Saker Analyses and Interviews

Do you think his assessment is accurate?

This article was written for the Unz Review “Do you think his assessment is accurate?” was the subject line of an email I got from a good friend recently.  The email referred to the article by Paul Craig Roberts “One Day Tomorrow Won’t Arrive” which claimed that “the US military is now second class compared to the Russian military“.  The article then went on to list a number of Russian

What is really wrong with Russia Today and Sputnik? (UPDATED)

Today I am going to touch upon a subject which frankly saddens me, but which I cannot ignore, if only because so many others have also noticed this and asked me about it: what in the world is really wrong with Russia Today and Sputnik (RT&Sp)?! We all know that the US government has now embarked upon an effort to persecute these two Russian media outlets in the USA by

Trump goes full shabbos-goy

I won’t even bother discussing the substance of what Trump had to say today because what he said deserves no such attention.  I will quickly mention that yesterday Trump pulled the US out of UNESCO on behalf of Israeli interests.  Today he basically announced a tepid, possibly hot, war on Iran.  I am tempted to say “so what else is new?”.  In fact, nothing, nothing at all. This topic, the

Transcript of the interview of the Saker by a free Slovak radio show “Casus Belli”

You can find the original post (with audio recording) here: This is the full English language transcript.  I did not have the time to correct it, it was made by a friend, not me, so there might be mistakes.  Caveat Emptor! The Saker ——- The Saker Interview: Casus Belli SLOVAKIA, Host Maly Sudiar August 23, 2017 Maly Sudiar: Introduction, in Slovakian Translator: Saker, we will come to you

Catherine Austin Fitts interviews the Saker for the Solari Report: The Emerging Multipolar World with The Saker: Cold Wars, Hot Wars

Dear friends, Here is the latest installment of my quarterly conversations with Catherine Austin Fitts.  This time the topic was The Emerging Multipolar World with The Saker: Cold Wars, Hot Wars.   I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Here is the main page of the interview: You can listen to the interview here: You can get the transcript in PDF format here:

Is Communism really dead?

This article was written for the Unz Review The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 did mark the end of the longest experiment in Communism in recent history. Many saw this event as the proof that Communism (or Marxism-Leninism, I use these interchangeably here) was not a viable ideology. After all, if in Russia Communism was formally ended in 1991, the Chinese quietly shifted away from it too, replacing

Russian views on the separatist referendums in Spain and Iraq

This article was written for the Unz Review The recent referendums in Catalonia and Kurdistan, while by no means crucial developments for Russia, have resulted in a lively debate in the Russian media and the Russian public opinion. The Kremlin itself has refrained from making any strong statements, possibly indicating that there might be several schools of thought on these issues in key ministries. Let’s look at these two situation

General Asapov died because as a Russian officer he led from the front (with Saker commentary)

The death of Lieutenant General Valery Asapov and two Russian colonels who were with him in Syria highlights the fundamentally different military command philosophies of the US and Russian militaries. by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Feed Unlike Western armies the Russian army still requires senior officers like General Asapov to lead their men into battle Putting aside the question of whether or not General Asapov was deliberately targeted, the key

Very dangerous escalation in Syria

By now many of you must have heard the news: a Russian Lieutenant-General, Valery Asapov, and two Colonels have been killed in what appears to be a very precisely targeted mortar attack.  Just as in the case of the Russian military police unit recently attacked near Deir ez-Zor, the Russians are accusing the Americans of being behind this attack.  To make things even worse, the Russians are now also officially

Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning

Something rather unprecedented just happened in Syria: US backed “good terrorist” forces attempted a surprise attack against Syrian government forces stationed to the north and northeast of the city of Hama.  What makes this attack unique is that it took place inside a so-called “de-escalation zone” and that it appears that one of the key goals of the attack was to encircle in a pincer-movement and subsequently capture a platoon

Listening to The Donald at the UN

This article was written for the Unz Review Late this morning, outraged emails started pouring in.  My correspondents reported “getting sick” and having their “heart ache”.  The cause of all that?  They had just watched Trump’s speech at the UN.  I sighed and decided to watch the full speech for myself.  Yeah, it was painful. You can read the full (rush,not official) text here or watch the video here.  Most

Letter to my American friends

Introduction by the Saker: During my recent hurricane-induced evacuation from Florida, I had the pleasure to see some good friends of mine (White Russian emigrés and American Jews who now consider themselves American and who fully buy into the official propaganda about the USA) who sincerely think of themselves as liberals, progressives and anti-imperialists. These are kind, decent and sincere people, but during our meeting they made a number of

Putin: “It is difficult to talk to people who confuse Austria and Australia”

It is difficult to talk to people who confuse Austria and Australia. But there is nothing we can do about this; this is the level of political culture among part of the American establishment. As for the American people, America is truly a great nation if the Americans can put up with so many politically uncivilised people. Vladimir Putin Wow.  Even though I have just written a commentary on the

Make no mistake, the latest US thuggery is a sign of weakness, not strength

For a while already the Russian diplomats have been openly saying that their American counterparts are недоговороспособны or “non-agreement capable”.  This all began under Obama, when Kerry flew to meet with Lavrov and declared ‘A’, then flew back to Washington, DC and declared ‘B’.  Then there were the cases in Syria when the US agreed to a deal only to break that very same deal in less than 24 hours. 

The Saker interviewed by a free Slovak radio station’s show ‘Casus Belli’

This is the website of the radio which interviewed me: This their download page: You can listen to the show by clicking here: Listen to casus belli SLOVAKIA : THE SAKER – 2017-08-23 byMaly Sudiar on   you can also listen to it here: Finally, the show can also be downloaded from here: Enjoy! The Saker