Saker Analyses and Interviews

Russia and the next Presidential election in the USA

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] Illustration by Kent for the Saker Blog Intro: not a pretty picture Let’s begin with a disclaimer: in this article, I will assume that there will be a US Presidential election in the Fall.  Right now, it appears to be likely that

Guest Analyses

How Western Media Fabricate The “China Experts”

by Thorsten J. Pattberg for The Saker Blog NEW YORK – A media professional from China asks: “Why do the Western media always promote the same ‘China experts’ who preach China doom, over and over again?” The answer is quite simple: The game of ‘expert testimonials’ is rigged. ‘Expert testimonials’


Strategic Importance of the Indian Ocean, Yemen and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

by Phillyguy for The Saker Blog Summary The US emerged from WWII as the world’s leading military and economic power. US global hegemony is augmented by the ability of force projection virtually anywhere in the world and control of strategic waterways. The Arabian Peninsula and Horn of Africa occupy strategic