US and NATO Increasing Pressure on Turkey

Vladimir Platov For many a year, relations between Ankara and Washington have been characterized by an “unstable balance.” If initially, when Erdogan first came to power, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) was supported by the United States, then over time it has ceased to be an American project, demonstrating (as well as Erdogan himself)…

Turkey Opposes Sweden and Finland Joining NATO

Turkey has opposed the alliance intentions of the Scandinavian nations, claiming they are like ‘a guesthouse for terrorists’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared on Friday that Ankara opposes the possibility of Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO because he believes the two Scandinavian nations harbor ‘terrorists’. By ‘terrorists’, the Turkish leader meant militants of…

Multipolarity: West Asia’s Economic Savior

Matthew Ehret With Russia and Iran standing guard, and China’s ambitious investments, West Asia must sever its western economic dependencies and race toward the riches of multipolarity. The transition from a western economic order toward a multipolar one is ushering in unprecedented economic and security advancements for West Asia. A race is now underway that will…

Clash of Christianities: Why Europe Cannot Understand Russia

Pepe Escobar Christianity, once again, at the heart of a civilizational battle – this time among Christians themselves. Western Europeans see the Orthodox and eastern Christians as satraps and a bunch of smugglers, while the Orthodox regard the Crusaders as barbarian usurpers bent on world conquest. Under an ubiquitous, toxic atmosphere of cognitive dissonance drenched in…

Four EU Buyers Paid for Russian Gas in Rubles

Al Mayadeen European gas buying states have started complying with Russia’s demands to only take rubles in exchange for its gas supplies, which will surely boost the Russian economy as others follow suit. Four European gas buyers have already paid for gas deliveries from Russia, complying with the Kremlin’s resolution to only accept rubles in…

Russian Official Reveals White Helmets Have Been Deployed to Ukraine

The Cradle Members of the White Helmets appear in celebrations alongside militant groups operating in rebel-held Idlib, Syria. (Photo credit: Sarmeen) The controversial NGO has ties to various extremist groups, including Al-Qaeda, and was founded in 2013 by a former British mercenary The deputy permanent representative of Russia to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, revealed on…

War it is – and Escalation is Coming

Alastair Crooke It is indeed war. NATO is at war with Russia. German legalists may say not, but when the West arms Ukraine; when NATO Special Forces are in Kiev (i.e. the British SAS), and are training their militia protégés to use their weapons to kill Russians, is it really relevant (or known) from whose shoulder the (UK…

Watch Europe Commit Suicide

Pepe EscobarWashington’s competition with rising power Russia is so fierce, it is willing to sacrifice Europe. If the US goal is to crush Russia’s economy with sanctions and isolation, why is Europe in an economic free fall instead? The stunning spectacle of the European Union (EU) committing slow motion hara-kiri is something for the ages. Like…

The Birth of a “New World Order” from the Ukrainian Battlefield

Elijah J. Magnier There is a lot of speculation about the birth of a “new world order” from the womb of the battle in Ukraine between America and Russia. The Middle East, Asia and Africa are awaiting the results of this battle, its implications and what will be the outcome to form new alliances once…

The Ukraine Conflict Lays Bare the Myth of a More Civilized Europe

Ramzy Baroud Instead of using the Russia-Ukraine war as an opportunity to reflect on the future of the European project, whatever that is, it is being used as an opportunity to score cheap points against the very victims of Europe everywhere When a gruesome six-minute video of Ukrainian soldiers shooting and torturing handcuffed and tied…