11:38 GMT +327 March 2017


    • Flowers are laid at the scene after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain, March 22, 2017.
      Last update: 10:43 25.03.2017
      10:43 25.03.2017

      The Terrible Seeds of the Attack on the British Parliament

      by Alexander Mercouris

      The attack on the British Parliament is a terrible tragedy and a hideous crime.

      Westminster Attack
    • This image posted online on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, purports to show a gunman firing at an unseen target, east of of Palmyra, east of Palmyra city, in Homs provence, Syria
      Last update: 16:56 24.03.2017
      16:56 24.03.2017

      Daesh, Creature of the West

      by Pepe Escobar

      James Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Emerging Threats at NATO – now that’s a lovely title – recently gave a talk at a private club in London on the Islamic State/Daesh. Shea, as many will remember, made his name as NATO’s spokesman during the NATO war on Yugoslavia in 1999.

    • Singer Yulia Samoilova, Russia's Eurovision 2017 contestant, and her husband, Alexei Taran, at Sheremetyevo Airport
      Last update: 15:00 24.03.2017
      15:00 24.03.2017

      Russian Wheelchairs, the New 'Invasion Threat'

      by Finian Cunningham

      The banning of Russia’s Eurovision contestant Yulia Samoilova by the Kiev regime is a new low – if that regime could possibly stoop any lower.

    • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China
      Last update: 15:50 19.03.2017
      15:50 19.03.2017

      Only a Fool Would Trust Rogue State USA

      by Finian Cunningham

      The United States suffers from a chronic trust deficit, to put it mildly. Anything that its leaders say must be weighed against years of deception and relentless criminal conduct by US governments.

    • Villages in north-eastern Syria liberated from ISIL
      Last update: 20:00 17.03.2017
      20:00 17.03.2017

      The 'Birth Pangs' of a New Middle East, Remixed

      by Pepe Escobar

      You all remember former US Secretary of State Condi Rice's notorious 2006 prediction about "birth pangs of a New Middle East." True to the George "Dubya" Bush/Cheney regime, Condi got it all spectacularly wrong, not only about Lebanon and Israel but also Iraq, Syria and the House of Saud.

    • Syrians children play during a sandstorm in the once rebel held Karm al-Jabal neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo on March 10, 2017
      Last update: 20:29 13.03.2017
      20:29 13.03.2017

      Russia Builds Where US Destroyed

      by Finian Cunningham

      Referring to ongoing peace talks on Syria co-sponsored by Russia, President Vladimir Putin said the negotiations marked the beginning of “rebuilding” this war-torn country, as well as other conflict zones in the Middle East region.

    • In this photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, trucks carrying U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at the Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017.
      Last update: 20:20 08.03.2017
      20:20 08.03.2017

      The Korean Crisis, the US' Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

      by Andrew Korybko

      The security situation has markedly deteriorated on the Korean Peninsula in recent days following the North’s latest missile test, which Pyongyang antagonistically said was a drill for striking US bases in Japan in response to the latest US-South Korean military exercises that it rightly views as a sign of hostility.

    • Brexit
      Last update: 14:49 08.03.2017
      14:49 08.03.2017

      The Brexit Collection: Food for Thought for Scottish Nationalists?

      by Neil Clark

      Back in 1975, the Scottish National Party (SNP) strongly opposed Britain's membership of the EEC in the referendum held in June that year. In 2016, the party did the exact opposite, with leader Nicola Sturgeon campaigning energetically for Britain to remain in the European Union. Was the volte-face a mistake?

    • British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson delivers a speech on the first day of the Conservative party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 2, 2016
      Last update: 10:37 08.03.2017
      10:37 08.03.2017

      Britain Needs to Get Off High Horse on Russia

      by Finian Cunningham

      For a small nation with a has-been imperial past, British rulers appear to still suffer from the delusion of strutting around the globe as if on a high horse.

    • US President Donald J. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 28 February 2017
      Last update: 18:35 07.03.2017
      18:35 07.03.2017

      Total Screen: How Baudrillard Anticipated Trump

      by Pepe Escobar

      It was, indeed, a Trumpquake. And the sequel was a given; the whole world, transfixed, in real time, 24/7, hanging on every word, tirade, feeding frenzy oozing from the swamp and its various flesh-eating monsters and manmade pathogens, deep state-related or otherwise.

    • Macedonian flag in front of the government building in Skopje, Macedonia (File)
      Last update: 16:56 03.03.2017
      16:56 03.03.2017

      It's Time to Trust Russia, Not Trump, on Macedonia

      by Andrew Korybko

      Despite the high hopes placed on his administration, Trump has so far done nothing to move away from Obama's Hybrid War on Macedonia, thus lending further credence to Russia's warning that foreign powers are plotting to annihilate the country's statehood.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump looks on following a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017.
      Last update: 16:20 28.02.2017
      16:20 28.02.2017

      Backstage at the Trump vs. Deep State Cage Match

      by Pepe Escobar

      The real story behind The Fall of Michael Flynn has been confirmed by a highly informed US insider, who has previously detailed how the Trump presidency's foreign policy will unfold.

    • Eurasia
      Last update: 15:39 25.02.2017
      15:39 25.02.2017

      Eurasia Integration: A Three-Speed Affair

      by Pepe Escobar

      Europe, relatively integrated, lives today in a de facto two-speed reality. Eurasia integration, a work in progress and with vastly more reach, is for the moment a three-speed process, as seen through the positioning of three Central Asian “stans”.

    • Moscow sights
      Last update: 17:04 22.02.2017
      17:04 22.02.2017

      Western Russophobia in Psychotic Phase

      by Finian Cunningham

      Western irrational fear of Russia – Russophobia – is no longer a random prejudice. It has become endemic pathological thinking among Western states.

    • President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House
      Last update: 14:00 16.02.2017
      14:00 16.02.2017

      Insanity of NATO 2.0 for MidEast

      by Finian Cunningham

      As US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House this week on the agenda is the formation of a “NATO-style” alliance for the Middle East, according to reports.

    • Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (File)
      Last update: 11:56 15.02.2017
      11:56 15.02.2017

      The Swamp Strikes Back

      by Pepe Escobar

      The tawdry Michael Flynn soap opera boils down to the CIA hemorrhaging leaks to the company town newspaper, leading to the desired endgame: a resounding victory for hardcore neocon/neoliberalcon US Deep State factions in one particular battle. But the war is not over; in fact it’s just beginning.

    • On Friday Russia marks the 97th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution that started the Soviet era
      Last update: 20:20 10.02.2017
      20:20 10.02.2017

      February Revolution of 1917: Good Intentions, Tragic Fates?

      by Dmitry Babich

      Nicholas Daniloff, 82, the founder of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusets, and a former Moscow correspondent for the magazine US News & World Report, is one of very few Americans who have a personal connection to the February Revolution in Russia.

      Flashback to 1917: The Stories of the Russian Revolution
    • Member of the Specialized Criminal Prosecution Rajeh Zayed (L) responds to a call during a visit by human rights activists to a community hall that was struck by an air strike during a funeral on October 8, in Sanaa, Yemen, October 16, 2016
      Last update: 19:34 10.02.2017
      19:34 10.02.2017

      UN's $2Bln Yemen Appeal? Send the Bill to Washington, London and Riyadh

      by Finian Cunningham

      The United Nations this week launched an emergency appeal to raise $2 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen – the Arabian Peninsula country where war has been raging for nearly two years.

    • White House chief strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington
      Last update: 16:45 09.02.2017
      16:45 09.02.2017

      Will Andrew Jackson Trump Embody the Bannon Doctrine?

      by Pepe Escobar

      Amidst the deep recesses of Trumpology – the new discipline crammed with “experts” trying to decode the new American presidency – it has become fashionable to deride Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon as a Jurassic Park-style sociopathic swamp creature, a “quasi-fascist” comparable to Islamofascists.

    • A man on stilts dressed in a ceremonial guardsman costume poses for photographs for tourists as he hands out flyers and collects money for charity on the southern end of Westminster Bridge backdropped by the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
      Last update: 15:56 09.02.2017
      15:56 09.02.2017

      Brexit: The 'Hard' or 'Soft' Option and Does It Really Matter?

      by Neil Clark

      "Which do you choose, a hard or soft option?" It's doubtful that when The Pet Shop Boys wrote that lyric over 30 years ago, they could have envisaged the words having political significance in 2017 - ironically enough, the centenary of the year in which Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov aka Lenin, made the journey "from Lake Geneva to the Finland Station."