Saker Analyses and Interviews

The Geneva summit: nothingburger or watershed?

[this column was written for the Unz Review] The long awaited summit between Presidents Putin and Biden has finally taken place, but was it a success? Will it change anything? The answer to this question very much depends on one’s expectations. Let’s take a closer look beginning with the context.

Guest Analyses

The West’s Audacity of Sanctioning Among the Latest cases – Belarus

By Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog  Case in point is Belarus. On 23 May 2021 President Lukashenko ordered the Ryanair plane, flying from Athens to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, carrying his Nazi-schooled threatening opponent and activist Protasevich and his girlfriend, to be diverted to Minsk. He did so after

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A Sovereign Iran will Move Closer to Russia-China

Iran’s president-elect will ‘Look East’ while seeking to exit ‘strategic patience’ when dealing with the US By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at AsiaTimes In his first press conference as President-Elect with 62% of the votes, Ebrahim Raeisi, facing a forest of microphones, came out swinging and

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