The "two-speed" Europe concept continues to stir heated debate among European observers. While some of them question the notion or disapprove outright, others argue that the concept really makes sense. However, both the antagonists and the proponents of the idea agree that the bloc needs to change.
The letter of Freedom Watch's Larry Klayman to the House Intelligence Committee disclosed that over the years the US intelligence community gathered surveillance on prominent Americans, including Donald Trump. Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik what implications the recent disclosure may have on former Obama officials.
US left-leaning mainstream media sources continue to insist that the Trump campaign could have coordinated its activities with Moscow. However, the problem is that they present Russia as a bogeyman, political scientist Gregory Dobromelov told Radio Sputnik, stressing that the paradigm must be changed to ease tensions between US and Russia.
The Obama administration's 'Pivot to Asia' policy has not become a thing of the past, the founder of “Show Up! America” Jan R. Weinberg told Sputnik. The activist explained why the policy, spearheaded by the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, was actually aimed at extensive militarization of the region.
The EU-backed Balkan Customs Union is a double-edged solution, Serbian academic Milojko Arsic told Sputnik. Once implemented it may require Serbia to break its free trade agreement with Moscow and impose sanctions on Russia, he warned.
The Pentagon risks alienating Turkey if it continues to team up with the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces during its Raqqa operation. For its part, Damascus warned foreign powers that any military operation in the country without the approval of the legitimate Syrian government will be seen as an invasion.
On March 23, the GMHC, an AIDS service organization, is due to honor former President Bill Clinton, the founder of the Clinton Foundation, for his 15-year effort to battle HIV/AIDS. Speaking to Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel disclosed what really lay behind the charity's HIV/AIDS initiative. Do the Clintons deserve so much praise?
Japan is seeking to bolster its geopolitical positions in the Asia-Pacific region by strengthening its military ties with the United States and developing economic relations with Russia, Chinese experts told Sputnik. However, regardless of its political maneuvers Tokyo remains Washington's ally in the first place.
David Rockefeller's death may sap the influential financial group's strength, Russian economist Valentin Katasonov suggested in an interview with Radio Sputnik.
The months leading up to the war in Iraq, unleashed on 20 March 2003, saw the very best of humanity engaged in a struggle with the very worst for the right to shape the future.
Retired Lt.-Gen. Michael Flynn has come under attack by the US left-leaning mainstream media over receiving money for a speech at RT's 2015 conference. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel asked why Hillary Clinton's numerous paid speeches and alleged charity fraud are not getting the same amount of ink in US press.
US President Donald Trump's plan to defeat Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) looks much like that of Barack Obama, according to officials familiar with the matter. It also seems that Trump is unlikely to deliver on his election promise to consider joining forces with Russia in Syria.
Beijing is reportedly preparing to hold a military parade on August 1, 2017 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). There is more to this event than meets the eye, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik, adding that China's famous policy "Hide your strength, bide your time" is no longer the case.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled on March 17 that military action against North Korea is "on the table." Speaking to Sputnik, Russian political analyst Dmitry Verkhoturov described a three-phase war scenario which the Pentagon is likely to implement.
Julian Assange's statement that Hillary Clinton is secretly plotting "a Mike Pence takeover" in the Oval Office together with US intelligence officials has stirred a heated debate. Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel shared his views on the possibility of a House of Cards scenario being implemented in his interview with Sputnik.
WikiLeaks, a whistleblowing website, recently published a massive trove of documents from the CIA, code-named Vault 7. The leaks contain an archive of hacking tools used by the US intelligence agency.
Exactly three years after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 on March 7 2014 (17:19 UTC time), the international whistleblowing site WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on how the US Central Intelligence Agency could weaponize just about every "smart device" on the planet.
Iraqi authorities risk pushing the country's youngsters into Daesh's embrace, Belkis Wille, Senior Iraq Researcher at Human Rights Watch, told Radio Sputnik commenting on the unbearable conditions at Iraqi detention facilities where 1,269 people suspected of ties with terrorists are being held.
The WikiLeaks' CIA dump has exposed a deep systemic crisis within the US intelligence community, according to Israeli commentator and political analyst Avigdor Eskin. Over the past years the image of the CIA has been severely tarnished and it now risks becoming part of the problem, not the solution, for the US national security.
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