New at Strategic Culture Foundation 14-20 June 2015

20 June 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

St. Petersburg Economic Forum and EU Bitter Predicament (I)

20.06.2015 | 09:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has kicked off on June 18 against the background of economic woes faced by Europe. While being focused on anti-Russia punitive measures, the EU is losing control over European economy. President Donald Tusk convenes a Euro Summit on Greece Monday, June 22. He said the failure of EU finance ministers on Thursday, June 18, evening to agree a deal to release desperately needed bailout aid meant it was now time to «urgently discuss» the Greek crisis «at the highest political level»…


US 2016 Presidential Race: Impact on America-Russia Bilateral Relations (II)

20.06.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

The policy of confrontation with Russia will inevitably raise defense expenditure as the US national debt exceeds $18 trillion (the total national production is $17 trillion) and is projected to approach $21 trillion by 2019. Today America’s debt-to-GDP ratio stands at 102.6%. The debt is evidently is used in excess, it steals from the future since it must be repaid…


Spain: Podemos party in the crosshairs of US intelligence agencies

20.06.2015 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV

On the 7th floor of the US Embassy’s enormous building in Madrid is the CIA station. For more than half a century, active intelligence work has been carried out from this site, but its objective is not only to gather secret information on the domestic and foreign policies of Spain. A wide range of delicate issues aimed at guaranteeing the US’ strategic interests in the country are looked at on a daily basis. Thus the station focuses on preventive operations to ‘neutralise’ organisations and politicians that are potentially hostile to the US…


Jens Stoltenberg: NATO’s Mr Zig-Zag

20.06.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, has a knack for intellectual zig-zagging. Indeed, the 56-year-old former Norwegian prime minister, can be said to have made a very successful career in public life owing precisely to his adept ability at expedient zig-zagging…


US 2016 Presidential Race: Impact on America-Russia Bilateral Relations (I)

19.06.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

It is widely believed the US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in decades. The United States presidential election is expected to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Will the results have an effect on U.S.-Russia relations?..


2015 AU Summit Wound Up in Johannesburg: Meetings on the Sidelines and Afterthoughts

19.06.2015 | 00:00 | Alexander MEZYAEV

The African Union (AU) summit took place on June 7-15 in Johannesburg. It was the most intriguing and fruitful meeting in many years. African leaders made a big step on the way to economic integration as Africa is turning into an international entity…


Neo-con politicians take major hits in Eastern Europe

19.06.2015 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Political leaders supported by an unholy alliance of U.S. neo-conservative circles and George Soros’s pro-globalization forces have suffered a string of political defeats in Eastern Europe. Perhaps the biggest catastrophe for the neo-cons was in Poland where one of the stars of America’s interventionist foreign policy, Polish parliament speaker Radoslaw (Radek) Sikorski, announced his resignation after secret recordings emerged. The secret tapes scandal, known as «Waitergate», revealed Sikorski and several governing Civic Platform party officials discussing illegal deals involving bribery and extortion over expensive meals, rare bottles of wine, and Cuban cigars at plush restaurants in Warsaw…


The story of BlackRock, a modest participant at the Bilderberg conference

18.06.2015 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

When it comes to meetings that determine the trajectory of global development, the first half of June was a busy time. The G7 Summit was held in Bavaria, and the Bilderberg Club conducted its annual meeting next door in Austria on June 14. Many of the participants in that club’s meetings carry more weight than the presidents and prime ministers from the Group of Seven. We know that each year, the presidents and chairmen of the boards of directors of banks and corporations with impressive brand names like JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Lizard, Banco Santander, HSBC, Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, Alcoa, Google, etc. all meet as part of that club. Those brands are household names, and there is no denying the economic and political influence these banks and corporations wield all over the world…


UK Referendum on EU Membership: Blackmail or End of United Europe?

18.06.2015 | 00:00 | Boris VOLKHONSKY

British MPs have approved the EU Referendum Bill. No doubt, Prime Minister David Cameron and the ruling Conservative Party ran a great risk putting the issue to vote. Polls say nothing threatens the UK’s European membership as the majority of British voters support it. But it’s not just an in-out vote (if it were the case, there would be no need to hold the referendum). A huge pile of unsolved problems (or even unsolvable ones) dividing Brussels and London makes the choice much more complicated…


West Changes Policy Towards Russia

17.06.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The West has taken practical steps to punish Russia for its independent foreign policy with corresponding changes to be inserted into its strategy. The research works of London-based Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, normally reflect the general trends in evolution of thinking in Anglo-Saxon world and beyond. Two former ambassadors to Russia – Sir Roderic Lyne and Sir Andrew Wood – cooperate with the Institute as associate fellows…


Seventy years after defeating the Nazis. The history of Germany’s demilitarization

17.06.2015 | 00:00 | Yuriy RUBTSOV

There is a direct link between the factual refusal of the US and UK to disarm Germany at the end of WWII – either militarily or economically – as demanded by the Yalta and Potsdam conferences and the West’s current support for the neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine. Then, as now, the Anglo-American elite was ready to cooperate with anyone, as long as it got them closer to reaching the Anglo-Saxons’ primary, longstanding strategic objective, which was to destroy Russia…


Ukraine: Accomplishing Mission to Drag Russia into War

16.06.2015 | 00:00 | Alexander DONETSKY

Petro Poroshenko never stops calling himself a president of peace since the day he took office. During his tenure fierce fighting took place with the death toll measured in thousands, mainly civilians. In August-September 2014 and February 2015 the Ukrainian military suffered a crushing defeat. But it has failed to cool down the fervor of war mongers…


From Bilderberg to GULAG: Global Elite to Create Global Electronic Concentration Camp

16.06.2015 | 00:00 | Olga CHETVERIKOVA

The 63rd Bilderberg conference was held on 11 – 14 June 2015 in Telfs-Buchen located in the Austrian Alps. It took place right after the G7 Bavaria summit (June 7-8) and the Fifth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana (June 10-11). The global governance and new challenges, the realization by people with rational thinking of the fact that humanity faces negative implications and real threats posed by the criminal policy of ruling circles – these issues hit the agenda to be viewed at different angles of view and discussed at all levels of representation…


The idea of a ‘Greater Albania’, then and now (II)

15.06.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The bloody disintegration of Yugoslavia orchestrated by global centres of power opened up new possibilities to the ideologists and practitioners of a ‘Greater Albania’. A key role in realising the plan now passed to military and political structures, first and foremost the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and its ‘affiliates’ in neighbouring Balkan regions…


Chasing the Islamic State: Is the West set to miss the iceberg?

15.06.2015 | 00:00 | Hasan ABDULLAH

The rapid advance of the Islamic State of Iraq & Sham (ISIS), which now calls itself the Islamic State, took many across the world by surprise. Since then, there have been territorial gains and losses, leading many commentators to hasty conclusions and ultimately to policy paralysis…


The idea of a ‘Greater Albania’, then and now (I)

14.06.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The Albanian factor, an integral part of which involves the formation of a ‘Greater Albania’ in the region – a state uniting every area with an Albanian population – is playing an increasingly active role in developments in the Balkans and surrounding areas…


The Anglo-American Insanity

14.06.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

In a sane world, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond should be forced to quit his post in disgrace as the country’s top diplomat, following reckless remarks that Britain may henceforth site American nuclear weapons to counter the «threat from Russia». So here we have an alarming escalation of international tensions and militarism by both Washington and London – and all on the back of unproven, prejudicial words from the close Anglo-American allies, who are clearly working in tandem…


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