The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! For well over the last year and a half this is the message western audiences have been served up 24/7. What is behind this hysteria? What does this message aim to achieve? How is Russia supposed to
There is an issue – probably the only issue – that unites many of the most powerful individuals surrounding Donald Trump. And the issue is hostility towards Iran. There is every reason to believe these same people will translate their hostility into action – even
With the appointment of John Bolton as the new National Security Adviser, should we expect more stupid wars of choice? Trump says he wants success, but policy failures are associated with Bolton’s name. The War Party is again in charge.
Fifteen years ago this month, the United States and its so-called coalition of the willing illegally invaded and occupied Iraq. American troops remain there to this day. And Iraq continues to grapple with that fateful decision. Many call the invasion of Iraq a blunder. Shouldn’t
It would appear the more the political left and their allies in the corporate media attack Donald Trump, the more we learn about the corrupt behavior of the Deep State. The firing of Andrew McCabe at the FBI is a case in point. Is this
Winning his fourth and most probably last term as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin has six more years to fashion his legacy. How has Putin changed Russia? How will he continue to change it? See Also: (Going Underground) – Skripal case special: What’s next for Russia
The firing of Rex Tillerson at the State Department surprised few. How he was fired is something different all together. Tillerson was often described as bland and on numerous occasions out of step with his boss Donald Trump. The nomination of Mike Pompeo to replace
“It appears” and “highly likely” are the words used by UK Prime Minister Theresa May pinning blame on Russia for the poison attack on a former Russian intelligence officer turned British spy. Claims are made and threats flaunted. Of course all without evidence. CrossTalking with
The art of the deal is now being put to the test. Can Trump, the former reality television host, broker a deal with the North Koreans? Will the Deep State allow him? Also, is the world entering a new trade war?
Is a global trade war eminent? If Donald Trump follows through on increasing tariffs and upending existing trade deals, it is very likely. After all, this was at the very center of his campaign for the presidency. It was a promise he made to his
Both the United States and Russia have announced their nuclear weapons posture. Both countries are entering a new age of war – the age of hypersonic weapons. We are told Russia’s hypersonic weapons can render U.S.-led missile defense system ‘useless.’ Can Washington allow this to
Putin tells the US ‘to come back to earth’ challenging Washington’s unipolar ambitions. Also, calls to end the illegal war against Yemen. And, why arming the Kiev regime is a recipe for disaster. As well as the return to trade wars. CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda
A party divided and without a clear message. Democrats face a fundamental dilemma: move to the left and reach out to progressives, and in the process alienate its donor base, or continue business as usual. Aren’t the democrats tired of losing?
From North Korea to Syria President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is literally all over the map. North Korea says it is open to direct talks with Washington, only to be met with preconditions. In Syria, where the U.S. has no legal right to be in
Are you confused by Washington’s Syria policy? Rest assured you are not alone. Trump says one thing, while his generals do otherwise. Also, brinkmanship with North Korea, is it working? And why moving the US embassy is Jerusalem is still a bad idea.
Peter Lavelle and Alastair Crooke discuss Syria’s shifting sands. What is Trump’s foreign policy for the Middle East? Is the Pentagon looking for a conflict with Russia in Syria? And what are the possible outcomes of this war?
Is the day of reckoning coming? Will the liberal corporate media ever own up to their dismal and even dishonest coverage of what is called ‘Russiagate’? There is growing evidence the media are at the very center of this fake scandal.
Who would have thought 13 Russians, 3 entities, and some cash could impact an American presidential election? This is where Russiagate stands today. Also, more twists and turns in the messy conflict known as Syria. CrossTalking with Alexander Mercouris, Mark Sleboda, and Dmitry Babich.
The stakes couldn’t be higher. And it is happening in Syria. The goal of destroying the Islamic State is largely complete. Now the Syrian proxy war is entering a new stage. Who are the players and what are their aims? And what does winning mean?
The games have begun. The younger sister of North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong-un has captured the attention of the media, while US Vice President Mike Pence was mocked as a dud, even undiplomatic. The two Koreas are engaging each other. This makes the Washington foreign
While Washington’s political elites chatter endlessly about memos, the U.S. continues to deepen its role in the Syrian proxy war. Of course, there is no public debate about this. And are the two Koreas giving peace a chance? CrossTalking with Victor Olevich, Dmitry Babich, and
The Pentagon recently released its new Nuclear Posture Review. Its critics are stunned. Not only the use of nuclear weapons is now more thinkable, but the threshold for their use has been lowered. Doctor Strangelove would be proud. Is the world facing another dangerous arms
Two Americas – two intensely charged and opposing news narratives. Do cable news networks reflect these divisions or rather function as triggers intensifying the cultural divide? Also, what has happened to journalism? Is it now a profession inhabited by hacks and the politically possessed?
The memo has come and gone, but this controversy is far from over. The political bias of the Deep State has been revealed. And illegal activities exposed. Who, if anyone, will be held accountable?
Turkey’s decision to invade northern Syria has foreign policy implications far beyond the Middle East. What are Ankara’s objectives in Syria and the region? Does it facilitate or hinder a final peace settlement to Syria’s proxy civil war. And what is Turkey’s future in NATO?
The ‘release the memo’ moment is upon us. Republicans are billing it as some kind of silver bullet revealing political corruption at the highest levels of the Department of Justice and FBI. Democrats and their supporters in the liberal media call it a distraction. Finally
Release the memo! Russiagate morphs into FBI-gate. Also, are the US and Turkey on the path to confrontation in Syria? And, the great debate. Jordan Peterson is called a one-man army and has taken the Internet by storm. CrossTalking with Victor Olevich, Mark Sleboda, and
We are told a secret society existed within the FBI with the sole intent to undermine candidate and then President Donald Trump. Also we are told the FBI “lost” text messages from members of this secret society. With Russiagate rapidly losing steam, do we now
Days ago the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis updated and revised America’s global defense strategy. It is a dark vision of the world and calls for massive defense spending. What he calls a defense strategy critics say is a blue-print for wars without end.
With the Islamic State and its many confederates defeated or facing defeat in Syria, what is next for this war-torn country? What justification exists for the U.S. to maintain military forces there? Does Washington want Syria partitioned? If so, then why?
Are the mainstream media intentionally gaslighting the public against President Donald Trump? The reverse appears to be equally true – Trump does and with style gaslight the media. What kind of body politic is this creating? Has the US become a collection of hysterical drama
A cursory glance of the media environment could easily give you the impression that the vast majority of journalists studied psychology at university. So many are convinced Donald Trump is not mentally fit to be president. Are the same journalists suffering from Trump derangement syndrome?
President Donald Trump’s 2017 National Security Strategy report tells us how he sees the world, or rather how the Washington foreign policy elites do. For a candidate who ran on a message of change the report is unremarkable in its defense of status quo policies
What was Russiagate is now quickly becoming FBI-gate. Who will investigate the investigators? Also, does the US have a real North Korea policy? And, the end of net neutrality and the start of Internet apartheid.
Trust in the mainstream media is at an all-time low. But no one should be surprised and the media has itself to blame. This sad state of affairs is a self-inflicted wound and actually a conscious business model. The media no longer has an interest
If you trust the mainstream media, then you are in the minority. Sadly, a great deal of media today is not designed to inform, but rather confirm political biases. This approach to the news is not only polarizing, but also lowering journalistic standards. Is this