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Ice cracking in US-Russia ties

Posted by seumasach on January 4, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

1st January, 2015

The fascinating thing about the Russian-American relationship is that it is seldom what it seems to outsiders. The two powers dissimulate so often like cats snarling – you never know whether they are actually fighting or are getting into a romantic foreplay. One reason why China could be very cautious about the Ukraine crisis is this real difficulty to be judgmental. The safe thing is, perhaps, to keep a wary distance.

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Face it, Obama. Without Assad, you’ve got no strategy in Syria

Posted by seumasach on January 26, 2015

Gelb, president emeritus and board senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), recommends “a strategy that includes Assad and Iran as the key players in countering the jihadis.” All in all, this article provides great insight into the conflicts within the US administration, specifically between the Pentagon and the State Department.

Leslie H.Gelb

The Daily Beast

22nd January, 2015

If the administration does not come up with a clear plan to defeat the jihadis and end the Syrian war, Congress should not sign on to it.

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Russia, Belarus, France, Greece – The world rebels against Wall Street rule

Posted by seumasach on January 24, 2015

Webster Tarpley

Tarpley.net

21st January, 2015

« Massive Upvaluation of Swiss Franc Stuns Wall Street and London; Extent of Damage to US Zombie Banks Not Yet Fully Known; Heralds Acute Phase in Breakdown Crisis of Globalization; Currency Predators Eye Danish Crown; Syriza Launches Salonika Program to Save Greek Working People; House Democratic Leadership Concedes 0.1% Wall Street Sales Tax on Stocks; Petraeus Facing Indictment, ISIS Czar Allen Next; CIA-FBI Hype Terror to Chill Anti-Austerity Resistance from Greece to Ohio; Judge in Pinkney Case Punts, Delays Sentencing Due to “Letters and Publicity”

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Russia and Iran sign defense deal

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2015

.. ‘may resolve’ S300 missile delivery issue

RT

20th January, 2015

Moscow and Tehran have signed military cooperation deal that implies wider collaboration in personnRead moreel training and counter-terrorism activities. It may also resolve the situation concerning the delivery of Russian S300 missiles, Iranian media reported.

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Moscow will not allow new cold war

Posted by seumasach on January 21, 2015

TASS

21st January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Russia will not allow a new cold war as it is impossible to ensure global security through unilateral actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told an annual press conference on Wednesday.

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Gazprom throws down the gauntlet to Europe over gas supplies via Turkey

Posted by seumasach on January 21, 2015

Russia Beyond The Headlines

19th January, 2015

Russia plans to stop supplying gas via Ukrainian pipelines by 2020, Gazprom president, Alexi Miller says.

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John A. Macdonald’s Aryan Canada

Posted by seumasach on January 20, 2015

Aboriginal Genocide and Chinese Exclusion

Timothy J.Stanley

Active History

7th January, 2015

Racisms are central to the creation of Canada through European dominance over the vast territories of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. A case in point is provided by John Alexander Macdonald and his enactment of Asian exclusion and the genocide of the people of the southern plains.[1]

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Ukraine: Coercive diplomacy surges

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

17th January, 2015

The reported capture of the Donetsk city airport by separatists in eastern Ukraine could prove a ‘game changer’ in the conflict in that country. The airport as such is not strategically important but its loss testifies to the separatist side having the upper hand militarily and that cannot but sap the morale of the Ukrainian forces and erode the credibility of the pro-western government in Kiev.

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Charlie Hebdo and Fredou: Who’s awake, who’s still in bed?

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Asia Times

16th January, 2015

On Thursday, January 8, France 3, the second-largest French public TV channel, reported the death that morning of a police commissioner who had been investigating the January 7 attack on the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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In a refined chess move Russia…

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

… Is Going after EU Billions for Ukraine

Russia Insider

15th January, 2015

This article originally appeared at German Economic News. It was translated by Tom Winter at Fort Russ

Just a few days after Angela Merkel cleared the way for 1.8 billion Euros of taxpayer money in credit for Arseny “Yats” Yatsenyuk, Russia has put forward its interest in the money: Moscow is contemplating calling in its loan to Kiev. Russia wants, with this chess move, in particular to push speculator George Soros into the parade.

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Hungarian Minister proposes South Stream alternative

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Hungarian Minister Proposes Pipeline That Bypasses Bulgaria as South Stream Alternative

Russia Insider

16th January, 2015

January 15, (Novinite) – The construction of a gas pipeline from Greece via Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary would be an alternative to the cancelled South Stream project, according to Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s Foreign Minister.

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South Stream is NOT dead

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Andrew Korybo

Russia Insider

16th January, 2015

China is extending its Silk Road into the Balkans, with a planned project to construct a railroad from the Greek port of Piraeus all the way to Budapest. This would connect Beijing’s primary port of entrance for its commercial goods to one of Central Europe’s main transport conduits, thereby pushing the Silk Road into the heart of Europe and throughout the rest of the continent. As with everything else that China is doing in the world today, it must not be discounted that Russia can also reap some resultant benefits from this as part of the global Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership, which in this case, would allow for the resurrection of the South Stream project that all of its European partners have been begging for since its cancellation.

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