The latest round of American sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea are nothing more than a desperate attempt to curtail European investment.
Donald Trump has not only the weight of the American elite on his shoulders, he has the weight of western history on his shoulders. Donald Trump's...
Europe is no longer happy with its American friend.
Kiev has cut all energy supplies to Donetsk this week. This comes after Kiev left Crimea totally in the dark a few months ago - and...
Donald Trump is damned to lose allies in the US and beyond if he does not veto the sanctions bill and he is damned to that...
The pro-Israel information war has led many on the right, including Viktor Orban and Donald Trump to have different views about Israel than they do on...
The Democrats, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and US mainstream media think Donald Trump is a Russian puppet, but a country that hates Russia thinks Donald Trump...
In further sign of growing estrangement between the West and Turkey, Germany pulls its forces out of Incirlik as Turkey sends troops to Syria to fight...
Erodgan could be making the biggest mistake of his life.
While America is publicly neutral, Donald Trump might be privately happy.
Has the west become so corrupted that it would take a foreign hand to help elect a moderate, anti-terrorist leader?
US President Trump's decision to pullout of the Paris Climate Change Treaty is simply the latest example of US unilateralist behaviour in which - eg. over...
Angela Merkel's bad relationship with Donald Trump is now official.
European leaders annoyed by Trump's calls to increase defence spending, making NATO look too obviously like a protection racket.
The German state was built on optimism. Today it is consumed with pessimism and by extrapolation, all of Europe is also.
There is no greater structural threat to a secular Muslim-majority country than Salafists, which is why the West welcomed those “fleeing” from the “political and religious...
In many ways, Turkey's Erdogan is more like the far-right South American dictators of the 1970s and 1980s than he is like an old Ottoman Sultan...
Merkel's victory in the state election in North Rhine Westphalia crushes the challenge from the SPD's Martin Schulz and dooms the hopes of reform of Emmanuel...
The One Belt-One Road initiative may shift the global balance of power once and for all.
Russia is once again looked upon as the only nation powerful enough to defend Orthodox Christians from persecution.
He is totally out of touch.
Hardheaded calculation of Russian national interest unquestionably makes President Putin prefer Francois Fillon as President of France.
Conservative solutions work best in independent states, while leftist solutions are best suited to anti-colonial struggles.
London's Independent newspaper has published an analysis of Turkey's referendum result that is absurd even by the standards of pro-Erdogan propaganda literature.
One doesn't need to support or even like another country in order to respect its right to exist. This is the common decency practised in city...
The punk scene was an odd combination of safe pseudo-anarchism, nihilism, fake socialism and opportunistic vulgar capitalism
When the weapon of choice is not something classed as a weapon, all bets on gun control are off.
In 1975, a weak west came to a strong Soviet Union and signed the Helsinki Accords. This was the last time any major western powers showed...
The west's liberal crusade is anathema to both Russian traditions and Russia's legally stringent views on foreign policy
Si vis pacem, para bellum
From the Russian Empire to Vladimir Putin, Russia has always been seen as an existential threat. Why? The answer is simple.
As the liberal left rallies to stay relevant in the US with Donald Trump at the helm, the rest of the world is taking notice.
The Syrian President sees the truth and logic behind Donald Trump's immigration policy.
In a few months Erdgoan's long transformation of Turkey from a republic to an Islamist autocracy will be complete.
What a difference a generation makes. Marine Le Pen has taken the centre-ground. A place her father never sought to occupy.
Patriotism and the return of nation-states will define the future of Europe, say right-wing political leaders gathered at the "Freedom for Europe" conference in Germany.
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