Latest Astana Peace Process Summit Highlights U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
The fifth Syria-focused Astana process summit took place in Turkey's capital, Ankara on Monday. Since the summit's inception in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have engaged in trilateral discussions …
The Uncertain and Dangerous Interregnum: World Peace and the Post-Cold War Era
Joseph Gerson | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_xi_multipolar_world.jpg …
Shocking Video Simulation Shows the Devastation Nuclear War Would Cause
Joshua Coupe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
The United States and Russia have quite the bumpy relationship. Talk of war between the two powerful countries isn't anything new, and anyone who is paying attention knows that such a war would be devastating for much of the world….
"Crazies" in Charge of America's "Nuclear Button": Trump's New (Acting) National Security Adviser Said Nuclear War with USSR Was Winnable
Nick Robins-Early | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
"Plus àßa change, plus c'est la même chose", | "The more things change, the more they stay the same", Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, (Les Guêpes, July 1848) | *** | President Donald Trump's acting national security adviser, former Reagan administration | …
The Emperor's New-Old Nuclear Clothes
Helena Cobban | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
One is that the longstanding refusal of most members of the U.S. political elite (officials, legislators, think-tankers, corporate media, and so on) to even mention the fact of Israel's own nuclear-weapons capabilities and to take full account of them in public discussions of strategic matters in the Middle East is extremely harmful. (Photo: Avi Ohayun/Israeli govt/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netan_0.jpeg …
Conflict With Iran Portends World War III
Robert Freeman | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
If the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world? (Photo: Pixabay/geralt/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/lisafuller.jpeg …
U.S. and Russia Battle It Out over this Huge Iraqi Gas Field
Simon Watkins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
With the U.S, Russia, and China all jostling for position in Iraq's oil and gas industry both north and south, Iraq's oil ministry last week reiterated its desire to have one or more foreign partners in the Mansuriya gas field. …
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and The Taliban. Russia's "Balancing Act" in South Asia and Afghanistan
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
For as close as Russia has once again become to India following its support of the latter's "Israeli"-like unilateral moves in Kashmir and the restoration of their unofficial alliance after the recent Eastern Economic Forum, its flagship international media outlet …
Will Russia Be Driven From the West?
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
Will Russia Be Driven From the West?
Will the US Use Greece to Block Russia in the Black Sea?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
The Trump administration last week made its first major step to create a Greek-centric NATO corridor following United States Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, announcement that his country intends to acquire the strategic port of Alexandroupoli. If Athens …
Disputing Trump Claims, Japan Says No Evidence Iran Was Behind Saudi Attack
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
"We are not aware of any information that points to Iran," said Japanese defense minister Taro Kono. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/japan_iran_trump.jpg …
'Our Doors Are Open for Peace Talks': Taliban to Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Afghanistan's Taliban told the BBC that their "doors are open" should United States President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future, despite him having unilaterraly scrapped a draft peace deal between the two factions. | RELATED: | Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as Peace Prospects With US Collapse | "From our side, our doo…
Russia-Saudi Relations: Putin's S-400 Sales Pitch to Saudi Arabia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Those surprised by President Putin's S-400 sales pitch to Saudi Arabia earlier this week while speaking in Ankara alongside his Turkish and Iranian counterparts clearly haven't been following the rapid development of Russian-Saudi relations and are likely influenced by the …
Reasons for optimism
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
If stagnant wages, near-record inequality, climate change, nuclear buildups, assault weapons, mass killings, trade wars, opioid deaths, Russian intrusions into American elections, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump in the White House don't at least occasionally cause you feelings of impending doom, you're not human. | But I want you to remember this: As bad as it looks right now — as despairing as you can sometimes feel — the great strength of this country is our resilience. We bounce back. We will again. | Not convinced? | First, come back in time with me to when I graduated coll…
Russia-Venezuela Air Travel: Latin American Is Not the US' "Backyard"?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The Venezuelan Minister for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Felix Plasencia revealed in an interview that Russia and Venezuela are analysing the possibility of opening commercial air routes between the two countries. The minister, who last week participated in the 23rd …
'The Times is DEAD!' Trump demands resignation of all NYT writers involved in latest Kavanaugh smear
rt.com | 2019-09-17
US President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times for 'destroying lives' after the paper belatedly issued a correction admitting its claim of assault by Justice Brett Kavanaugh was totally unsubstantiated by the "victim." | "I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you're at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony!" Trump tweeted on Monday in response to the Times's correction to an article describing Kavanaugh's alleged drunken misbehavior during his college years at Yale University, posted two days after the article itse…
So-Called "Limited" Nuclear War Would Actually Be Very Bad and Kill Tens of Millions, Warns New Report
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
"We urgently need sensible action to reduce and eliminate nuclear risk." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/castle_bravo_blast.jpg …
Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: "The …
Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …
Russia has 'oligarchs,' the U.S. has 'businessmen'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-16
In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, 'oligarch' seems reserved for Slavic billionaires | Source…
SPY PIGEONS & KILLER CIGARS: Weird ways CIA tried to win the Cold War
rt.com | 2019-09-15
The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to, which included killer cigars, trained dolphins, and acoustic kitties. | Pigeon spies: | The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret spy-pigeon mission during the Cold War, named 'Tacana'. It used the birds to secretly photograph sites inside the Soviet Union. The avian species was chosen because of their ability to navigate their way back home, and they apparently flew their missions while expensive cameras were strapped to th…
Outing of CIA's Kremlin mole echoes Iraq WMD hoax
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-15
The outing of a CIA informant inside of the Kremlin raises new questions about the Russia investigation and the intelligence…
'Far into conspiracy theorizing': Ex-MSNBC Host Krystal Ball slams network for Russiagate hype
rt.com | 2019-09-14
Krystal Ball, a former MSNBC host, has admitted that her colleagues went too far focusing on Russiagate narrative alone that it turned into conspiracy theorizing. | After three years of non-stop speculations about an alleged collusion between the Kremlin and US President Donald Trump ended up with Russiagaters' hopes crashed by the Mueller report, some in the American media seemed to have woken up to realize that the conspiratorial hype machine had replaced what should have been journalism. | The most recent example is Ball, who criticized her "former colleagues, friends" for going "so far into the realm of co…
Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.
Iran: A Club of Sanctioned Countries in Solidarity Against US Economic Terrorism
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
PressTV Interview — transcript Background links: ifpnews.com/iranian-mps-propose-formation-of-club-of-sanctioned-countries www.newsweek.com/russia-china-iran-fight-sanctions-1458096 Excerpts: An Iranian parliamentary faction has come up with the idea of establishing a club of sanctioned countries for concerted action against the US economic terrorism. The chairman of the Parliament's faction on countering sanctions, Poormokhtar, gave a report on the formation of the faction and its …
Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
US conducts ground launch cruise missile test
Ian Gamble | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-02
On Aug. 18, less than three weeks after scrapping the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the U.S. launched a ballistic cruise missile from San Nicholas Island, CA.