New at Strategic Culture Foundation 1-7 November 2015

7 November 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Syria and Ban Ki-moon’s «Propaganda Props»

07.11.2015 | 08:00 | Alexander MEZYAEV

In accordance with a number of UN Security Council resolutions, the UN Secretary-General must submit reports on the situation in Syria every 30 days. The most recent of these reports was submitted by Ban Ki-moon on 22 October. Despite the fact that the position of UN Secretary-General is entirely neutral, it seems that the current UN Secretary-General has effectively become a «lame duck»…


How Bamboozled the American Public Are About Syria

07.11.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

Responses at to an article about Syria demonstrate that Americans have massive misconceptions about the war in Syria…


 Russia Wins While West Spins

07.11.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Like a good laundering machine, the Western media operate an efficient spin cycle for rinsing out dirty water. No sooner had Russia’s foreign ministry issued a fairly straightforward statement on Syria’s political future this week, then Western media news outlets were getting all in a lather with the spin that Moscow was preparing to hang Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out to dry. What that reaction shows is that these outlets are dutifully laundering the political agenda of their governments. That agenda seems to involve getting Russia to implement, unwittingly, the Western objective of regime change in Damascus…


 Russian Assistance to Syria Arrived in Nick of Time

06.11.2015 | 00:00 | Vadim SOKOLOV

It was precisely one month after the Russian airplanes stationed at Syria’s Bassel al-Assad airport, also known as Hmeymim, near Latakia, began to drop bombs on the terrorists in Syria, when representatives of 19 countries gathered in Vienna and agreed on the fundamental provisions for a political settlement in that country, which has spent five years plagued by a war foisted upon it by outside forces. The operations by Russia’s Aerospace Forces have not only been successful militarily – they have precipitated a major political triumph…


 Migrant Invasion of Europe from Same U.S. Policy Cauldron as «Color Revolutions»

06.11.2015 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

The same U.S. policy cauldron, centered in the academia centers of the Boston region and which provided the template for «color revolutions» in eastern Europe and the Middle East, is also responsible for the current «weapon of mass migration» chaos sweeping throughout Europe…


 Policy Regarding Path of Russian-German Relations

05.11.2015 | 00:00 | Natalia MEDEN

Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor and Minister of economic affairs and energy of Germany, visited Moscow from Oct. 28-29. The German politician had previously visited the Russian capital in March of last year, prior to a memorable referendum on the reunification with Crimea. Are we to understand that the ice has broken, and the German business community has finally convinced its politicians that the sanctions against Russia represent a road to nowhere, and if so, that it’s time to make an effort to find an exit strategy? Alas, that would be an overly optimistic assessment…


 US Shifts Syria Policy

05.11.2015 | 00:00 | Nikolai BOBKIN

By launching the military operation in Syria, Russia showed the world that it does not abandon its allies. Moscow achieved the strategic result it had been pursuing during all the years since the beginning of the Syrian crisis. On October 30, 19 states met in Vienna to agree on preserving Syria as a one state, defeating the Islamic State and supporting the Syrian refugees, as well as the countries that host them. Syrian people will decide the fate of their country, representatives of the government of Syria and the Syrian opposition will be convened for a political process leading to credible, inclusive governance, followed by a new constitution and elections…


 EU and NATO Set to Destabilize Russia by Anti-Putin Propaganda-Operation

04.11.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

EU, US and NATO are preparing a media offensive against Russia inside Russia. The alliance aim to operate propaganda against the Russian government. This will also reduce the likelihood that independent media will thrive in Russia…


 US-led anti-ISIS Coalition: Credibility Lacked, Results Meagre

04.11.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

The US-led coalition was formed in August 2014 to unite dozens of nations and international organizations like NATO, the Arab League and the EU. Formally the number of participants is 62 with the majority of coalition members making extremely modest contribution…


 Poland is Split over Refugees

03.11.2015 | 08:00 | Valéry VRUBLEVSKY

Differing attitudes toward refugees have divided Polish society. On one hand, some Polish politicians and media are advocating for the unconditional acceptance of migrants. Demonstrations are held, with banners reading, «Refugees welcome» and «The question is not whether or not to help, but how». But on the other hand, a survey conducted by the Polish Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) back in July showed that 86% of Poles disapprove of the increased migrant quota established for their country by Brussels…


 Bases and Confrontation – US Military Empire

03.11.2015 | 00:00 | Brian CLOUGHLEY

On 26 October the New York Times carried an intriguing commentary about spying. Its front page headlined a 1200 word report which included the statement that «Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the crucial undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some US military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict»…


 Has Realpolitik Arrived to Middle East?

03.11.2015 | 00:00 | Igor SHUMEYKO

The Vienna meeting on Syria could have produced unexpected results or no results at all. The first success was achieved at the stage of forming «the chosen group of powers» invited to discuss the issue. After four years of arbitrary discrimination Iran became a party to the parley…


 Argentina: Battle for Presidency

02.11.2015 | 08:00 | Nil NIKANDROV

The Argentine presidential election on Oct. 25 did not answer the question of who will lead the country for the next four years. The vote tally eliminated only one of the three main candidates – Sergio Massa, the ambitious leader of the centrist Frente Renovador («Renewal Front») and former head of the cabinet of ministers. He had been unable to work with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and eventually announced his ideological break with «Kirchnerism», building an election campaign around his pointed criticism of her government’s economic policy…


 Origins and Meaning of US’ Behaviour in Middle East

02.11.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The behaviour of the US administration since the start of Russia’s military operation in Syria is most reminiscent of how a resentful child reacts after having his favourite toy taken away, a toy he has just ripped the legs off and was close to ripping the head off. You explain to him that taking the toy away is in his own interests, otherwise he would not have his favourite toy at all, but he is still upset. He seems to understand that he is in the wrong, but is unable to do anything about it. He understands perfectly well what he has done, but carries on doing exactly the same thing in the future…


 Welcome to «Erdoganstan»: Bosna Hersek to Mongolistan

02.11.2015 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) first gained power in the parliamentary election of 2002, commentators foresaw a Turkey that would, while stressing some Islamist principles, remain a secular nation that would not interfere in the affairs of its closest neighbors and distant countries…


 Syria Needs Comprehensive Approach

01.11.2015 | 08:00 | Augusto SOTO

As dangerous as Western misinterpretation of its co-responsibility in perpetuating the current Syria crisis is its lack of understanding of the larger macro-region Syria role as a link between the Middle East and Southern Eurasia. Russian military operation in Syria might transform the much needed understanding of the macro-region…


 Why Europe Needs to Back Russia’s Syria Policy

01.11.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Russia has said it simply and succinctly: Europe needs to end the Syrian conflict if it wants to solve its refugee crisis. That integral solution involves respecting the sovereign government of Syria to defeat the foreign-backed covert war of regime change…


 U.S.-Imposed Georgian Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa, Fails in Electoral Attempt

01.11.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

The first attempt by Mikheil Saakashvili, the U.S.-imposed Governor of the Odessa region of Ukraine, to win an election there, has failed, and he’s now trying to throw out the election-results, which were an overwhelming defeat for his chosen candidate, Alexander Borovik, who was trying to become the Mayor of the City of Odessa…


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