US Blows Up INF… Another Move Towards Downfall

18 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

It is rather astounding the American double-think. It was the US side which unilaterally abolished the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty in 2002. And it is the US side which is now unilaterally threatening to walk away from a second landmark arms control treaty, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) accord, which was first put in place in 1987.

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Two New Reports Point to Further US Decline & Higher Risk of War By James O’Neill

22 December 2018 — NEO

8854Two recent reports from the United States strongly suggest the United States is planning a major war with Russia and China, but are far from certain that they could in fact succeed in such aa war. The reports also provide insights into how the United States will meet the budgetary demands of such war preparations, but almost zero appreciation of the social and human costs of such policies.

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Countering Washington’s Confrontation By Brian Cloughley

23 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The United States continues to brandish its military power all round the globe and has recently been concentrating on confronting Russia and China. Its policy and deployments were explained by the US Air Force Secretary in September when she declared that Washington felt threatened because “Less than a week ago Russia began the largest exercise on Russian soil in four decades… with more than 300,000 troops and 1000 aircraft.

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Afghanistan Takes Center Stage in the New Great Game By Pepe Escobar

17 November 2018 — Asia Times

Moscow hosted talks last week to promote peace in Afghanistan as neighbors and regional heavyweights eye the rewards of stability in the long-troubled land

In the “graveyard of empires,” Afghanistan never ceases to deliver geopolitical and historical twists. Last week in Moscow, another crucial chapter in this epic story was written when Russia pledged to use its diplomatic muscle to spur peace efforts in the war-torn country.

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Russia Financial Advisory Assistance To Venezuela Is “Regime Reinforcement” By Andrew KORYBKO

6 November 2018 — Oriental Review

Russia dispatched financial advisors to Venezuela upon Caracas’ request.

The Russian team landed in the country’s capital a day after a Chinese delegation, making some wonder whether the two Great Powers are coordinating their efforts to save their shared Latin American partner’s economy. Both countries have an interest in ensuring the success of President Maduro’s latest reforms in order to safeguard the stability of his democratically elected and legitimate government, which is responsible for repaying the loans that they issued it over the past couple of years and also fulfilling the energy cooperation contracts that were signed between them too. An American-backed regime change could therefore lead to the newly installed “authorities” backtracking on these commitments and looking for “legal loopholes” to avoid honoring them, which is why Russia and China’s financial advisory assistance to Venezuela should be understood through the perspective of “regime reinforcement”.

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Guardian newspaper condemned for publishing “deliberate lies” about Julian Assange By James Cogan

24 September 2018 — WSWS

On September 21, the Guardian newspaper published claims, based on unnamed sources, that Ecuador, Russia and WikiLeaks had conspired to smuggle Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London and transport him to “another country”—most likely Russia.

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Russia Beefs Up Syria’s Air Defenses – Tells “Hotheads” To Cool Down By Moon of Alabama

24 September 2018 — Moon of Alabama

The Russian Minister of Defense today announced some of the measures to be taken in Syria in response to last weeks destruction of its electronic warfare plane with 15 airmen on board. Yesterday the Russian MoD held Israel responsible for the incident.

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