consciousness, cultivated by the enemies of Russia over hundreds of years to undermine Slavic unity. At most, Ukrainian is a regional dialect, analogous to a Southern or New England accent.   Putin has reiterated these themes in essays and speeches over the last few years. In its most simplified form, Putin’s history goes as such. After Kievan Rus, the primordial state of the Eastern Slavs, was destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century the once-united Russian people were split in two. The western part fell under the influence of Poland, Lithuania, and Roman Catholicism, resulting in the “corrupted” Ukrainian identity while the “true” strain in the East became Russified. Over the succeeding centuries, as Russia moved west, “reclaiming” previously lost lands, her enemies like Poland, Austria-Hungary, and Germany continued to cultivate this false Ukrainian identity to divide the Russian people. Coupled with the siege mentality that developed after 1453 with the fall of Constantinople, leaving Russia the only Orthodox (i.e. true Christian) power left, any move that asserted a separate identity among the “little Russians” was seen as a conspiracy to undermine Russia. Then, after the Russian Revolution, Lenin inexplicably decided to divide Russia again by creating a separate Ukrainian Republic alongside Russia within the Soviet Union. Given that Lenin being an agent of Imperial Germany was a common theme in White Propaganda during the Civil War (Putin is a great admirer of the anti-Bolshevik White movement) even this could be twisted into Ukraine only existing because of Russia’s enemies.   Putin then engages in the usual doublespeak when discussing Ukraine saying that he would support an “independent” Ukraine even though he spent the last hour deriding the very idea of a separate Ukrainian identity. Of course, this new Ukraine would have to accept the loss of not just the current oblasts annexed by Russia, but likely all the lands of the historical Tsarist’s Novorossiya Governorate. Some like State Council member and Former President Dimitry Medvedev do not even bother with the façade. One former advisor to Putin minced no words about the “solution” to the Ukrainian issue: “Coercion by force into fraternal relations is the only method that has historically proven effective in the Ukrainian direction. I don’t think any other one will be invented.”  Simplistic and one-sided as this history may be, it informs the views of not just Putin, but wide swaths of Russian political history and thought. Putin’s two greatest political heroes, the Third Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin (1862-1911) and General Anton Denikn (1872-1947) both championed Greater Russian nationalism. Anti-Ukrainian sentiment was espoused by Peter Struve, one of the country’s greatest political philosophers. Philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev in 1918, while acknowledging some local differences, nonetheless condemned Ukrainian nationalism as great an enemy to Russia as Bolshevism.  The first to infringe on Russia’s claims to Ukraine have been the Ukrainians, who committed apostasy from the people of Pushkin and Dostoevsky, casting aside the dominant Russian language in the name of a Little Russian dialect, to divide up Russia. They are proving thus victorious the spirits of particularism, of provincialism, of separatism. These spirits, these little devils are destroying Russia and Russian culture the same, as is the big devil of internationalism. There is being denied from various ends the existence of Russia, of the Russian people, of the Russian idea. The Russian aspect is being replaced by partial and particularistic definitions… it is crushed from above by the abstract monstrosity of the Internationale, and from below by the egoistically-shallow national self-assertions.  This view of Ukrainian nationalism and Communist internationalism as twin threats and dangers to Russia mirrors what Russian leaders now say about Western social liberalism, displaying the remarkable continuity in Russian thought.  Even most Bolsheviks had misgivings about Lenin’s push for a Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Privately, Lenin thought little of the Ukrainian national movement but believed humoring it would help stabilize the region. Solzhenitsyn, who was half-Ukrainian and supported its independence, believed that the lands that Russia has annexed since 2014 rightfully belonged to them. As one writer put it:  Russia views Russian speakers as “compatriots” and Russians (Russkii) can be defined as either ethnic Russians or three eastern Slavs: Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians. Therefore… [Russian Nationalists] have always viewed Russian-speaking eastern and southern Ukraine as wrongly included in…Ukraine and Russian speakers living there are viewed as “Russians.”  Archbishop Gudziak, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) leader, in his call for continuing US aid, argued that the war between Russia and Ukraine began not two but ten years ago with the seizure of Crimea. However, one could go even further and say that this is a war that has been waged for over a century, starting with the Russian occupation of Galicia, the western region of Ukraine, during the First World War.   For decades the Austrian Habsburgs patronized what is now called the UGCC, a body within the Roman Catholic Church, which was crucial in forming a Ukrainian national identity, culturally uplifting the masses, and championing education for the peasants. This in turn instilled a strong sense of loyalty to the Hapsburgs in Ukraine. In contrast, the Russian state stamped out the UGCC within its own borders, suppressed the Ukrainian language, and repeatedly asserted that Austrian-controlled Galicia was rightfully Russian. During his interview with Carlson, Putin said that the Austrian general staff supported Ukrainianization as a weapon against Russia.   After routing the Austrian army in the opening months of the Great War, Russian forces immediately began the process of Russification. The Ukrainian language was outlawed and all papers had to refer to the inhabitants as Russians. Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, head of the UGCC, was arrested and deported to Russia. Suppression of the UGCC was a central aspect of the occupation with priests beaten and killed while churches were turned over to the Orthodox church.    The same pattern would repeat itself over the next hundred years. Both the Reds and Whites ruthlessly suppressed Ukrainian nationalism during the Russian Civil War, with the Bolsheviks accusing Ukrainian nationalists of being tools of the Entente. Only after his third conquest of Ukraine did Lenin push for a more tolerant administration of “national communism,” a form of Marxism with some recognition of national identity. When the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939, the UGCC was immediately targeted for harassment. Despite initial moderation in the spring of 1940, the Soviets clamped down on Ukrainian nationalism. When the Soviets returned in 1944-1945 the process continued with a brutal war waged against Ukrainian guerrillas and the outlawing/forced “union” of the UGCC and Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC, but for the Ukrainians living in the Hungarian part of Austria-Hungary) with the Russian Orthodox Church. Since the 2014 conflict harassment of the UGCC is a regular occurrence in lands occupied by Russian/pro-Russian forces.   With the war entering its third year with no end in sight, policymakers must be realists when it comes to the reality of this war. While discussions should certainly be held regarding aid for Ukraine policy, critics must also acknowledge the Weltanschauung of Putin and his inner circle. This is not simply a war for “lost” territories, but a fight to unify the Russian people and destroy an “artificial” nation that the West uses to undermine the Russian people. Catholic “realists” should reflect upon “the Church of Martyrs” that is UGCC and if they are willing to leave them to the mercy of Putin. While the circumstances differ, like his predecessors Putin, to quote Tsar Nicholas II, believes “There is no Galicia [Ukraine], rather a Great Russia to the Carpathians.” With such statements and history, why should any Ukrainian leader believe a word Putin says? It is one thing to negotiate with someone who believes you are evil; it is another with someone who believes you are not even real. 

  • Is Russia's latest offensive really about Kharkov?
    on May 14, 2024

    The offensive could force the Neo-Nazi junta to thin out defenses not only in western parts of the Donbass, but also overstretch and overextend its forces in other areas, particularly the strategically important Sumy and Chernigov oblasts further to the north. Any Russian advances in these two oblasts could jeopardize Kiev itself, putting further pressure on its troops.

  • Ukraine using outdated Vietnam-era air war strategy against Russians
    on May 14, 2024

    Kiev is using Vietnam-era military tactics on the battlefield.

  • New poll reveals half of Americans consider spending on aid to Kiev to be excessive
    on May 14, 2024

    Biden is betting on elderly voters to achieve re-election in November.

  • The Impact of BRICS Expansion on the Global Economy
    on May 13, 2024

    The BRICS 2024 summit in Russia’s Kazan region focuses on expansion and reducing reliance on the U.S. dollar

  • Ethiopia Working to Secure New Development Bank Membership
    on May 13, 2024

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that Ethiopia is working hard to become member of BRICS’ New Development Bank

  • The Dynamics of Sports Collaboration Among BRICS Nations
    on May 13, 2024

    In the realm of international relations, sports have transcended mere competitions to become powerful instruments for fostering cooperation, strengthening diplomatic ties, and promoting cultural exchange. Among the various regional groupings, the BRICS has recognized the potential of sports diplomacy as a means of deepening mutual understanding, cooperation and enhancing interpersonal and cultural interactions

  • Kiev regime retaliates for Russian offensive in Kharkov by killing civilians in Belgorod
    on May 13, 2024

    As has already become commonplace, Ukraine targets Russian civilians instead of fighting symmetrically on the battlefield.

  • Indonesia denies giving up on Su-35
    on May 13, 2024

    Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Jose Tavares confirmed that Jakarta never terminated the deal and that it's "very much intact". Tavares also stated that Indonesia is simply waiting for the situation to become "more accommodating" to return to its implementation, probably referring to the SMO and Moscow's efforts to push back against NATO's crawling aggression.

  • Foreign mercenaries admit they were “sacrificial unit” in trying to stop Russian troops
    on May 13, 2024

    Latin American mercenaries are filling the void left by scared Westerners.

  • De-Dollarization and BRICS’ Ascendancy
    on May 10, 2024

    The US dollar is facing challenges that demand attention. As nations in the Global South grapple with the risks inherent in relying on a currency subject to the whims of a single nation, the allure of alternatives grows

  • Egypt and BRICS: Priorities for Engagement
    on May 10, 2024

    On January 1, 2024, Egypt and four other countries from the Global South became members of BRICS. Egypt had previously joined the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) in December 2021 with a contribution of $1.2 billion. This represents an important turning point in Egyptian policy. Since the 1970s, Egypt has submitted to the Western economy, which is dominated by the United States. Egypt’s membership in BRICS confirms the popularity and support for BRICS among the Global South, which groans from the greed and exploitation of the West. The developing countries seek balanced, win-win partnerships and true opportunities for development. The Egyptian step indicates its desire to pursue an alternative path. I is poised to enhance African and Arab support for BRICS measures to achieve a new multipolar economic order

  • BRICS: The Gold Rush Has Gripped the Union
    on May 10, 2024

    Precious metals, especially gold, are experiencing a significant rally led by the BRICS countries. The bloc aims to use gold to back its future currency as an alternative to the US dollar

  • Is the West preparing a second front against Russia in the Caucasus?
    on May 10, 2024

    It is clear that the West is in conflict with Russia. This conflict is waged militarily on Ukrainian soil, but there is also economic war through sanctions and propaganda war.The current developments in the Caucasus are also related to the East-West conflict.

  • Kiev neo-Nazi regime hits civilians in Russian border regions to boycott Victory Day celebrations
    on May 10, 2024

    As has become commonplace for the NATO proxy regime, Russian civilians are targeted on important dates for the Russian Federation, spreading terror among ordinary people in demilitarized zones.

  • Prime Minister of Italy refused to condemn Fascist salutes but supports NATO
    on May 10, 2024

    Meloni is an example of the limits of European so-called “populism”. Moreover, Fascist-leaning and far-right leaders and coalitions (even with public Fascist salutes and so on) are welcomed within European power structures - as long as they remain loyal to NATO.

  • Serbia's close ties with China show its future lies in BRICS+
    on May 10, 2024

    Xi Jinping pointed out that relations between China and Serbia are "sealed by blood" and that "the friendship of the countries will forever remain in the common memory of the Chinese and Serbian people". Such words certainly resonate quite strongly in both countries.

  • Ukraine introduces desperate recruitment strategy: “Choose Your Own Adventure”
    on May 10, 2024

    “Everyone will Fight – choose your own unit now,” reads Ukrainian neo-Nazi propaganda.

  • New report to Congress shows US determined to militarize space
    on May 8, 2024

    The US is complaining about Russia targeting "commercial" space capabilities, while top-ranking officials in Washington DC are bragging about using those same "commercial" capabilities for military purposes. Analyses I wrote years ago suggested that America has been using private space corporations to enhance its military capabilities. Who in their right mind can blame Moscow for wanting to deny such assets to the US military, which is also bragging about using other advanced technologies (particularly advanced AI) to directly target Russian soldiers?

  • Plot to kill Zelensky looks like Western plan
    on May 8, 2024

    There is no Russian interest in killing Zelensky, since Moscow understands the conflict as a war with NATO with Kiev being only a proxy – regardless of the current president.

  • Marine Le Pen: Macron wants to deploy soldiers to Ukraine to feed his “ego”
    on May 8, 2024

    French Foreign Legion may have suffered its first casualties in clashes near Chasov Yar.

  • India-Russia Relations: Seeking to Overcome the ‘Oil Fever’
    on May 7, 2024

    Since 2010, the India-Russia special and privileged strategic partnership has developed on a solid foundation of strong history and was maintained by the means of political imperatives

  • Rosneft Subsidiary Organises EcoArctic Forum in Russia
    on May 7, 2024

    RN-Vankor, a subsidiary of Rosneft -- a major Russian oil and gas company -- recently organised a unique EcoArctic forum in the Krasnoyarsk region in the north of Russia

  • India and Russia Are Closer Than They Seem: Indian Vibes in Moscow
    on May 7, 2024

    Moscow is a multicultural city. It is home to 13 million people, and only about half of them are native Muscovites. The capital attracts residents of smaller Russian cities, as well as immigrants from CIS countries, Middle Asia, Europe, and even India, with its opportunities both for education and career development and for a rich cultural life

  • Ukrainian energy company linked to Biden investigated for financing terrorism
    on May 7, 2024

    Is it really preposterous to imagine that holding companies involved in shady deals with Western powerful families and former CIA officials could play a role in aiding terror groups?

  • Western officials warned Zelensky against 2023 ‘counteroffensive’
    on May 7, 2024

    According to Italian Defense Minister, Zelensky ignored many warnings not to launch the counteroffensive last year.

  • Political West appears to be backing off after Russia's nuclear warning
    on May 7, 2024

    That's exactly what anyone with a single half-functioning brain cell would expect when trying to intimidate a country that can wipe out the entirety of France with a single ICBM (while fielding hundreds). Unfortunately, the political West needs to be reminded of this way too often.

  • Ukrainian defences in tatters due to corruption and a lack of funding
    on May 7, 2024

    Ukraine could default in August if it doesn’t pay creditors.

  • BRICS Is Force for Global Transparency – African Experts
    on May 6, 2024

    The “unfair” Western agenda is a barrier to the continent’s development, business professionals have told

  • Challenging Dollar’s Dominance
    on May 6, 2024

    BRICS group of emerging economies strive to shift some of oil trade to other currencies

  • India Bats for Tapping Potential of Indo-Russian Medical Device Industry
    on May 6, 2024

    Given the enormous opportunities in the medical device industry for multifaceted bilateral engagements, experts from India and Russia have vouched for faster efforts to give a boost to collaborations to make the most of emerging opportunities in the areas of manufacturing and marketing lifesaving medical equipment and devices

  • Weapons supply for Ukraine becoming an issue in EU election campaign
    on May 6, 2024

    The representatives of the conservative political forces of the EU, controlled by the United States, are urging Brussels to launch a full-scale war against Russia, and are also provoking a worsening of the socio-economic situation of Europeans and an aggravation of the migration crisis in Europe.

  • Zelensky hypocritically uses religious rhetoric while the Orthodox Church is persecuted in Ukraine
    on May 6, 2024

    Head of Kiev regime says Ukrainians are "God’s chosen people", and Russian Church responds by saying that Zelensky cannot mobilize God

  • How China's naval strategy exposes decades of America's Sinophobic lies
    on May 6, 2024

    The overall strategic shift in China's geopolitical planning is its new naval doctrine. Namely, it has changed so much that it completely nullifies decades of America's wet dreams about having Moscow and Beijing at each other's throats while the US goes unchallenged in its incessant aggression against the world. For decades, the mainstream propaganda machine has been spreading ludicrous propaganda about China supposedly "setting its eyes on Siberia".

  • Macron deployed French Foreign Legion to Ukraine, claims former US official
    on May 6, 2024

    NATO sets two red lines to justify intervention in Ukraine war.

  • BRICS and De-Dollarization Efforts – Analysis
    on May 3, 2024

    The BRICS alliance, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has issued a call for Middle Eastern nations to cease using the US dollar for oil payments and instead utilize local currencies

  • Are the BRICS and Their New Development Bank Offering Alternatives to the World Bank, the IMF?
    on May 3, 2024

    In recent years, the rightful rejection of the policies promoted by the traditional imperialist powers (North America, Western Europe and Japan), followed by the announcements made by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), have aroused great interest and expectations of major changes, including the creation of a common currency to challenge the US dollar as the dominant currency

  • Russia's Nornickel Moves Closer to Biggest Buyer with Plan for Copper Plant in China
    on May 3, 2024

    Nornickel, struggling to import equipment to sanctions-hit Russia, will close its Arctic copper plant and build one in China with an unnamed partner to gain direct access to the world's biggest metals market

  • Poland encourages EU’s militarization
    on May 3, 2024

    According to Polish top diplomat, the European bloc must be prepared to react to military “emergencies.”

  • NATO armor finally reaches Moscow once again, more burns across the battlefield
    on May 3, 2024

    Just like the "big cats" (specifically "Tigers" and "Panthers") 80 years ago, the "Leopards" moved in the direction of Russia's capital city once again. This time, they failed to reach even the outskirts of Donetsk, but just like 80 years ago, they eventually reached Moscow. And once again, it was very different from what the manufacturers were hoping for. Namely, Russia just proudly displayed the "unfortunate" NATO armor that tried to accomplish the same "success" of its geopolitical (and, it can easily be argued, literal) predecessor.

  • German general warns of “fatal error” NATO will make if proxy war in Ukraine continues
    on May 3, 2024

    The US and Ukraine are working on a 10-year plan to sustain pressure on Russia.

  • Algeria Close to Joining the BRICS Bank
    on May 2, 2024

    Algeria is close to joining the New Development Bank, known as the “BRICS Bank”, as the process will be completed according to the agreed-upon timetable, and this bank can contribute to financing development, and strategic and structural projects for the Algerian economy

  • BRICS Versus G8: Emerging Economies and the Future of Global Balance
    on May 2, 2024

    In the global geopolitical landscape, BRICS and G8 stand out as influential entities, born with different foundations, objectives and internal dynamics. Understanding these differences and potential future trajectories requires a deep dive into their peculiarities, their strengths and the challenges they face

  • BRICS Must Learn Very Quickly That ‘to Dare Is to Do’
    on May 2, 2024

    In an international world order whose multipolarity has been systematically undermined by the rise of Western-led unilateralism, developing states have been held hostage by their wealthier counterparts

  • Conflict in Ukraine perpetuated by private and corrupt interests linking Zelensky and the Bidens
    on May 2, 2024

    When it comes to the perpetuation of conflicts, personal and electoral factors should all be considered by analysts. It is not far-fetched to describe the current aid Washington sends to Kyiv as being in part a major corruption scam that has a lot to do with leaders across the Atlantic trying to protect themselves and to secure their own private interests.

  • Rehabilitation of Nazism advancing in Moldova
    on May 2, 2024

    The country banned Soviet-era symbols of the victory against Nazi Germany, deepening its Russophobic policies.

  • Who will deliver additional 'Patriot' SAM systems to replace Kiev regime's losses?
    on May 2, 2024

    The troubled Biden administration is encouraging its EU/NATO vassals and satellite states to provide their own air defense systems to the Kiev regime. However, their ability to do so remains limited due to their own shortages, so some of them are now urging Washington DC to send the "Patriots". For instance, Germany is particularly active in this regard, but the Scholz cabinet is complaining that "unfortunately, the stocks, especially our own 'Patriot' systems, are now pretty much exhausted". Poland also confirmed that its stockpile is exhausted, meaning that most of EU will not be able to send additional units.

  • Azov Brigade fighter exposes conscription situation: “No one wants to join the Army these days”
    on May 2, 2024

    Ukrainians are dying trying to escape conscription.

  • Russia-India Signs Agreement to Operate Large Research Hub in New Delhi
    on April 30, 2024

    The Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the University of Delhi entered into an agreement on strategic cooperation and joint actions

  • Europe and the BRICS: Will There Be a Crossover During 2024's Summit?
    on April 30, 2024

    There is increasing interest from European countries in BRICS, with speculation about their attendance at the summit in Russia

  • BRICS: Egypt's Role in the Union - Here's What We Need to Know
    on April 30, 2024

    According to economist Shaima Sherif, Egypt's trade partnership with the BRICS countries is expected to focus on food security, especially due to Russia's key role as Egypt's main supplier of imported wheat

  • How can Kremlin respond to EU/NATO's massive hybrid war against Russia?
    on April 30, 2024

    In the last 10-15 years, NATO and EU, its geopolitical pendant, established institutions tasked with conducting hybrid war against Russia. And just like the world's most aggressive military alliance poses as a "defensive organization", these institutions serve the purpose of "cyber and disinfo defense". In reality, nothing could be further from true. Namely, NATO established what is officially known as Centers of Excellence (COEs) that are given various tasks. Officially, there are 28 of them, although, in reality, there could be several times more, particularly as the EU itself has similar institutions with overlapping responsibilities.

  • Moral double standards in the West when looking at Ukraine and Israel
    on April 30, 2024

    The conflict in Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East are currently the two biggest geopolitical hotspots in the world.

  • US deliberately provokes crisis on European continent
    on April 30, 2024

    Washington caused an energy crisis and fomented chaos and social problems in European countries.

  • Opposition parties slam Macron’s idea to boost European defence with French nuclear weapons
    on April 30, 2024

    Macron is eroding Charles de Gaulle’s legacy of French sovereignty.

  • Kiev regime losing more than a thousand soldiers per day on the front lines
    on April 29, 2024

    There is a true humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine, with the neo-Nazi regime forcibly recruiting inexperienced people and sending them to certain death on the battlefield.

  • NATO soldiers already in Ukraine
    on April 29, 2024

    NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has admitted that “several NATO allies have men and women in uniform at the embassies” (in Ukraine), but claimed they are merely “giving advice”.

  • Another US pilot confirms F-16s in Ukraine are toast
    on April 29, 2024

    John Baum, a retired US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel who flew over 2,300 hours as an F-16 pilot, stated that "F-16s from Ukraine going against Russia — absolutely, without a doubt, the toughest scenario that the F-16 will have off of its nose".

  • New survey finds that most Americans consider Trump a “success” and disapprove of Biden
    on April 29, 2024

    CNN purposefully omits question on Ukraine from its newest survey.

  • Western media sees spies and saboteurs everywhere
    on April 29, 2024

    An espionage scandal in Austria and the ongoing anti-Russian propaganda of the German and Swiss media are poisoning the political atmosphere in Europe.

  • BRICS Is Winning the New Space Race
    on April 26, 2024

    The geopolitical landscape of space exploration is witnessing a burgeoning alliance within the BRICS consortium. Notably, nations such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Ethiopia are in talks to support collaborative lunar ventures spearheaded by China and Russia, potentially accelerating their position in the extraterrestrial exploration domain

  • Sergey Ryabkov: BRICS Moves Forward, Creating Important Precedent
    on April 26, 2024

    Five new countries – Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia – joined BRICS on 1 January 2024. How has the enlargement of the association affected the concept of the Russian Chairmanship this year?

  • Russia Builds New Asia Trade Routes to Weaken Sanctions Over War
    on April 26, 2024

    Rail and shipping to link European Russia to India via Iran

  • US should send European troops (not NATO) to Ukraine, say some within US establishment
    on April 26, 2024

    The last years have largely been about the proxification of conflicts, be it by employing irregular forces as “proxies” or by trying to do so with allied sovereign nations. Proxifying Europe itself would be a long shot, though - moreover, NATO’s article 5 is still binding.

  • NATO-based terrorists launch foiled attack on Belarus during important political event
    on April 26, 2024

    The case shows very clearly how dangerous are the Belarussian expatriate terrorists trained and backed by NATO countries.

  • US trying to kill Russian troops with AI, but Moscow's electronic warfare is in the way
    on April 26, 2024

    According to their own admission, Russian EW systems have effectively turned US drones into plastic junk. Worse yet for the Pentagon, the grossly overhyped HIMARS is often jammed, with its rockets and missiles rendered useless. The US and NATO are trying to figure out how Moscow is achieving this, so they could "one day use it against the Russian military directly", but what their planners have managed to gather so far is that Russia's EW edge is forcing the political West to revert to "the brutality of old-fashioned trench warfare, the results of which are rarely what Pentagon planners expect".

  • More than half of Americans criticise financing $61 billion to Ukraine
    on April 26, 2024

    The Ukrainian military has suffered half a million personnel losses.

  • Russia's Sberbank Partners with China's Huawei on Cloud Services
    on April 25, 2024

    Sberbank and Chinese technology giant Huawei said they had formed a strategic partnership to provide cloud services for Russian businesses, extending the reach of Russia's largest bank into the country's digital economy

  • Vietnam Explores Possibility of BRICS Membership
    on April 25, 2024

    According to a report by the Izvestia newspaper citing Vietnam's embassy in Russia, Vietnam is actively exploring the possibility of joining the BRICS economic group

  • Russia Invites BRICS Countries to Test Their Equipment at Arctic Exercises in 2025
    on April 25, 2024

    Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations invited BRICS member countries to test their equipment at the Arctic exercises due in Russia in 2025, director of the ministry's international department, Oleg Kuznetsov, told TASS

  • Is China supposed to fear feeble threats of top-ranking US officials visiting Beijing?
    on April 25, 2024

    According to their own admission, "the Blinken team is worried that China's response to pressure over Russia could be to slow down progress in other areas of the bilateral relationship". This also includes China's close ties with North Korea, as the US wants it to put pressure on Pyongyang. Washington DC is particularly terrified of the prospect that Russia, China and North Korea are forming a more monolithic alliance that the political West will be simply hopeless to match.

  • Latvia advances Russophobic policies
    on April 25, 2024

    The Baltic state is about to ban the Russian language from the curriculum of schools.

  • Aliyev says Azerbaijan “cannot sit idly by” while Armenia is armed by France, India and Greece
    on April 25, 2024

    The South Caucasus is becoming a flashpoint of competing interests.

  • Mutual Respect Benefit and Harmony Without Unification Are Important Principles of Interstate Relations
    on April 24, 2024

    Russian-Chinese cooperation in global and regional affairs has accumulated rich experience and has an effective platform such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the BRICS mechanism. In 2024, Sino-Russian strategic interaction will be even more colourful, writes Li Yongquan, Director of the Institute for the Social Development of Europe and Asia of the Research Centre of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China

  • Iran, Russia Finalizing Agreement for Constructing Rasht-Astara Railway
    on April 24, 2024

    Tehran and Moscow are finalizing the draft of a contract for the implementation of the agreement to construct the Rasht-Astara Railway

  • Russian Universities Foster Dialogue on BRICS Cooperation
    on April 24, 2024

    Russian universities are taking the lead in exploring cooperation opportunities within the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) grouping and its expanded BRICS+ format

  • What Russia's deployment of long-range missiles means for Scandinavia?
    on April 24, 2024

    When taking only the 9M723 hypersonic missiles into account, the immediate danger for any larger troop concentrations in Finland lies in its speed and destructive power. However, this is only one of the two notable versions of the missiles that "Iskander-M" uses. The other is the 9M729, essentially a land-based iteration of the "Kalibr" family of cruise missiles. Its range has been a matter of debate for quite some time now, but it could be around 2500 km, meaning that the entire Scandinavia would be covered, including Sweden and Norway.

  • UK entering ‘war footing’ economy
    on April 24, 2024

    Western countries are being deceived by their own propaganda about an “inevitable” war with Russia in the near future.

  • “This is your problem now”: US leaving Ukraine for Europe to deal with - French expert
    on April 24, 2024

    Washington no longer believes in the Kiev regime’s victory over Russia.

  • What Is the Deal with Serbia and the BRICS Bunch?
    on April 23, 2024

    Serbia is showing interest in joining the BRICS bloc, which is actively expanding and welcoming new members focused on de-dollarization

  • BRICS: Here's Why the Alliance and Several Countries Reject the Dollar
    on April 23, 2024

    Times are tough for the US dollar. Once a symbol of stability and a pillar of the global economy, it now faces a gradual erosion of its supremacy. Amid fluctuating monetary policies and geopolitical tensions, the foundations of its dominance are being questioned. Like the BRICS, many countries are abandoning the US dollar for various reasons

  • Nigeria's Plans to Join BRICS in Line with Its Philosophy
    on April 23, 2024

    Akabueze expressed that when several countries were invited to join BRICS but Nigeria was not, "it raised a lot of eyebrows"

  • India Aims to Boost Imports of Russian Coal Via Vladivostok
    on April 23, 2024

    New Delhi demands Washington to stop interfering in its internal affairs.

  • US 'aid' won't bring victory to Neo-Nazi junta, but prolong and sustain bloodshed
    on April 23, 2024

    Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians will be sent into yet another bloodbath, but there will be no victory. Even the mainstream propaganda machine doesn't deny it anymore. The Wall Street Journal says that the "US aid is a lifeline for Ukraine's struggle to hold off defeat".

  • Europe willing to pursue proxy war against Iran through Israel
    on April 23, 2024

    We live in an age of “tension management”: The West acts as a sponsor to allies and fuels conflicts, but won’t commit to full-blown war. It might feel easier to outsource wars, so to speak, through proxies and allies. This model of warfare and foreign policy however could show itself to be unsustainable.

  • Russia destroys TV tower used by the Ukrainian military in Kharkov
    on April 23, 2024

    The operation comes amid a recent wave of Russian actions to retaliate for Ukrainian incursions against border cities.

  • Russia and China Reaffirm Their Space Partnership
    on April 22, 2024

    Recently announced plans for a Sino-Russo lunar nuclear plant signal Russia’s eastward realignment in space cooperation and hint at China’s renewed willingness to publicly cooperate with Russia

  • BRICS Expansion and the Political Positions of Possible Candidates
    on April 22, 2024

    It remains unclear whether a new round of BRICS enlargement will occur or not. Should this happen, the BRICS leaders would utilize their own criteria, which are not public. It is likely that a decision will be reached by consensus, implying that the interests of all BRICS members would be considered, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Oleg Barabanov

  • China and Russia Stand for Global Governance Reforms
    on April 22, 2024

    China and Russia have renewed their anti-Western confrontation during high-level meeting in early April 2024 in Beijing. China demonstrates greater readiness to team up with Global South to “promote reforms in the global governance system” while Russia vehemently confronts “Western-led bloc” during talks in Beijing

  • Kiev regime about to recruit children in schools
    on April 22, 2024

    Having to keep fighting due to Western pressure, Ukraine is desperately trying to enlist young people.

  • As frontline losses pile up, Neo-Nazi junta escalates propaganda about 'shootdowns'
    on April 22, 2024

    The video of the Tu-22M3 falling clearly shows one of its engines burning, suggesting that the Russian MoD's claims hold without any chance of seeming illogical. On the other hand, the S-200 is (in)famous for its enormous missiles. These are equipped with a massive warhead weighing well over 200 kg and containing 21,000 3.5 g fragmentation pellets triggered by a radar proximity fuse or command signal. If such a monstrosity hit any aircraft or just close enough to it, there would be very little left (if anything at all). In the best-case scenario, there would be massive, clearly visible damage to the Tu-22M3.

  • David Sacks and Elon Musk slam new US aid: “Ukraine will collapse anyway”
    on April 22, 2024

    Congress-approved aid for Ukraine will not change the situation on the battlefield.

  • Russia Can Help South Africa Tackle Electricity Shortages — Russian Ambassador
    on April 19, 2024

    Russia can help South Africa solve the problem of electricity shortages, Russian Ambassador to South Africa Ilya Rogachev told TASS

  • Vietnam Working on BRICS Membership Bid
    on April 19, 2024

    Four countries recently joined the economic bloc, and the door has been left open for further additions

  • China, Brazil Seal Deal on Landmark Clean Energy Transmission Project
    on April 19, 2024

    China and Brazil signed a 30-year franchise agreement on the Brazil northeast ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) power transmission line project, which is expected to be operational by 2029, in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia

  • NATO keeps escalating its crawling strategic siege of Russia
    on April 19, 2024

    Direct NATO involvement in the Neo-Nazi junta's attacks on Russian strategic assets could force Moscow to start shooting down US ISR platforms over the Black Sea, particularly the unmanned ones. This could serve as a warning sign that manned jets would be next if the belligerent alliance continues with the practice of providing targeting data and orders to the Kiev regime.

  • Ukrainian children found in Germany
    on April 19, 2024

    Anti-Russian accusation about abduction of minors is proving to be another Western lie.

  • West was “lukewarm” to Russia-Ukraine negotiations in 2022 - Foreign Affairs
    on April 19, 2024

    The West will regret hijacking peace efforts between Moscow and Kiev.

  • A BRICS Alternative to the SWIFT Payment System Could Accelerate De-Dollarization
    on April 18, 2024

    With Russia taking the lead, the BRICS bloc is talking about creating a new payment system that isn’t controlled by the United States and that is not dependent on the dollar

  • Strengthening Connectivity: Economic Corridors in a Multipolar World
    on April 18, 2024

    In an era of growing interconnectedness amongst regional and global blocs, economic corridors are gaining momentum as one of the main drivers of such connectivity initiatives

  • BRICS Financial Settlements
    on April 18, 2024

    The realisation of grand projects always implies imagination and persistence in overcoming all sorts of barriers and all kinds of resistance. Let us hope that the BRICS will confirm expectations entertained by the Global South and rise to the challenge of providing constructive alternatives for all, writes Brazilian economist Paulo Nogueira Batista

  • US will not support Israeli attack against Iran, but can the Israelis be curbed?
    on April 18, 2024

    Washington may learn the hard way that being the patron does not automatically entail “obedience” or predictability from one’s protégé: “proxy” conflicts get out of control. By arming and funding other nations (with radicalized leaderships), be it in the Middle East or in Eastern Europe, the US play a very dangerous game.

  • Is Orban right about EU's endless failures?
    on April 18, 2024

    Orban called on the political leadership in Brussels to resign, pointing out that all of their major projects and policies, such as the so-called "green transition", sustainable development, migration, military and sanctions, etc. failed.

  • Zelensky criticizes US politicians as military aid declines
    on April 18, 2024

    According to the Ukrainian president, US politicians do not care about Ukraine, being American current stance on Ukraine a real “disgrace for democracy”.

  • “I’ll shoot them all”: Ukrainian soldiers threaten to go AWOL if they are not demobilised
    on April 18, 2024

    Ukrainian men die attempting to flee mobilisation.

  • X BRICS Youth Summit to Be Held in Ulyanovsk in July
    on April 17, 2024

    The presentation of the X BRICS Youth Summit, which will be held in Ulyanovsk from 22 to 26 July, took place at the Russia exhibition at VDNKh

  • BRICS as a Platform for Economic Sustainability
    on April 17, 2024

    “With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It is no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you simply have to run faster than others to survive.” ― Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Monarch of Dubai and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirate

  • Indo-Russian Education Summit 2024: Strengthening Educational Ties Between Russia and India
    on April 17, 2024

    Rossotrudnichestvo in collaboration with the Embassy of Russia in New Delhi, Russian House and Rus Education, is organising the Indo-Russian Education Summit to be held in New Delhi

  • US moves previously banned missiles closer to China and Russia
    on April 17, 2024

    The US-led political West is antagonizing both multipolar superpowers, openly taking pride in the fact that it can get into their "geopolitical backyards". However, both Russia and China have superior missile technologies, particularly in terms of the development and deployment of hypersonic weapons.

  • No illegal Russian weapons in Zaporozhye, IAEA reports
    on April 17, 2024

    The atomic agency finally took a more incisive position in reporting the real criminals behind attacks on ZNPP.

  • Macron’s push to arm Europe getting more dangerous
    on April 17, 2024

    Majority of French people oppose the deployment of troops to Ukraine.

  • Brics’ Own Credit Ratings Agencies Could Avert High Debt Servicing Costs
    on April 16, 2024

    Emerging economies feel that high servicing costs become self-fulfilling prophecies

  • Russia Cheers India's Stellar Space Success
    on April 16, 2024

    “Russia, as a pioneer in space exploration, has always favoured Indian success. Our engagements date back to 1975, when the Soviet Union helped launch Aryabhata, India’s first satellite. The second satellite, Bhaskara, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1979”

  • Is Part of the World De-Dollarising?
    on April 16, 2024

    Something is wrong with the dollar. The US currency has been in a downward phase for months, depreciating against other world currencies. There are those who foresee a change of cycle, although other analysts are more cautious and continue to vindicate the dollar's reign

  • What 'mysterious ICBM' did Russia just test launch?
    on April 16, 2024

    The latest test sends a very clear message to the political West. If NATO is considering the possibility of escalating its aggression in Europe, such actions will certainly be met with a swift response. This may also include the belligerent alliance's recent engagement in the Middle East, where the US and its regional vassals have been contemplating attacks on Iran.

  • Kiev admits it has no control over weapons distributed to ordinary citizens
    on April 16, 2024

    The case clearly shows that the regime is concerned about the possibility of a popular insurrection.

  • Former US officials calling for regime change in China and “greater friction” thus risking world peace
    on April 16, 2024

    Parts of the American establishment consider China to have peaked and overestimate US power.

  • “Mobilisation has turned into a real nightmare for Ukrainians” - former PM Mykola Azarov
    on April 16, 2024

    The New York Times reports that Ukrainian soldiers are battered and exhausted.

  • Inaugural BRICS Simulation Conference: A Guaranteed Game-Changer
    on April 15, 2024

    As the global stage prepares to witness the inaugural BRICS Simulation Conference, set against the backdrop of Cape Town, anticipation is rife among the 200-strong international delegation

  • BRICS: China Trades Trillions of Yuan with 29 Countries
    on April 15, 2024

    China is seeking to support local currency swaps with 29 developing countries worth a total of 4 trillion yuan, roughly equivalent to $553.49 billion

  • SA’s Trade Ties with Russia Don’t Measure Up
    on April 15, 2024

    In 2022, South Africa imported goods worth $548 million (about R10 billion) from Russia – most of that chemicals and fertilisers – but exported just $283 million, most of which was citrus fruit

  • Is America trying to bait Iran into a 'limited' nuclear war?
    on April 15, 2024

    Washington DC has an undisclosed number of W76-2 warheads with an extremely low yield of 2-7 kt (kilotons of TNT). This is upwards of only 10% of the destructive power of the "Fat Man" atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Basic military logic implies that using such weapons against near-peer adversaries is pointless. Thus, the only viable explanation is that the US wants to use such warheads in a conflict with a non-nuclear power.

  • UK-supplied weapons behind Ukrainian terror in Donbass
    on April 15, 2024

    The neo-Nazi regime is using Western aid to attack civilian areas, making sure its terrorist nature.

  • Ukrainian commander admits that the situation has “grown considerably more tense”
    on April 15, 2024

    Kiev delusionally thinks it can launch an offensive in 2025.

  • New BRICS Members’ Perspectives on Exploiting Potential Benefits
    on April 12, 2024

    Under Russia's presidency in 2024, BRICS and together with its five new members, is being discussed, beyond measure, most often focusing on its expansion and as a mechanism for uplifting the Global South

  • Russia Strengthens Ties with Ethiopia Through Healthcare and Education Initiatives
    on April 12, 2024

    Russia has taken significant strides in expanding its influence in Africa by launching a comprehensive social initiative in Ethiopia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on March 20 has paved the way for closer cooperation between the two nations, especially in the sectors of healthcare and education

  • Is BRICS Offering an Alternative Model for Global Governance?
    on April 12, 2024

    After the landmark 15th BRICS Summit in August 2023, foreign policy analysts raised concerns that BRICS — a grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa at the time — may be seeking to construct an alternate world order and upend Western-led global governance

  • Kiev regime wants everyone but Russia at next 'peace summit' in Switzerland
    on April 12, 2024

    What all this will almost certainly boil down to is giving Zelensky yet another platform to present the fantasies from his much-touted "10-point peace plan" that effectively amounts to Russia's unconditional capitulation, as it includes the "return of Crimea". Thus, the chances of having Moscow accept this are equal to the Neo-Nazi junta's prospects of conquering Vladivostok.

  • Kiev regime obliging soldiers to keep fighting
    on April 12, 2024

    Ukrainian parliamentarians want to force military veterans to keep on the battlefield for three years.

  • Zelensky’s approval drops in Ukraine amid “authoritarian tendencies”
    on April 12, 2024

    The West is prolonging the Ukraine war out of fear of the political consequences of defeat.

  • Paris accusing Moscow of implying French secret services helped Crocus City Hall terrorists
    on April 11, 2024

    Macron’s shifting rhetoric does not do much good diplomatically. In any case, Paris’ flirting with a non-aligned stance and its more recent suggestions about sending troops to Ukraine are both seriously constrained by the same factor - US-led NATO.

  • Russia’s Central Bank Bets on Chinese Yuan Amid Sanctions Squeeze
    on April 11, 2024

    In a revealing update from Russia’s central bank, it’s become clear that amidst ongoing international tensions, the Chinese yuan is emerging as a crucial asset for Russia’s reserve holdings. According to a Bloomberg News article, the Russian financial authority has expressed a lack of viable alternatives to the yuan following the economic repercussions of the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine and subsequent international sanctions

  • The Dynamics of Energy Trades Between Russia And China-India – Analysis
    on April 11, 2024

    The Russian economy gradually became highly dependent on energy exports to sustain its basic operations. Existing studies show that income from natural gas and crude oil exports alone consistently accounts for about 50% of Russia’s fiscal revenue, with the GDP share roughly maintaining around 25% annually. The importance of energy exports is self-evident

  • Indian Pharma Companies Fill Void in Russia as West Retreats
    on April 11, 2024

    Indian pharmaceutical firms expand presence in Russia as Western competitors exit amid sanctions, boosting India's role in supplying medicines

  • US drones useless in Ukraine
    on April 11, 2024

    Russian electronic warfare mechanisms more efficient on the battlefield than expansive American UAVs.

  • BJP party slams Western media for being “out of touch” with India and publishing “propaganda”
    on April 11, 2024

    Indians are not being swayed by Western media’s attempts to influence elections.

  • 'Rafale' jets for Serbia – wise geopolitical move or disastrous waste of money?
    on April 11, 2024

    It's quite clear that the acquisition from France is a move born out of geopolitical necessity, as getting such extremely expensive aircraft for air policing is tantamount to using sports cars for traffic stops. However, even the geopolitical aspect is very risky, as Paris has a long history of backstabbing its customers for the sake of NATO allies such as the US and UK.

  • The Latest BRICS’ Expansion (But Probably Not the Last)
    on April 10, 2024

    On August 4th, 2023, the 15th annual BRICS summit concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa. The headline of the event was the group’s plan to expand its membership for only the second time in its two-decade history

  • Is BRICS the New Superpower?
    on April 10, 2024

    The BRICS bloc is a growing home for nations eager to counter the West's position, or at least hedge their bets when it comes to international trade, development support, and conflicts

  • From BRICS to BRICS Plus: Old Partners and New Stakeholders
    on April 10, 2024

    Multilateral institutions reflect the power realities of the time of their inception. As the balance of those power realities change, so too, does their efficacy become a matter of interrogation

  • EU gave up on Russian pipelines so it could import more LNG... from Russia
    on April 10, 2024

    This clearly indicates that the bureaucratic elites in Brussels don't really care about the economic and financial well-being of their own populace, as it makes no sense to replace the highly affordable natural gas transported via pipelines with the shipborne LNG that's not only incomparably more expensive, but it also takes far longer to reach Europe and is far more expensive in terms of storage.

  • Kiev regime continues to promote nuclear terror
    on April 10, 2024

    Attacks against the ZNPP have become commonplace, since, in the face of military defeat, Ukraine resorts to terrorism.

  • Pakistan defies Washington’s sanction threats and starts building gas pipeline with Iran
    on April 10, 2024

    Washington has only pushed Pakistan closer to China, Russia and Iran.

  • Russian Brands Eye Opportunities in China—And Vice Versa
    on April 9, 2024

    With numerous Western brands having left the Russian market at the onset of its war with Ukraine, more Chinese and Russian brands are sizing up opportunities in each others' markets

  • Zimbabwe Seeks Membership in BRICS New Development Bank
    on April 9, 2024

    Zimbabwe has set its sights on joining the New Development Bank (NDB), an institution established by the BRICS economic bloc

  • Trade with China Mainly Settled in Yuan, Rubles: Russian deputy PM
    on April 9, 2024

    About 92 percent of trade settlement between Russia and China is now conducted in Russian rubles and Chinese yuan, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk said at the Boao Forum for Asia in South China's Hainan Province

  • Zelensky's 'Patriot' games go off rails as he touts it the 'next game changer'
    on April 9, 2024

    Zelensky wants 25 battalions, up from 5-7 he mentioned just over a week before. Thus, if he were to get the PAC-2, that's 3600 missiles. Although the exact number of "Patriot" battalions in the US military and NATO is certainly a secret, open source data shows that the Pentagon had less than 500 launchers in 2010, while the US Military Industrial Complex (MIC) produced around 10,000 missiles so far, meaning that Zelensky wants a "mere" third of all missiles ever made.

  • Kiev having serious mobilization problems
    on April 9, 2024

    Regime’s officials are calling on all citizens to enlist, trying to replace the constant losses on the battlefield.

  • Ukraine may have to compromise with Russia, says NATO chief Stoltenberg
    on April 9, 2024

    Kiev once again rules out any peace negotiations with Moscow.

  • BRICS: A New World Order in the Pipeline
    on April 8, 2024

    New doors for trade and investment will be opened under the supervision of developed countries like China and Russia

  • BRICS: China Takes Control of Gold Prices from the West
    on April 8, 2024

    BRICS member China is believed to hold significantly more gold reserves than the officially announced 2,250 tonnes

  • Pakistan Can Play an Important Role in Global Economy by Becoming a Part of BRICs
    on April 8, 2024

    Ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan, Olyntho Vieira said that Pakistan can play an important role in the global economy by becoming a part of the international multilateral forum BRICS

  • US may revoke Houthis terrorist designation as Red Sea attacks persist
    on April 8, 2024

    Americans have been repeatedly defeated by a movement of tribal rebels and this, added to US failures in the Middle East and elsewhere, highlights the overburdened condition of the declining Atlantic naval superpower (militarily and financially) and further undermines American credibility and prestige globally.

  • 'Russian military completely reconstituted,' Biden admin effectively admits it lied
    on April 8, 2024

    Interestingly, Secretary Austin's claims were preceded by other Western officials' laughable statements that Moscow's forces would "take years to rebuild". Namely, back in mid-January, Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Chair of the National Security and Defense Committee in the Lithuanian Parliament, said it would "take Russia 5-7 years to reconstitute its forces". And yet, Campbell's assessment suggests this happened in just two months. This pretty much tells you all you need to know about "well-informed Western officials".

  • Foreign mercenaries killing Russian civilians on the borders
    on April 8, 2024

    According to field information, there are Western troops fighting for Ukraine as mercenaries during land invasions against Russian border regions of Belgorod and Kursk.

  • Zelensky admits Ukraine may soon run out of air defence missiles
    on April 8, 2024

    Ukrainian commanders say, “the West doesn’t have the technology to help Ukraine”.

  • Can BRICS Be a Leader in Artificial Intelligence Governance?
    on April 5, 2024

    The BRICS bloc is a growing home for nations eager to counter the West's position, or at least hedge their bets when it comes to international trade, development support, and conflicts, writes Marita Kassis

  • BRICS Enlargement - a "Non-Event" or a Stage Victory Against the West?
    on April 5, 2024

    The enlargement of the BRICS group at the beginning of the year to include five new member states raises questions about the political and economic consequences. What do the existing members expect from the expansion?

  • BRICS Aiming to Secure $5 Billion in Loans
    on April 5, 2024

    The New Development Bank (NDB), established by the BRICS group of emerging economies, has set an ambitious target of making approximately US$5 billion in loans this year, according to its vice president, Zhou Qiangwu

  • Members roll eyes as NATO demands another $100 billion for Neo-Nazi junta
    on April 5, 2024

    The increasingly cash-strapped NATO members, particularly those in Europe, aren't exactly thrilled about the idea, to put it mildly. As Politico writes, the reactions were mixed, with Poland, Turkey and Germany on board with the proposal, while the rest of the foreign ministers were either indifferent or opposed to it. According to the report, one diplomat said that some ministers rolled their eyes at the €100 billion number, wondering where it came from.

  • US using Nordic countries’ NATO membership to advance Arctic militarization
    on April 5, 2024

    According to a US military official, Washington will build a new weapons warehouse in the Arctic region.

  • Trump warns: “lunatic” Biden could start World War III
    on April 5, 2024

    Biden continues to trail the former president in the polls.

  • India, Brazil Hold First ‘2+2’ Dialogue in New Delhi
    on April 4, 2024

    The first-ever 2+2 political and military dialogue was held between India, and one of its key BRICS partners, Brazil, in New Delhi, marking a significant milestone in bilateral relations

  • Joining BRICS Will Increase Nigeria’s Global Influence
    on April 4, 2024

    A Civil Society Organisation, Upriver Needy’s Empirical Solution Center, UNESC, says Nigeria becoming a member of BRICS is an opportunity to increase its influence around the world, due to the abundant human and natural resources to leverage on in the country

  • Competition Issues Discussed at the EEC with Representatives of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Center
    on April 4, 2024

    Modern trends in competition law and law enforcement in the Eurasian Economic Union and the BRICS countries were discussed at the headquarters of the Eurasian Economic Commission by Maxim Ermolovich, EEC Minister in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation, and Alexey Ivanov

  • Time to talk about US role in aiding terrorism along with Russian role in fighting terrorism
    on April 4, 2024

    Time and time again one will encounter Washington authorities involved in the aiding and arming of the most vicious terrorist groups in North Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere, as admitted by US top officials themselves. It’s just part of the core of its foreign policy.

  • North Korea ahead of US in hypersonic weapons
    on April 4, 2024

    The fact that "Hwasong-16B" can be launched almost immediately is of the utmost importance for Pyongyang's security. The "pocket superpower" had been test-firing various hypersonic weapons at least since September 2021, all of which were successful, much unlike those in the US.

  • Aid to Ukraine increasingly unpopular in US
    on April 4, 2024

    Lawmakers fear that financial and military support for the neo-Nazi regime will cause the US to collapse economically.

  • High-ranking Ukrainian officers admit that front line at great risk of collapse
    on April 4, 2024

    Zelensky signs a law excluding the need for physical fitness for military service.

  • A Relevant BRICS: Reimagining Global Economic Reform
    on April 3, 2024

    As BRICS navigates the evolving global economic landscape, its trade, investment, and finance progress underscores its significance as a transformative force

  • Saudi Arabia Gives Update on Joining BRICS Alliance
    on April 3, 2024

    During the 2023 annual summit, the BRICS bloc invited six countries to join its collective. Of those, five had responded with intentions of being the first expansion nations for the bloc since 2001. However, since the start of the year, uncertainty has abounded over Saudi Arabia’s status regarding joining the BRICS alliance

  • Why Has China’s Automobile Exports Increased Significantly? – Analysis
    on April 3, 2024

    “New quality productive force” is now a new buzzword in China, particularly associated with the nation’s car exports. China’s car exports, including new energy vehicles (NEVs), have indeed grown significantly, to the point where the U.S. is considering imposing policy restrictions on the country

  • MiG-41 – Russia's near-space interceptor
    on April 3, 2024

    The stellar performance of the MiG-31 in Ukraine seems to have pushed the development of its successor, as the Russian military saw the need to accelerate the introduction of such aircraft. Moscow claims that the new jet will introduce features not yet seen by the aviation world, which caught the attention of the Indian Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd).

  • Kiev regime using religious icons to infiltrate bombs in Russia
    on April 3, 2024

    Russian security services recently intercepted Ukrainian explosives that were entering Russia disguised as Orthodox icons.

  • Bolivia’s demand for US dollars reduced by 30% with introduction of yuan in foreign trade
    on April 3, 2024

    China is Bolivia’s third main trading partner.

  • Geopolitical Chessboard: Pakistan’s BRICS Ambitions Amidst Russia’s 2024 Presidency
    on April 2, 2024

    Pakistan’s intellectual and political circles regard BRICS as an essential platform for advancing the nation’s strategic and economic interests globally. Achieving this goal, however, demands meticulous navigation of geopolitical challenges, particularly with India, and crafting a persuasive argument for Pakistan’s inclusion in BRICS

  • Current New Trade Path Possibly to Revolutionize Russia-India Trade
    on April 2, 2024

    The burgeoning trajectory of India's oil demand growth mirrors the evolving landscape of global energy consumption. According to projections by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), India's oil demand is expected to reach 5.59 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2024, marking a marginal increase from 5.37 million b/d in the previous year

  • Russian Fertilizer Supplies to China Have Soared
    on April 2, 2024

    According to the results of January-February 2024, the supply of Russian fertilizers to China soared by 94 percent compared to the same period in 2023 and reached the level of 891.3 thousand tons

  • Paris wants to show strength, but faces geopolitical crisis in Africa
    on April 2, 2024

    French neocolonial grip over the African continent increasingly under question.

  • Will Turkey fully support Neo-Nazi junta in exchange for return to F-35 program?
    on April 2, 2024

    The US would be "willing to provide F-35 fifth generation fighter jets to Turkey" if it meets "American conditions in regards to ensuring it does not operate Russian S-400 air defense systems alongside [the F-35]". If Washington DC returns Ankara to "the fold" and the latter acquires the F-35, it would give NATO another certain carrier of the latest B61 thermonuclear bombs, helping the belligerent alliance in surrounding Russia with hostile nuclear-armed vassals.

  • France sending obsolete weapons to Ukraine
    on April 2, 2024

    Without anything new to send to Kiev, Western countries start to send outdated arms.

  • Kuleba urges India to end its “Soviet legacy” of close ties with Moscow
    on April 2, 2024

    US Ambassador warns India not to cross “unacceptable red line”.

  • Tri-Multipolarity Should Become The Next “Big Idea” In Russian-Indian Relations
    on April 1, 2024

    A key component of Russia’s 21st-century grand strategy goal of becoming the supreme balancing force in Eurasia is its “Ummah Pivot” of comprehensive engagement with the Muslim-majority countries to its South, stretching from North Africa to South Asia

  • Saudi Arabia BRICS Membership: Balancing Benefits and Risks
    on April 1, 2024

    In January 2024, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia officially announced its membership of BRICS, an international economic bloc that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

  • China Is on Pace to Buy a Record Amount of Russian Oil This Month
    on April 1, 2024

    China's intake of Russian crude is set to reach a record this month, Kpler data cited by Bloomberg shows

  • West ludicrously 'shocked' by Russia's close ties with North Korea
    on April 1, 2024

    Despite no definite evidence to support such claims, even if Moscow is acquiring arms from Pyongyang, it wouldn't exactly be violating anything. If the political West can send hundreds of billions in weapons to ensure the escalation of the Ukrainian conflict and even brag about providing targeting and orders on attacking Russian troops, it's only natural that the Kremlin can acquire weapons for itself from whomever it wants, be it China, North Korea, Iran, etc.

  • Finland supports open war against Russia
    on April 1, 2024

    In a recent statement, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs endorsed Macron’s warmongering position on Ukrainian conflict.

  • Macron’s visit to Brazil failed to change Lula’s position on Ukraine
    on April 1, 2024

    France continues to oppose a Mercosur-EU agreement.

  • Ehiopia and BRICS: Regional and Global Dimensions
    on March 29, 2024

    With the BRICS forum, Ethiopia got a new platform for cooperating with member states on specialised issues like finance, technology and global governance matters, which also positively enhances trust among the members states; Ethiopia is due to benefit substantially over time, writes Dareskedar Taye, Lead Researcher at the Institute of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia

  • Financial Settlements Within the BRICS Framework: Moving Forward Despite Problems
    on March 29, 2024

    The creation of new financial mechanisms through BRICS is one of the most promising fields for the development of the association. In the final declaration of the BRICS countries after the 2023 Summit, financial policy was given quite a lot of attention. In particular, it was stated that the BRICS Payment Task Force (BPTF) needs to prepare a report on payment mechanisms, including those based on cross-border payment systems

  • BRICS: Russia Has Taken the Leadership of the Alliance and More and More Countries Want to Join
    on March 29, 2024

    Many countries are vying for admission to the BRICS economic group backed by China and Russia, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor

  • Putin's comments about F-16 confirm previous analyses about its uselessness
    on March 29, 2024

    The MiG-31BM's Zaslon-M PESA (passive electronically scanned array) radar, based on the legendary Zaslon, the world's first ESA, detects hostile aircraft at a staggering 400 km range, meaning that it could detect and track the F-16 long before the latter is even aware of the MiG-31BM's presence, to say nothing of the latter's 400 km range R-37M missile.

  • Western countries in ‘peace talks’ without Russia
    on March 29, 2024

    According to Olaf Scholz, Western states and Ukraine are trying to achieve a peace agreement but without any Russian participation.

  • Turkey expected to become US’ largest supplier of artillery
    on March 29, 2024

    Erdogan is not an honest broker in searching for peace between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Will BRICS Launch a New World in 2024?
    on March 28, 2024

    BRICS doubled its membership at the start of 2024, and faces huge tasks ahead: integrating its newest members, developing future admission criteria, deepening the institution's groundings, and most importantly, launching the mechanisms for bypassing the US dollar in international finance

  • China, Russia Launch Joint Lab on Siberian Tiger Conservation in Northeast China
    on March 28, 2024

    A Sino-Russian joint research lab on Siberian tiger conservation was established at Northeast Forestry University in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province

  • Exploring BRICS Expansion and India’s Role on Global Economic Landscape
    on March 28, 2024

    Sammy Kotwani, says despite those challenges mentioned above, there are also many reasons to be optimistic about the prospects for BRICS+ and the Global South collaboration

  • Why are NATO and Neo-Nazi junta terrified of Russia's 'Zircon' hypersonic missile?
    on March 28, 2024

    Imagine being an officer of the SBU, GUR (Neo-Nazi junta's military intelligence) or some of the NATO occupation forces. You're stationed in a building, living in the illusion that you're safe when the Russian SVR or GRU learns about your location and relays this information to units in Crimea who then fire a "Zircon" at that building. You'd have minutes to evacuate before impact.

  • Why no one cares about Nord Stream’s sabotage, or terror attack
    on March 28, 2024

    The Nord Stream area was quite busy, military-wise in September when the blasts took place. And just 3 days before the incident NATO exercises Northern Coasts-2022 were conducted very close to two explosion sites.

  • Ukrainian oligarch possibly involved in terrorist attack as GUR becomes CIA asset
    on March 28, 2024

    Nikolai Zlochevsky is believed to be sponsoring terror against Russian civilians.

  • US threatens sanctions if Pakistan continues gas pipeline project with Iran
    on March 28, 2024

    Washington is unwittingly pushing Pakistan closer to China.

  • BRICS+ and the Global South Collaboration: Problems and Prospects
    on March 27, 2024

    In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards collaboration among countries in the Global South, with BRICS+ emerging as a key player in this movement

  • BRICS Building Bloc in Africa
    on March 27, 2024

    Entry to the club for rising economic powers should be a trading boon for Ethiopia and Egypt, but without a clear membership framework, the benefits are frustratingly vague

  • What Should We Expect from BRICS and What Should We Not?
    on March 27, 2024

    Discrepancies between expectations and practice are one of the most noticeable characteristics of modern world politics, both in the performance of leading powers and in the activities of the international institutions they create. The origin of this phenomenon is the fact that the first is a product of subjective ideas or intentions, while the second is the result of objective factors, which even the strongest political will cannot cancel. Moreover, the expectations of the general public often fall prey to its inertia in perception regarding the political process, or the statements of political figures who themselves change plans, depending on the dynamics of their capabilities

  • Why is NATO's, Neo-Nazi junta's cover-up for terrorist attacks in Russia so sloppy?
    on March 27, 2024

    Washington DC insists that it has "undeniable evidence" that ISIS is behind it. Rather interesting how the US could claim this mere hours after the terrorist attack, when not even Russian services who were on the ground had all the details, but it "doesn't really know" who destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines, except that it was a "mysterious deep-diving Ukrainian group".

  • Ukraine attacks Russia’s Belgorod region using fake ‘Russian dissidents’
    on March 27, 2024

    According to information provided by local military, the “Russian expatriates” organizations are fake groups created to disguise the actions of Ukrainian intelligence.

  • State Duma deputies accuse US, Ukraine of masterminding terrorist attacks on Russian territory
    on March 27, 2024

    Nikolai Kharitonov, a Communist Party deputy in the Russian Federal Assembly’s State Duma and runner-up in the country’s recent presidential election, along with a number of his colleagues in the parliamentary corps and public figures have sent a Statement on an Immediate Investigation and Prevention of the Financing of Acts of International Terrorism to the prosecutor general's offices in five countries — the Russian Federation, Germany, Cyprus, the USA and France.

  • Brazil and India begin new strategic chapter in bilateral ties
    on March 27, 2024

    Cooperation and opportunities between Brazil and India are endless.

  • BRICS Under Russian Chairship – Analysis
    on March 26, 2024

    On 1 January 2024, the chairship of BRICS shifted from South Africa to Russia, with a full agenda in tow. BRICS, a multilateral forum of five nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – made history by accepting the applications of six other states – Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Egypt, and Ethiopia to join it, a decision taken at its 15th summit in Johannesburg in August 2023. These need to be absorbed into the grouping

  • 'Taken Extra Care to Look After Each Other's Interests': Jaishankar on Russia
    on March 26, 2024

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India and Russia have "taken extra care to look after each other's interests"

  • Trends and Prospects for Indian-China Trade and Entrepreneurship
    on March 26, 2024

    Trade and entrepreneurship are crucial in shaping the broader bilateral relations between India and China. Beyond the economic realm, they serve as channels for cultural exchange, technological cooperation and diplomatic engagement. India and China, being two of the world’s fastest-growing economies, recognise the immense potential for mutual benefit through increased trade and entrepreneurial ventures

  • Political West blocks Russia's UN discussion about NATO aggression on Serbia
    on March 26, 2024

    The political West criticized Russia's initiative, insisting "it was unnecessary". At the very beginning of the session, the Permanent Representative of France at the UNSC, Nicolas de Rivière, opposed the discussion, claiming that "this topic will not contribute to progress in any way", obviously trying to avoid NATO's responsibility, as it was the belligerent alliance that orchestrated the conflict in Yugoslavia in order to dismantle the country and then systematically destroy any pockets of resistance.

  • Russian forces target intelligence facilities in Kiev
    on March 26, 2024

    Retaliating for provocations on the borders and terrorist attacks, Moscow is escalating its military measures to destroy Ukrainian decision-making centers.

  • Ukraine invites further scrutiny of its own connections to terror and extremism
    on March 26, 2024

    One can only hope the narrative war amid the West’s proxy attrition war against Russia in Ukraine does not get in the way of proper investigation into Moscow Crocus City Hall attack.

  • More and more Ukrainians doubt final victory over Russia
    on March 26, 2024

    Ukraine’s personnel shortage is an ever-growing problem.

  • My 2024 Agenda Is Strengthening Relations Between Brazil and Egypt: Brazilian Ambassador to Cairo
    on March 25, 2024

    Brazilian Ambassador to Egypt Paulino Franco de Carvalho Neto spoke to Ahram Online about the prospects of strengthening economic and cultural relations between the two countries and coordination on international issues

  • New Shipping Route Links Ports in Russia, E. China
    on March 25, 2024

    With a cargo ship recently departing for Jingjiang Port in east China's Jiangsu Province after unloading nearly 20,000 tons of Russia-imported coal at Longkou Port in east China's Shandong Province, a new shipping route linking ports in Russia, Longkou and Jingjiang is officially open

  • Experts Want Nigeria to Join BRICs for Economic Transformation
    on March 25, 2024

    A group of academicians have emphasised the need for Nigeria to join BRICS, an economic bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa for economic transformation

  • Who is behind the Crocus City Hall terrorist attack?
    on March 25, 2024

    The Kiev regime is trying to preemptively shift responsibility for the terrorist attack. However, from a purely logical standpoint, Moscow had no reasons to conduct a "false flag". The presidential election demonstrated the unity of the Russian people, cemented by the crawling NATO aggression against their country. Thus, this terrorist attack would accomplish nothing that Russia didn't already have. On the other hand, the Neo-Nazi junta and its overlords in the political West stand to gain everything from this.

  • Terrorist attack in Russia - enemies want to generate domestic instability
    on March 25, 2024

    Western-led intelligence and terrorism networks want to disturb the lives of civilians inside Russian territory.

  • Spain denounces “indiscriminate massacres” in Gaza but exports weapons to Ukraine
    on March 25, 2024

    Israel will nonetheless upgrade Spain’s Eurofighter Litening V fleet.

  • BRICS Expresses Interests of Global Majority
    on March 22, 2024

    Russia took the rotating presidency of the BRICS group in 2024. Yury Ushakov, Russian presidential foreign policy aide, has granted TASS an interview in which he previewed Moscow’s priorities, prospects for BRICS development and expansion, and commented on the West’s attempts to impede the association’s activities

  • Polar Regions Offer Enough Space for India and Russia to Map What Nations Can Do Together
    on March 22, 2024

    India has a well-developed Antarctic program, and the country is a relatively new actor in the Arctic. It received an Observer status in the Arctic Council in 2013, published its official Arctic Policy in 2022. India’s interest to the Polar region is growing

  • A Look into a New BRICS Poll
    on March 22, 2024

    One of the interesting BRICS-related developments in the course of this month was the release of a poll conducted by Gallup International with ROMIR agency conducting the Russian part of this poll

  • UK ‘disappointing’ Ukraine – Western media
    on March 22, 2024

    According to Western journalists, Ukraine is frustrated with the UK’s current levels of participation in the conflict.

  • In case of either tactical or strategic clashes with Russia, France would lose both
    on March 22, 2024

    When people like Vincent Arbaretier, a retired Colonel of the French Army, talk about the usage of non-conventional (i.e. nuclear) weapons in a potential conflict with Russia, this can only be described as complete insanity. Ironically, the RS-28 can wipe out up to 24 urban targets in an area the size of France. Luckily, this has never been tested and it would be in everyone's best interest to keep it that way.

  • Division over Ukraine aid sparks “unprecedented” Czech-Slovak rift
    on March 22, 2024

    Russia-friendly Pellegrini is the leading presidential nomination in Slovakia.

  • Russia-India Trade Route Through Central Asia Moves Forward
    on March 21, 2024

    Work on a long-planned shipping route connecting Russia with the Middle East and South Asia is moving forward as sanctions-hit Moscow seeks alternative markets for its products, creating a wide-ranging geopolitical ripple effects

  • SA Again to Play a Role in BRICS Expansion
    on March 21, 2024

    South Africa will play a key role in the further expansion of the BRICS bloc this year, with a further 34 countries submitting an expression of interest in joining the bloc of major emerging economies

  • Institutionalizing BRICS: A Treacherous Path
    on March 21, 2024

    Against the backdrop of a sizeable expansion in BRICS membership, debates have intensified over the expediency of the bloc’s institutionalization to cope with the rising complexity in its operations

  • Kyiv antagonizing Catholic Church after Pope’s calls for peace negotiations
    on March 21, 2024

    Ukraine’s own divisive Orthodox problem, with domestic and international repercussions, could very well be joined by a Catholic and overall Christian problem with equally important implications.

  • Kiev without resources after ‘millions of losses’ – Polish official
    on March 21, 2024

    According to a Polish general, Ukraine’s losses are “in the millions”, which makes the country unable to keep fighting in the long term.

  • China provides Pakistan with its first spy ship in show of bolstered strategic alliance
    on March 21, 2024

    Pakistan-China attempt to counter India’s growing power with the PNS Rizwan.

  • Foreign mercenaries fighting for Kiev regime forces should leave immediately
    on March 21, 2024

    On March 14, the MoD updated its data on foreign mercenaries eliminated by the Russian military. According to the official reports, in total, 13,387 mercenaries have joined the Neo-Nazi junta forces, with 5,962 killed in action (KIA) so far.

  • BRICS+ Set to Shake up Global Grain Trading
    on March 20, 2024

    Interest in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has focused substantially on the military and political situation, with some arguing that there has been little attention paid to the wider implications, one of which is the growth of the BRICS+ organisation. BRICS started as an informal reference to an unofficial grouping of countries that were growing in size but were not considered to be part of the ‘west’ as America and Europe would consider themselves

  • Nigeria Considering Joining BRICS, Says Foreign Minister Tuggar
    on March 20, 2024

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar has said Nigeria is presently exploring the possibility of joining BRICS and not given up of its ambition of becoming a permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nations

  • Africa Within the Expanded BRICS
    on March 20, 2024

    As the BRICS expansion is set to further unfold in the course of this year, one of the important implications of this process is the rising role of Africa within the grouping

  • Baltic Sea a NATO lake? Russian electronic warfare would like a word
    on March 20, 2024

    Two USAF MQ-9 "Reaper" drones experienced "unexplained technical difficulties", resulting in a crash for one, while there's still no information about the other.

  • France escalates tensions in Europe
    on March 20, 2024

    French official says his country is "prepared for war", irresponsibly worsening tensions on the European continent.

  • Chatham House postulates on “Balkanisation” of US
    on March 20, 2024

    The US is even more divided today than during the Civil War.

  • BRICS Unveil Blockchain Payment System to Rival US Dollar
    on March 19, 2024

    The BRICS nations reveal plans for a blockchain-based system facilitating payments outside of the US dollar system

  • Russia and China Planning Nuclear Power Plant on Moon by 2035
    on March 19, 2024

    The joint project between the two countries could be a step towards establishing future lunar settlements

  • BRICS: Why Iran Joined the Alliance
    on March 19, 2024

    Iran has recently become one of the newest members of the BRICS alliance, a move that signals a significant shift in its international relations

  • With Sweden's accession to NATO, the world is less secure place now
    on March 19, 2024

    Sweden’s NATO membership, and all that it entails, actually fosters a vicious cycle of raising military tensions. Rather than being a “win” for the Western bloc, it will bring instability to European security, with global implications.

  • What are US Green Berets doing less than 10 km away from mainland China's coast?
    on March 19, 2024

    Taipei's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng confirmed the presence of US Army Special Forces in Kinmen, a group of islands controlled by the Taiwanese government, but located less than 10 km away from the coast of mainland China. Worse yet, certain parts of the Kinmen archipelago are a mere 4 km away from the city of Xiamen in Beijing's Fujian province.

  • Kiev regime extinguishing Ukrainian villages due to its policies of total mobilization
    on March 19, 2024

    The Ukrainian government's policies are leading to a serious demographic problem in the country, the consequences of which will take a long time to be reversed.

  • Ukraine’s missile stocks expected to run out by end of March
    on March 19, 2024

    Most of the platforms being given to Ukraine are little more than junk.

  • India and Russia Forge Ahead with New Rupee-Ruble Deal, Reinforcing Historic Ties
    on March 18, 2024

    India and Russia have launched a new Rupee-Ruble exchange mechanism, a significant step in their partnership aimed at boosting trade and economic resilience

  • Why South Africa Must Leverage Its Relations with India
    on March 18, 2024

    With India’s rising power and influence in the world stage, why has South Africa not fully leveraged its BRICS relationships to advance its national and international interests as it navigates geo-political contradictions between the Global North and the Global South where the US in particular still sees itself as the global hegemon?

  • BRICS Will Create Payment System Based on Digital Currencies and Blockchain
    on March 18, 2024

    The BRICS grouping will create a payment system based on blockchain. The effort is part of a specific task for this year to increase the role of BRICS in the international monetary system

  • Neo-Nazi junta and NATO divert attention from losses by attacking Transnistria
    on March 18, 2024

    If Tiraspol is left hanging, surrounded by hostile NATO satellite states and promptly neutralized, it would give the political West an actual, much-needed tactical and long-term (geo)political victory over Russia. However, precisely because of the strategic importance of the area the Kremlin is extremely unlikely to budge.

  • Five-Eyes ally questions Trudeau’s “evidence” that India is to blame for separatist leaders killing
    on March 18, 2024

    The US and UK are waging an information war against India.

  • Latvia urging UK to ‘prepare for war’ with Russia
    on March 18, 2024

    The Baltic state encourages the UK to resume conscription policies in order to be ready for a possible conflict against the Russian Federation.

  • BRICS Under Russian Chairship
    on March 15, 2024

    Russia took charge of BRICS in January 2024 at a point of inflection in geopolitics and heightened tension both in and outside its ranks. As chair, Moscow aims to improve its position by strengthening multilateralism to boost global development and security and engaging more potential members. To serve India’s interests, it mustn’t do so at the expense of the bloc’s inner coherence

  • IDSC: Expected Economic Gains with Egypt Joining BRICS
    on March 15, 2024

    The Information and Decision Support Center of the Council of Ministers issued a new report entitled “Egypt and the BRICS countries... promising opportunities.”

  • India Seeks Arctic Partnerships with Like-Minded Nations
    on March 15, 2024

    In recent years, Russia has perceived India as one of its key partners in the Arctic. In turn, India is taking an active interest in the region. The country’s goals and objectives are outlined in the official Arctic Policy, with practical steps in the Arctic underway in line with the Document

  • Russia continues win streak against top NATO gear, obliterates attackers in Belgorod oblast
    on March 15, 2024

    Recent events once again prove that the Neo-Nazi junta and NATO extremists are good only when attacking unarmed civilians. However, when dealing with an actual military, their performance drops significantly.

  • France might send troops to Ukraine as Macron rhetoric turns increasingly hawkish
    on March 15, 2024

    In deploying troops to Ukraine, Macron would be dragging the whole of NATO with him to a potentially global conflict between Great Powers, thus raising the risk of thermonuclear war. The French president remarks on the matter have been marked by vagueness and ambiguity.

  • Kiev regime promotes terror in Belgorod - field report
    on March 15, 2024

    On the eve of the Russian elections, Ukrainian forces attacked the Russian border region, killing and injuring many civilians.

  • EU increases military aid fund for Ukraine to €5 billion amid ‘desperation’ for ammunition
    on March 15, 2024

    Scholz is pressured by political partners to deliver Taurus missiles to Ukraine.

  • BRICS: Relations Between Russia and Brazil Will Greatly Expand the Influence of the Union
    on March 14, 2024

    During the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Russian-Brazilian Commission for Trade-Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, important events took place that marked significant progress in Russian-Brazilian relations

  • Similar Tasks, Similar Goals
    on March 14, 2024

    With the help of China, Africa is becoming a key force driving the transformation of the international system and global order

  • South Africa to Host NDB Annual Meeting
    on March 14, 2024

    The South African Cabinet has given the green light for the country to host the annual meeting of the New Development Bank (NDB) in June 2024. This significant event comes a decade after the establishment of the NDB by BRICS countries

  • Kiev's rift with neighbors widens as it continues flooding EU with cheap grain
    on March 14, 2024

    Many have forgotten that American companies own much of Ukrainian arable land. Corporations such as "Cargill", "DuPont" and "Monsanto" are among the most prominent ones. The likes of "Vanguard", "Blackrock" and "Blackstone" are the largest shareholders in the aforementioned agricultural giants, owning trillions in assets. Together, these massive transnational corporations own over 17 million hectares (or around 30%) of all arable land in Ukraine, making it impossible to hide their role in the ongoing crisis.

  • Azerbaijan snubs traditional weapon supplier Russia for Turkey and Pakistan
    on March 14, 2024

    Turkey has a long history of failed military production ventures.

  • Roscosmos Points out the Interest of BRICS Countries in Coordinating Space Activities
    on March 13, 2024

    Russia's BRICS partners are interested in coordinating space activities. This was stated by Yury Borisov, Director General of The Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), in an interview with the " Pro Cosmos" portal

  • Association to Foster Economic Growth and Tech Development
    on March 13, 2024

    Sber's proposal for a cybersecurity association within BRICS banks signals a strategic move towards economic cooperation, technological advancement, and sustainable development. By fostering collaboration in cybersecurity, the initiative aims to unlock new economic prospects, drive innovation, and support a fair energy transition among emerging economies

  • New Brics Members Could Provide Much-needed Vehicle Currency
    on March 13, 2024

    Saudi Arabia and UAE most likely contenders

  • Why are Ukrainian soldiers so afraid of Syrsky?
    on March 13, 2024

    In a recent report by Politico, when asked about the new top commander, one soldier even openly said that "he will kill us all". Syrsky has repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to throw men into the meatgrinder, be it the battle of Debaltsevo back in early 2015 or Artyomovsk (previously known as Bakhmut) last year, both of which he lost.

  • Latvia threatening Russian citizens for participating in voting
    on March 13, 2024

    The Baltic state is willing to deport Russian citizens who participate in presidential elections.

  • Trump tells Orbán that funding for Ukraine will end when he’s president again
    on March 13, 2024

    Hungary says maintaining ties with Russia is the result of “good foreign policy”.

  • South Africa Eyes Stronger Ties and Trade with Russia Amid Global Uncertainties
    on March 12, 2024

    Discover the intricate bond between South Africa and Russia, as Ambassador Maqetuka sheds light on the potential growth and cooperation between the two nations. Explore the role of BRICS in reshaping the global economic landscape and the significance of energy cooperation in diversifying South Africa's imports

  • PM Modi Set to Reveal Names of 4 Astronauts Picked for Gaganyaan Mission; 'Pilots Went to Russia for Training'
    on March 12, 2024

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, where he will review preparations for the Gaganyaan Mission and reveal the names of four test pilots undergoing training for the mission

  • Russia-Brazil Relations Bolster BRICS Influence, Eye Future Economic Growth
    on March 12, 2024

    Explore the outcomes of the recent Russia-Brazil Commission meeting, focusing on strengthening bilateral and multilateral relations, enhancing government and business contacts, and its implications for BRICS and global economic dynamics

  • Neo-Nazi junta now after 3 million childless Ukrainian women
    on March 12, 2024

    The report found there are 5.6 million Ukrainian women "of military age" (18-60) and eligible for military service. Texty claims that 46% of them are raising children, meaning that over 3 million women would be targeted for conscription. According to their assessment, "if the war drags on for years or if Russia dramatically increases the number of its forces, the conscription of women can significantly improve the situation".

  • Many countries want to start rupee trade with India in “game-changing” de-dollarisation step
    on March 12, 2024

    India-Russia trade ties continue to flourish.

  • NATO access not beneficial for Sweden
    on March 12, 2024

    In the midst of the current tensions, Sweden is simply taking a side in a possible global conflict, which seems to be absolutely anti-strategic.

  • A Relevant BRICS: Reimagining Global Economic Reform
    on March 11, 2024

    As BRICS navigates the evolving global economic landscape, its trade, investment, and finance progress underscores its significance as a transformative force

  • Egypt Will Urge Trade in National Currencies Within BRICS
    on March 11, 2024

    Egypt is planning to urge BRICS member states to trade in their national currencies, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoting the newly appointed Personal Representative of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to the BRICS Summit Ambassador Ragy El-Etreby

  • Expansion of BRICS, Geopolitical Implications and Prospect for Bangladesh
    on March 11, 2024

    The recent BRICS 15th summit held in Johannesburg, has garnered more attention compared to previous gatherings. The focal point of this summit was the announcement of new member nations. Notably, six countries—namely, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE got invitation to join this influential economic coalition

  • Missiles near Russia, F-35s with thermonuclear bombs... Is NATO ready for war?
    on March 11, 2024

    The possibility of large-scale NATO deployment in Finland and the Baltic states gives the US premier strike capabilities, far greater than Russia ever had in Cuba 60 years ago. What's more, both high-ranking officials in Moscow and independent experts regularly warn about the development of new thermonuclear weapons in America, including the so-called "nuclear super-fuse" technology that the US has been testing for decades.

  • Moldova about to escalate tensions with Russia
    on March 11, 2024

    The ex-soviet state signed a defense agreement with France in the midst of current tensions between NATO and Moscow.

  • Will Trump election bring back isolationism and threaten NATO?
    on March 11, 2024

    There are limits on how much change a US president can bring about to the superpower’s system of “double government”. The center of gravity pertaining to global tensions is changing, and Ukraine is no longer that important. Trump’s record as a former president in no way allows for a description of his administration either as “isolationist” or as “pro-Russian”.

  • Italy blasts France and Poland for wanting to send troops to Ukraine
    on March 11, 2024

    France trying to convince Baltic minnows to be embroiled in Ukraine is a sign of desperation.

  • Ukraine preparing another meatgrinder for its soldiers
    on March 9, 2024

    If it actually launches a new "counteroffensive", Kiev will be taking a suicidal measure, with devastating consequences for its troops and their positions on the battlefield.

  • New NATO airbase in Albania shows its members are effectively satellite states
    on March 9, 2024

    "This is a base that (will add) another element of security for our Western Balkans region which we all know is endangered from the threat and neo-imperialist ambitions of the Russian Federation," Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said during the opening ceremony. Truly horrific that "poor Albania" is jeopardized by the "big bad Russian Bear".

  • Democrats beginning to panic over Trump’s progress and Biden’s weakness
    on March 9, 2024

    Trump challenges Biden to a debate “ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE”.

  • BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRICS CCI) Launches UAE Chapter
    on March 7, 2024

    The BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRICS CCI), a not-for-profit organization, recognized by the United Nations that promotes commerce and industry in the BRICS and other friendly nations has officially launched its UAE Chapter office

  • India and Russia Foster Enduring Partnerships
    on March 7, 2024

    As President of the Indian Business Alliance (IBA) and the Founder of The Imperial Tailoring Co., Sammy Kotwani offers comprehensive insights on the evolving dynamics of Indian investment prospects in the Russian Federation

  • BRICS Nations Unite in Arkhangelsk to Forge New Paths in Disaster Risk Management
    on March 7, 2024

    The BRICS Joint Task Force on Disaster Risk Management is set to meet in Arkhangelsk, Russia, marking a pivotal moment for international collaboration. Learn how the BRICS nations are uniting to address disaster challenges and build resilience for the future.

  • Zelensky’s wife ignores Biden alleging ‘busy schedule’
    on March 7, 2024

    According to Western media, the real reason for her refusal is due to Yulia Navalnaya’s presence in the event.

  • Singapore inadvertently reveals more about direct US involvement in Ukraine
    on March 7, 2024

    Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's revelations about the usage of US jets in the Ukrainian conflict are part of the procurement process that aims to justify the F-35B's enormous acquisition costs.

  • Ukraine does not want foreign troops and intends to fight alone, claims White House
    on March 7, 2024

    Zelensky has continuously tried to drag NATO into war with Russia.

  • BRICS Green Cooperation: Pioneering Sustainable Development for a Greener Future
    on March 6, 2024

    The BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - represent a formidable coalition of emerging economies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection. Collaborating under BRICS, these countries have embarked on a collective path to promote green initiatives and advance environmental sustainability on a global scale

  • India and Russia in Talks Over Long-term Oil Deals
    on March 6, 2024

    New Delhi reportedly wants to secure a steady supply of crude instead of one-off purchases

  • China Ready to Work with All Parties to Deepen BRICS Strategic Partnership
    on March 6, 2024

    China stands ready to work with all parties to continue deepening the BRICS strategic partnership, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said

  • Why is Pentagon considering 'Mussolini-style rescue' for Zelensky?
    on March 6, 2024

    Nazi Germany's operation to rescue Mussolini might be a way for NATO troops to get away with some sort of intervention without a Russian counterattack.

  • Spanish government continues to supply Ukraine with weapons despite increasing poverty
    on March 6, 2024

    Spain has the highest rate of child poverty in the EU.

  • Supporters of former military chief Zaluzhny criticize Zelensky, threatening national integrity
    on March 6, 2024

    Zelensky is becoming more isolated as a coalition of ambitious leaders strengthen and challenge him.

  • Egypt Wants to Host Russian Wheat Hub
    on March 5, 2024

    Moscow is reviewing the proposed project, Cairo's Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade has said

  • EU top diplomat admits era of Western dominance ended but remains blind to US elephant in the room
    on March 5, 2024

    The price of having thrived, for a while, under an American nuclear umbrella, in the post-Marshall Plan world, can be quite high. This is the post-Nord Stream world and the future does not look good.

  • US pilot warns Kiev regime about F-16's deficiencies, calls it 'prima donna'
    on March 5, 2024

    "It is a prima donna, and it is very sensitive and needs high maintenance," retired US military pilot Tom Richter said, adding: "The Soviet planes are more rough and tumble and can fly off poorly maintained airfields, and need less maintenance."

  • Estonia's Kaja Kallas considered ‘too hawkish’ by her own partners
    on March 5, 2024

    Estonian PM is unlikely to become EU’s top diplomat due to her belligerent positions, report says.

  • Sending NATO soldiers to Ukraine is “apocalypse warning,” says Slovak prime minister
    on March 5, 2024

    Slovak FM meets Lavrov in a rare meeting between Russia and an EU member state.

  • BRICS+ — All Roads Now Lead to a New World Order
    on March 5, 2024

    Bretton Woods economic system created after WWII, dominated by West, is no more relevant

  • "Russia Has Never Hurt Our Interests": S Jaishankar
    on March 5, 2024

    Mr Jaishankar also said he did not expect the West to understand the nuances of India's relationship with China, just as he might not appreciate aspects of their relationship with that country

  • Pakistan Could Join BRICS in 2024 with Russia’s Backing, Senator Claims during Moscow Trip
    on March 4, 2024

    Pakistani senator Mushahid Hussain who is the chairman of the parliamentary defence committee said Pakistan could become a BRICS member

  • Venezuela to Be Part of BRICS Soon: Maduro
    on March 4, 2024

    Venezuela will join BRICS in the near future, the country's President Nicolas Maduro said

  • Myanmar Interested in BRICS, Blocs Work on Single Currency
    on March 4, 2024

    Myanmar is interested in BRICS, including the introduction of a common BRICS currency, and is studying the bloc, Myanmar's Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Kan Zaw told Sputnik

  • Are Europeans throwing each other under the bus to avoid Russian retaliation?
    on March 4, 2024

    London was particularly infuriated by Scholz's comments about the help they've been providing to the Neo-Nazi junta, which might suggest that MI6 had some involvement in the Bundeswehr leaks, particularly to divert attention away from the UK's complicity in direct attacks on Russian naval assets. In other words, it seems as if the Europeans are now tossing the hot potato to each other in order to avoid the possible consequences of Russian anger. And indeed, Moscow is certainly (and rightfully) furious, but the political West is still completely colorblind to any red lines. Or at least it will continue to be until it dawns at 3:00 AM one day.

  • Germany willing to boost its participation in Ukrainian conflict
    on March 4, 2024

    Germany's anti-Russian irrationality could lead to direct war with Russia.

  • Trump’s popularity surges as Biden’s cognitive decline worsens
    on March 4, 2024

    Biden mistakenly mentions Ukraine several times when announcing aid for Gaza.

  • Moscow, Ankara to Discuss Türkiye’s BRICS Membership
    on March 1, 2024

    Russia’s chairmanship in BRICS in 2024 may become a good reason for discussing the issue of Turkey possibly joining the organization by Moscow and Ankara

  • BRICS and the Global South Cooperation
    on March 1, 2024

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992 ‘the tectonic plates of geopolitics have been shifting’ and with current geopolitical tensions, including the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the Israeli-Hamas war, new alliances and potential rivalry among world powers seeking for influence in Africa and other regions of the world, ‘we may see the world becoming more multipolar’

  • BRICS: Egypt Officially Dumps US Dollar for Trade
    on March 1, 2024

    Egypt was one of five nations to accept an invitation to join the alliance at its 2023 summit. Subsequently, it has already firmly embraced its shift to local currency trade thus far, which is another sign of the unfolding BRICS de-dollarization plan

  • New York Time’s exposé details expansion of CIA secret war in Ukraine over decade ago
    on March 1, 2024

    Many people have written on the important topic of NATO enlargement, which is all about the militarization of Europe and the encirclement of Russia. It is about time to talk about CIA enlargement - which in turn is all about assassinations, clandestine and covert actions and paramilitary activity.

  • UK brags about direct involvement in attacking Russian Navy ships
    on March 1, 2024

    The UK's General Staff, headed by Admiral Tony Radakin, directly took part in planning and executing attacks on the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Radakin also seems to have been involved in other covert operations in Ukraine, all aimed at diminishing Russian capabilities. Worse yet, it seems that other NATO assets have also been involved, presumably various ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) platforms, meaning that London certainly wasn't alone in this "noble endeavor". In other words, this isn't a simple arming of the Kiev regime forces, but a direct participation in hostilities. For all intents and purposes, it's tantamount to a declaration of war. And that's precisely how Moscow sees it.

  • Baltic states threatening athletes due to anti-Russian paranoia
    on March 1, 2024

    NATO countries show to be absolutely against any type of peaceful relations with Russia.

  • Kazakhstan’s mining sector corruption affecting Russia’s interests
    on March 1, 2024

    Western liberals set their eyes on Kazakhstan.

  • Russia and Partners: Priorities of the BRICS Сhairmanship
    on February 29, 2024

    The year 2024 is a landmark year for the foreign policy of the Russian Federation. Despite persistent attempts by a number of states to isolate our country or, at least, present such a picture that key foreign nations are fencing off from Moscow, de facto the situation is completely different

  • BRICS Emerges as a Beacon of Hope Amidst Global Economic Shifts: Opportunities for Jamaica and CARICOM
    on February 29, 2024

    The global economy is undergoing seismic shifts, with the BRICS bloc emerging as a formidable force. As the West grapples with economic struggles, countries like Jamaica and CARICOM nations have the opportunity to seek associate status with BRICS, potentially providing much-needed stability and growth

  • Dilma Criticizes the “Unfair” Global Financial System and Highlights the Rise of BRICS as an Engine of Transformation
    on February 29, 2024

    The head of the BRICS Bank confirms that the trend is to increase the weight of the bloc of emerging countries in the global economy

  • Zircon, Su-57 with Kh-69, Tornado-S with kamikaze drones... Russia's tech edge in Ukraine grows
    on February 29, 2024

    Moscow's capabilities have now surpassed all expectations, both at home and abroad. By integrating multiple military technologies, Russia is creating perhaps the deadliest combination on the modern (and future) battlefield. This is certainly bad news for the Neo-Nazi junta and the political West.

  • White House admits Ukraine will lose more territory within next two months
    on February 29, 2024

    Russia warns NATO of “inevitable” conflict if alliance troops are sent to Ukraine.

  • CIA behind Ukrainian disaster
    on February 29, 2024

    US mercenaries unintentionally reveal to Russian pranksters that Western intelligence leads Ukrainian decision-making process.

  • The Economic Bond Between China and Brazil
    on February 28, 2024

    The economic relationship between China and Brazil stands as a testament to the transformative power of international trade and cooperation

  • Nigeria Should Join BRICS, Sell Crude Oil in Naira – Falana
    on February 28, 2024

    The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also urged the Nigerian government to discard the “deleterious policies” of the World Bank and IMF

  • Global South Aspires for Multipolar World with Fair Economic Governance: Economist
    on February 28, 2024

    "Developing countries and emerging economies are aware of the importance of diversifying economic relations and cooperating with key economies like China," said an economist

  • Military (in)viability of direct NATO involvement in Ukraine
    on February 28, 2024

    The Russian military would almost certainly not send millions of soldiers to take territory in Poland or other NATO countries, but would launch hundreds of long-range cruise, ballistic and hypersonic missiles at targets it deems militarily important, setting back their economies by decades. No sane leader of an independent (or at least partially independent) country would want that. And Europe doesn't really have a way of responding without escalating the conflict into a thermonuclear exchange, one that it would most certainly lose, as it can't even maintain its strategic arsenal in peacetime.

  • Zelensky complains Ukraine received only 30% of artillery shells promised by EU
    on February 28, 2024

    Germany is taking desperate actions to supply Ukraine with military equipment.

  • BRICS Agenda for Digital Sovereignty
    on February 27, 2024

    With Russia chairing BRICS this year, there is added urgency to the relevant avenues of international cooperation in ICT security and digital sovereignty within the bloc

  • Yuan Transactions Hit One-third of Total Russian Export Payments
    on February 27, 2024

    BRICS nations’ share in Russia’s trade balance has also doubled to almost 40% in the past two years

  • The Expansion of BRICS: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan
    on February 27, 2024

    The 15th summit of the BRICS member states was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 31, 2023. These groups of big emerging national economies have announced the addition of six new members in an attempt to restructure the global liberal economic order and provide a counterbalance to the US and its western allies

  • Patriot, NASAMS, Abrams, Archer, Paladin, CAESAR... Russian military is having a field day with best NATO gear
    on February 27, 2024

    The Neo-Nazi junta is rapidly losing strategically important gear such as the "Patriot" and NASAMS air defenses. On February 22, the former was detected at Chernobaevka in the Kherson oblast (region). It soon had a very unpleasant "close encounter" with two Russian FAB-500 M-62 aerial bombs equipped with MPK gliding modules. Days later, the first M1 "Abrams" was also destroyed.

  • By making war threats against China, Ukraine proves to be US vassal state
    on February 27, 2024

    Kiev is not in a position to be involved in new conflicts, but its subservience to the US obliges it to be “ready” for war with world powers such as China.

  • Time magazine begrudgingly admits “Ukraine Can’t Win the War”
    on February 27, 2024

    Kiev regime continues to humiliate itself by begging for weapons.

  • Enhancing Global Economic Progress with the Brics Alliance
    on February 26, 2024

    Larionova and Shelepov’s research, titled “Brics, G20, and global economic governance reform” and published in the International Political Science Review (2021), highlights the influential role of the Brics association, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, in reforming global economic governance

  • BRICS Nations Hold $45 Trillion in Investable Wealth Report
    on February 26, 2024

    The number of millionaires in the bloc is expected to see a massive surge over the next decade, according to a newly released report

  • Reform IMF, WB to Reflect Interests of Global South, BRICS Has Role: Guterres
    on February 26, 2024

    The international financial and development institutions should be reformed to reflect the interests of the Global South, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.While the BRICS can play an important and complementary role for developing nations, he stressed that it should not contribute to a fragmentation of the world economy

  • Pentagon investigating cases of corruption in Ukraine
    on February 26, 2024

    Arming the most corrupt country in Europe is proving to be a big mistake for the US.

  • Armenia pivoting to West and distancing from Eurasia, enhancing military ties with France
    on February 26, 2024

    “Decoupling” from Russia (and Eurasia) would be detrimental to Armenia’s own interests - but that is precisely what the West will most likely demand from it.

  • Two years into Russia's SMO, political West more isolated than ever, pushing for global destabilization
    on February 26, 2024

    The political West is determined to turn the SMO into a global confrontation by testing Moscow's patience. The deliveries of ever more advanced and longer-range weapons to the Neo-Nazi junta are a clear proof of this. The Kiev regime itself is becoming increasingly desperate, as demonstrated by the escalation of its terrorist attacks, as well as the readiness to jeopardize even Western leaders in order to push Europe into the conflict.

  • US Senator Chuck Schumer: “Zelensky told me Ukraine will lose the war”
    on February 26, 2024

    Republican opposition to sending further aid to Ukraine is growing.

  • SME Development in Emerging Economies: A Comparative Analysis of Russia and China
    on February 23, 2024

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to many economies worldwide, contributing significantly to job creation, innovation, and economic dynamism. In Russia and China

  • SA to Help China Build a Research Base on the Moon - This Is What It Might Look Like
    on February 23, 2024

    South Africa is set to work with China and other countries to build a research base on the moon

  • Ethiopian Officials Discuss Active BRICS Integration
    on February 23, 2024

    Ethiopian government officials gathered in Addis Ababa to discuss the nation’s integration into the BRICS grouping and to strategize on mutual benefits within the framework

  • Can Navalny’s death be compared to Jeffrey Epstein’s case?
    on February 23, 2024

    His death is being heavily politicized, and even weaponized, with Joe Biden meeting with his widow and announcing further sanctions against Vladimir Putin. But before jumping to wild conclusions one should first assess the existing evidence. The problem is that in the age of information warfare and in the middle of the New Cold War it will be hard or impossible to get even slightly balanced coverage of the matter.

  • Fewer and fewer Europeans believe in 'Ukrainian victory'
    on February 23, 2024

    Kiev’s frequent losses on the battlefield make it impossible to believe in a Ukrainian military victory.

  • Will Russian Aerospace Forces really “go extinct at this ratio of losses”?
    on February 23, 2024

    According to Forbes, Washington DC was "the biggest donor of 'Patriot' missiles, and Russia-aligned Republicans in the US Congress blocked further aid to Ukraine starting in October". And indeed, the news about all these supposed Sukhoi "shootdowns" show the timing is perfect for giving more "aid" to the Kiev regime.

  • Biden and US media lies about Ukraine are reminiscent of Vietnam War – American Conservative
    on February 23, 2024

    “Will we ever learn?” ponders former State Department advisor.

  • Future of sport lies in emerging countries
    on February 22, 2024

    The decline of the US unipolar order has a crisis in sporting events as a direct consequence.

  • UK Navy's disastrous state takes turn for worse, eroding London's strategic capabilities
    on February 22, 2024

    The UK relies solely on submarines and missiles for its strategic capabilities. Had "Trident II" damaged the HMS Vanguard, it would've taken one-quarter or 25% of London's strategic arsenal out of service, as the UK has only four such vessels, each armed with up to 16 SLBMs.

  • US Ambassador frustrated with Hungary for building security ties with China
    on February 22, 2024

    China offers support to Hungary on security issues in an unprecedented move.

  • First Iran-India Joint Working Group Meeting on Agriculture Held in Delhi
    on February 22, 2024

    During the meeting, the officials of the ministries of agriculture of both countries emphasised increasing cooperation in the field

  • Experts See Broad Prospects for China-Brazil Aerospace Cooperation
    on February 22, 2024

    China and Brazil plan to jointly develop new Earth-resource satellites and continue to promote the construction of the BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation, showing broad prospects for aerospace cooperation between the two countries

  • India-China Bilateral Trade Hits Record
    on February 22, 2024

    Transactions between the two Asian countries are growing despite diplomatic friction

  • NATO allegedly planning provocation against Belarus
    on February 22, 2024

    Poland might be preparing a false flag operation near Belarus border.

  • Indian State Refiners Discuss Term Oil Supply Deals with Russia’s Rosneft
    on February 21, 2024

    India’s state oil refiners are negotiating term deliveries from Russia’s Rosneft of about 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude, sources with knowledge of the discussions told Bloomberg

  • Israel-BRICS: Limits of Integration
    on February 21, 2024

    The BRICS association consistently demonstrates an interest in accepting new members into its ranks, including representatives of the Middle East. However, Israel, which maintains friendly relations with most of the current member countries of the association, has not yet expressed its readiness to move closer to BRICS. At the current stage, this circumstance can be attributed to the IDF operation against Hamas, which requires not only a concentration of efforts on combat operations, but also the unconditional support from a key global ally, the United States. Israel has reacted negatively toward Iran’s joining BRICS. However, it seems that the Israeli motivation to refrain from integration in reality looks much broader

  • India, Russia Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Nuclear Cooperation
    on February 21, 2024

    India and Russia have signed a protocol on amendments to the 2008 intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in construction of additional nuclear reactors in Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site and in construction of Russia-designed nuclear power plants at new sites in India

  • US lawmakers trying to overcome divergences over Ukraine aid
    on February 21, 2024

    The case shows very clearly that there is no substantial difference between Republicans and Democrats.

  • Will Kiev regime get enhanced ATACMS missiles to strike targets 'beyond Crimea'?
    on February 21, 2024

    Washington DC wants to provide an enhanced ATACMS variant that could be used against targets "beyond Crimea", implying that the political West is ready to target Moscow's undisputed territory. According to NBC News, this is already underway, with their latest report claiming new ATACMS deliveries include the unnamed longer-range version of the missile.

  • Macron prioritises Ukraine despite downgraded economic recovery outlook in 2024
    on February 21, 2024

    France’s public debt has risen from €1 trillion in 2003 to €3 trillion in 2023, with most of this increase occurring under Macron’s leadership.

  • Russia's VTB Bank to Expand Presence in China
    on February 20, 2024

    Russia's state-owned VTB Bank plans to expand its presence in China by opening offices in Beijing and other cities in the near future, the lender's CEO Andrey Kostin said at a meeting with a Russian governor

  • Global New Era for BRICS: Understanding Its Growth and Impact
    on February 20, 2024

    In the early days of 2024, the BRICS alliance marked a pivotal expansion, welcoming Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to its ranks on Jan. 1. This phase of growth could reach another milestone with the potential inclusion of Saudi Arabia

  • Beijing and Moscow’s no-Limits Partnership Gives China Major Foothold in Arctic, Report Finds
    on February 20, 2024

    China is gaining a major foothold in the Arctic as Russia, facing a severe budget crunch from its military assault on Ukraine, increasingly relies on Beijing and unprecedented levels of Chinese corporate and state investment to develop the northern region

  • Czech farmers accused of being 'pro-Russian'
    on February 20, 2024

    EU continues to refuse to meet the demands of rural workers.

  • Neo-Nazi junta and Nazi Germany – living proof of 'nomen est omen' motto
    on February 20, 2024

    In a recent piece published by Business Insider, American military analyst Michael Peck essentially admitted that the Kiev regime is using Germany's failed WWII-era tactics. According to his assessment, the Neo-Nazi junta is trying to opt for the same type of mobile, aggressive defense, a desperate German strategy to stop or at least slow down the Red Army.

  • Ukraine’s EU membership could be ‘death sentence’ for Poland’s agriculture - Former Polish PM
    on February 20, 2024

    Polish farmers blockade the border with Ukraine as food spat intensifies.

  • Rupee Payments Increases India`s Shipments to Russia
    on February 19, 2024

    India's engineering exports to Russia have witnessed an exceptional surge, surpassing USD1 billion in the first nine months of the previous year, with notable growth attributed to payments settled in rupees

  • Russia, Greater Eurasia and Modern International Politics
    on February 19, 2024

    Russian policymakers, it seems, are operating under the assumption that country’s interaction with its most important partners, in terms of its development and stability in Eurasia, cannot be dependent on the dynamics of the conflict between Russia and the West

  • BRICS: Growing in Strength and Stature
    on February 19, 2024

    The strong bilateral ties between Russia and India have been the cornerstone in the development of BRICS. India uses the BRICS platform as an opportunity to balance the Russia-China axis, and by extension the international order

  • US democracy in crisis as election looms
    on February 19, 2024

    With Biden’s mental health being questioned, Trump’s several legal arrests, and US federalism itself in crisis with the ongoing Texas border standoff and calls for “Texit”, this year’s elections could be even more “interesting” than the previous ones - which was already marked by concerns about a coup.

  • Did Zaluzhny bail in the nick of time?
    on February 19, 2024

    The newly appointed top commander, General Oleksandr Syrsky, had no choice but to officially order a retreat from Avdeyevka. However, in reality, his forces have been doing exactly that during the entire last week. This is where Zaluzhny's decision to leave the "hot potato" to Zelensky and his entourage becomes all the more logical.

  • Western media using Russian dissident’s death to disguise Ukrainian military failure
    on February 19, 2024

    West’s unfounded accusations against Moscow are aimed at harming Russia’s image precisely during key moments of the special military operation.

  • Pentagon admits Ukraine faces many more defeats after Avdeyevka
    on February 19, 2024

    Zelensky delusionally thinks Ukraine can recapture territory from Russia.

  • The UAE’s BRICS Membership: A Growing Role for the Global South
    on February 16, 2024

    Our world is not static; the year 2023 witnessed heightened interest in the role of the Global South in shaping the international order

  • Shenyang Joins Battle of Chinese Cities for Russian Seafood Trade
    on February 16, 2024

    With an expanded U.S. ban on Russian seafood coming into effect that now includes products processed in third countries, Russian exporters are increasingly pivoting to China

  • BRICS Will End U.S. Dollar Dominance, Says Wall Street
    on February 16, 2024

    The BRICS bloc is looking to put an end to the U.S. dollar’s global reserve currency status. BRICS wants to put their local currencies ahead of the U.S. dollar to settle cross-border transactions

  • Putin’s points in his interview with Carlson confirmed by Western scholars
    on February 16, 2024

    Any head of state giving an interview will be also engaging in PR and it would be naive to think otherwise. With that in mind, it is still true that even after peace is achieved, as long as ethnic Russians remain marginalized in Ukraine, there will still be room for tension and conflict. It is about time to talk about those issues.

  • Beware of big bad Russian space nukes!
    on February 16, 2024

    House Speaker Mike Johnson played the role of a "good cop" and stated there was "no need for public alarm", while Turner kept his role as a "bad cop", calling on President Joe Biden to "declassify information about a serious national security threat".

  • Belgorod attack a sign that Syrsky will harden terrorist methods
    on February 16, 2024

    New Ukrainian top general expected to launch terrorist incursions against Russia’s demilitarized territory.

  • Westerners more afraid of migrants and radical Islam than Russia, finds poll
    on February 16, 2024

    Trump’s son questions validity of “Russian threat” after US warning to Congress.

  • Northern Sea Route as an Essential Element to Harness India’s Interests in the Arctic
    on February 15, 2024

    Fostering Sustainable Growth: India’s Role in the Northern Sea Route Development

  • New Global BRICS Driving Emerging Architecture
    on February 15, 2024

    An association of five emerging economies popularly referred to as BRICS under Russia's presidency (2024) has begun its work with the first meeting of of Sherpas/Sous-Sherpas

  • Russia's Novatek Sets up China Office to Market Gas Amid Sanctions
    on February 15, 2024

    Russian natural gas producer Novatek is building a new China-based team to explore marketing the fuel, sources familiar with the plans said, as U.S. sanctions thwart plans for exports from its new multi-billion dollar Arctic project. The move illustrates Russian energy companies' continued pivot to Asia, especially China, after the Ukraine conflict cut off their access to markets in Europe

  • US Senate wants to codify 'Ukraine aid' by making it impeachable offense
    on February 15, 2024

    While the DNC will have a very difficult task pushing the bill's adoption by the House, if they succeed, the so-called "Ukraine aid" would effectively be codified and even made into an impeachable offense. This is extremely important for the neoliberal and neocon warmongers in Washington DC as it would force any future president to comply with the bill. This can be seen as a way of using the system to ensure that Democrats' decisions are not legally overturned by any future potentially non-DNC administration.

  • American strategists fearing war with Russia
    on February 15, 2024

    An American think tank recently published a report stating that US “hardline policies” in post-Ukrainian conflict Europe could lead Washington and Moscow to a direct war.

  • British media demands continued support for Ukraine despite domestic economic pains
    on February 15, 2024

    UK will face long-term cost of Brexit, warns Goldman Sachs.

  • BRICS and Security Challenges in Eurasian Region
    on February 14, 2024

    BRICS can play a significant role in promoting economic stability as a foundation for regional security in Eurasia. By strengthening economic ties and trade relations among member nations

  • Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Medicine: Case Studies from China and India
    on February 14, 2024

    Due to its continuous advancement and extensive utilization, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has permeated deeply into all aspects of life, particularly within the realm of medicine, while the prospects for its application continue to broaden. AI has emerged as a powerful tool with the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery worldwide

  • Shifting Global Alliances: The Strategic Expansion of BRICS
    on February 14, 2024

    The bloc’s recent expansion to include Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could represent a complex and multifaceted shift in global power structures, transcending simplistic views of it as merely a challenge to Western dominance

  • EU’s decision to use Russian assets for Ukraine’s reconstruction may have long-term negative effects
    on February 14, 2024

    Non-Western countries will begin withdrawing their assets if Russian assets are illegally used for Ukraine’s benefit.

  • German warmongers demanding nuclear weapons
    on February 14, 2024

    Despite the evident necessity for Europe to be militarily independent from the US, German politicians are wrongly assessing the real threats.

  • Did Kiev regime just kill French mercs and even jeopardize Macron's security to conduct a false flag framing Russia?
    on February 14, 2024

    The false flag almost certainly involved the murder or at least an attack on the French delegation. This would then be blamed on Russia, with the goal of making sure there would be no possible rapprochement or new peace negotiations, as President Vladimir Putin suggested in his recent interview with Tucker Carlson. It would also almost certainly result in escalating tensions between Russia and France (and, by extension the European Union and NATO), further cementing the conflict in Europe.

  • BRICS Bank Issues 5-year Pana Bonds
    on February 13, 2024

    The BRICS New Development Bank announced that it has issued 6 billion yuan (about 844.5 million U.S. dollars) of five-year panda bonds in the China Interbank Bond Market

  • BRICS Committed to Building Fairer and Interactive World
    on February 13, 2024

    BRICS under Russia’s presidency (2024) has begun with the first meeting of of Sherpas/Sous-Sherpas, held January 30 – February 1, with participation of new countries – Ethiopia, Egypt, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The meeting wholeheartedly noted substantial contributions in shaping the agenda and comprehensive plan of activities scheduled to take place in the Russian Federation

  • New Shipping Route Connecting China and Russia Is Officially Open
    on February 13, 2024

    With a cargo ship recently departing for Jingjiang Port in east China’s Jiangsu Province after unloading nearly 20,000 tons of Russia-imported coal at Longkou Port in east China’s Shandong Province, a new shipping route linking ports in Russia, Longkou and Jingjiang is officially open

  • US emulating half a century old Soviet military technology and doctrine
    on February 13, 2024

    The Pentagon tasked DARPA with essentially copying the Soviet 1960s "Caspian Sea Monster" concept, resulting in the "Liberty Lifter" program. The US agency then contracted Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to build their versions.

  • Illegal experiments conducted in Mariupol by Western Big Pharma
    on February 13, 2024

    The case shows how Ukrainian authorities cooperated with US criminal biomedical activities in Donbass.

  • “EU really wanted to blackmail Hungary over position on Ukraine,” says Orbán’s advisor
    on February 13, 2024

    Orbán believes the Ukraine war will unlikely end in 2024.

  • Laying the BRICS for a Reshaped Global Order
    on February 12, 2024

    The BRICS bloc, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, announced at the Johannesburg summit on 24 August 2023 that six new countries — Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates — will be joining from 1 January 2024, leading to BRICS representing nearly half of the world's population and potentially surpassing G7 in total GDP

  • Over 30 Countries Queue Up for BRICS Membership
    on February 12, 2024

    BRICS aims to shift global financial focus from the US dollar to local currencies, challenging Western dominance

  • BRICS+: An Impressive Enlargement
    on February 12, 2024

    At the dawn of 2024, from January 1, five more countries became full members of the BRICS, a transnational association, which until then consisted of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and thus became BRICS+ (BRICS Plus), totaling ten countries

  • Does anybody still believe in Ukrainian victory?
    on February 12, 2024

    It is not just into Eastern Europe that Washington has “stumbled”. It is also “stuck” in the Middle East and elsewhere.

  • Zaluzhny out of office could be a threat to Zelensky
    on February 12, 2024

    The general now has more freedom to pursue his plans against the president.

  • Mainstream propaganda machine's laughable meltdown over Putin interview
    on February 12, 2024

    The political West is genuinely terrified of Putin's global popularity, so the goal is to try and tarnish his reputation by twisting his remarks or simply telling outright lies about him. Could anyone imagine Joe Biden giving an unscripted, two-hour-long interview to a foreign journalist, much less one conducted with near-scholarly precision? Regardless of whether one adores or loathes Putin, the fact is that the increasingly unpopular and impotent leaders of the political West are simply no match for him, which is why we never see any of them giving remotely similar interviews to journalists of Carlson's caliber.

  • Trump leads the polls as US doctor says Biden is showing clear signs of dementia
    on February 12, 2024

    Jurors could see Biden “as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory”.

  • Building BRIC by BRIC
    on February 9, 2024

    At first glance, the planned BRICS expansion seems unlikely to radically reshape the geopolitical status quo. But against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and mounting tensions between China and the US, the move may well have wider implications for the existing global order, writes Rachel Richards

  • S. Africa Tourism Gets BRICS Boost
    on February 9, 2024

    International tourists to South Africa increased by nearly half last year, boosted by new favorable visa policies and increased arrivals from BRICS countries, the country's tourism ministry said

  • Wide support for Egyptian Plans for the Future, Says Country’s Representative to BRICS
    on February 9, 2024

    Egypt’s visions and proposals included supporting mechanisms for reforming the global economic system

  • “Should I stay or should I go?” - US stuck in the Middle East, devoid of deterrence power
    on February 9, 2024

    Washington desires “to pivot away from the region while simultaneously keeping troops in it”, thus maintaining a “military presence” that invites tensions but fails to “constrain” its Iranian rival.

  • UK fantasizes about defeating Russia while its military falls apart
    on February 9, 2024

    UK's aircraft carriers are breaking down, while the destroyers are in no better condition. Although the data is certainly a state secret, given the horrible state of the most important branch of the UK's military, it's highly questionable whether London's strategic arsenal is functioning as it should. Thus, it would be extremely unwise for the "Perfidious Albion" to keep poking the "Russian Bear".

  • Infantry shortage and morale drop harming Ukraine
    on February 9, 2024

    Troops are suffering heavy losses and do not have more people to enlist.

  • Zelensky preparing to flee the country, warns Ukrainian opposition leader
    on February 9, 2024

    Ukraine’s president is accused of purchasing a multi-million-dollar apartment in Dubai.

  • Russia Plays Leading Role in BRICS - South African Sherpa
    on February 8, 2024

    Moscow is one of the key pillars of the economic bloc, Anil Sooklal has said

  • Booster for the Global South
    on February 8, 2024

    China and the League of Arab States are working together amid intensifying major-country competition

  • Russia the Driver Behind China’s Aluminium Import Boom
    on February 8, 2024

    Russia and China are becoming increasingly dependent on each other in the aluminium market

  • Political West wants to sanction Tucker Carlson over Putin interview
    on February 8, 2024

    One EU official who wished to remain anonymous told Newsweek that any sanctions would require evidence that Carlson is "linked to Moscow's aggression", something that "is absent or hard to prove". What this means is that the sanctions would be illegal. However, the political West never had any issues circumventing its own laws for political reasons. After all, this is the centerpiece of the vaunted "rules-based world order".

  • Pentagon spreads anti-Russian fear trying to resume support for Kiev
    on February 8, 2024

    According to a US defense spokesperson, war with Russia is "possible" if Washington stops supporting Ukraine.

  • Russia can help India overcome its LNG overreliance on Qatar
    on February 8, 2024

    India’s transition to gas gives Russia an opportunity to increase LNG exports.

  • Greece denies reports about air defense systems transfer to Kiev regime
    on February 7, 2024

    This is certainly great news, not only for Russia, but Greece as well. What's more, it's also great news for the Ukrainian people, as any additional arms transfers to the Kiev regime only prolong the conflict.

  • Zaluzhny calling on neo-Nazis to support him against Zelensky
    on February 7, 2024

    According to an intelligence expert, the Ukrainian general is sparing fascist militants from the frontlines in order to create a kind of “private army”.

  • Fears growing in Germany - NATO may not survive Trump’s re-election
    on February 7, 2024

    Scholz is using “fiscal policy trickery” to continue supporting Ukraine.

  • Egypt Experiences Trade Boost Following BRICS Group Inclusion
    on February 7, 2024

    Following South Africa's decision to trigger preferential trade as part of the free trade agreement with Egypt, sources from the latter country have highlighted the initial benefits of the nation's BRICS group membership

  • BRICS Control 47% of Global Oil, U.S. Owns Just 2.1%
    on February 7, 2024

    Saudi Arabia officially joined the BRICS alliance becoming the first large oil-producing country to enter the bloc. BRICS initiated a power move with Saudi Arabia’s inclusion as they now control nearly half of the world’s oil output

  • India, Iran Discuss Development of Cooperation Between Two Countries
    on February 7, 2024

    Iran's Ambassador to India Iraj Elahi, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal discussed the development of cooperation between India, Iran

  • BRICS Doubles in Size – Here Are the Offcial New Members
    on February 6, 2024

    South Africa’s foreign minister said Saudi Arabia and four other countries have accepted the invitation to join the BRICS club of nations that was extended during a summit last year

  • BRICS Stocks to Own Now
    on February 6, 2024

    BRICS Stocks to Own Now BRICS Surpasses G7 in Global GDP Share Following Rapid Growth Amid US Sanctions on Russia

  • The NDB in Action
    on February 6, 2024

    Vice President and CEO of the BRICS New Development Bank Vladimir Kazbekov spoke to Mohamed Al-Kazzaz about funding plans for Egypt

  • Georgia foils Kiev regime's major terrorist attack targeting Russian city of Voronezh
    on February 6, 2024

    Georgian agents discovered that the explosives, specifically C4, were disguised as batteries. According to the official statement by the SUS, given on February 5, the terrorist group was heading to Voronezh, a major city in western/southwestern Russia. The investigation led the SUS agents to the conclusion that the sender of the cache was Andrei Sharashidze, an MP (Member of Parliament) from Zelensky's party.

  • Warmongers react to Tucker Carlson's supposed ‘Putin interview’
    on February 6, 2024

    Reactions to Tucker Carlson's visit to Russia show that there is no longer media freedom in the West.

  • UK’s main aircraft carrier misses major NATO exercises after problems
    on February 6, 2024

    Yet Britain thinks it can impose a no-flight zone over Ukraine…

  • The BRICS Wealth Report: Challenging the Global Economic Order
    on February 5, 2024

    The total investable wealth currently held in the BRICS bloc amounts to USD 45 trillion and its millionaire population is expected to rise by 85% over the next 10 years, according to the inaugural BRICS Wealth Report, published by international investment migration advisory firm Henley & Partners in partnership with global wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth

  • New BRICS Member Iran Calls for Digital Currency Systems this Year
    on February 5, 2024

    BRICS, the intergovernmental organization comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, started meetings this morning in Russia. After agreeing to expand its membership in August, the group added Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the UAE on January 1

  • BRICS to Dominate Global GDP by 2050
    on February 5, 2024

    Over the past year, the BRICS economic alliance has grown notably in its prominence. Indeed, the bloc enacted its first massive expansion since 2001, inviting six nations to join its ranks

  • US and NATO are the Fourth Reich
    on February 5, 2024

    Anyone with a single functioning brain cell knows who the bad guys are. Except for the bad guys themselves. On the contrary, they're unequivocally convinced they're the "good guys". It's not entirely clear if this is a coping mechanism, self-delusion or perhaps simply a case of one lying to everyone (including themselves).

  • European farmers show outrage at EU policies
    on February 5, 2024

    "Green" paranoia and support for Kiev are to blame for the current European crisis.

  • Brazil overtakes Turkey as largest buyer of Russian diesel, while preserving ties with Moscow despite Western pressures
    on February 5, 2024

    The consistent Brazilian diplomatic tradition of pragmatism helps explain why there has not been any major foreign policy change with regards to Russia from Jair Bolsonaro’ last years in office to the incumbent president.

  • “We have as few shells as we used to have”: Kiev’s situation continues to worsen
    on February 5, 2024

    EU’s eyewatering €50 billion aid package indirectly supports Ukraine’s war effort.

  • Russia's BRICS Sherpa Names the Priority Areas of Cooperation in the Year of Russia's Chairmanship in the Group
    on February 2, 2024

    The first meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas, organised by Russia as the group's chairman, was held in Moscow. Representatives of the five new members of the association: Egypt, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Egypt are taking part in it for the first time

  • Chinese Engineers Are Keeping Russia’s Metal Furnaces Firing
    on February 2, 2024

    From the Urals to the Arctic Circle, Beijing is helping to keep Moscow’s heavy industry alive

  • BRICS: China Announces $3.5B Investment into Alliance Nation
    on February 2, 2024

    In a move that certainly showcases the unilateral activities of the BRICS bloc, China has announced a massive $3.5 billion investment into an alliance nation. Specifically, the investment is part of a key aspect of building cooperation with the BRICS alliance Brazil

  • Texas border standoff with Washington escalates with US presidential primaries underway
    on February 2, 2024

    Is “Texit” closer? While the Texas Governor is invoking the same “compact” legal theory that justified secession 163 years ago, the US is bracing itself for a presidential election, with Trump back in the game.

  • Is IMF pushing 'Russian propaganda' now?
    on February 2, 2024

    The IMF's forecast paints a stronger picture of Russian economic performance than even that predicted by the Kremlin itself, whose Central Bank assessed no more than 1.5% back in November.

  • Demographic picture for Ukraine looks bleak, warns The Times
    on February 2, 2024

    Ukraine faces declining fertility, refugee exodus and a high death toll.

  • BRICS+: An Impressive Enlargement
    on February 1, 2024

    At the dawn of 2024, from January 1, five more countries became full members of the BRICS, a transnational association, which until then consisted of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and thus became BRICS+ (BRICS Plus), totaling ten countries

  • The Changing Face of Ethiopia
    on February 1, 2024

    Ethiopia hopes that its BRICS membership will push it to the forefront of the global arena

  • BRICS Expanded So What Next
    on February 1, 2024

    The BRICS group, initially comprising Brazil, Russia, India, and China, emerged as a forum for discussion and policy cooperation among key rising market nations

  • (Geo)political background of Il-76MD shootdown
    on February 1, 2024

    Zelensky's strained relationship with the "Azov Battalion" was evident even before the SMO. Running as the supposed "peace candidate" back in 2019, Zelensky was immediately seen as a "threat" and even had heated discussions with them. Ever since, he always harbored doubts and distrust toward both the Neo-Nazi battalions and the military as a whole. Their political power and connections to his rivals always made Zelensky feel uneasy around them. His biggest fear is that "Azov Battalion" members will engage in politics and possibly even organize a "new Maidan".

  • Thakur Family Foundation takes aim at Indian medicines to protect US pharmaceutical profits
    on February 1, 2024

    India poses a great threat to US pharmaceutical dominance.

  • US and Germany against Ukrainian NATO access
    on February 1, 2024

    The Ukrainian factor becomes another reason for polarization within NATO. On the one hand -states who are in favor of Kiev's accession, on the other - states against accession.

  • Russia Sees Its Natural Gas Exports Recovering on Higher Shipments to China
    on January 31, 2024

    Pipeline shipments to rise 18% to 108 billion cubic meters

  • New Member Egypt Says It Wants to Deepen Ties with BRICS
    on January 31, 2024

    Egypt aims to deepen ties with other BRICS members after acceding to the group at the start of this year, and trade volumes have already been strengthening, the country’s planning minister said

  • International North-South Transport Corridor: Enhancing India’s Regional Connectivity
    on January 31, 2024

    The significance of the North-South Transport Corridor is that it provides a platform for improving cooperation as well as communications, and reduces barriers to permit the economies of each country to grow independently and achieve objectives for the benefit of the country and the region as a whole

  • Imran Khan handed 10-year prison sentence just days before elections in Pakistan
    on January 31, 2024

    Pakistani opposition resorts to ingenuous methods to get their message heard.

  • NATO must prepare for Trump victory - Czech leader
    on January 31, 2024

    NATO war hawks are concerned about the possibility of resuming peace talks.

  • Zelensky testing Ukrainian public with Zaluzhny's replacement
    on January 31, 2024

    Zaluzhny is surely aware that his removal would cause an uproar in the country. However, most importantly, he might be counting on the possible armed mutiny, as he enjoys unrivaled support in the military.

  • Russia, India Ready to Revitalize Different Shipping Line
    on January 30, 2024

    In a significant diplomatic development, Russia and India engaged in extensive discussions to reinvigorate the Eastern Maritime Corridor (EMC), a historic shipping route connecting Vladivostok in the Russian Far East to Chennai on India's eastern coast

  • Exclusive-Saudi Arabia Still Considering BRICS Membership, Sources Say
    on January 30, 2024

    Saudi Arabia is still considering an invitation to become a member of the BRICS bloc of countries after being asked to join by the group last year, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters

  • Bilateral Trade Between India and Russia Likely to Increase this Year
    on January 30, 2024

    Bilateral trade between India and Russia was at USD 50 billion in the last financial year and is expected to increase this year, said Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal

  • Ukrainian army with great difficulty reaches almost 900,000 soldiers
    on January 30, 2024

    By announcing the "success" of his recruitment campaign Zelensky is trying to show Western public opinion that the country's catastrophic situation is somehow "under control".

  • Several types of latest NATO weapons destroyed in Ukraine since last week
    on January 30, 2024

    The Russian military is making small, but steady advances on the entire frontline, while the Kiev regime has gone almost entirely on the defense, as its best troops have been wasted on the much-touted summer/fall counteroffensive, the results of which have been nothing short of disastrous. These events are yet another proof that Moscow's conventional military superiority is not only present, but that it's also growing by the day.

  • EU considers sabotaging Hungary’s economy to provide military aid to Kiev
    on January 30, 2024

    Charles Michel will not step down as EC President to stop Orbán from presiding over summits.

  • Saudi Arabia to Start South African Meat Imports as Ban Ends
    on January 29, 2024

    Riyadh lifted import ban in August, shipments to start soon

  • Russia and India Partner to Create a Digital Economy in BRICS Expansion
    on January 29, 2024

    Both countries are also exploring a native BRICS currency

  • Tolstoy, Gandhi and Cultural Ties on One Canvas
    on January 29, 2024

    Exhibition of paintings by Kalesh Kala, displayed at the Roerich Art Gallery of the Russian House in Thiruvananthapuram

  • US-backed “Kurdish question” spilling over across Middle East
    on January 29, 2024

    Long used as proxies by Washington, Kurdish forces, if felt "abandoned", could turn into a problem for the US too.

  • Ukrainian demand for UK retired ships a sign of desperation
    on January 29, 2024

    The ships are old and virtually useless, which is why there is no expectation of change in the maritime military situation of Ukraine with their possible arrival.

  • Forget elections, border crisis already disintegrates America
    on January 29, 2024

    The US collapse could lead to a lot of global security issues, so it's important to ensure that its dismantlement is more akin to controlled demolition. If anything, Washington DC itself has unmatched experience in that department.

  • US creating new strategy for Ukraine that deemphasises retaking territories
    on January 29, 2024

    Washington and Berlin are realising Ukraine cannot win the war.

  • NDB Pledges Strong Economic Ties with Bangladesh
    on January 26, 2024

    New Development Bank (NDB) Vice President Vladimir Kazbekov reassured Bangladesh of enhanced economic relations and increased collaborations for sustainable development

  • With Record Sales, Chinese Automakers Win Russian Market
    on January 26, 2024

    Last year, Chinese car sales set a historic record in Russia, gaining almost half of the country's auto market share. Chinese automakers have been making inroads into the Russian market with a new image

  • Great Time for Indian Companies to Invest in Russia, Says Moscow Minister
    on January 26, 2024

    "We have great synergy because India is very advanced in software technology, ITs and cyber security, and that can bring synergy to both Moscow and New Delhi, or big metropolises, but all our citizens," he asserted

  • Houthi Red Sea crisis rages on as US admits its impotence and begs China to help
    on January 26, 2024

    Beijing has its own interests in the maintenance of the Red Sea’s trade order, regardless of any American request, but won’t put too much pressure to “curb” the Houthi issue, as it sees it as being mainly a direct spillover effect of the US-backed disastrous Israeli military campaign in Palestine.

  • Only Democrats allowed to question election validity
    on January 26, 2024

    The mainstream propaganda machine is often "worried about our democracy" whenever the Republicans question election results. However, claiming that Trump is supposedly "illegitimate" and even "Vlad's pal" is perfectly fine and doesn't constitute any sort of "danger for American democracy". And yet, similar criticism of the DNC is "deplorable".

  • Ukrainian military dissatisfied by poor performance of US-made Bradley vehicles
    on January 26, 2024

    Republicans continue resisting new Ukraine aid package.

  • UAE Can Play Vital Role in Brics' South-South Geo-economics, Economy Minister says
    on January 25, 2024

    The country is a central hub of the trade corridor that routes a lot of businesses and investments, Abdulla bin Touq tells WEF

  • BRICS Members Call for Greater Global Uptake in Renewable Energy
    on January 25, 2024

    Members of the BRICS alliance have called for greater global uptake in renewable energy as a means to not only tackle climate change but global economic inequalities

  • BRICS Bank to Release Bonds in Local Currencies
    on January 25, 2024

    BRICS, a bloc of leading emerging markets, is preparing to launch new bonds in global markets, which will be available in local currencies rather than in the US dollar

  • Zelensky refuses to negotiate as vermin terrorise Ukrainian troops in frontline trenches
    on January 25, 2024

    “Mice chew your fingertips when you go to bed,” says Ukrainian soldier.

  • Is Il-76MD shootdown part of Kiev regime's internal power struggle?
    on January 25, 2024

    There are many questions regarding the incident, particularly as the Kiev regime forces initially bragged about downing the large Russian transport aircraft. However, this soon gave way to silence, as the Neo-Nazi junta is refusing to take responsibility for the downing, as it would be "too inconvenient" having to explain the death of over 60 Ukrainian POWs, particularly to their families who were eager to see them after months or perhaps even years. On the other hand, the incident might be a part of the rapidly escalating internal power struggle in Kiev, particularly between the regime and the military.

  • Border crisis foments separatism in Texas
    on January 25, 2024

    Texas governor declares that the American national pact was broken by the irresponsible actions of the federal government.

  • BRICS+ Expansion Causes Turmoil for Western Countries
    on January 24, 2024

    At the dawn of this year, five more countries became full members of BRICS, a transnational association which until then consisted of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and thus became BRICS+ (BRICS Plus), totalling 10 countries

  • Achievements and Potential of Economic Cooperation Between India and Russia
    on January 24, 2024

    India today is the fastest-growing economy in the world, with a strong outlook of 7-8 per cent growth rates for the coming decade. Russia, despite having become the most sanctioned economy in the world, has shown uncommon resilience and returned to positive GDP growth

  • Why Egypt Chose BRICS Over Individual Bilaterals? Cairo Expert Explains
    on January 24, 2024

    The BRICS consortium, a vital forum for emerging markets and developing nations, has officially welcomed five new members—Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and the UAE. Their integration into the group took effect on January 1, 2024, marking a significant expansion for the alliance

  • Downing of plane with Ukrainian POWs leaves many questions unanswered
    on January 24, 2024

    The operation may indicate both the inability of pro-Kiev forces and the American intention to escalate the war.

  • Having failed militarily, Israel proposes disadvantageous truce deal
    on January 24, 2024

    According to media, Tel Aviv is trying to establish a new ceasefire deal with Hamas, which makes clear Israeli despair with the military situation.

  • CIA's openly declared spy war on Russia not going so well
    on January 24, 2024

    Somewhat schizophrenically, the CIA calls for Russians to "end betrayal" by actually committing it, all for "family values" and "the future of Russia", which is quite strange given the fact that Washington DC ideologues are obsessed with every anti-family idea in the book. The so-called "woke" extremist, ultra-liberal ideology is at an all-time high in the US, while solid evidence suggests that the troubled Biden administration is even involved in the massive child trafficking in Ukraine and elsewhere. So much for America's "focus on family values".

  • British Army could lose a third of its regular troops next decade
    on January 24, 2024

    UK on the brink of an economic disaster.

  • French mercenaries obliterated in Kharkov, bad omen for NATO personnel in Ukraine
    on January 23, 2024

    The mercenaries were stationed in the eastern city of Kharkov and their mission was most likely to coordinate and direct long-range strikes on Russian territory.

  • Kiev neo-Nazi regime continues to openly practice terrorism against Russian civilians
    on January 23, 2024

    Recent attack in Donetsk’s public market makes clear the terrorist nature of the Kiev regime.

  • American Neo-Nazis “refocus” on American issues and away from Ukraine
    on January 23, 2024

    Russia’s success in Ukraine is breaking global Nazi morale.

  • India-Russia Ties Can Be a Paradigm for Countries Seeking to Befriend India
    on January 23, 2024

    The five-day visit of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to the Russian Federation from 25-29 December 2023 has caused quite a stir both in India and Russia and abroad as many angry opinion pieces in Western media show. Why has this visit caused this stir; what was the visit meant to convey; was it meant to reboot bilateral relations or is there an inevitability to Indo-Russiam ties?

  • Dying Dollar? How the Role of the US Currency Is Becoming More Limited
    on January 23, 2024

    Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the 20th president of France and a finance minister in the 1960s, called the dollar’s reserve status an 'exorbitant privilege' for the US. Current global geopolitical and economic shifts could now see this exorbitant privilege challenged

  • What Will Armenia Membership in BRICS Bring?
    on January 23, 2024

    : Experts regularly state that Armenia should become more active in order to participate in both regional- and global-scale international integration projects. The chairman of the Armenian Fortress Party, Amram Petrosyan, who is particularly sure that Yerevan should be represented in such prospective world organizations as, for example, BRICS, is also of this opinion

  • For BRICS, Pursuit of Multipolarity Is Not Akin to ‘Anti-Westernism
    on January 22, 2024

    During its chairmanship of BRICS this year, Russia will champion the vision of a global systemic transition to multipolarity in the hundreds of events that it has planned before the group's summit in Kazan sometime in October

  • Egypt Plans to Issue Bonds in Local Currencies of BRICS’ NDB Members
    on January 22, 2024

    Will include green, blue, social, and sustainable bonds to support Egypt’s Vision 2030

  • India and Iran to Enhance Collaboration in BRICS and SCO
    on January 22, 2024

    India and Iran have agreed to expand cooperation within the framework of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

  • Iraq demands American troops “go home” as Iranian influence expands from the Levant to the Red Sea
    on January 22, 2024

    The Iraqis seem to be fed up with an American presence which, from their perspective, only brings trouble. And they, much like the Syrians, the Lebanese and others, might have good reasons to support and even welcome Iranian presence, influence and assistance.

  • Faced with looming defeat in Ukraine, NATO wants WW3 to prevent it
    on January 22, 2024

    Apart from its aggression in Europe, US actions in the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America also indicate other countries will be targeted, including China, Iran and Venezuela.

  • Ukraine one of the “most corrupt nations” and under US “total control” - Slovak PM
    on January 22, 2024

    Slovakia vows to block Ukraine from joining NATO to avoid WWIII.

  • Elections in Indonesia will be a decisive moment for Asian geopolitics
    on January 22, 2024

    Indonesia has a key importance in the Asian region, in addition to being the largest Muslim country in the world, which is why it is necessary to pay attention to the local political scenario.

  • Will the Expanded BRICS Finally Dethrone the Dollar with Help from Crypto?
    on January 19, 2024

    The economies of the BRICS group, which until now has included Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, already in 2023 accounted for 32% of the world's GDP - compared to 30% for the G7 countries. The bloc will yield even more influence in 2024, with the addition of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, Egypt, and Ethiopia

  • Entry of Middle Eastern Nations Into BRICS+: Important Economic and Geopolitical Takeaways
    on January 19, 2024

    Five countries – Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia and Egypt entered BRICS as full members on Jan. 1, now referred to as BRICS+. The BRICS grouping was created in 2006 by Brazil, Russia, India and China, while South Africa joined BRICS in 2011

  • Russia to Renew Chennai-Vladivostok Route
    on January 19, 2024

    The maritime transport corridor from the port of Chennai to the port of Vladivostok functioned successfully in the Soviet era

  • IIranian-Pakistan tensions occur amid Iran’s rise as new regional power in West Asia
    on January 19, 2024

    The latest turmoil involving Pakistan, Iran, and their shared separatist enemies does not have much directly to do with the Iranian-Israeli war; it has much more to do with Tehran’s national and border security being threatened by US-backed insurgent groups and with reaffirming itself as a rising regional power.

  • Former NATO commander calls to bomb Crimea
    on January 19, 2024

    Despite the alliance’s diminishment of military supply to Ukraine, there are still Western public figures demanding escalation in the proxy conflict with Russia.

  • Is Zelensky really out of control?
    on January 19, 2024

    Taking into account his disastrous policies, worthy of an international war crimes tribunal (which immediately disqualifies the so-called ICC in Hague), it can easily be argued that Zelensky is indeed out of control. The same applies to the entire Kiev regime. On the other hand, its US/NATO overlords are in no way better. Terrified of the multipolar world, they're actively pushing for destabilization on a global scale.

  • Trump is the Republican's candidate but the “deep state” has its own plan, says Chronicles editor
    on January 19, 2024

    Biden loses the lead to Trump in key state Georgia.

  • Greater BRICS Сooperation Enjoys Bright Prospects
    on January 18, 2024

    The BRICS group officially welcomed Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Ethiopia as new members on Jan. 1 this year, doubling its membership from 5 to 10

  • A Closer Look at Coal Demand in the BRICS Economies
    on January 18, 2024

    In the realm of global energy dynamics, the BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—stand as crucial players shaping the trajectory of coal demand

  • Nigeria and Russia Bolstering Ties, BRICS Membership on the Horizon?
    on January 18, 2024

    In an enlightening conversation with RT, Muda Yusuf, a distinguished Nigerian economist, shed light on the burgeoning ties between Nigeria, the continent’s most populous nation, and Russia

  • Ukraine closing colleges due to absence of students
    on January 18, 2024

    The irresponsible mobilization measures are destroying Ukrainian youth and threatening the country’s future.

  • Zelensky refuses to give up on 'peace talks without Russia' fantasies
    on January 18, 2024

    Who in their right mind thinks Moscow would even consider talking to someone with demands that effectively amount to its unconditional capitulation, let alone accept such a "peace deal", especially when the actual situation on the battlefield suggests a complete opposite?

  • “We meant it”: US stresses there is no other military package for Ukraine
    on January 18, 2024

    US does not know where 40,000 weapons sent to Ukraine ended up.

  • BRICS Can Help Promote a Fairer World Order
    on January 17, 2024

    BRICS is focused on building a fairer world order for the Global South

  • BRICS Expansion Boosts Global Economic Balance, Global South Development: Egyptian Expert
    on January 17, 2024

    The historic expansion of BRICS to include five new members helps create a more balanced global economy and push for further development of the Global South, an Egyptian economist has told Xinhua in a recent interview

  • BRICS Expansion Displays Growing Aspirations for Multipolar World
    on January 17, 2024

    Lauding the expansion of BRICS grouping, Russian Ambassador to India, Denis Alipov said that it represents the growing aspiration for a multipolar world based on sovereign equality and mutual respect

  • Germany manipulating data to hide recession as enraged farmers protest
    on January 17, 2024

    Berlin pompously announced a $100 billion military budget, as well as plans for war with Russia. In addition, the Scholz cabinet allocated some €66 billion for its vaunted "green agenda". Where exactly did it find all this money if it can't even patch a €17 billion hole in its budget? The sheer illogic perfectly explains the farmers' anger.

  • Iran launches high precision strikes in retaliation for terrorist attacks
    on January 17, 2024

    Iranian attacks destroyed facilities linked to terrorist groups and Israeli intelligence in Syria, Iraq and Pakistan.

  • Kuleba says Ukrainians will “fight with shovels” if US aid not approved
    on January 17, 2024

    A peace deal is “impossible without Russia,” says Financial Times.

  • BRICS and Global Alternatives in the Modern World
    on January 16, 2024

    Both during the Russian presidency and in subsequent years, the task of further optimising the BRICS+ format, as well as possible new rounds of expansion, is slated to become a priority, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Oleg Barabanov

  • Russia Wants BRICS to Have More Power in the IMF
    on January 16, 2024

    Russia, assuming BRICS chairmanship in 2024, aims to increase the bloc’s influence within the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

  • Russia and China Successfully Transmit Two Images over Satellite Using Quantum Communication
    on January 16, 2024

    There are still technical hurdles to overcome but advances are being made

  • ‘Very old’ soldiers majority in Ukrainian army
    on January 16, 2024

    The country’s mobilization problems are reaching really critical levels, making it impossible for Ukraine to keep fighting.

  • Who wants the next pandemic and why?
    on January 16, 2024

    Why are the WEF and the so-called "international community" so "worried" about an unknown disease, but they keep ignoring clear-cut evidence of America's massive (and rapidly expanding) bioweapons program? Why is the US military conducting this sort of research (on a global scale, at that), although any official civilian public health institution could easily do so on its own and without such deadly biohazard risks?

  • Zelensky refuses to take responsibility for the deeply unpopular mobilisation plan
    on January 16, 2024

    Ukrainians risk their lives to avoid being mobilised, says British media.

  • Ukraine’s opposition leader warns Zelensky could be ousted
    on January 16, 2024

    Viktor Medvedchuk’s warning about a possible overthrow of Zelensky merits some attention, and with Zelensky out, even worse problems could surface, with an increasingly radicalized Ukrainian far-right. The “Russian question” in Ukraine needs to be properly addressed.

  • As Ukraine Crisis Simmers, Russian Cossack Movement Tightens Integration With Military Reserves
    by web1983 on February 10, 2022

    The ataman (head) of the “All-Russian Cossack Society,” Nikolai Doluda, addressed a meeting of the Atamans’ Council, in Krasnodar Krai, on February 4, and instructed those gathered that “the time has come when the Cossacks are once again becoming a stronghold and reliable shield of Russia, a guarantor of unity and protection of its national interests” (Vsko.ru, February 4). The … The post As Ukraine Crisis Simmers, Russian Cossack Movement Tightens Integration With Military Reserves appeared first on Jamestown.

  • The Many Faces of Nord Stream Two
    by web1983 on November 12, 2021

    Judi Bola Sbobet Bonus New Member Poker QQ Idn Poker Slot Dana PKV Games PKV Games Idn Poker Mix Parlay Mix Parlay BandarQQ PKV Games Over the last several years, Ukraine’s leaders have expressed grave concern over the dangers posed to regional energy security by Russia’s Nord Stream Two natural gas pipeline. From Germany and, more broadly, from Europe, the … The post The Many Faces of Nord Stream Two appeared first on Jamestown.

  • Religion as a Hybrid War Weapon to Achieve Russia’s Geopolitical Goals
    by web1983 on July 30, 2021

    Judi Bola Sbobet Bonus New Member Poker QQ Idn Poker Slot Dana PKV Games PKV Games Idn Poker Mix Parlay Mix Parlay BandarQQ PKV Games On July 28, Ukrainian Orthodox Christians celebrated the 1,033rd anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus—a remarkable annual event for Ukrainian history and another reason for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s political speculations. After the Ecumenical … The post Religion as a Hybrid War Weapon to Achieve Russia’s Geopolitical Goals appeared first on Jamestown.

  • Namakhvani HPP: Georgian Hydropower Between Energy Security and Geopolitics
    by web1983 on June 16, 2021

    On May 25, just ahead of the 103rd anniversary of the First Georgian Republic’s (1918–1921) independence, Georgian protesters paralyzed the streets of the capital city of Tbilisi in the largest rally to date against the Namakhvani Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) project (Civil.ge, May 25, 26). Relatively small demonstrations against the planned dam, by locals organized under the banner “Guardians of … The post Namakhvani HPP: Georgian Hydropower Between Energy Security and Geopolitics appeared first on Jamestown.

  • All Russian Cossacks Increasingly Resemble Krasnodar Movement
    by web1983 on May 21, 2021

    Judi Bola Sbobet Bonus New Member Poker QQ Idn Poker Slot Dana PKV Games PKV Games Idn Poker Mix Parlay Mix Parlay BandarQQ PKV Games The Russian Cossack movement is emerging as one of the key social pillars supporting the regime, and increasingly it is taking on the mold of Kuban Cossackdom, found in the southern part of the country. … The post All Russian Cossacks Increasingly Resemble Krasnodar Movement appeared first on Jamestown.

  • Russia Cracks Down on ‘Foreign Threats’
    by web1983 on April 29, 2021

    On April 21, Vasily Piskarev, the head of the State Duma’s commission to investigate the facts of interference in the internal affairs of Russia, announced that his body was preparing legislative initiatives to combat foreign interference in Russia, including in its elections, by non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGO). Piskarev said that “insults against Russia” will receive a “worthy response, including … The post Russia Cracks Down on ‘Foreign Threats’ appeared first on Jamestown.

  • Alexei Navalny’s Support in the North Caucasus: More About Corruption Than Navalny
    by web1983 on March 11, 2021

    On February 20, Ruslan Ablyakimov was walking in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, with two friends when he was stopped by six young men who proceeded to beat him. “Where did you come here from?” they asked, “You are from Moscow, right? What are you doing here?” Before the men left Ablyakimov, they told him, “You have until tomorrow to … The post Alexei Navalny’s Support in the North Caucasus: More About Corruption Than Navalny appeared first on Jamestown.

  • Georgia, Lithuania Call for Permanent US Troop Presences
    by web1983 on December 2, 2020

    The foreign and security policy expert communities in Georgia (Neweurope.eu, November 17) as well as both the outgoing and candidate Lithuanian defense ministers (LRT, November 16, 19) have called for a permanent presence of United States military forces in their respective countries. These calls indicate a hope that the incoming administration of President-elect Joseph Biden will bring greater attention to … The post Georgia, Lithuania Call for Permanent US Troop Presences appeared first on Jamestown.

  • US Messaging to Russian Citizens: Time to Step It Up?
    by web1983 on November 13, 2020

    In the first week of August, cellphones across Russia lit up with surprising text messages. They came from different numbers, but each said the same thing in Russian: “The US State Department is offering up to $10 million for information about interference in the US elections. If you have information, contact rfj.tips/bngc.” The State Department confirmed the messages were authentic … The post US Messaging to Russian Citizens: Time to Step It Up? appeared first on Jamestown.

  • Former Abkhazian Separatist Official Calls for Joining Russia-Belarus Union State
    by web1983 on November 5, 2020

    Recent comments by former vice president of the separatist Georgian region of Abkhazia Valery Arshba indicate a split between the older political elite and the current administration of President Aslan Bzhania (Gazeta-ra.info, October 19; Civil.ge, October 23). Arshba called for the breakaway republic to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus, “without losing [its] sovereignty.” Arshba himself has a … The post Former Abkhazian Separatist Official Calls for Joining Russia-Belarus Union State appeared first on Jamestown.