Guest Analyses

War in Ukraine -The One You Are Not Been Told About

by arras for The Saker Blog When you hear about the war in Ukraine, you might think of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia Western corporate media has been jellying at you about for five years. That war is fake, as fake as Trump-Russia collusion story. If there ever has been a war between Ukraine and Russia, it would have been over a long time ago. As Vladimir Putin famously

Understanding the West’s obsession with (certain types of) inflation

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The West’s central banks – so uniformly promoting the neoliberal version of capitalism, so willing to subvert democratic votes and with such an atrocious track record – are obsessed with inflation; for the European Central Bank it is the only job they are officially tasked with. Personally, given these realities…. I think inflation must be good! I’m not being willfully contrarian because the

The Empire strikes back – US incited unrest in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran is Washington’s revenge against the Islamic Republic

By Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog Since October, riots and unrest have wrecked havoc across Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. Iraq has suffered the worst as reports suggest over 300 people have been killed in the riots. In Lebanon, the US and its vassals have been busy hijacking the people’s grievances over the massive corruption among government officials. Followers of US puppets Samir Geagea and Saad Hariri have been blocking

The American Posse Waging Economic Warfare On The Globe Thrives By Weaponizing Its Mawkish Culture

by Denis A. Conroy for The Saker Blog American nationalism binds the whole-to-its-parts by using narrative to weaponize emotions and broadcast the idea of American ‘wholeness’ as somehow exceptionally greater than the sum of its parts. There can be no doubt that zealotry became the dynamic forging the American character . First and foremostly, enunciations spat out by bearded prophets were carried on the winds of ontological time and eventually

Western counter-revolution tragically on display at gas price hike protests

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog cross-posted with PressTV (Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the

Hong Kong ensnared in the West’s color revolution hot box – the latest news and analysis

by Jeff J. Brown for The Saker Blog Crosslinked with: https://chinarising.puntopress.com/2019/11/28/hong-kong-ensnared-in-the-wests-color-revolution-hot-box-the-latest-news-and-analysis-china-rising-radio-sinoland-191128/ https://youtu.be/OkRstvdK0JY https://soundcloud.com/44-days/hong-kong-ensnared-in-the-wests-color-revolution-hot-box-the-latest-news-and-analysis I have a file on Hong Kong (HK) as thick as my hand and several concerned people have emailed me, asking me to write something. So, here is an update. I wrote about the long, sordid history of colonial and post-colonial Hong Kong at great length in The China Trilogy. It makes for fascinating reading, from Britain’s

The Heading Of The Rolling Heads Of Lebanon

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog It was totally fortuitous that I dedicated a fair chunk of my previous article to the Lebanese journalist Sami Koleib https://thesaker.is/hezbollah-and-the-basket-of-liberators/ . A cornerstone of the pro Axis of Resistance journalism and a pillar of Al-Mayadin media network is no longer; after he announced his sudden and somehow controversial resignation announcing that “in line with my thoughts, convictions and conscience,  I have resigned

Member of Ukraine’s Parliament Leaks Trove of Biden Financial Records

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog On Wednesday, November 20th, Russia’s Tass news agency headlined “Joe Biden’s son and his partners received $16.5 million from Burisma — Ukrainian MP”, and reported: The Ukrainian Office of the Prosecutor General has drawn up an indictment against the owner of the Burisma Holdings energy company, ex-Ecology Minister Nikolai Zlochevsky, that contains information that the son of former US Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter,

Tale of 3 Maronites: an exile, a warlord and the ‘Arab Nelson Mandela’

By Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog, cross-posted with PressTV (Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the

Iran’s ‘only crime is we decided not to fold’

By Pepe Escobar, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – posted with permission Foreign Minister Zarif sketches Iran-US relations for diplomats, former presidents and analysts Just in time to shine a light on what’s behind the latest sanctions from Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a speech at the annual Astana Club meeting in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan delivered a searing account of Iran-US relations to a select audience of high-ranking diplomats, former Presidents and

The road toward Greater Eurasia

By Pepe Escobar, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Posted with permission Kazakhstan’s first president has road map for 21st century: global alliance of leaders for nuclear-free world The Astana Club is one of the most crucial annual meetings in Eurasia, alongside the Boao forum in China and the Valdai discussions in Russia. China, Russia and Kazakhstan are all at the forefront of Eurasia integration. No wonder, then, that the 5th meeting of

To sieve and to censure believers in God

by Mansoureh Tadjik for The Saker Blog Specific target audience for this essay are those who believe themselves to be believers in God. This focused aiming is not meant to be rudely dismissive of the otherwise as readers. It does mean to exclude the latter, however, based on a rational, reasoned, and realistic sieving so that it could precisely target the former with a candid censure. In the interest of

Fruitless attacks of the US: So was it really Russia?

by Alpha for The Saker Blog In their attempts to “set up” Russia and show it in a bad light, the United States only worsens its own situation – it is they who look stupid and very childish. America continues to insist on its own: Russia is interfering in their affairs. And despite the lack of evidence and the complete failure of Mueller’s investigation, the US authorities can’t accept the

Ukraine, Trump, Biden — The Real Story Behind “Ukrainegate” 

Ukraine, Trump, Biden — The Real Story Behind “Ukrainegate”  IN FOUR PARTS Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog PART ONE: TRUMP’S 25 JULY 2019 PHONE-CALL TO ZELENSKY Since this news-report is going to be especially harsh regarding today’s Democratic Party in the United States, readers should be aware that until that Party nominated Hillary Clinton in 2016, this writer was, and consistently voted as, a Democrat, and that I have

Corruption in Vietnam

By Unorthodox Black Sheep VN (aka A Vietnamese Reader) for The Saker Blog I find out that my late article “What Wrong With Vietnam Today?” is too general about the corruption in Vietnam in both so I decide to go more details on the problems. The corruption stories is what I heard from the Vietnamese who was experiences in the painful ways, including me also get experiences from it. When

Hezbollah And The Basket Of Liberators

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see” (John Lennon). Some who want to believe that Hezbollah is faultless, obviously live by this fantasy paradigm, and will disagree and attack anyone who says the contrary; irrespective of facts. My previous article on virtually the same subject was faced by a rather fierce backlash in the commentary, http://thesaker.is/hezbollahs-unchartered-frontier-turning-boggy/ but is this not

Mapping the Global Divide

by Naresh Jotwani for The Saker Blog What exactly does “the resistance” resist? What should “the resistance” resist? Clearly, the target of any resistance has to be some form of unethical behaviour. Only that can justify – and indeed call for! – resistance. So what is the underlying ethic? The following is an attempt to uncover a possible answer. *** Imagine a transaction between a farmer and a trader of

Yellow Vests reach 1 year: The redemption of France’s revolutionary spirit

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog (cross-posted with PressTV) (Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog China has by far the largest lithium market. China produces already today the most electric cars, about 1 million in 2018, and will at least triplicate their production by 2025 – and in the following decade or two, demand is expected to increase exponentially. Bolivia has the world’s largest – by far – known lithium reserves. A long-term win-win contract between China and

Poll Shows Trump’s Israel Policy Is Opposed Even By Republicans

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog On Monday, November 18th, Reuters headlined “U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process” and reported that, “The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were ‘inconsistent with international law,’ a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.” This article made

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