New at Strategic Culture Foundation 19-25 July 2015

25 July 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Tatar Knight of the Lithuanian Knight’s Cross – a Faithful Servant to the West

25.07.2015 | 00:00 | Peotr VOROBIEV

At the beginning of July, an interesting story appeared in the media: the head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, Mustafa Dzhemilev, was awarded the Order of the Knight’s Cross «For services to Lithuania» by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait?. The nature of this Tatar’s knightly, which is to say military, services to the Lithuanian state could not but arouse curiosity. And I immediately called to mind that the first of this future knight’s seven previous convictions, at that time a Soviet citizen born in 1943 in German-occupied Crimea, was at the age of 22 for refusing compulsory military service in the army…

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US: Voices Raised to Glorify Disgraceful Moments in History (Back to the days of Internment Camps?)

25.07.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Retired US General Wesley Clark suggested that radicalized youth in America and other Western nations should be segregated the way alleged Nazi sympathizers were held in camps during World War II…

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Wars and Sabre Rattling Bring no Benefits in Contemporary World

24.07.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

U.S. and Ukrainian officials are making plans to expand the training of Ukrainian military forces at a facility located in the western part of the country.

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Bulgaria: Implications of Anti-Russian Policy

23.07.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The Greek debt crisis and Ukraine moving to the brink of collapse are the issues in the limelight. Bulgaria is given less attention to even though this country may soon become another headache for Europe. The Bulgarian government is loyal to the United States but it may turn into a weak link among the East European allies who greatly depend on Washington…

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Canadian election won’t change Ottawa’s Middle East, Russia policies

23.07.2015 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Regardless of the outcome of Canada’s parliamentary election in October, Canada’s relations with the Arab and Muslim worlds, as well as with Russia, will change little…

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China’s Silk Road goes global: from dream to reality

22.07.2015 | 00:00 | Augusto SOTO

China’s Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road project represent Beijing’s strategic foreign policy transformation and the boldest proposal on the world agenda, as recent international visits and speeches by Chinese leaders plus the most updated plan show…

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Potsdam Conference: First Steps on the Way to Confrontation

22.07.2015 | 00:00 | Yuriy RUBTSOV

The leaders of ant-Hitler coalition gathered for the Potsdam (Berlin) conference (July 17-August 2) to draw a line under World War II. It was the third conference between the leaders of the Big Three nations and the last postwar event in this format. Only six months had passed since the previous conference in Yalta but many urgent issues surfaced to be addressed without delay…

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Iran Deal: Implications and Lessons to Draw

21.07.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Now that an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue has been reached, attention is turning to how it will affect the region and the world…

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Brussels and Kiev: a duo of blackmailers

21.07.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

Serbia’s desire to implement the European integration vector in its foreign policy as actively as possible is inevitably forcing the country’s authorities to decide on issues that are in some way related to national security and state interests. This primarily concerns carrying out a responsible energy policy and engaging in a moral position regarding events around Ukraine…

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A Threat to World Peace

21.07.2015 | 00:00 | Brian CLOUGHLEY

On 9 July 2015 US Marine General Joseph Dunford appeared in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee and announced that «If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I would have to point to Russia. And if you look at their behaviour, it’s nothing short of alarming». He said that without weapons to counter tank and artillery fire, Ukrainian troops would not be able to fend off «Russian aggression» and that «from a military perspective it’s reasonable that we provide that support to the Ukrainians»…

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Greece – Harbinger of Global Financial Collapse

20.07.2015 | 08:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

The Greek debt crisis is on the radar screen today. It’s a pity that 99% of publications are devoted only to the implications for Greece and eurozone. This issue should be considered in a broader context. The implications should be analyzed at global scale…

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Europeans are defending themselves against Right Sector

20.07.2015 | 00:00 | Vladislav GULEVICH

After the recent firefight between Right Sector militants and the police in Mukacheve, Ukraine’s neighbors are taking steps to beef up their own security…

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British Royal Nazi Salute – a Sign of the Times

20.07.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

The British royal family is up in arms – excuse the pun – over old video footage that shows the young Queen Elizabeth giving a Heil Hitler salute. A photograph published on its front page by British tabloid newspaper The Sun.html has caused a storm of controversy, with the British monarchy denouncing it as an invasion of privacy. But the real significance is that the image shows how Western so-called democracies were – and still are – so close to embracing fascism…

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Sweden Ponders NATO Membership: Tough Call

19.07.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises as an element of its anti-Russia policy. It will increase the number of training events with NATO, including those on Swedish NATO territory, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told Dagens Nyheter on June 26…

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Final Iran Deal Reached: Russia’s Perspective Circumstances

19.07.2015 | 00:00 | Nikolai BOBKIN

The final deal has been reached after three weeks of continuous efforts as the negotiation process developed in Vienna. Five United Nations Security Council permanent members, Germany and Iran concluded a final agreement. The 100-page document contains technical and legal details. This is an event of global importance, a bright example of great powers’ cooperation – something that has happened so seldom recently…

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The US Was Forced to Negotiate with Iran Because of Changing Global Circumstances

19.07.2015 | 00:00 | Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

Speaking from Charlottesville, US celebrity billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump lamented that US President Barack Obama «dealt from desperation» while drafting a final nuclear agreement with Iran in Vienna. Trump had it partially right, but he also had it partially wrong too. It was not that the Obama Administration was desperate per se as Trump lambasted. It is that the United States of America is in decline as the foremost power of the world, which is what forced the US government to sit at the negotiating table with the Iranian government…

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