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

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

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    • 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.
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      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.

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    • Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an election campaign rally in Leicester, Britain, May 6, 2017.
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      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.

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    • 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
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      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.

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    • 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
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      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.

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    • Middle East
      Last update: 12:37 04.05.2017
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      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.

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    • 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
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      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.

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    • US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner in Washington, US, March 21, 2017.
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      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.

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    • 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
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      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.

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    • 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
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      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.

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    • 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
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      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.

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    • 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
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      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.

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

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    • 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
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      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.

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    • (Front row L-R) Denmark's Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen, Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Switzerland's Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Than and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah pose along with other delegates for a group photo during a conference on Syria and the region at the Europa Building in Brussels on April 5, 2016
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      Tears of a Clown Over Syrian Deaths

      by Finian Cunningham

      Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, likes to clown around, even by his own admission. So much so, it seems, that when news emerged last week of an alleged massacre of children choking from chemical weapons in Syria, Johnson was still up for jolly-good fun.

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    • In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017.
      Last update: 20:04 07.04.2017
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      Poodle Trump Runs With Dogs of War

      by Finian Cunningham

      So the brash, big-mouth tycoon in the White House with an outsized ego has finally unleashed the dogs of war in Syria.

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    • A picture taken on April 4, 2017 shows destruction at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack.
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      Syria: The Toxic Meltdown

      by Pepe Escobar

      “These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated.” Thus spoke the President of the United States.

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    • Kiev residents during memorial events on the anniversary of the first protests on Independence Square in Kiev.
      Last update: 15:21 04.04.2017
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      Ukraine and Poland: Recognizing the Bleak Side of the Post-Maidan Regime

      by Dmitry Babich

      Poland announced finalization of the deal on purchasing eight Patriot surface-to-air missiles – anti-rocket “defensive” weapons, manufactured by an American weapons’ producer, Raytheon Company.

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    • Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
      Last update: 19:00 31.03.2017
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      China-India: Heightened Tensions Across the Himalayas

      by Andrew Korybko

      Next week’s provocative visit of the Dalai Lama to the Chinese-contested town of Tawang is set to mark a low point in relations between New Delhi and Beijing.

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