New at Strategic Culture Foundation 29 November – 5 December 2015

5 December 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Does Turkey Really Belong to NATO?

05.12.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

The tensions between Moscow and Ankara are on the rise as a result of downing the Russian Su-24 warplane by Turkish F-16 fighter – an outright provocation pursuing Turkey’s long-term foreign policy goals.   So far, Russia has shown restraint and has avoided escalation by not retaliating militarily. However, the tension has not been diffused. By taking down the Russian aircraft Turkey dragged itself and, potentially, NATO into a very dangerous territory…

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EU Chasing Anti-Russian Ghosts (II)

05.12.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

Russia’s plans to expand its gas supplies to Germany run counter to the interests of the European Union and could lead to the further destabilisation of Ukraine. This was the strange conclusion of a letter written to the European Commission by ten countries in Central and Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia…

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EU Chasing Anti-Russian Ghosts (I)

04.12.2015 | 08:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The last few days have been marked by an unprecedented wave of demonstrations that have swept through Europe’s capitals in support of Russia and its actions in Syria. Protests against the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and the anti-Russian stance of EU leaders took place in Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Montenegro and a number of other countries…

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We Had to Destroy the Town… and the Hospital

04.12.2015 | 00:00 | Brian CLOUGHLEY

«It became necessary to destroy the town to save it», a United States major said today. He was talking about the decision by allied commanders to bomb and shell the town [B?n Tre] regardless of civilian casualties, to rout the Vietcong». Reporter Peter Arnett, in Vietnam, February 7, 1968, verified by US Captain Michael D Miller, who was present…

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 Britain Dive-Bombs into Another Disastrous War

04.12.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

One hour after the British Parliament voted this week for military intervention in Syria, RAF warplanes began bombing Syria. This is another rush to war by Britain whose recent record of military interventions has been an unmitigated disaster. Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have been bombed into failed, terrorist-spawning states by Britain, along with its ally in Washington. Why should Syria be any different, going by this criminal record of imperialist barbarism?..

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 China Is Facing Jihadism

03.12.2015 | 08:00 | Augusto SOTO

Beijing has promised to act following decapitation of a Chinese national on ISIS controlled territory and the killing of three executives of a Chinese construction company in Mali, claimed by Al-Mourabitoun jihadist Al-Qaida related group. The news shocked Chinese citizens, who are regularly hit by Xinjiang Uyghur radicals who have fought a low-level bloody insurgency against Beijing’s rule for years…

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 Turkey Tries to Lure NATO Into War Against Russia

03.12.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

When Turkey shot down a Russian bomber in Syria on November 24th, Turkish officials did so with the confidence that America’s anti-Russian military alliance, NATO, would protect Turkey against any possible military retaliation by Russia. And, so, Russia restricted its retaliation to merely economic measures…

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 Massacre Proves Turk, Washington Complicity in Syria Terror

03.12.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

On the morning of March 21, 2014, the Syrian village of Kessab was attacked with a combined force of Islamist jihadists and the Turkish army. Among the irregular militia were brigades belonging to the Free Syrian Army, Turkmen tribes and Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra and the self-proclaimed Islamic State. All were working in tandem in the resulting massacre. And the evidence shows that the Ankara and Washington governments were fully complicit in the atrocity…

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 What Answer Can Beata Szyd?o Give to Elmar Brok?

02.12.2015 | 00:00 | Vladislav GULEVICH

While the Ukrainian government holds forth on the advantages of European integration, lawsuits are mounting in Poland that demand compensation for the damages incurred by the former owners of real estate in western Ukraine in 1939 when Galicia and Volhynia were incorporated into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic…

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 Prospects for Russia-Germany Dialogue

02.12.2015 | 00:00 | Natalia MEDEN

To a large extent the future of the Russia-Europe relationship depends on the bilateral dialogue between Russia and Germany. There are two forums used for regular contacts between Moscow and Berlin: the Russia-Germany Forum and the Petersburg’s Dialogue. The both are brainchildren of the former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder…

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 Venezuela Election: Provocations, Mystifications and Victims

01.12.2015 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV

The smear campaign against the Bolivarian government is gaining momentum as the Venezuelan election is drawing near. The propaganda attack based on the story about ‘President Maduro’s relatives’ involved in drug trafficking initiated by US special services ended up in failure. There was no evidence to go upon. Now the opposition has become even louder raising hue and cry about the ‘misdeeds of Maduro’s bloody regime’…

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 NATO’s Role in Military Activities Control and Confidence Building Measures in Europe

01.12.2015 | 00:00 | Yuriy RUBTSOV

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for modernizing the European «rule-book» in his article published in several European newspapers (Le Figaro, El Pais, La Repubblica, Le Soir, Die Welt, Tages-Anzeiger, and Tribune de Genève) on Thursday, 26 November 2015…

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 Syrian Crisis Triggers Turkey’s Neo-Ottoman Ambitions

30.11.2015 | 08:00 | Dmitry MININ

The Turkey’s treacherous attack against a Russian military aircraft dispelled the fog of dangerous illusions. First and foremost, it shows how phony was the assurances of the Turkish government about its readiness for special relationship and close cooperation with Russia. The desire to reap benefits is not the same thing as the implementation of long-term strategy. Everybody needs cooperation; there is no need to refuse it, but an in-depth analysis of the reasons that define the policy implemented by Turkey today shows the downing of the aircraft was not an accident. 

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 Syria: What Is to Be Done?

30.11.2015 | 00:00 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

Since I published an article on the crisis in Syria little less than two weeks ago, events have unfolded with breath-taking rapidity. On November 17 the Russian government announced that its Airbus 321 was destroyed over Egypt by a terrorist bomb. President Putin pleaded for the creation of a broad coalition to destroy the Islamic State (IS). He seemed to gain a little traction in the West, especially after the terrorist attack in Paris…

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 Europe to Turn into Backwater Colony on Outskirts of US Empire

30.11.2015 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

The world witnesses the emergence of two global cartels. I say global because establishing control over world goods markets is not the only goal. The plans include spreading the power of multinational corporations and multinational banks on all spheres of our life – economics, politics, information flows, medicine and education. It is no exaggeration to say that the creation of world governance is on the way…

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 Newly Elected Argentinian President Mauricio Macri Trapped «in the Net» of Populism

29.11.2015 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV

Mauricio  Macri, the newly elected President of Argentina, will take the office on 10 December. This Liberal-Conservative politician, the leader of Republican Proposal (Spanish: Propuesta Republicana, PRO), a center-right political party, has won as a result of a fierce battle with Daniel Osvaldo Scioli, the candidate from the Front for Victory, the ruling left-wing Peronist electoral alliance…

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 Noose Tightens on Turkey’s Sultan of Swing

29.11.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – a self-styled neo-Ottoman sultan – was only a few years a darling of Western governments and media, proclaimed as a moderniser of Turkey, overseeing a bustling economy and positioning his country as a strategic bridge to Asia…

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