New at Strategic Culture Foundation 2-8 June 2013: Iran / Gold / Afghanistan-Pakistan / India-Nukes / Brics / Finland / Russia

8 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Hydropolitics Propel Balkanization

08.06.2013 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Wherever there are reports of melting glaciers and a future of diminished water resources, there is an increasing Balkanization of nation-states. Those who manipulate world events for maximum profit understand that it is much easier to control water resources if one is dealing with a multitude of warring and jealous mini-states than it is to deal with a regional power…


Iran: Presidential Race Close to Finish Line

07.06.2013 | 15:00 | Dmitry MININ

There is little time left till the day of presidential election in Iran… Whoever wins the election, the policy aimed at Iran becoming an independent and important regional and world politics actor is irreversible. Sometimes Ahmadinejad appeared to be satisfied with the role of troublemaker. Still a new Iranian leader will not be a better interlocutor for the West… bringing more authority to the Iranian leadership will only hamper the policy of keeping Iran isolated on the world scene…


Behind-the-scenes games with gold: in anticipation of the great turn (II)

07.06.2013 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

…The Rothschilds would probably like to once again play the same game they played in the 19th century, a game known as the «gold standard» and which poses no risk to them. It would be impossible to introduce it to every country simultaneously. If the process began successfully in Great Britain two centuries ago, today it seems like China is being regarded as the «pioneer». In every way possible, the Rothschilds are stirring up the Celestial Empire’s gold ambitions, pushing the country to accumulate considerable gold reserves and suggesting that the yuan should be an international currency, but that is only possible if it becomes gold…


Behind-the-Scenes Games with Gold: In anticipation of the Great Turn (I)

06.06.2013 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

In my article «The Central Banks’ Gold: a Story of Silent Expropriation», I wrote that following the collapse of the gold-dollar standard, central banks in leading «golden billion» countries had been engaged in a variety of covert operations with the yellow metal. As a result, gold has gradually and systematically been disappearing from the vaults of central banks. In the near future, the complete devastation of these gold storerooms can be expected, which will be a milestone event in global finance and global politics…


Whither Afghan-Pak Relations? (II)

06.06.2013 | 00:00 | Najmuddin A. SHAIKH

Karzai believes or at least indicates publicly that the difficulties in advancing reconciliation have arisen because Pakistan has not cooperated. Pakistan, his spokesman says, has failed to release the Taliban prisoners Afghanistan wants specially Ghani Baradar Mullah Omar’s former No.2. Further, his spokesman alleges that at Chequers, Pakistan laid down 3 conditions for Pakistan’s cooperation. These were that Afghanistan limit its relations with India; reach a domestic consensus on peace; and immediately sign a strategic partnership with Pakistan…


Kudankulam sees green light, some problems remain unsolved

05.06.2013 | 00:00 | Igor ALEXEEV

Kudankulam is a nuclear power plant constructed by the Russian company Rosatom in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Construction process has been challenged by civil unrest and ridiculous new laws introduced by authorities. What is fuelling anti-nuclear protests and who is interested in slowing down the project by using semi-legal tricks?.. Such initiatives are unheard of in good industry practice and contradict the spirit of mutual trust in Russian-Indian economic relations. It is still questionable whether this provision could be applicable in this particular case. Bargaining over details should not create long-term regulatory risks, because Kudankulam has finally become the vital part of India’s emerging clean energy portfolio. 


Pivoting to the West of Malacca

04.06.2013 | 00:03 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

…The lifting of US sanctions and the conclusion of a trade and investment framework agreement enable US companies to invest in Myanmar, which is the last frontier in the scramble for mineral resources. The economic spinoff can be mutually beneficial. Myanmar gets income, investment and integration into the world economy, while the US hopes to reassert its presence in a region that is crucial to the rebalancing strategy. The strengthening of ties with Myanmar helps Washington to contain China, which visualizes Myanmar as a vital communication link connecting the Indian Ocean – a route that bypasses the Malacca Strait…


Finland: A Bit More About Terrorist Haven

04.06.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

…The Finish authorities render wide support to international terrorism and it makes Finland be the disgrace of Europe. Finish human rights activist Juha Molari said in this connection, that when the country’s leaders actually turn a blind eye on the activities of terrorist information networks and their funding, then a very serious political issue pops up: how come such a state could be a United Nations Security Council’s non-permanent member while ignoring the UNSC demands for terminating any support to Doku Umarov and his terrorist network in Finland? 


Finnish-Caucasian Emirate

03.06.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

The facts revealing the «Finnish tra?e» in the Boston marathon terrorist bombing have become a thing of general public knowledge. I offer just a cursory look at them to substantiate a warning: Europe is not immune from the events the Bostoners went through in April 2013… The Boston tragedy brought into light the terrorists structures located in Finland. But the activities of the «Finnish-Caucasian Emirate» spread much further, far beyond the one state boundaries…


BRICS: Prospects for Cooperation

03.06.2013 | 00:00 | Yuri BARANCHIK

Since the fifth and most recent BRICS summit, which took place in March 2013 in Durban, South Africa, the unified participation of the «fivesome» (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) in international affairs has become even more noticeable. And it is no exaggeration to say that Russia is playing the role of the conceptual leader of BRICS… The main event of the BRICS summit in South Africa was the politically-motivated decision to create a BRICS Development Bank… The idea of creating the BRICS Development Bank started from a simple fact: the West blocked the redistribution of votes (country quotas) in the IMF to reflect changes in the relative economic weight of certain states…


The Russians are coming… Hooray!

02.06.2013 | 08:49 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

…Ordinary Americans and Europeans can see that it is their increasingly enriched and privileged oligarchs who are the real threat to society and peace, both at home and abroad. That is why, ironically, when Russia announced that it was going ahead with delivery of the advanced S-300 anti-aircraft defence system to Syria, the news was met with common relief and satisfaction across the world, including, ironically, in the US. American citizens, knowing full well the depredations of their imperialist rulers, voiced this relief with the words: «Thank God for the Russians»…


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