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Afghan Peace: A Pre-requisite for Prosperity in Eurasia Region

by Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan for The Saker blog Afghanistan is a landlocked country located within South-Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. With its population of 35 million approximately, having a GDP (nominal) of 22 billion US dollars in total, and per capita income of 600 Dollars only. Rich with minerals and natural resources, and well-known for its fruits and nuts, still

Tracking foreign interference in Hong Kong

By Pepe Escobar : Hong Kong – Posted with permission Lawyer Lawrence Ma claims the US has been supporting the protests via groups such as the NED Lawrence YK Ma is the executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and director of the China Law Society, the Chinese Judicial Studies Association and the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation. He also finds time to teach law at Nankai

Medical Mystery: what caused Alexander III to develop nephritis?

by William H. Warrick III for The Saker Blog   Speech of President Putin at the dedication of the new statue: “Dear Friends, Today here in Crimea, at the famous Livadia Palace, we are unveiling a monument to Alexander III, an outstanding statesman and patriot, a man of stamina, courage and unwavering will. He always felt a tremendous personal responsibility for the country’s destiny: he fought for Russia in battlefields,

Trip diary: July in Russia and France

by Alexandra for The Saker Blog My son and I spent three weeks of July in Moscow and St-Petersburg and one week in Paris. We left Montreal in the evening of July 1 and arrived in Moscow in the evening of July 2 after a stop-over in Paris of a few hours. Our initial impression was that of a sprawling, bustling and fast-paced city. When we stepped out of our

From Karbala to al-Sham: “I Did not See Except Beauty”

by Mansoureh Tadjik for the Saker Blog We have many well-known and universal concepts that, over times, places, and people, have gone through expansions and contractions in meaning and connotation. One such concept is that of beauty. To return this concept to a level of transparency it requires and afford it a deeper understanding, we must first launder it clear of all that which is not. What is meant here

MBS must shelve his vicious war in Yemen

by Pepe Escobar – Beirut : Posted with permission More attacks on Saudi Arabia appear inevitable unless it agrees to stop war against Houthi rebels Never underestimate the power of blowback. Right now, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the de facto ruler of the House of Saud, is staring at it, an ominous abyss opened by the Houthis in Yemen. This past weekend, Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier Yahya

Russian Government Condemn’s European Parliament’s Blaming Stalin as Having Started WW II

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog On October 1st, Russia’s Tass news agency reported that the Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin condemned the European Parliament for having blamed Stalin along with Hitler as having started World War II. He said, “The recent resolution adopted by the European Parliament that assigned the historic blame for the outbreak of the Second World War on the Soviet Union

First in a decade: Yellow Vests end French austerity, finally

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The Yellow Vests forced the French government to not present an austerity-laden annual budget for the first time in a decade. You should be saying, “Wow, that is a historic achievement.” Please be clear: this is joyous, uplifting, pro-democracy, once-in-a-decade good news! An end to austerity is why France elected Francois Hollande in 2012, whose slogan was, “The change is now” – the

The Terrorists Among US9|Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Coup Against the Presidency

by George Eliason for The Saker Blog Is there an ongoing coup against the president of the United States going on right now? Starting after the ODNI report, Joel Harding thought so. When you read this you will be forced to answer that question for yourself. It doesn’t matter what you think of Donald Trump politically or personally. The only question to ask if you answer the above affirmatively; what

A commentary on the US carrier in Sea China Sea (UPDATED)

by Nat South for The Saker Blog US carrier making waves on social media A satellite image is doing the rounds of social media supposedly showing the US aircraft carrier ‘USS Ronald Reagan’ apparently ‘surrounded’ at a distance by at least seven Chinese warships (allegedly) on 24 September. More details are in this article by Sputnik. According to Chinese media, there were 5 Chinese warships, but this is all speculation

Iranophobic propaganda factory of fake martyrs: the case of the Blue Girl

by *Ivan Kesić for the Saker Blog In the last two weeks, a heartbreaking story from Iran hit the world’s headlines. The storyline goes something like this: a female football fan, nicknamed as the Blue Girl, tried to enter the men-only Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in March this year and she was arrested by the security guards only because she was a woman. Six months later, more precisely in early September,

Switzerland: the political system and the cold arrogance

by Paul Schmutz Schaller for the Saker Blog Since more than 125 years, Switzerland has a very interesting tradition of popular votes. There are three situations which lead to a popular vote: a) (Small) changes of the constitution, proposed by the government and approved by the parliament. b) (Small) changes of the constitution, proposed by a popular initiative, which needs to collect 100’000 signatures (not online!); actually, there are 5.44

The real reason behind Democrats impeachment of Trump

by Scott Humor, the Director of Research & Development for the   The general debate of the General Assembly opened on Tuesday, 24 September at 9:00 a.m. (New York time). This year’s theme was “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”. The internal properties of the C.I.A. newly revised “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” form, which the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) requires to be

Huawei offers to tie both arms behind the back-so the West can compete!

By Jeff J. Brown for The Saker Blog Crosslinked and podcast at: Huawei is the dominant global 5G player, it offers to sell its core technology and share its 5G base stations around the world, with the country that had the founder’s daughter, Meng Wanzhou, kidnapped and imprisoned ( Whaaaaat? It’s true. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he is ready to sell Huawei’s 5G tech to Western

Venezuela – Take 2

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog It is tacitly assumed that that the American information industry produces notices and descriptions of actual events. Whereas it routinely delivers a narrative of adulterated facts and improbable fiction – the whole blended with a top-down imposition of Zionist ideology masquerading as national interest. I say ‘Zionist’ because a country in which the word of command comes from elsewhere is nothing more than

Here is the dirt Trump wanted from Zelensky about the Bidens and why Zelensky doesn’t want to give it to him — hidden by rampant falsehoods in the press

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog In order to understand why Ukraine’s President Voldomyr Zelensky doesn’t want the dirt about Joe Biden to become public, one needs to know that Hunter Biden’s boss and benefactor at Burisma Holdings was, at least partly, Zelensky’s boss and benefactor until Zelensky became Ukraine’s President, and that revealing this would open up a can of worms which could place that former boss and

Why France’s 20- and 30-somethings hate the Yellow Vests

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog It’s a question which needs be asked, but we can’t wait for the French media to answer it because they have almost totally stopped reporting on the anti-government movement for several months. The first poll on the Yellow Vests since late March (“!”, and then “?”) finally came out two weeks ago. It was so eagerly gobbled up by a French media hungry

The Terrorists Among US8- Trump Whistle Blower & the ODNI FBI CIA DOD NATO-COE

by George Eliason special correspondent of the Saker blog in Novorussia Let’s explore the top of the chain in the Information Operation and Intel community coup against the presidency. The same private contractors responsible for the 2014 coup in Ukraine brought it home to the US in time to get involved in the election. Losing that bid, they have been working to alter the fabric of the country forever. No

How Yemen’s Houthis are bringing down a Goliath

By Pepe Escobar from Beirut – posted with Permission ‘From a military perspective, nobody ever took our forces in Yemen seriously,’ scholar says “It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details.” The statement above was not written by Franz Kafka. In fact, it was written by a Kafka derivative: Brussels-based European bureaucracy.

Who lost Russia?

by William H. Warrick III for The Saker Blog Seventy years ago this year everybody in the State Department and the Foreign Policy establishment was asking “Who lost China?” Now they are asking “Who lost Russia?” The real question is not who lost China or Russia, but why did they think they had either of them in the first place? We “lost” Iran 40 years ago which makes it a Trifecta. That means that