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The Next Stage in Western Escalation

by Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction: The Story So Far So far the US has carried out regime changes and created military conflicts in countries friendly to or important to Russia: Iraq, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq (again), Georgia, Syria, Libya. All this was to make Russia lose important interests or deploy its own forces. It has also staged PR events such as Litvinenko, Pussy Riot, MH17, Skripals, Navalny, Bucha, the

‘Doomsday clock’: 90 seconds to midnight

by Pepe Escobar for PressTV, cross posted with the author’s permission The Doomsday Clock, set by the US-based magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to 90 seconds to midnight.  That’s the closest ever to total nuclear doom, the global catastrophe. The Clock had been set at 100 seconds since 2020. The Bulletin’s Science and Security Board and a group of sponsors – which includes 10 Nobel laureates

An update about the blog

Dear friends Today rather than commenting on the risks of a major war in Europe, or even the entire northern hemisphere, I want to share a few things about the blog. Minor issue: Twitter “cleaning house” There are currently two twitter accounts which claim a connection to me: The first one was run by a friend of mine. I have no idea who ran the second one. Please

The Sect

by Hugo Dionísio for the Saker blog Today, anyone who breaks out of the sphere “led” by the US and imprisoned inside G7, EU and NATO, and thus breaks out of the communicational, political-ideological and also cultural circuit constituted by the individualistic Anglo-Saxon and Judeo-Christian identitarianism, identified as what is called “the golden billion”, can only reach the conclusion that the privileged elite, that actually wields the power, is crystallized

Can You Smell What the Year of the Rabbit Is Cooking?

by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted The New Silk Roads, or BRI, as well as the integration efforts of BRICS+, the SCO and the EAEU will be on the forefront of Chinese policy. Liu He studied economics at Renmin University in China and got a Master’s from Harvard. Since 2018, he’s one of China’s Vice Premiers – along with Han Zheng, Sun Chunlan, and Hu

Ukrainian Nationalism as a ‘Cold War Weapon’

By Cynthia Chung for the Saker blog The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) was founded in 1929 in East Galicia (located in Poland at the time) and called for an independent and ethnically homogenous Ukraine. From the beginning, the OUN had tensions between the young radical Galician students and the older military veteran leadership, who grew up in the more lenient Austro-Hungarian Empire. The younger generation had only known oppression

Russia, now the South and East’s counterpoint to Israel

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog There is no doubt that were Israel threatened with the forced implementation of even something as fundamentally just and decent as a two-state solution they would resort to using nuclear bombs. They are dead-set on waging war until they get all the Palestinians’ lands, and they have made it clear that there is no place for non-Jews (non-White Jews, actually) inside this land

Tactics without Strategy is the Noise Before Defeat

The title of this article is a quote by the famous Chinese general, strategist, philosopher, and writer Sun Tzu who lived 2500 years ago.  And while it is true that warfare has dramatically changed over the past millennia (for example, operational art was added as an intermediate level between tactics and strategy), the fundamental logic of Sun Tzu still applies.  To grossly oversimplify this issue, you could say that tactics

Dmitri Shostakovich – “Leningradskaia”: The End of the Siege and the Triumph of the Spirit

by Nora Hoppe for the Saker blog In Celebration of the End of the Siege of Leningrad… 27th January 1944 Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was written in 1941, primarily during the Siege of Leningrad by the Nazi forces. When it had its premiere in the war-torn city on 9th August 1942 – performed by the emaciated, surviving musicians of the Leningrad Radio Orchestra that was supplemented with military performers, before a

Pakistan is facing a hybrid war

by Zamir Ahmed Awan for the Saker blog It is believed that the world is changing rapidly, technology has been improving at an accelerated speed, geopolitics is also changing, new alliances are emerging, and trade pattern has been transformed, and so on. But, one thing is not changed – the suffering of humankind. Human beings are still killed and forced to flee from their homes, and countries and poverty have

Mussolini Re-Dux? Could Italy’s new foreign policy trigger a passage to a multipolar world order?

By Gerardo Papalia for the Saker blog By switching its allegiances, Italy played a decisive role in the outcomes of both the First and Second World Wars. If Italy were to abandon the US centred world system to join BRICS it could once again decisively turn world history onto a radically different path. The conflict in Ukraine has brought the world, and Europe in particular, to a turning point. In

The Oldest Lie and Why the End of the American Empire Was Delayed

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy is rich, they are rapacious; if he is poor, they lust for control; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter and plunder, they give the lying

Journalists Pointed Out The Inadequacy Of Existing Organizations For Protecting The Rights Of Media Workers In The West During The Press Forum Of The Foundation To Battle Injustice

by Mira Terada for the Saker blog On January 19, 2023 an international press forum of the Foundation to Battle Injustice «Journalists under the gun: attacks on freedom of speech and reprisals against reporters. How to preserve lives and guarantee safety?» took place on the platform of a Patriot Media Group. At the event, which was attended by foreign journalists, the idea of creating an independent international organization to protect