New at Strategic Culture Foundation 13-19 December 2015

19 December 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: The Roles of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Britain, and Israel (III)

19.12.2015 | 00:00 | Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

Turkish officials were involved in illegal transport of oil from Iraq long before the emergence of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS/IS/DAESH). Their illegal trade expanded to the Syrian Arab Republic with the intensification of the conflict in Syria. Turkey, however, is not the only player involved in the illegal oil trade in Syria and Iraq. The operations of the Anglo-Turkish company Genel Energy PLC, which works in Iraqi Kurdistan and Malta, illustrates the constellation of financial and energy sector interests involved…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 6-12 December 2015

12 December 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

What’s Next for Canada and Russia?

12.12.2015 | 00:00 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

For more than nine years, from 2006 to 2015, the Conservative Party held power in Canada under its leader Stephen Harper. For progressive Canadians, essentially the centre-left, who constitute more than 60% of the voting population, those nine years were a Dark Age. We watched the Canadian government cut back on social services through a policy of austerity ultimately intended to create a USA knockoff in Canada. The Harper government pursued a foreign policy based on unquestioning support of Apartheid Israel, unblinking compliance with US objectives abroad, enthusiastic backing of the fascist coup d’état in Kiev in 2014, and vengeful hostility toward the Russian Federation…

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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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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 22-28 November 2015

28 November 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Candidates for US Presidency and Their Threats to Russia

28.11.2015 | 00:00 | Brian CLOUGHLEY

The United States chortled with glee about Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian Su-24 on November 24 and the Pentagon called it «a sovereign act of self-defence». It wilfully ignored the fact that even if the Russian pilot had indeed mistakenly violated Turkish airspace there was not, by the wildest stretch of the imagination, the tiniest threat to Turkey…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 14-21 November 2015

21 November 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Paris Attacks are Game Changer: First Look at Possible Ramifications (I)

21.11.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

With the November 13-14 Paris attacks, the world has passed a tipping point in what is sure to be a decades-long battle against Islamist terrorism. It is already abundantly clear that the November 13-14 terrorist atrocity could change the course of international politics.  Flush with cash, the Islamic State has proven its ability to recruit Europeans into its ranks and attack any country located thousands of miles from the Middle East…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 8-14 November 2015

14 November 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

G20 Puts on Global Security Uniform

14.11.2015 | 08:00 | Andrey FEDYASHIN

The G20 summit will take place on November 15-16, 2015 in Belek, a spa town located 15 km from Antalya, the Turkey’s resorts heaven. 30 out of 45 most luxurious hotels of Turkish Mediterranean seashore have already been reserved to host heads of state, foreign and finance ministers, delegations, support teams and body guards…

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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»…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 25-31 October 2015: Germany/Refugees / Vietnam / Turkey / Syria / MSM / Russia/Syria / NATO

31 October 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Germany Under Migration: Victims of Wars and Free Trade Challenge the Continent (II)

31.10.2015 | 08:01 | Hannes HOFBAUER more


Vietnam Surrenders Sovereign Future to Trans-Pacific Partnership

31.10.2015 | 00:08 | Sergei SOLODOVNIK

The news about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, signed by 12 countries in October 2015, was largely overshadowed by the latest reports about the fighting in Syria. Vietnam, a country with a population of over 90 million, was one of the signatories to that agreement. Let’s compare two different events. The first took place on May 29, 2015, when Vietnam signed a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The second was Vietnam’s signature on the TPP agreement on Oct. 5, 2015…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 11-17 October 2015: Syria / TPP / NATO / Turkey / China / Peru-US / NSA

17 October 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

European Security at Lowest Ebb: Time to Reverse Trend

17.10.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

On October 6, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Talking about the common enemy of «terrorism and the Islamic State» in Syria, Bettel stressed that the actions against extremism should be done in close consultation and through a close collaboration between all stakeholders. «There is a common enemy in terrorism and Islamic state. We need to find common ways to fight them», he said…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 4-10 October 2015: Syria/Russia – Ukraine – Taliban – USA

10 October 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Russia, Syria on United Front against Terrorism (II)

10.10.2015 | 08:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The urgent NATO meeting in Brussels was another good example of «double standards» practiced by the leadership of the organization. Instead of studying the ways to interact with Russia in the air campaign against terrorists in Syria, NATO made a decision to take a tougher stance against Moscow claiming it to be almost fully responsible for instability in the region…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 27 September -3 October 2015

3 October 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

American Revolution: Top-Down Rebellion Against System

03.10.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

It might seem unlikely to some, but a real political revolution is underway in the US right under our noses. The deeply underwhelming start to the American presidential campaign has unexpectedly evolved into a significant social phenomenon that could well have far-reaching consequences…

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