Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with radio stations Sputnik, Komsomolskaya Pravda and Govorit Moskva

14 October 2020 — Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Question: Good afternoon, Mr Lavrov. We are not going to shake hands today to comply with the coronavirus requirements, even though we are not wearing masks right now. We have been told that you are pressed for time because the Italians are waiting for you. Therefore, we won’t interrupt your answers, so that you can answer all of our questions or our audience. Continue reading

The Time of Troubles in Transcaucasia – Part 2

3 October 2020 — Indian Punchline

The desperate Battle of Shipka Pass in Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 between Ottoman Empire & Eastern Orthodox coalition led by Russian Empire, fought in the Balkans and the Caucasus which the Turks lost to be pushed back all the way to the gates of Constantinople.

Part-1 of the three-part essay is here

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin on October 2 that the European Union seeks a “constructive dialogue and a positive agenda” with Turkey. She had just returned to the German capital after a 2-day summit meeting of the EU countries in Brussels. Germany played a key role at the summit in steering EU-Turkey relationship away from a confrontationist path to which it was drifting lately. (See my blog EU marks distance from Indo-Pacific strategy.) Continue reading

The Time of Troubles in Transcaucasia – Part 1

1 October 2020 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

Transcaucasian Trail: Ancient lands & new frontiers in great game

Three days into the renewed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh in the Transcaucasian region — also known as South Caucasus — it is becoming clear that the binary narrative dished out by western commentators of this being a Turkish-Russian clash of wills and strategies is either simply naive or purposively deceptive. The point is, Russia and Turkey — and Iran in a somewhat supportive role — are already proactively talking of negotiations involving the warring sides.

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The Return of Empires (V) By Dmitry MININ

13 March 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Modern-day empires in the East

A peculiarity of the formation of «larger spaces», or modern-day empires in the East, is that some of them were themselves, until quite recently, objects of colonial ambition. Other imperial projects, meanwhile, are part of even larger schemes and are being built into an intricate system of hierarchical relations and vassal dependencies, over which the shadow of Washington is discernible. 

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ICH 21 January 2013: Bomber in Chief: 20,000 Airstrikes in the President’s First Term

21 January 2013 — Information Clearing House

 

Algeria Hostage Crisis:

Most Weapons Used in Attack Came From Libya

By Mélanie Matarese, Algiers

The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – The also employed 60mm gun-mortars used by France and Libyan rebels.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33673.htm

 

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Stop NATO News: March 25, 2012

25 March 2012 — Stop NATO

  • Ottawa: First Joint Meeting Of U.S., Canadian, Mexican Defense Leaders
  • Clinton Approves $1.3 Billion In Military Aid To Egyptian Junta
  • Three NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan
  • Italian Soldier Killed, Five Injured In Afghanistan
  • NATO Helicopter Violates Pakistani Air Space
  • U.S. Ambassador-Designate: Georgia To Join NATO, U.S. To Upgrade Military
  • U.S. Marine Corps Commander Meets Georgian Military Chief, Troops
  • Eastern Partnership: Georgia Pushes “International Community” To Expel Russian Troops From Abkhazia And South Ossetia
  • Abkhazia Concerned Over Georgia Creating New Paramilitary Groups
  • French Defense Delegation Visits Georgia, Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan Doubled Military Production Last Year
  • NATO MPs In Qatar “Discuss Regional Security”
  • Turkey To Host “Friends Of Syria” Meeting
  • Syria: Armenians Fear Results Of Regime Change
  • EU Foreign Ministers Slap More Sanctions On Belarus, Iran, Syria And Extend Horn Of Africa Naval Deployment

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 17-24 March 2012: Internet / Egypt / Azerbaijan / Latin America-Cuba / Afghanistan / Libya / UK

24 March 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Cyber security: new threats, new opportunities

24.03.2012 | 00:00 | Andrey NOVATSKY

Speaking about the stronger cyber threats the US government mentions a new symbolic “Axis of Evil”: China – Russia – North Korea. The US claims that most of the cyber attacks on informational infrastructure of the US and other Western countries are carried out from those three countries. China is the most dangerous of the three and in official reports of the US agencies it looks more like the SPECTRE organization from James Bond movies than a real state. The US sees “attempts of Chinese hackers to weaken defense capabilities of the US” almost behind any failure in its information networks. However, partly, these concerns are grounded…

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Stop NATO News: March 16, 2012: Argentina To Sue Over British Oil Exploration Near Falklands

16 March 2012 — Stop NATO

  1. NATO Arctic War Games: Norwegian Military Aircraft Goes Missing
  2. NATO Attack Kills Pakistani Civilian; Four Others Arrested
  3. NATO Enhances Interceptor Missile System From One End Of Europe To The Other
  4. Georgia: U.S. Marines Lead Two-Week War Games
  5. Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief Inspects Georgian Cohorts
  6. Georgian Fatalities In Afghan War: NATO Cannon Fodder
  7. German Foreign Minister In Tbilisi: Georgia To Join NATO
  8. Gulf Cooperation Council Monarchies Close Embassies In Syria
  9. Argentina To Sue Over British Oil Exploration Near Falklands
  10. U.S., Azerbaijan, Kuwait Discuss “Global Energy Security”
  11. Eastern Mediterranean: NATO Naval Group Practices Low And High Intensity Warfare
  12. After Libyan War: Canadian Warship Charlottetown In NATO Mediterranean Maneuvers
  13. NATO Maritime Group Conducts Joint Operation In Morocco
  14. NATO Member Latvia’s Capital Hosts Waffen SS March

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Stop NATO News: March 9, 2012: NATO Announces Largest-Ever Cyber Warfare Spending

9 March 2012 — Stop NATO

  • Russia To Block Any UN Syrian Action Implying Use Of Force
  • Syrian, Iranian Neighbor: U.S. In Joint Air Exercise In Turkey
  • NATO Signs New Cooperation Agreement With Georgia
  • Bloc’s Caucasus Envoy: Georgia Getting Closer To NATO
  • Saakashvili: Future Of Georgia, Azerbaijan Is In NATO And EU
  • U.S., Philippines To Hold Large-Scale War Games Near Spratlys
  • Sixth Aircraft Carrier: U.S. Shifting More Military Muscle To Pacific
  • NATO Announces Largest-Ever Cyber Warfare Spending
  • Canada Conducts Another Arctic Military Exercise
  • U.S. Navy Pursues “Road Map To The Arctic

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GR Week in Review 1 March 2012: Nuclear Hype, Enemies of Syria and Infiltration in Occupy

1 March, 2012 — Global Research

WAR PLAN IRAN: Dispelling the Lies, Telling the Truth about Western Aggression in the Persian Gulf

GR ONLINE NEWS READER
– by Finian Cunningham, Michel Chossudovsky2012-03-16
GR ONLINE NEWS READER. The region is on a hair-trigger for a conflagration that would involve nuclear weapons and the collision of global powers… Continue reading

Stop NATO News: February 29, 2012: “Nightmare For Invader”: Georgia Is NATO States’ Window To Caucasus

29 February 2012 — Stop NATO

  • Attacks On Syria, Iran Would Overwhelm Armenia With Refugees
  • Russian Expert: Azerbaijan’s Territory May Be Used To Strike Iran
  • “Nightmare For Invader”: Georgia Is NATO States’ Window To Caucasus
  • Georgian Foreign Minister In Israel To Discuss “Regional Security Issues”
  • Saakashvili: NATO Afghan Operation Provides Training For Local Conflicts
  • Labor Party Calls On Opposition To Demand Georgia’s Afghan Withdrawal

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Stop NATO news: February 28, 2012: China And Russia Slam West Over Syria

28 February 2012 — Stop NATO News

  • China And Russia Slam West Over Syria
  • Libya “Close To Disintegration: Prime Minister
  • Turkey: U.S. Military Running NATO Interceptor Missile Site
  • Israeli Arms Shipments To Azerbaijan: Against Iran Or Armenia?
  • NATO’s Special Operations Network “Steadily Growing”
  • Mediterranean: Canadian Warship Participates In NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare Drills
  • U.S. Guided Missile Destroyer Headed To Arabian Sea
  • NATO Wants Azerbaijan As Wedge Between Russia And Iran

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