The Return of Empires (I) By Dmitry MININ

25 February 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

«Larger spaces» versus chaos in international relations?

The recent expeditions of the French in Africa clearly smack less of neoimperialism than they do neocolonialism, and have prompted many to wonder whether the events are the start of a new cycle of world politics in which an outgoing unipolarity is perhaps being replaced by a forthcoming multipolarity not hailed by everyone, or something different, something new or maybe a repeat of history, but in new packaging? Maybe something that would allow, for example, the United States «to leave without actually leaving», to continue implementing their global plans in a more complex system of interstate relations? If so, then the imperial projects and vassal relations of by-gone eras that had seemingly vanished forever will turn out to be much in demand… 

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“Attack on Sovereignty”: The “Obama Regime” and America’s Unipolar World By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

17 January, 2013Global Research

Those concerned about “The New World Order” speak as if the United States is coming under the control of an outside conspiratorial force. In fact, it is the US that is the New World Order. That is what the American unipolar world, about which China, Russia, and Iran complain, is all about.

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“Attack on Sovereignty”: The “Obama Regime” and America’s Unipolar World By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

17 January, 2013Global Research

Those concerned about “The New World Order” speak as if the United States is coming under the control of an outside conspiratorial force. In fact, it is the US that is the New World Order. That is what the American unipolar world, about which China, Russia, and Iran complain, is all about.

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Syria: Proxy War By U.S. And Gulf Monarchies By By Zhao Jinglun

17 January 2013 — China.org.cn

A dozen Russian warships from the Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets are converging on the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Aden, as part of a large-scale strategic exercise. Russian intentions are obvious, even though it declares this has nothing to do with the situation in Syria. Continue reading

The Anti-Empire Report No.110 By William Blum: The universe unraveling

1 November 2012 — www.killinghope.org

The universe unraveling

The Southeast Asian country of Laos in the late 1950s and early 60s was a complex and confusing patchwork of civil conflicts, changes of government and switching loyalties. The CIA and the State Department alone could take credit for engineering coups at least once in each of the years 1958, 1959 and 1960. No study of Laos of this period appears to have had notable success in untangling the muddle of who exactly replaced whom, and when, and how, and why. After returning from Laos in 1961, American writer Norman Cousins stated that “if you want to get a sense of the universe unraveling, come to Laos. Complexity such as this has to be respected.” 1

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Video: Smuggled Cash, Arms, Jihadists Fuel Syria War By grtv

7 March 2012 — GRTV

Syrian government forces have regained control of the Baba Amr district in Homs – which has been the main centre of armed resistance for almost a month. Washington says it’ll keep up efforts to convince Russia and China to put pressure on President Assad and impose tougher sanctions against the Syrian regime.

James Corbett – editor of the Japan-based independent news website the Corbett Report, says it’s not developments within Syria, but international politics, that will shape the country’s future. Continue reading