New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-26 September 2015

26 September 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US Upgrades Nuclear Munitions Deployed in Germany

26.09.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

In 1991, U.S. President George H. W. Bush decided to retire almost all the tactical nuclear weapons operated by the US military. He found the short-range weapons militarily useless and burdensome. Twenty-three years have passed since then and here is the news hitting the radar screen – the United States Air Force is going to station 20 new B61-12 nuclear bombs in Germany…



Ukraine: Buckle of US Encirclement of Russia

26.09.2015 | 00:00 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

The war in the Ukraine goes on, seemingly with no end in sight. It is not just a civil war, by the way, but a proxy war of aggression waged by the United States and its European and Anglo-Saxon satellites against the Russian Federation. Why the US government should pursue such a dangerous policy may be a mystery to some people, and so it is good to remember the origins of the present war…



So Obama Wants Talks with Putin on Syria?

26.09.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

After more than a year of demonising Russia as a threat to world peace, all of a sudden the United States changes tack and wants to hold talks with Moscow over Syria. US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are set to hold talks in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting. The leaders will meet on Monday, 28 September, authorities from both the countries have confirmed. What a change from Obama’s churlish tantrums towards the Russian president!..



Japan Expands Military Role Abroad

25.09.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

On September 17, Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe rammed through a legislation allowing sending the nation’s troops to fight in overseas conflicts for the first time since World War II. It marks a significant departure from Japan’s pacifist posture. The nation has forever dumped the restrictions governing its self-defense forces (SDF) operations outside the country…



Who Is Betraying Eastern Europe?

25.09.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The recent agreement between Russia and the European Union over the terms of the «winter package» of gas shipments to Ukraine provides a certain window of opportunity to the countries of Central and Southeastern Europe. In this new environment they will be able to draft a wider range of projects for transporting Russian gas, to serve both their own needs as well as for further transit into the EU, and also coordinate those projects with each other, as well as with Moscow and Brussels…



What is the significance of the outcome of the second round of Republican presidential debates?

25.09.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The second round of debates between the US Republican presidential candidates was held last week in California, in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. This event attracted global attention, including in Russia, since it was primarily devoted to foreign policy…



Germans and New Interpretation of Big Bang Theory

24.09.2015 | 00:00 | Nikita TATISHCHEV

Calm and tranquility had reigned in Germany and the rest of Europe until recently. Peace had appeared to be part of everyday life there. Now the times are changing. European politicians used to talk about attractiveness of European values and success of unique process of European integration etc. with a sense of superiority. Now it looks like those days are gone…



Soros / CIA Plan to Destabilize Europe

24.09.2015 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Just as the dark forces of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and George Soros’s multi-billion dollar network of non-governmental organizations plotted to destabilize the Middle East and North Africa through the use of social media to bring about the so-called «Arab Spring», these same forces have opened a new chapter in their book of global dysfunctionality by facilitating the mass movement of refugees and economic migrants from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to Europe…



Refugees and Moderate Rebels

23.09.2015 | 08:00 | Brian CLOUGHLEY

The countries from which most refugees are at present escaping to Europe are Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea, but many more have had to flee Iraq. In July 2014 UNHCR reported that over 1.9 million Iraqis had been displaced from their homes, and that the «refugee crisis has impacted both Iraqis who fled and the communities that they left behind. Engineers, artists, lawyers, academics, doctors, and other professionals were among the first to escape the war…



A New Voice for the U.S. Aristocracy Rises in Europe

23.09.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

Europe, which has been controlled uncontested by the U.S., after the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, is now starting to split between the U.S. and Russia; and the U.S. aristocracy are investing increasingly in European propaganda-operations so as to retain their existing control…



Russia, US Launch Military Cooperation on Syria

23.09.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

The U.S. and Russia are ending an 18-month freeze in military-to-military relations and initiating talks about how to pursue “deconfliction” of the American and Russian forces involved in the Syrian conflict. Russian and US defense chiefs began talks on September 18 over Syria to avoid dangerous misunderstandings on the battlefield…



Russia-Brazil: Strategic Partnership Is Expanding

22.09.2015 | 08:01 | Alexei BALIEV

During his visit to Brazil last summer, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that “Russia and Brazil share common approaches to key global challenges.” This conclusion was substantiated once again in mid-September, at the first Russian-Brazilian Economic Forum and the meeting of the Russian-Brazilian High-Level Commission on Cooperation, which was attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer…



Iran Key to Unlocking US Hypocrisy on Global Terrorism

22.09.2015 | 00:03 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Some 33 years ago, Masoumeh’s nightmare began. It began when she awoke from her sleep. One morning in her family home in the Iranian capital, Tehran, she wakened to find that gunmen had forced their way into the household. She was only six years old at the time…



The Day the West Likes to Forget

22.09.2015 | 00:02 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

How often have you heard about the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact, concluded on 23 August 1939? On that day Adolf Hitler and Iosif Stalin, those two peas in a pod, according to the western Mainstream Media, “carved up” eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black Seas. The gates were opened to World War II. Stalin stabbed Britain and France in the back, the so-called western democracies, actually the two largest colonial empires in the world…



Victoria Nuland as Teacher of Europe

21.09.2015 | 08:03 | Nikita TATISHCHEV

When Mrs. Nuland explicitly said “f**k the EU, Europeans were offended. It is upsetting that an official with influence in the Obama administration, an official with extensive crony connections who is building big career plans for the future, could not give a damn about old Europe, which is obliging the great America with every ounce of strength it has left



Did AFRICOM Engineer Military Coup in Burkina Faso?

21.09.2015 | 00:03 | Wayne MADSEN

There are significant indications that the U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, engineered a military coup in Burkina Faso in order to protect U.S. military bases in the impoverished West African nation. General Gilbert Diendere, the former military aide to the longtime Burkinabe dictator, Blaise Compaore, overthrew Burkina Faso’s interim democratic government and established a ruling junta inaptly called the “National Council for Democracy” with himself as the head…



Getting Russia Wrong Again

21.09.2015 | 00:01 | Michael AVERKO

Adrian Karatnycky’s article of this past September 2 “Mr. Lavrov Builds His Dream World”, has the standard preferences of the Atlantic Council, which features that piece. Omitted, are the valid counters on the issues covered (Crimea and the domestic situation in Russia are among the subjects)



Guatemala: “Soft Coup” Scenario

20.09.2015 | 08:02 | Nil NIKANDROV

The Obama administration is waging a tough fight against progressive presidents of Latin America. The mission of the US embassies in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina is to make the unaccommodating leaders of these countries step down before their terms end



Russia, US Should Join Together to Repel Deadly Threat

20.09.2015 | 00:04 | Andrei AKULOV

Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) may join forces. According to CNN, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has made a series of audio messages extending an olive branch to the Islamic State even while describing IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s “caliphate” as illegitimate. The first one was posted on Sept. 9…



The “master scammers” from Warsaw

20.09.2015 | 00:03 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The ongoing Ukrainian crisis that was engineered by the West has an important dimension that is often overshadowed by multitudes of opinions and commentary. While the most prominent Western countries are playing their geopolitical games in Ukraine, as well as throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, their less influential partners are not averse to exploiting the situation for simple financial gain.



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