New on Strategic Culture Foundation 2-8 July 2011: China / NATO / Nazism / Canada / Lithuania

8 July 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

No Point in Discarding State Capitalism (I)

08.07.2011 | 15:42 | Alexander SALITZKI
It is common knowledge that the past three decades highlighted the fundamental advantages of modern Asia’s pattern of economic progress. The pattern can be defined as a combination of the modernization imperative and the practice of state capitalism. The approach produced excellent result in South Korea’s, Taiwan’s, and Singapore’s fight against poverty and underdevelopment, then was adopted by newly industrializing countries including China…

NATO’S “Drang Nach Osten” (Thrust to the east)

08.07.2011 | 12:35 | Wayne MADSEN (USA)
The influence of Eastern European émigrés like Albright (née Korbel) and Brzezinski, with their anti-Russian “baggage,” influenced U.S. foreign policy in a way that was not in the best national security interests of the United States. As has been seen with the influence of American Jews on Middle East policy, Irish-Americans on the problems of Northern Ireland, and Cuban exiles on Latin American policy, the American “melting pot” usually does not prevent generational biases against certain nations and regions of the world from worming their way into American foreign policy.NATO expansion to the borders of Russia stands as a case in point… NATO is accomplishing what Adolf Hitler could only dream of: a Euro-Atlantic military alliance that dominates the entire world…

Anglo-Saxon Roots of German Nazism

05.07.2011 | 20:55 | Vladislav GULEVICH (Ukraine)
More than six decades after Berlin’s capitulation which capped World War II, the war is still raging, now in the form of revisionist attempts to cast a shadow over the memory of Soviet soldiers who fought in it. Among other things, the efforts aimed at equating fascism – a monster nurtured by the West in the 1930ies-1940ies – and Russia’s XX century wartime past are supposed to divert attention from the continuity between the Anglo-Saxon imperialism and the German national socialism. The nature and key traits of the continuity are exposed in “From Imperialism to Fascism: Why Hitlers’ India was to be Russia” by renown historian and sociologist Prof. Manuel Sarkisyanz…

Canada`s defence policy

04.07.2011 | 12:30 | Rafe MAIR (Canada)
It’s often thought that Canada and the US are like peas in a pod (one small pea, one big one) since both conquered a large share of North America, That, however, is a false assumption. The United States was spawned in violence… The violence that accompanied American expansion simply didn’t happen in Canada… the Canadian public supports its troops in Afghanistan but does not support the war itself and that, to put it mildly, muddies the political waters…

Lithuania’s Games Around the Legacy of the Alleged Soviet Occupation

03.07.2011 | 22:07 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI (Belarus)
The Lithuanian administration pretends to be oblivious to the fact that in 1991 the post-Soviet Lithuania emerged as an independent republic with a territory significantly greater than what it had joining the USSR in 1940… Perhaps the ardent Lithuanian nationalists who complain about the legacy of the alleged Soviet occupation should – as a step towards having the hated legacy uprooted – consider returning to Russia the territories Lithuania got from it?

China to Help Europe’s Economy Stay Afloat

02.07.2011 | 22:30 | Vladimir NESTEROV
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao’s five-day tour of Hungary, Great Britain, and Germany which ended on June 28 will have a lasting impact on the European economy and the future of the Euro in particular… China’s bids to undermine the dollar monopoly being almost a tradition, Beijing predictably regards the weakening of the Euro as an undesirable phenomenon. The Chinese pursuit of national-currency transactions in international trade both erodes the status of the US dollar and serves to heighten the yuan which is inching steadily towards the global currency status. In the context, China’s interest in Europe can be understood as a part of the package, but the whole Chinese strategy is likely much more far-sighted…

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