Category Archives: The Duran

Trump bets on Haftar, as the battle to control Libya rages on

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at a US President Trump’s apparent support for Khalifa Haftar, the leader of the Libyan National Army trying to capture Tripoli from the UN backed government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj. Field Marshall Haftar’s

CrossTalk Bullhorns: ‘Double Down’

What is the definition of insanity? Doubling down on a conspiracy theory. And why Russia may be the key to peace on the Korean peninsula. CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich, Alex Christoforou, and Marcus Papadopoulos. See Also: (Crosstalk) – The Duran Live: E35. Elections…Past, Present, and

CIA Director and NYT Accidentally Expose Skripal Poisoning Hoax – DUCKGATE

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the stunning, inadvertent, admission by the New York Times and CIA Director Gina Haspel that much of what we know from the Salisbury-Skripal poisoning is pure fabrication and manipulation. ‘Duckgate’, as it is now being dubbed,

Nigel Farage stuns political elite, as Brexit Party and UKIP surge in polls

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party’s stunning rise in the latest UK polls, which show Tory support splintering and collapsing to new lows. Theresa May’s Brexit debacle has all but destroyed the Conservative party, which

Lavrov: A New World Order Is Replacing A Globalist World Order

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine Sergey Lavrov’s recent statements at an annual meeting with students and professors, where the Russian Foreign Minister noted that a ‘New World Order’ is being formed out of reaction to ‘blackmail and pressure’ from the existing

Main stream media and Globalist elite turn on Assange

Main Stream Media cowards and globalist elite swamp creatures continue to bash Assange, but Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard stood up for free speech and journalism. Gabbard said Assange arrest is a message to Americans See Also: (The Duran) – Geopolitical Blowback From U.S. Decision

Ecuador gives up Assange. Wikileaks founder arrested in London

Ecuador’s president Moreno withdrew the asylum of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was taken out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by authorities where he has spent the last six years in asylum. RT reports that’s only a day after WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief

The Duran Live: E33. Obama’s Legacy of Chaos

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, and Alex Christoforou to discuss: Libya in chaos, war looms Europe split on Brexit extension America divided over Mueller Report NATO at 70 Venezuela, Syria, Ukraine…and much more…

People power delays Ecuador’s asylum betrayal of Julian Assange

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine the reasons behind Ecuador’s Foreign Minister stating that they have no plans of revoking Julian Assange’s asylum status. After news broke that Ecuador was planing on expelling Assange from their London Embassy, people gathered in the

End of Asylum at Ecuador Embassy for Julian Assange

WikiLeaks issued an alert yesterday saying Julian Assange “will be expelled” in a matter of “hours to days” from the Ecuador Embassy in London, where Assange has received safe haven from authorities since 2012. WikiLeaks said it was tipped off by two “high level” Ecuadorian

CNN’s Zakaria calls on Trump to declare war against Venezuela and Russia

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Fareed Zakaria shocking opening statement during his broadcast, where the CNN News commentator openly tries to goad and mock US President Trump into launching an attack on Venezuela, and the Russian presence within the Latin American

Democrat candidates begin their CIA indoctrination course

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a look at how former CIA directors, are passing around a “briefing book” to 2020 Democrat Presidential, candidates to counteract what they call ‘fake news’ and ‘foreign election interference’. Michael Morell and John McLaughlin

Russia moves to prevent regime change in Venezuela

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the arrival of approximately 100 Russian military personnel to Venezuela on March 23rd, to participate in consultations with government officials on bilateral defence industry cooperation. Israel-based Image Satellite International (ISI) shared alleged satellite images of the

Article 11 & Article 13: Internet R.I.P.

In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive

Secret deal between DOJ and Clinton lawyers exposes Deep State corruption

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss newly released transcripts from disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok that reveal the US Department of Justice and the Clinton Lawyers struck a secret deal that blocked the FBI from accessing Clinton Foundation emails, during the Hillary

Juan Guaido is failing neocon masters, as Maduro holds strong in Venezuela

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the U.S. regime change operation in Venezuela where the neocon warmonger mood has sifted from coup exuberance, towards Guaido ‘frustration’. Washington’s disappointed with their puppet Guaido stems from the recent, failed “humanitarian aid” false flag, where

OPCW report on Douma chemical attack points to false flag operation

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) final report on the alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria last year, which points to a jihadist false flag. The report manages, however, to provide the

Anti-Trump media cheers ‘no peace’ with North Korea

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the Vietnam summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. No joint agreement was reached between the two countries after Kim insisted all US sanctions

Macron resorts to smear tactics and censorship to combat Yellow Vests

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Emmanuel Macron’s claim that Yellow Vests protestors are extremists, fully responsible for the recent violence plaguing France. Macron issued a warning to Yellow Vests protesters who take part in demonstrations, that they will now be considered

Branson and Bernie get on board with Venezuela regime change

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s comments on Fox News Sunday, that the Maduro regime’s days are “numbered” and that “every option” is on the table toward making that happen. Meanwhile globalist billionaire

Trump’s Syria military pullout, not under John Bolton’s watch

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the announcement from the Trump White House that the United States has decided to station a ‘peacekeeping group’ of roughly 200 US soldiers in Syria for a ‘period of time’

The Duran Live: E26

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, and Alex Christoforou to discuss: Syria update Venezuela update Yellow Vests Act 14 Douma BBC hoax Macron, Merkel and Nordstream 2 Senate Intel: No Russia collusion McCabe, attempted coup, and 60 Minutes Pence and Pompeo in Poland for Iran deal

Deep State coup d’état against Trump confirmed by Andrew McCabe

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at Andrew McCabe’s 60 minute interview, where the disgraced FBI Deputy Director admitted that DOJ officials were considering the removal of President-elect Donald Trump from office in a brazen coup attempt,

Repeat after me MSNBC: “No collusion” between Trump and Russia

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Bipartisan Senate Intel Committee’s conclusive findings that there was “no collusion” between Donald Trump and “Russia”. See Also: (The Duran) – As Mueller investigation wraps up, US and EU hit Russia with more sanctions The

Latest neoliberal plot to derail BREXIT, once and for all

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the latest neoliberal plan to derail Brexit and keep Britain in the EU. British news outlets are reporting that twenty Labour and six Tory MPs are ready to quit their respective parties and create new ‘Brexit

Media fails to call out Macron’s violent response to Yellow Vests ACT 13

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the increasingly violent protests that broke out in France this weekend as Macron, under the cover of a general mainstream media blackout, continues to use police force to quell the Yellow Vests. Meanwhile the neo-liberal media

Mike Pompeo claims “active” terror cells in Venezuela

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that Hezbollah is now “active in Venezuela”, and for this reason a US military intervention in the Latin American country is justified.

EU elite believe there is “special place in hell” for Brexiteers

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Brexit negotiation comments made by European Council president Donald Tusk, where the Brussels globalist said, “I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of

Red Scarves counter protest fizzles as Yellow Vests enter Act 12

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss ACT 12 of the Yellow Vests protests in France, which saw the French Police turn violent against protestors. Meanwhile the Red Scarves counter protest (which surfaced last week in France during ACT 11 of the Yellow

Shock and awe strategy being employed in Venezuela regime change

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the financial and media war being waged in Venezuela, as John Bolton employs the usual U.S. weapons of regime change to tighten the screws on Maduro and his embattled government.

Dangerous consequences in Venezuela regime change plan

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the deepening and dangerous crisis evolving in Venezuela. The U.S. has thrown its support at opposition leaderJuan Guaigó, as Venezuela’s interim president. For many Latin Americans this has reawakened suspicions

Erdogan to Bolton: “We cannot accept Bolton’s messages given from Israel”

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan issued a crushing rebuke against U.S. national security advisor John Bolton over his pledges to ensure Turkish non-aggression against the American backed Kurds in Syria. Erdogan’s said on Monday that, “We [Turkey] cannot accept Bolton’s messages given from Israel” adding that

U.S. drifting into military confrontation with China

Chinese state media announced that President Xi Jinping has ordered the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to “enhance their combat readiness,” as an increased US military presence in Taiwan and the South China Sea is ratcheting up tensions between the two trade partners to dangerous levels.

Facing immense pressure, Trump doubles down on Syria decision

Much has been said of US President Trump’s shocking decision to keep a major campaign promise, and get the United States out of Syria. With the entire establishment, permanent state, neocon/neo-liberal warmonger class attacking Trump for his decision, the US president appears to be standing

The Duran Live: E19. Special Year in Review Show

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, Mark Sleboda, and Alex Christoforou to discuss… 2018, the year that passed. Take a look forward to 2019. See Also: (The Duran) – UK gov funded ‘think tanks’ to smear Jeremy Corbyn and spread anti-Russian propaganda The Duran’s Alex Christoforou

The Duran: Hot Topics Live Chat, E6

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, and Alex Christoforou, LIVE, so we can discuss HOT news topics trending this week. In this episode we will talk about Turkey’s plans after US pull out and warmongers on left and right aiming to impeach Trump. See Also: (The

The Duran Live: E18

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, Mark Sleboda, and Alex Christoforou to discuss: Trump and Syria Trump and Afghanistan Media hysteria Brexit Kosovo Steele testimony Mueller witch hunt Julian Assange update and much much more…

Trump’s bold geopolitical pivot, will the Deep State retaliate?

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and former U.S. Army Special Operations Officer and global psychological warfare counter-terrorism analyst Scott Bennett take a quick look at US President Donald Trump decision to disengage from Syria and bring American troops home. Does this mark a major turning point

Why are Russian Tu-160 Nuclear Bombers in Venezuela?

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst via Moscow, Mark Sleboda take a look at Russia’s military cooperation with Venezuela, and how this military partnership leaves neocons in Washington crying ‘Russian aggression’.

The Duran Live: E17

The Duran – Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, Mark Sleboda, and Alex Christoforou to discuss: Michael Cohen sentencing memo Robert Mueller investigation FBI Flynn set up Erdogan reveals new Khashoggi audio Justin Turdeau and his Huawei headache US forces permanently in Syria Russian military base

Mike Pompeo lays out his vision for American exceptionalism

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst via Moscow, Mark Sleboda take a look at Mike Pompeo’s shocking Brussels speech, where the U.S. Secretary of State took aim at the European Union and United Nations, citing such institutions as outdated and poorly

LAME DUCK, Theresa May survives no confidence vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence vote with 200 of Conservative party MPs supporting her leadership and 117 voting against her divisive Brexit plan. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a very quick look at the Theresa May’s “victory”

The Duran Live: E16

The Duran – Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, Mark Sleboda, and Alex Christoforou to discuss: US navy entering black sea Robert Mueller investigation Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort James Comey testimony Yellow Vests Protests in France Macron’s “Jupiter” complex Julian Assange turns down Ecuador deal

Michael Cohen exonerates Trump, proves Russia collusion is a hoax

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at how Michael Cohen’s botched Moscow Hotel deal fully exonerates the Trump campaign of any possibility to have colluded with the Russian government in the run up to the US Presidential election.

The Duran: Hot Topics Live Chat, E4

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, and Alex Christoforou, LIVE, so we can discuss HOT news topics trending this week. In this episode we will talk about France and Macron, Apple and free speech, and escalating trade war between China and USA. See Also: (The Duran)

Qatar shocks oil markets, says it will quit OPEC

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris explore a historic decision from Qatar to leave OPEC, effective January 1, 2019. Qatar’s decision has much to do with OPEC plus and Russia’s expanding role in the global oil market. See Also: (The Duran) – The

France’s “Yellow Vest” revolution exposes globalist puppet Macron

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the protests in Paris and how they represent more much more than a dissatisfaction with fuel price hikes, having much more to do with a general anger and disgust for Macron and his globalist government policies.

The Duran Live: E15

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, Mark Sleboda, and Alex Christoforou to discuss: G20 in Argentina Trump and Xi meeting Kerch Strait provocation Ukraine martial law Ukraine bans Russian men Julian Assange Guardian fake news Mueller investigation Michael Cohen plea deal Protests in France Bush 41

The real reason behind Ukraine’s sudden martial law

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst via Moscow, Mark Sleboda take a look at the real reason behind Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko’s Kerch Strait provocation, and how it has less to do with conflict towards Russia and more to do with

Can Italy survive EU financial war about to be launched against it?

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris explore the deficit standoff between Italy and the European Union, and how the EU’s financial threats against the Italian government are meant to punish the anti-EU leaders of Italy, who have dared to question the rule of

House Republicans launch last minute Hail Mary to uncover Deep State crimes

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at the last minute push from House Republicans to investigate crimes, corruption and subversion against now President Trump, committed by the Obama White House, former FBI director James Comey, and former presidential candidate

Theresa May survives another week in ongoing Brexit fiasco

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Theresa May’s Brexit survival, as the UK Prime Ministers appears to be heading to Brussels so she can coordinate with EU technocrats in order to meet a November deadline to move the unpopular agreement through all

The Duran: Hot Topics Live Chat

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, and Alex Christoforou, LIVE, so we can discuss HOT news topics trending this week. In this episode we will talk about Brexit, UK deep state connection to Russiagate hoax, and US sanctions on Saudi officials. See Also: (The Duran) –

OPEC Plus: Putin’s move to control energy market with Saudi partnership

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss OPEC Plus and the growing partnership between Russia and Saudi Arabia, which aims to reshape the energy market, and cement Russia’s leadership role in global oil and gas supply. See Also: (The Duran) – BREXIT chaos,

YOU’RE FIRED! With Jeff Sessions out, Trump’s war on Deep State begins

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the shocking departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Trump’s emboldened position, after the midterm election results, which appear to have strengthened the US President’s hand, and cleared the path for a two year battle with

Caravan exposes Democrat’s contempt for American middle class

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the insanity surrounding the migrant caravan, that is racing towards the US southern border, and how all of this is simply more theater organized by an unhinged liberal left, that

50,000 NATO troops stage MASSIVE military drills on Russia’s border

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst via Moscow, Mark Sleboda take a look at NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018. Why Norway? How will Russia react? What are the chances that such brazen military exercises on Russia’s border lead the world closer towards

NBC buried info that made Avenatti look bad and Kavanaugh look good

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at the propaganda by omission that NBC News took part in by suppressing information that would have proven that many, if not all of the allegations hurled against Kavanaugh were false…with porn lawyer

Istanbul Summit: Frozen conflict in Idlib, and Erdogan’s two front war

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst via Moscow, Mark Sleboda discuss what was accomplished during the Istanbul Summit, and how the reality on the ground, (specifically in Idlib province) appears to be heading towards a frozen conflict for Russia, and a

Chuck Todd: Pipe bombs “could be some Russian operation”

Who better to push out the dumbest of ‘Russia did it’ narratives than NBC’s Meet the Press Chuck Todd. It took a whole 24 hours to finally get someone willing enough to look like a fool on national television, and say Russia may be behind

The future of war: UAE hires U.S. mercenaries to assassinate political leaders

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst via Moscow, Mark Sleboda discuss the stunning Buzzfeed News article that exposes the dangerous and dark ‘war strategy’ of the United Arab Emirates, hiring American ex-soldiers to target and kill political enemies. See BuzzFeed News article: