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The Saker blog is now frozen

Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below).  The Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 International license ( under which this archive is released allows you to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any

What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership?

by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are “no limits.”  But even as they state that, many seem question their sincerity.  For example, one of our favorite commentators wrote: After all, even when the U.S. openly talks about subduing Russia only to go on to defeating China, why

Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 … Open Thread

2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

The stage is set for Hybrid World War III

Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you’re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by selected stops and enlightening conversations, crystallizing disparate vectors one year after the start of the accelerated phase of the proxy war between US/NATO and Russia. That’s how Moscow welcomes you: the undisputed capital of the 21st century multipolar world. A

A few minor things

Dear friends Quick reminder: we are about to freeze the blog and announce how/where to download the archive from.  I expect the details posted here on Tuesday. I want J.B. to know that I got everything he sent me. Also, FYI – at the end of March I will close down this address for me: Saker Analytics, LLC, 1000 N. West Street, Suite 1200 #1588, Wilmington, DE, USA 19801.  If

What the America got wrong

By Observer R for the Saker blog BACKGROUND A quick search of the internet for the term “What Russia Got Wrong” yields a lot of entries. However, a quick search for the term “What America Got Wrong” yields a rather sparse list. This is understandable since the narrative in the West has been that Russia is losing in international relations. Also, the United States (US) think tanks and government studies

For the First Anniversary: 24 February 2023

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Tell everyone that the evil that is in the world will grow even stronger, but that it is not evil that will triumph, but love. Tsar Nicholas II Foreword A published author for 35 years on Church and cultural matters, I wrote a first article for the Saker that was published on 29 March 2022. It seems strange now that it took so long

Putin’s Collaborators (?) and Distant Echoes of WW2

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker blog By and large, for an ideology to take root among a people or a nation it is necessary to transform the individual into the mass man. For masses are – before in time and now often in the impalpable ether – what crowds are in space. Namely a large quantity of people unable to express their human qualities – for members of masses

Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/24 … Open Thread

2023/02/24 07:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

The Dire Significance of Putin’s Feb 21 Speech

by David Sant for the Saker blog On Tuesday, February 21st President Putin gave a speech that was expected to be very significant. After it was delivered, however, most pundits said he didn’t say anything we didn’t already know. Most of them focused on his announcement of the withdrawal from the START II treaty. However, he said something far more significant. An Existential Threat What Mr. Putin said, when read

The Crusades of the Virtuous

By Nora Hoppe for The Saker Blog The culture and arts of a society, of a civilisation can be seen as a barometer of its development and the quality of its statehood. Confucius, who saw music as the noblest of all the arts, said: “If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish

Q&A with readers

Dear friends As promised I am posted our Q&A.  Please don’t be too harsh on me, I recorded it without any prior preparations and, of course, I made a few mistakes here and there.  Also, I recorded that on a loud laptop whose fan you can hear in the background.  So this is hardly a polished recording, but I hope that it will be at least of some interest to

Putin’s ‘civilizational’ speech frames conflict between east and west

In his Federal Assembly address, President Putin emphasized that Russia is not only an independent nation-state but also a distinct civilization with its own identity, which is in conflict and actively opposes the values of ‘western civilization.’ by Pepe Escobar, originally posted at The Cradle, reposted by author’s persmission Russian President Vladimir Putin’s much awaited address to the Russian Federal Assembly on Tuesday should be interpreted as a tour de

China Declares War On The United States (Gonzalo Lira)

Full document: US Hegemony and Its Perils 2023-02-20 16:28 US Hegemony and Its Perils February 2023 Contents Introduction I. Political Hegemony—Throwing Its Weight Around II. Military Hegemony—Wanton Use of Force III. Economic Hegemony—Looting and Exploitation IV. Technological Hegemony—Monopoly and Suppression V. Cultural Hegemony—Spreading False Narratives Conclusion Introduction Since becoming the world’s most powerful country after the two world wars and the Cold War, the United States has acted more boldly

Andrei, Spring is in the air!

by Naresh Jotwani for the Saker blog As tensions rise between the West and Russia-China-Iran – core of the emerging multi-polar world – many historic possibilities and opportunities open up for people elsewhere. The cause and the nature of these possibilities and opportunities is briefly outlined here, for those who may sense and wonder about the tectonic shifts occurring. Honest disclosure: The author is most definitely not an expert in

A Planet of Apes

by Tarik in the Vinyard for the Saker blog It’s like spending your nights at the casino and wondering why you’re always mostly broke. It must be the dealer, the deck of cards, the table, the slot machine, that black widow in red lingering in the corner, or the moonlight and stars, but never your own greed and hedonistic thrill in a game that is mathematically staked against you. ___________________