Dienstag, 19. November 2013

Russia in the Middle East

The Nation
by Bob Dreyfuss


One of the byproducts of recent events in the Middle East is the return of Russia to a prominent role across the region. Not that Russia ever left, but it has been a principal goal of successive US administrations to push first the Soviet Union and then Russia back. In the 1950s and 1960s that took the form of a series of political and military alliances, including NATO (which included Turkey) and the Baghdad Pact and CENTO (including variously Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan)...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2013

110 People Own 35 Pct of Russia s Wealth

A staggering 35 percent of household wealth in Russia is owned by just 110 people, the highest level of inequality in the world barring a few small Caribbean islands, a report by a major investment bank says.

From Information Clearing House

Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2013

Greenpeace Speaks Out Over Russia s Detention of Activists

Wendell Berry on His Hopes for Humanity

Dienstag, 6. August 2013

Gegenüber Russland wähnt sich der Westen noch immer in Kalten Krieg

Peter Scholl-Latour über das Verhältnis Russland-USA nach dem Asyl für Snowden, die Fehler, die gegenüber Russland begangen wurden, und die Entwicklungen in Ägypten und Syrien.

Mittwoch, 19. Dezember 2012

US seeks 'world supremacy' through advanced weapons: Security Chief

The Secretary of the Security Council of Russia has provided his views on a number of national security issues, including the importance of preserving Russia s nuclear arsenal against potential adversaries.

From Information Clearing House

Donnerstag, 1. November 2012

Russia Scolds America Back

Donnerstag, 27. September 2012

Putin condemns bloody regime change in Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a strong warning Wednesday against inciting violent regime change in the Middle East, an apparent rebuke to Western calls for an end to Syrian President Bashar Assad s rule.,7340,L-4286003,00.html

Putin blames West for global chaos

The Russian leader did not hesitate to name who is responsible for sowing the seeds of disorder that is gripping many parts of the world, including in Syria.

What If There s Real Change in the Middle East?

By Stephen M. Walt

Instead of just new regimes, might we even see the emergence of new states and different borders? And if so, at what cost and with what long-term consequences?

From Information Clearing House


Samstag, 19. Mai 2012

Russian PM Says Action on Syria, Iran May Lead To Nuclear War

By Reuters

''At some point such actions which undermine state sovereignty may lead to a full-scale regional war, even, although I do not want to frighten anyone, with the use of nuclear weapons,'' Medvedev said. ''Everyone should bear this in mind.''

Joseph Lieberman Says US To Topple Syrian Regime

In an article the Washington Post published on Friday, the US Senator Joseph Liebrman wrote that the [Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad regime should be toppled by any means possible, be it foreign intervention or even ''airstrikes''.

Regime Change: U.S. tells G8 Syria s Assad must go, cites Yemen as model

U.S. President Barack Obama told G8 leaders meeting at Camp David that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must leave power, and pointed to Yemen as a model of how political transition could work there, the White House said on Saturday.

From Information Clearing House


Freitag, 4. Mai 2012

Russia 'Retains Right' to Pre-emptive Strike on U.S. ''Missile Shield''


Russia has concerns that the ultimate aim of America s global ABM shield in the works is the gradual depreciation of Russia s nuclear arsenal.


Russia warns of pre-emptive strike against NATO missile defences


NATO: A Twenty-First Century Failure

Mittwoch, 14. März 2012

Backing into World War III?

By Sean Stone

It is no wonder that Russian Prime Minister Putin has called the Anglo-American policy in the Middle East a 'cult of violence.'

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