04:24 GMT +323 May 2017


    • Protesters entered Macedonia's parliament after the governing Social Democrats and ethnic Albanian parties voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker in Skopje. Macedonia April 27, 2017
      Last update: 19:25 21.05.2017
      19:25 21.05.2017

      The Macedonian Crisis Isn't Over, and a Bigger Balkan One is Just Beginning

      by Andrew Korybko

      The US didn't resolve Macedonia's crisis, it made it much worse, and the fate of the Balkans is now in jeopardy because of the latest American-brokered "deal".

    • Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (C) welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump (2-R) as they arrive aboard Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017
      Last update: 15:37 20.05.2017
      15:37 20.05.2017

      Abu Trump al-Amriki

      by Pepe Escobar

      Embattled at home in a do-or-die war (or "witch hunt") against powerful factions of the deep state, President Trump, in the first stop of his first foreign trip, lands with pomp and circumstance in the ultimate totalitarian theocracy.

    • 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: 19:45 19.05.2017
      19:45 19.05.2017

      Trump Visits Bethlehem Bearing Gifts to Child Killers

      by Finian Cunningham

      US President Donald Trump makes his first overseas visit this weekend, beginning in the Middle East and continuing to Europe. His tour to the "holy land" is being presented with feel-good, messianic spin.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's launches her election manifesto in Halifax, May 18, 2017.
      Last update: 14:34 19.05.2017
      14:34 19.05.2017

      Britain Has a Real Choice on June 8 - and the Anti-Democratic Democrats Hate It

      by Neil Clark

      For the first time in a quarter of a century, the British electorate has an opportunity to make a clean break with the banker-friendly neoliberal policies which have dominated politics since the era of Margaret Thatcher and which have led to a major redistribution of wealth away from the majority to the super-rich.

    • People on Times Square in New York follow the preliminary results of the US election
      Last update: 19:10 16.05.2017
      19:10 16.05.2017

      America's Civil War II

      by Finian Cunningham

      Civil wars are perhaps the most tragic and bitter, when a country goes to war on itself – and it’s brother against brother, homesteads destroyed by other compatriots.

    • Ambrogio Lorenzetti: Allegory of Good Government (detail) at the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena
      Last update: 19:35 11.05.2017
      19:35 11.05.2017

      The Decline of the West Revisited

      by Pepe Escobar

      Europa, in Greek mythology, was a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus and carried off to Crete. In time, Europe was meant to designate the western extreme of Eurasia. Europe, essentially, was the quite provincial Western seed that then sprouted an octopus: the global West.

    • US President Donald J. Trump (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (2-L) during a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC
      Last update: 18:30 11.05.2017
      18:30 11.05.2017

      American Paranoia Deserves Russian Mockery

      by Finian Cunningham

      US politicians and media have evidently become so unhinged from Russian conspiracy theory, they are perhaps best treated with the mockery they deserve.

      US President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey
    • This file photo taken on December 18, 2012 shows South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-In of the opposition Democratic United Party speaking during a press conference at the party head office in Seoul.
      Last update: 13:49 10.05.2017
      13:49 10.05.2017

      South Korea: Rising Moon of the East

      by Andrew Korybko

      The election of South Korean President Moon Jae-in presents a historic opportunity for the country to earn its rightful place in the Multipolar Century.

    • Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an election campaign rally in Leicester, Britain, May 6, 2017.
      Last update: 12:53 10.05.2017
      12:53 10.05.2017

      Do Mention the Wars, Jeremy - It's Your Trump Card

      by Neil Clark

      Don't mention the war! That classic line from the Fawlty Towers episode "The Germans" has had us laughing out loud for the past four decades. But not mentioning the war - or to be more accurate "wars" - is the very last thing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should be doing right now.

    • Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, speaks during a news conference to unveil his fully budgeted manifesto, named a contract with the nation, in Paris, France, March 2, 2017
      Last update: 17:54 09.05.2017
      17:54 09.05.2017

      Macron's New Orwellian Era

      by Finian Cunningham

      French President-elect Emmanuel Macron heralds a new era of politics alright. In an eerily sinister way. This is a huge setback for democracy, not, as the Western media would portray, some kind of victory for the people.

    • US President Donald Trump speaks to staffers setting up for the Commander in Chief's trophy presentation in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, May 2, 2017.
      Last update: 18:40 05.05.2017
      18:40 05.05.2017

      Trump Wants to Talk. But Can He Think?

      by Finian Cunningham

      Tentatively, it’s good sign that US President Donald Trump had a productive phone call – again – with Russian leader Vladimir Putin this week, vowing to push for a diplomatic settlement in war-torn Syria.

    • Middle East
      Last update: 12:37 04.05.2017
      12:37 04.05.2017

      Why It's Time for a New United Arab Republic

      by Neil Clark

      Most people in the west today have probably forgotten about the United Arab Republic, which existed from 1958-71 and under which Egypt and Syria came together as one nation during 1958-61. It was an exciting, genuinely progressive era of decolonization and non-aligned countries coming together in the belief that unity meant strength.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2017
      Last update: 20:08 27.04.2017
      20:08 27.04.2017

      There Will Be No Russophobia Reset

      by Pepe Escobar

      In the end, there was hardly a reset; rather a sort of tentative pause on Cold War 2.0. Interminable days of sound and fury were trudging along when President Trump finally decided NATO is "no longer obsolete"; still, he wants to "get along" with Russia.

    • US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner in Washington, US, March 21, 2017.
      Last update: 17:50 25.04.2017
      17:50 25.04.2017

      The United States of… False Flags

      by Finian Cunningham

      The United States government is the world leader in purveying false flags and propaganda stunts. Or, more generally, downright, systematic lies. To justify the outrageous violation of international law, wars and aggression.

    • Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks at the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan November 13, 2016
      Last update: 19:51 24.04.2017
      19:51 24.04.2017

      What's CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It?

      by Andrew Korybko

      Andrew just returned from Pakistan's National Defence University where he was lecturing on the geostrategic significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and he's eager to share his insight with Sputnik's readers.

    • The Russian and Chinese national flags are seen on the table as Russia's President Vladimir Putin (back L) and his China's President Xi Jinping (back R) stand during a signing ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on November 9, 2014.
      Last update: 19:54 21.04.2017
      19:54 21.04.2017

      Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China

      by Pepe Escobar

      The Russia-China strategic partnership, uniting the Pentagon's avowed top two "existential" threats to America, does not come with a formal treaty signed with pomp, circumstance - and a military parade.

    • President Donald Trump gestures as he and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla
      Last update: 18:56 21.04.2017
      18:56 21.04.2017

      Would China Strike North Korea?

      by Finian Cunningham

      China's military were reportedly put on high alert this week, with US officials saying that Beijing is preparing to respond to any potential situation in North Korea.

    • A protester holds an effigy of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May during an anti-Brexit demonstration after Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the process by which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, in London, Britain March 29, 2017.
      Last update: 17:02 19.04.2017
      17:02 19.04.2017

      Theresa May's Snap Election: Is It Really About Brexit?

      by Neil Clark

      Speaking outside Downing St. on April 18, Prime Minister Theresa May said that it was parliamentary opposition to Brexit which lay behind her surprise decision to seek a snap UK general election for Thursday, June 8.

    • GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast
      Last update: 17:04 14.04.2017
      17:04 14.04.2017

      World Held Hostage by American Military Madness

      by Finian Cunningham

      Whether a nuclear war breaks out within the next few days or not – the despicable fact remains, that the entire world is being held hostage by American military madness.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he hosts a CEO town hall on the American business climate at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2017
      Last update: 19:35 13.04.2017
      19:35 13.04.2017

      Piece of Cake: New Normal of Trump's Foreign Policy

      by Pepe Escobar

      Here's the Commander-in-chief of the Beautiful Piece of Chocolate Cake School of Foreign Policy, expanding on his next move regarding North Korea.