Hegemonic Conflict Between China & US

By Marc Saxer – BERLIN (IPS) - When tectonic plates shift, the earth shakes. Tsunamis race around the globe in the form of shock waves. The global economy has experienced three such earthquakes in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic has made us aware of the vulnerability of a globally integrated economy.
When important components are stuck in [...]

Targeted by Democrats

By Norman Solomon* SAN FRANCISCO — To understand the current fierce attacks on the progressive leadership of the Nevada Democratic Party, it’s helpful to recall the panicked reaction from political elites three years ago when results came in from the state’s contest for the presidential nomination.
Under the headline “Moderates Hustle to Blunt Sanders’ Momentum After Nevada [...]

Perfect Storm in 2023

By John J. Metzler - The lingering aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the widening war in Ukraine and the knock-on effects of food and energy shortages, alongside high inflation have battered the world economy in 2022.  Reflecting these grim realities, the UN has issued its annual World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report which presents a “gloomy [...]

South Korea To Go Nuclear

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS  — As nuclear tensions continue to spread across the Korean Peninsula, South Korea has for the first time declared “nuclear weapons as a policy option”,—triggering the threat of a potentially new nuclear power looming in the horizon.
South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol is quoted as saying that if North Korea’s nuclear [...]

Dark Cuban Spy Tragedy

By John J. Metzler - It’s all about the timing.   Ana Belen Montes, an American who was convicted and served more than twenty years in federal prison for spying for the then-Castro regime while working as a     senior analyst in the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Washington, has been released.  But this case is hardly the ho- hum end [...]

US Debt Celling Soon

 
By Juliana Kim and Scot Horsley – NPR / Washington  - Hitting the national debt ceiling is a major worry for Washington right now.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the U.S. is on track to reach the debt limit, or the cap on how much money money the federal government can borrow, by Thursday. The ceiling was [...]

“West’s False Narrative”

 

By Amy Goodman (Democracy Now) – New York – talk with Jeffrey Sachs: “Dangerous” U.S. Policy & “West’s False Narrative” Stoking Tensions with Russia, China (Transcript of the audio)
GUESTS: Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, president of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, sustainable development solutions advocate under Secretary-General [...]

Biden on Democracy Again

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN - Even on the day that President Joe Biden delivered his most jarring warning yet that democracy is in severe danger, Donald Trump teased how he might use a new White House term to further erode that core American birthright.
At Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and their fellow founders set the nation on a [...]

War and Invasion

By Aar Jay - NEW YORK (IDN) — “Over the past six months, Russia has steadily built up forces along the frontier as Kyiv, Moscow, and Washington have traded barbs,” writes Robert Farley in ‘1945‘ on January 3, 2022. Russia’s immediate concerns involve the Ukrainian acquisition and use of Turkish drones along its border regions, along [...]

Trans-Atlantic Boost

WebPublicaPress (New York) –  The traditional Munich Security Conference, apart from being held this year under the dark shadow of the “coming” war between Russia and Ukraine and against the entire West, which could be the biggest war since 1945, was also an opportunity to go one step further. Alliance somehow already profited from these [...]

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