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26 November 2014
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What Americans Celebrate on Thanksgiving Day
When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating.
Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means
In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is to be required to hold 20% of its reserves in the form of gold.
Opening the Gates to World War III
Washington intends to remove Russia as a constraint on Washington’s power.
Crisis? What Crisis? There Is No Crisis Around the Rouble
At the worst point of the Depression Franklin Roosevelt rallied the American people by telling them they had “nothing to fear but fear itself”. That accurately sums up the state of play for Russia with the present rouble “crisis”. There is no rouble “crisis” and talk of one is groundless.
G20: Giant With Feet of Clay
The countries with the twenty largest economies are simply too different to effectively work together.
G20 Summit 2014 in Australia's Brisbane
A Global House of Cards
The Western financial system is a house of cards resting on corruption.
American Pivot to Asia Includes Return to US Military Presence in Pacific
The three main partners of America’s military alliance in Asia are Australia, Japan, and South Korea, all of which have the status of Major Non-NATO Ally.
Obama’s Pivot to Asian Trade
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seeks to create a new set of economic rules for 800 million people - 475 million from the United States, Mexico, and Canada, 127 million in Japan (if they join the talks), and over 200 million spread out on both sides of the Pacific.
Rioting in Warsaw: Many Hate the EU and Everyone Blames Russia
In November 2013 – February 2014, Warsaw showed official support for the violent actions of the “urban guerillas” on Maidan. However, Poland’s politicians are somewhat reluctant to let the participants of much less violent riots out of jail in their own capital.
Tolerance Towards Extremism Behind Warsaw Riots: Russian Ombudsman
The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a long-awaited process of peaceful reunification between East and West Germany.
Kiev's Refusal to Negotiate Elections in Donbas Threatens More Conflict
Since the only “talks” Ukraine’s leaders are prepared to consider are those they conduct with themselves, it is not difficult to see why.
The US Midterm Elections: A Follow-Up Report
What will happen in the wake of the GOP’s crushing electoral victory? That the Republicans prevailed in the recently-concluded midterm elections was not a surprise.
George Soros, the famed financier behind the network of Open Society Institutes, has a call to arms for the people of Europe: pick up your weapons, militarize your economies, and throw off the chains of peace - it is time for war with Russia.
Turkey and Qatar as the America’s ‘Mideast Misfits’
The Arab Spring events led to a constellation of regional alliances with the US and Saudi Arabia on one hand, and Turkey and Qatar on the other. The latter two turned out to be America's ‘strategic spoilers’, promoting their own interests and Washington's potentially putting the entire operation at risk.
Syria: No Good Options
Military strikes on ISIS are warranted, but won’t do anything to solve the deeper problem of the ongoing collapse of the Syrian state.
The West’s Turkey Problem
Erdogan’s increasingly open Islamism presents a direct challenge to two of the West’s bedrock institutions, the EU and NATO.
The Empire of Chaos and the War on Drugs
The US announced the “War on Drugs” in 1971 and since then has been waging this war with zero success, being at the same time the prime patron and ally of the world’s leading drug traffickers.
Presidential Crimes: Then And Now
Presidents have little idea what is transpiring in the vast cabinet departments and federal agencies that constitute “their” administration, whereas in fact many parts of the government are empires unto themselves.
Elections in the United States serve only to validate the unaccountability of government.
European Union: the US' Endlessly Abused Wife
The relationship of the US and the EU is starting to acquire something reminding the syndrome of an abused wife.
Missouri Governor Triples Number of National Guard Troops Amid Protests
Rhode Island Could be Next Ferguson: Civil Rights Group
Peaceful Protests in Washington Call for End of US Police Violence
Obama: Ferguson Protests Testify to Broader Internal Problems in the US
US Provides Only Non-Lethal Aid to Ukraine: Defense Department
DPR to Lay Claims Over Whole Donetsk Region's Territory: Deputy PM
German Foreign Minister Says Ukraine’s NATO, EU Membership Impossible
US, Canada, Ukraine Isolated Over UN Anti-Nazism Resolution: Lawmaker
Hackers Leak US Document Scans With Plans to Supply Weapons to Kiev
Over 13Mln Britons Lived in Poverty Last Year: Report
Highlights of US Protests Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in Pictures
Protesters Riot in Ferguson Setting Buildings, Cars Alight
Results of UN Vote on Anti-Nazi Resolution