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Chinese-Russian Alliance Challenges West

In his book titled “The Sino-Russian Challenge to World Order,” Gilbert Rozman says both countries have much closer ties than commonly thought. They’re deepening. United they challenge US hegemony. Leonid Bershidsky is founding editor of Russia’s leading business daily, Vedomosti. He expects ties between both nations to strengthen and endure. Russia needs to pivot East. China needs access to its enormous resources. According to Bershidsky, both countries “are made ...Read full article...

Japanese government recommends the evacuation of 2 million people

Japanese authorities recommended on Monday the evacuation of more than two million people in several provinces because of the risk of flooding and landslides as the country faces the potential destruction of typhoon Phanfone, which until now has caused has left one dead and five missing. After touching down for a few hours, the front moved northeastward back into the Pacific with winds of up to 220 kilometers per ...Read full article...

China attempts to Crush Hong Kong’s Independence Dream

The biggest challenge for democracy that China has experienced in 25 years reached its peak today. Hong Kong Police in assault uniforms, fired tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters who paralyzed the center of the Chinese autonomous territory to demand free elections. Concentrations began a campaign of civil disobedience, culminating a week of protests initiated by the student movement, on strike since last Monday. The ...Read full article...

Fine print of the food wars

Creating ‘ownership’ of seed through patents and intellectual property rights and imposing it globally through the WTO, the biotech industry has established a monopoly empire over seed and food. by Vandana Shiva The Asian Times July 25, 2014 Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply. This “empire” is being ...Read full article...

De-dollarization, check. Military security, check. Energy security, check!

While the United States is busy isolating itself from the rest of the world, China and Russia have taken the opportunity to secure an important set of goals that have been coming for a long time. Both Asian giants have not only managed to negotiate the de-dollarization of their economies, but now, they have also secured their energy resources and trade while demonstrating that together or even perhaps separately, ...Read full article...

Obama bribes Eastern nations in search for support of U.S. war policies

United States and the Philippines have signed a military pact Monday, allowing greater presence of U.S. troops in the Asian country. The agreement, signed just hours before the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama to Manila is part of the strategy of political, economic and military U.S. shift towards Asia. Philippines, the oldest ally of Washington in the region, is the last leg of Obama’s Asian tour, which began ...Read full article...

Russia Cancels Military Agreements with Kiev

Russia’s Lower House has overturned four bilateral agreements with Ukraine regulating the stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. The law in effect, supported by 443 deputies, was sent to parliament by President Vladimir Putin as a consequence of the annexation of that Ukrainian territory by Moscow. A majority of the Crimean expressed their desire to become part of Russia through a referendum last 16 March, after ...Read full article...

An Attack on Iran is Still on the Pentagon’s Drawing Board

Israel Prepares to Launch “The First Strike” Under the title “Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014?, Haaretz confirms that a war on Iran is still contemplated and that Israel is actively preparing to launch a first strike, despite talks between the West and Iran concerning Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The IDF has received orders “to continue readying for a possible independent strike” on ...Read full article...

Putin heightens combat readiness in West and Center of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military today be alert in the west and center of the country and to verify their combat readiness, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “According to a provision of the president of Russia, today we have been put on alert,” Shoigu told a meeting of the Staff of the Ministry of Defence. Putin has ordered several of drills by surprise in various ...Read full article...

Is Ukraine the Bait for a New Cold War?

The prolonged political, social and economic crisis in Ukraine tests the nerves, diplomatic skills and the capacity for international leadership in the United States, the European Union and Russia. The political balance is up in the air while the most powerful players look for solutions before the destabilization of the country deepens even more. The U.S. European allies were angered by the outburst of the Secretary of State for ...Read full article...

The Sochi Olympic Games: Who is Behind the Caucasus Terrorists?

n the weeks leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Western Media has released a dribble of “trustworthy reports” examining “the likelihood” of a terrorist attack at the height of the Olympic games. In late January, the British government warned “that more terrorist attacks in Russia (following the Volgograd attack in December) are “very likely to occur before or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi”. (BBC, January 27, ...Read full article...

Iran and Russia refine nuclear program details

The foreign ministers of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, and Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met today in Moscow to discuss Tehran ‘s nuclear program as well as the conflict in Syria. Zarif stated that parties must respect the agreements reached in Geneva and will not try to interpret them in their own way. “We have to move forward in resolving the situation based on these agreements,” said the Iranian minister, who ...Read full article...

Petrol Wars: Russia goes after Iran’s oil

Iran and Russia are negotiating an agreement that provides for the exchange of raw goods worth $1,500 million per month. The agreement would allow Iran to increase its oil exports despite Western sanctions that contributed to the signing of the preliminary agreement to halt its nuclear program. Sources close to the negotiations confirmed the the final details are under discussion. According to those details, Moscow would buy – despite ...Read full article...

America’s Imperial Agenda and “Pivot” to Asia

Major media editors support what demands condemnation. Wall Street Journal editors are worse than most. They endorse Washington’s imperial agenda. They believe might makes right. On January 2, they headlined ”Victory in Okinawa,” saying: “…Japanese authorities will allow the US military to relocate an air base on the strategically significant island of Okinawa.” “Think of it as a triumph of democratic realism in the face of renewed regional threats.” America’s presence ...Read full article...

Indian Ocean Tsunami: Why did the Information Not Get Out?

One of the most destructive and powerful earthquakes in recorded history, more than a quarter of a million recorded deaths, local economies destroyed, the lives of entire communities shattered, and no serious investigation into the flaws of the global seismic warning system is contemplated. According to Columbia University’s Earth Institute the M-9.0 Sumatra – Andaman Island earthquake on December 26th released energy, equivalent roughly to 700 million Hiroshima bombs. ...Read full article...