20:42 GMT +317 November 2017


    • Digital network
      Last update: 20:12 13.11.2017
      20:12 13.11.2017

      Russian Business Abroad: Which is the Correct Response to Discrimination?

      by Dmitry Babich

      The EU Commission has deemed the Nord Stream 2 project "not necessary"; the pipe was aimed at supplying Russian natural gas to the EU countries via the Baltic Sea and Germany.

    • Стенд Международного информационного агентства Sputnik (Спутник) в ЭкспоФоруме перед открытием XX Санкт-Петербургского международного экономического форума
      Last update: 16:20 13.11.2017
      16:20 13.11.2017

      Demonization of RT, Sputnik Marks the Death Rattle of the Washington Consensus

      by John Wight

      "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not fearful men, not descended from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular."

    • Russia Today logo
      Last update: 21:24 09.11.2017
      21:24 09.11.2017

      RussiaGate's Anti-RT Repression: The Snake Eats Its Own Tail

      by Andrew Korybko

      The US’ decision to have RT register as a “foreign agent” wasn’t surprising in and of itself, but the suddenness of the imposed deadline suggests that Washington doesn’t want the broadcaster to comply with these new regulations and that the government is looking for a “legal pretext” to shut the company down.

    • Social media
      Last update: 19:18 09.11.2017
      19:18 09.11.2017

      The 'Russia' Excuse for Facebook & Twitter Censorship

      by Boris Malagurski

      Anti-Russian hysteria in the US is at its zenith, Facebook and Twitter are joining the war games and it's becoming apparent where this is all headed.

    • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (File)
      Last update: 17:03 09.11.2017
      17:03 09.11.2017

      The Escalating Crises Enveloping Saudi Arabia

      by John Wight

      Though the purge and arrest of dozens of leading Saudi officials, ministers and princes by 32-year old crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have taken many by surprise, considering Saudi Arabia exists at the epicenter of a range of crises within the world's most tempestuous region, it is a demarche which assumes the character of just another day.

    • Flags of Russia, EU, France and coat of arms of Nice on the city's promenade
      Last update: 15:03 09.11.2017
      15:03 09.11.2017

      Russophobia in Britain: The Acceptable Form of 'Liberal' Racism

      by Neil Clark

      We live in an age where racial prejudice is rightly regarded as a Quite Awful Thing. Celebrities publicly declare their support for "anti-racist" campaigns, and those who make what are deemed to be "racist" comments face severe career consequences. The trouble is though, "anti-racist" standards are not applied equally.

    • Palestinians take part in a demonstration on the 100 years anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in Nablus, West Bank, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
      Last update: 14:11 03.11.2017
      14:11 03.11.2017

      The Ignoble History and Legacy of the Balfour Declaration

      by John Wight

      On 2 November 1917 the British government in the form of the country's then foreign secretary, Sir Arthur Balfour, addressed a letter to Lord Rothschild, a leading figure within the British Jewish community.

    • US flag
      Last update: 21:17 01.11.2017
      21:17 01.11.2017

      RussiaGate: Soft Power Suicide of a Superpower

      by Andrew Korybko

      The US’ obsession with “proving” alleged “Russian meddling” in the 2016 election and America’s subsequent institutional destruction as a result will go down in history as representing the suicide of this former superpower’s soft power.

    • People celebrate after the Catalan regional parliament declares the independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017.
      Last update: 14:51 30.10.2017
      14:51 30.10.2017

      Catalan Independence Is Not Worth Dying For

      by John Wight

      Catalan independence is not worth dying for. The region is not suffering oppression nor is it colonized. The Catalan independence movement is being driven by nothing more than cultural nationalism and economic self-interest. It is the self-determination of fools.

    • Brexit
      Last update: 13:42 30.10.2017
      13:42 30.10.2017

      The Latest Establishment Conspiracy Theory: Russia Fixed Brexit!

      by Neil Clark

      Just when you thought the anti-Russian conspiracy theories couldn't possibly get any loopier, they just did.

    • Communist supporter carries the red flag as others carry a banner declaring Long Live the 88th Anniversary of the October Revolution, during the rally to commemorate the Bolshevik Revolution, marking a long-sacred former holiday that was an official working day for the first time in decades in Moscow, Monday, Nov. 7, 2005.
      Last update: 14:00 26.10.2017
      14:00 26.10.2017

      Revisiting the October Revolution of 1917

      by John Wight

      To some the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia still stands, a hundred years on, as the single most important emancipatory event in human history.

    • US soldiers prepare to participate in a training mission with Iraqi Army soldier, right, outside Baghdad, Iraq. (File)
      Last update: 22:04 25.10.2017
      22:04 25.10.2017

      America's War Addiction

      by Finian Cunningham

      The US has a serious addiction problem. George W Bush previously warned about its “addiction to oil”. Current President Trump this week declared the nation’s addiction to opiate drugs an “emergency”. While his predecessor Barack Obama’s calls for firearms controls following numerous mass shootings fueled concerns of “gun addiction”.

    • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a 'Meeting Discussion on Gun Violence Prevention' at Landmark Theater in Port Washington, New York on April 11, 2016.
      Last update: 18:35 23.10.2017
      18:35 23.10.2017

      Clinton at Cheltenham: Why It's Time to Throw the Book at 'Literary Festivals'

      by Neil Clark

      Hillary Clinton's recent appearance at the Times/HSBC/Waterstones-sponsored Cheltenham Literary Festival, where she urged the west to "get tough" on Putin, Russia and its media outlets, was proof once again that these UK "festivals" have little to do with promoting great writing, but quite a lot to do with promoting neocon geopolitical narratives.

    • An honor guard carries the coffin of US Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, October 21, 2017.
      Last update: 16:28 23.10.2017
      16:28 23.10.2017

      US Military Deaths in Niger: Who, What Is AFRICOM?

      by John Wight

      The deaths of four US soldiers in Niger, West Africa would no doubt have passed unremarked without the controversy concerning Trump's phone call to the widow of one of the men involved. However their deaths open up the wider question of US presence in Africa and US Africa Command within Washington's global strategic and military apparatus.

    • Russian artist Petr Pavlensky poses in front of a Banque de France building after setting fire to the window gates as part of a performance in Paris
      Last update: 17:47 20.10.2017
      17:47 20.10.2017

      Pavlensky: Dumbfounding the Dumfounders

      by Dmitry Babich

      For five years, the Western journalists in Moscow and our own home-grown liberal commentators admired Pyotr Pavlensky. His “artistic performances,” such as nailing his scrotum to Red Square (“Fixation”) or setting the entrance to the Russian security service FSB ablaze (“The Threat”) were seen as an elaborate chess game with “Putin’s regime.”

    • US flag
      Last update: 22:15 19.10.2017
      22:15 19.10.2017

      America's Scramble for Africa

      by Finian Cunningham

      The ugly row over whether President Trump disrespected the young widow of a fallen American soldier has overshadowed a bigger issue. That is, the increasing number of US military operations across the African continent.

    • Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to the lectern to deliver his speech during the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 18, 2017.
      Last update: 15:33 19.10.2017
      15:33 19.10.2017

      Xi Jinping Declares Era of 'National Rejuvenation' in China

      by John Wight

      Chinese premier Xi Jinping's opening speech at the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was the most bullish and assertive by a Chinese leader since the era of Mao, no doubt drawing parallels with President Obama's controversial "pivot to Asia" speech in 2011 as Beijing's long overdue riposte.

    • A tank belonging to Iraqi army is seen in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq October 17, 2017.
      Last update: 14:15 17.10.2017
      14:15 17.10.2017

      Kirkuk Crisis and the Iraqi Government's Absolute Right to Restore Its Writ

      by John Wight

      In moving to reassert control of the city of Kirkuk from the Kurds, who hitherto had controlled the city under the aegis of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the Iraqi government has acted in full accordance with its legal and moral rights.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump (R), trailed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, arrives to speak to reporters after their meeting at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey U.S. August 11, 2017
      Last update: 21:29 16.10.2017
      21:29 16.10.2017

      Tillerson’s Wobbly War Assurance

      by Finian Cunningham

      It doesn’t inspire confidence when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attempted to give assurances that the American government is not seeking war with North Korea.

    • Russian flags were removed from the building of the Russian Trade Representation in Washington, DC
      Last update: 19:20 14.10.2017
      19:20 14.10.2017

      America's Flagging World Status

      by Finian Cunningham

      How low can you go? This week US authorities took the petty step of pulling down Russian Federation flags from diplomatic properties in Washington DC and San Francisco. But the action speaks volumes about how the United States’ international image is flagging to unprecedented lows.