Guest Analyses

The ‘Third Way’ Scam

By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog Historically speaking “left” ‘’right,” and ‘centre” has been the political configuration dating from the French Revolution. In the 1789 French National Assembly, the nobility and high clergy sat to the right of the chair, while the third estate and lower-status clergy sat on the left. The benches in the middle became associated with political moderation. Over the next century-plus, most European polities allowed

Has the US been chastised into reform, or is 4 more years of Trump needed?

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV There is a world of difference between “make it stop” and “make it change”, no? In 2016 we all knew that a Trump victory would undoubtedly be terrible for Iran, Cuba and Palestine – that has been proven true. However, being a “one-issue voter” is never advisable, but especially for those voting in the country which has more global influence than any

One Last Chance to Revive America’s Forgotten Constitutional Traditions and Avoid WWIII

By Matthew Ehret for the Saker Blog As I laid out in my last article published on the Saker, false solutions to a crisis of global proportions are being promoted in the form of a “Great Global Reset” which aims at creating a new economic order under the fog of COVID. This emerging “new order”, as it is being promoted by Mark Carney, George Soros, Bill Gates and other minions

New role for China and Russia – and how after a Biden victory?

Paul Schmutz Schaller for The Saker Blog On the world stage, profound changes are under way. Obviously, China and Russia have lost the confidence that the West will contribute to the solution of the world’s problems in some constructive manner. China and Russia have now accepted their role as the leading forces with the responsibility of holding the world together. The West held this role for centuries, but this time

Mail-in ballots: the US elites’ ‘plausible deniability’ ploy to retain power

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV The US obsession with mail-in voting is incomprehensible to the rest of the world, but the true reason behind this nonsense is never openly admitted: Mail-in balloting has been a way to ensure that the elites of both parties can contest the election if they lose, thus giving them a way to deny ultimate responsibility for their loss via presenting a way

“Democracy” vs. Covid – A No-Go

by Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog Brussels (EU and European NATO Headquarters) – On 21 October 2020, the German Press Agency (dpa) reports that Germany pledges NATO soldiers for possible Covid-19 operations: “German soldiers could be sent on crisis missions to other NATO and partner countries during the second wave of the Corona pandemic. As a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense confirmed, the German government has promised NATO

Make America Jeffersonian Again

by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times The whole planet has every reason to be terminally puzzled at how all those lofty Enlightenment ideals Thomas Jefferson embedded in the 1776 Declaration of Independence ended up with…Trump vs. Biden. Jefferson borrowed freely from Locke, Rousseau, Hume to come up with an eminently quotable Greatest Hits, featuring “self-evident” truths such as “all men are created equal”, “unalienable rights”,

Reforming the EU – Like waiting for Godot!

By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog There is a human tendency to cling on to cherished beliefs even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. There was a time, during the heady days of Jacques Delors and the Social Chapter, when the EU appeared to represent a social-democratic and neutral geopolitical bloc; a third force between the USSR as it then was and the US/NATO – this,

Phoenix and the rebirth of evil Part II:

The cold, reptilian eyes of William Colby   By Ken Leslie for the Saker Blog One of the persisting delusions of the modern liberal thought states that the humanity has succeeded in overcoming its worst primitive instincts and is happily sailing towards some kind of liberal utopia populated by reasonable, objectively-minded, educated technocrats who are capable of reducing any problem to a linear combination of variables to be modelled and

‘North Korea Rising? Interpreting Pyongyang’s Strategic Position After its Groundbreaking Military Parade’

By A.B. Abrams for the Saker Blog Marking the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Workers’ Party, today the oldest ruling party in the world, a major military parade in Kim Il Sung Square, Central Pyongyang, sent a number of important messages regarding the state of North Korea’s ongoing conflict with the United States. The two countries has been officially at war for 70 years as of 2020,

Iron Curtain still separates Russia and the EU

by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, is the world’s foremost diplomat. The son of an Armenian father and a Russian mother, he’s just on another level altogether. Here, once again, we may be able to see why. Let’s start with the annual meeting of the Valdai Club, Russia’s premier think tank. Here we may follow the must-watch presentation of the

What the Great Reset Architects Don’t Want You To Understand About Economics

By Matthew Ehret for the Saker Blog It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Vice President of the World Bank Carmen Reinhardt recently warned on October 15 that a new financial disaster looms ominously over the horizon with a vast sovereign default and a corporate debt default. Just in the past 6 months of bailouts unleashed by the blowout of the system induced by the Coronavirus lockdown, Reinhardt noted

Which ever ‘Joker’ wins, the US has no energy left for self-correction

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV Watching the incredible bias of how the US media covers this presidential election assures the world of two things: 1. The largest divide in the United States is not urban/rural, White/Black, sexual, nor the male/female divide recently brought to the fore by #MeToo. It is not even a Democrat/Republican divide, because every outsider sees that these two groups are fundamentally united on

Why the FBI and CIA Are the Real Threats to “National Security”

By Cynthia Chung for the Saker Blog Today we see the continuation of the over seven decade’s long ruse, the targeting of individuals as Russian agents without any basis, in order to remove them from the political arena. The present effort to declassify the Russiagate papers and exonerate Michael Flynn, so that he may freely speak of the intelligence he knows, is not a threat to national security, it is

The Great Reset. Our way.

By Katerina for the Saker Blog In this one, which I promise to be the very LAST of my essays, I would like, first of all, to do a short re-cap on the responses to my three previous ones – feedback so to speak. Always useful. Although in this essay the main subject will be the reflections on a rather unfortunate current relationship between Russia and USA, in the same

Tiktok – How Trump Failed America

By Allen Yu for the Saker Blog Donald Trump was elected with a mandate to make deals and “drain the swamp.” I had my doubts he could make a difference in the geopolitical realm. But even on economic matters, he has not had a lot of success. His Tiktok saga reveals just how far he has left people down. Trump’s demand for a fire sale of Tiktok hit a legal

There won’t be an Iran October Surprise

by Pepe Escobar and first posted at Asia Times No Washington-designed “maximum pressure” has been able to derail a crucial milestone this Sunday: the end of the UN arms embargo on Iran, in accordance with UN Security Council 2231, which has endorsed the 2015 JCPOA deal. The JCPOA – or Iran nuclear deal – was unilaterally ditched by the Trump administration. But that, notoriously, did not prevent it from engaging

The Reality of Modern India: Recurrence of Corporate-State

by Straight-Bat for the Saker Blog For quite some time, I have been alarmed with the general lack of understanding on modern India among the readers and activists (Indians and foreigners alike). As soon as “India” word appears on the paper or computer screen, a section of the readers start imagining the philosophical and religious connotation of the word, they try to realise how great saints spent whole life to

The US: the only Western country with zero Muslim influence at all?

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog The 10-year anniversary of France’s anti-burqa law was just celebrated by France’s most deranged. The law was always just a means to distract from new, Brussels-imposed austerity measures despite the start of the Great Recession, and also – from the perspective of the journalist-class: a way to give journalists work, which Sarkozy was very good at and which Jupiter Macron will not deign

Constantinople & the world – the real story

by Giorgi Nektarios Selimos for the Saker Blog Please read my words & think about what has happened. Normal people are not to blame here it is the sin of Greed & Lust for money & power that is responsible. If you truly believe in Christ nothing is lost. But after you read this you must decide what to do as you will know the Truth & God will not

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