Clash of economic interests

THE BRICS NATIONS CHALLENGE THE WEST?
The fourth BRICS summit getting together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was held on March 28-29 in New Delhi. No matter it didn’t last long one can say with confidence it has resulted in substantial achievements. In any case it’s obvious the leaders of the member countries had no intention to confine themselves to purely symbolic resolutions, so the outcome of event looks quite telling.

 

Geopolitics

USELESS MISSILE DEFENSE «SECRETS». WHAT’S BEHIND ANOTHER US «GOOD WILL GESTURE?»
The US national missile defense, especially its European component, is one of the major irritants in the Russia — US bilateral relations. The USA insists it is created to counter the threat coming from Iran and North Korea. Russia says geography, physics laws, and irrefutable facts clearly indicate the system is aimed at Russia not Iran. It makes its legitimate concern justified.

 

History debates

OPERATION NORTHWOODS: HAVE THE CIA AND PENTAGON PLANNED TERRORIST ACTS ON THE US SOIL?
It’s hard to believe nowadays. According the US law the archives can be declassified after 50 years. The documents related to Northwood operation, that never took place, were made public after this period of time. Reading it either gets one shocked or makes smile unbelievingly. It was exactly 50 years ago the CIA together with the Joint Chiefs of Staff were planning an attack against their own country. On March 13 1962 then Defense Secretary Robert McNamara submitted the plan to President John Kennedy for approval.

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EUROPEAN MULTICULTURALISM: Beyond the line of liberty
Previously one could have hardly treated European multiculturalism seriously. This concept had all the chances to become the political framework of European integration process, although abuses of democracy and misinterpretations of human rights prevented new citizens of the major European countries from truly enjoying the fruits of the "free world". European relative multiculturalism ended up with a natural relative failure in a relatively tolerant European society.

 

RUSSIA — UKRAINE — THE EU: Kiev suddenly understood the advantage of the Customs Union
If Euro-bureaucrats haven’t dared to criticize Ukraine on their own, they should have been asked of that. Thanks to European remarks Ukrainian officials have finally started speaking the language that common Ukrainians understand. As if by a wave of a magic wand, the authorities became aware of the CU advantages and ghost-like benefit of the FTA, the difference of the actual economic pros and some make-believe bonuses.

 

BAHRAIN AND THE "DOCTORS’ PLOT": Why’s Bernard Kouchner keeping silence?
Will the internationally-recognized Transitional National Council be created in Bahrain? Will the UN pass a resolution, condemning the "doctors’ genocide"? Will the members of Bahraini royal family considered persona non grata? Will the Bahraini foreign accounts be suspended? Surely, not. At least, not until there’s an American military base in this island state.

 

RUSSIA AS THE GUARANTOR OF EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SAFETY. Regional presence of Moscow will reduce the risk of conflict in the Turkey — Cyprus — Israel — Syria square
The new power, designed to secure peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, is to put itself forth with strength and energy. We have to say that Russia fits the role just fine. At that, Russia also has economic incentives to carry out active policy in that direction. It is well-known that Syria is going to develop trade relations with the Customs Union.

 

ALEXANDRE LATSA: ARCTIC AGE. Part II
During the Cold War era the Arctic was considered to be the shortest route to attack the enemy, but now the ongoing climate changes (global warming and glacier meltdown) revive the heated interest towards this region as long as new naval trade routes between the West and Asia emerge — they’re shorter, more lucrative and safer (due to lack of piracy). Actually, since 1979 the area of Arctic glaciers has decreased by 20% and it is to decrease by 50% more by 2100.

 

Conspirology

"NUCLEAR CALIPHATE" ON THE AGENDA OF THE DAY. Death of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi and the intrigues about the Saudi throne
The most likely contender for the throne, Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz al Saud, is a hardcore adherent of the Saudi hegemony. His coming to power will accelerate the creation of a "new Caliphate" founded upon the GCC, including Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Moreover, this union will be expanded on the account of Jordan and Morocco. It goes without saying that Nayef will attempt to give the GCC nuclear program a kick-start, although proceeding from what we already know, it’s clear that in a year (two at most) we’re to hear the official statement that the "new Caliphate" disposes nuclear weapon.

 

 

 

 

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