Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil

Turkey blasted US sanctions but decided not actually to run afoul of them Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to end import waivers and warning of a struggle to tap alternative producers. The U.S. decision to … Continue reading “Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil”

Le fort impact sur la Turquie des sanctions internationales contre l’Iran

En Turquie, les importations de pétrole brut iranien ont diminué mais perdurent. Ovknhr / ShutterstockDe part et d’autre d’une frontière de 560 kilomètres, qui n’a pas changé depuis le traité de Qasr-e Chirin conclu en 1639 par l’Empire ottoman et la Perse des Séfévides, profondes sont les relations culturelles, institutionnelles et économiques qu’entretient la Turquie avec l’Iran. … Continue reading “Le fort impact sur la Turquie des sanctions internationales contre l’Iran”

Magnier: Syria Idlib Offensive Just a Limited Operation to Enhance Security of Russia’s Khmeimim Airbase

The outcome of the Astana 12 meeting in Nour Sultan in Kazakhstan was generally described as positive by the leading countries concerned. However, little was achieved towards the return of the northern Syrian city of Idlib to the control of the central government in Damascus. The constitutional committee (the various parties in Astana) widely discussed … Continue reading “Magnier: Syria Idlib Offensive Just a Limited Operation to Enhance Security of Russia’s Khmeimim Airbase”

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History

Visiting Central Asia had been on my bucket list for quite a while. So when I finally got the chance to head to Kazakhstan, I decided to take a pit-stop on my way there. This is how I got to … The post Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History appeared first … Continue reading “Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History”

Interprétation du discours du président Poutine au Forum 2019 des Nouvelles Routes de la Soie

Par Andrew Korybko – Le 27 avril 2019 – Source orientalreview.org Le président Poutine n’a laissé aucune place au doute, en proclamant fièrement que la Russie ainsi que l’Union Économique Eurasiatique, organisation d’intégration régionale pilotée par la Russie, opéraient une fusion stratégique avec la Chine et son projet La Ceinture et la Route. Ce processus aura des … Continue reading “Interprétation du discours du président Poutine au Forum 2019 des Nouvelles Routes de la Soie”

L’ONU enquête sur une possible implication militaire des émirats

L’étau se resserre sur Abu Dhabi en Libye. Des experts de l’ONU enquêtent actuellement sur une possible implication militaire des Emirats arabes unis dans le conflit en Libye, après des tirs de missiles en avril avec des drones de fabrication chinoise équipant l’armée émiratie. Les missiles air-sol utilisés sont de type Blue Arrow, notent dans … Continue reading “L’ONU enquête sur une possible implication militaire des émirats”

Russia and China Lead the World in Gold Purchases in 2019

Editor’s note: Russia’s purchase of 55 tons over the first three months of 2019 amounts to less than 2.3 billion in dollar terms, and China’s 33 tons is less than $1.4 billion. This in my opinion is unfortunately not nearly ambitious enough, but at least China has now joined Moscow in constantly adding gold. Russia … Continue reading “Russia and China Lead the World in Gold Purchases in 2019”

Libye, l’ONU enquête sur l’implication des Emiratis

Des experts de l’ONU enquêtent sur des transferts d’armes des Emirats arabes unis vers l’Armée nationale libyenne (ANL) du maréchal Haftar Les tirs de missiles qui proviennent du camp Haftar utilisent des drones de fabrication chinoise qui équipent l’armée émiratie, selon un rapport de l’ONU auquel l’AFP a eu accès . Les missiles air-sol utilisés … Continue reading “Libye, l’ONU enquête sur l’implication des Emiratis”

A Farewell to Arms Control?

by John Feffer My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms control and disarmament. It was 1987, around the time that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev … Continue reading “A Farewell to Arms Control?”

The Ends of Arms Control

My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms control and disarmament. It was 1987, around the time that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range … Continue reading “The Ends of Arms Control”

The Saker s’entretient avec Dmitry Orlov

« Je pense que l’empire américain est déjà bien fini, mais il n’a pas encore subi de stress-test sérieux, donc personne ne se rend compte que c’est le cas » Par The Saker − Le 16 Avril 2019 − Source thesaker.is via Unz ReviewSi je devais décrire la situation internationale actuelle en utilisant un seul mot, le mot … Continue reading “The Saker s’entretient avec Dmitry Orlov”

Sommet à Pékin : le président chinois Xi Jinping défend ses Routes de la soie

Des projets «verts», financièrement viables et inattaquable sur le plan de la corruption : le président chinois Xi Jinping a tenté, le 26 avril, de répondre aux critiques de son initiative des Nouvelles routes de la soie, accusée par certains d’être un «piège de la dette» pour les pays pauvres. Face à Vladimir Poutine et une quarantaine de dirigeants mondiaux réunis en sommet à Pékin, … Continue reading “Sommet à Pékin : le président chinois Xi Jinping défend ses Routes de la soie”

La Russie veut faire des nouvelles routes de la soie un intégrateur politique et social de l’Eurasie

Le 21 avril dernier, Li Hui ambassadeur de Chine en Russie prenait la plume dans le quotidien officiel du gouvernement russe, Rossiïskaïa gazeta et annonçait la participation de Vladimir Poutine, en tant qu’invité d’honneur, au 2e Forum des nouvelles routes de la soie qui se tient à Pékin du 25 au 27 avril.  L’ambassadeur chinois … Continue reading “La Russie veut faire des nouvelles routes de la soie un intégrateur politique et social de l’Eurasie”

Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion

The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle; a materialistic way of life relentlessly promoted by mass media and governments throughout the industrialized world and beyond. Consuming stuff, most of which is unnecessary, is the key ingredient; excess is championed, sufficiency scoffed at. Far from addressing need, satisfying desire is the driving … Continue reading “Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion”

China’s green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs. This provides the backdrop for the 19th Party Congress, as China seeks to balance external influence with domestic … Continue reading “China’s green planning for the world starts with infrastructure”

Turkey, the Rohingya crisis and Erdoğan’s ambitions to be a global Muslim leader

The emerging humanitarian crisis that has been rocking Myanmar – where an estimated 370,000 Rohingya have been forced out of the country – has prompted broad international condemnation. But so far it has translated into little concrete action. United Nations (UN) human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein has called the Rohingya’s plight a “textbook … Continue reading “Turkey, the Rohingya crisis and Erdoğan’s ambitions to be a global Muslim leader”

President Assad Receives Russia’s Special Envoy to Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received today in Damascus Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev and accompanying delegation which included Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Lavrentiev is an active Russian career diplomat with more focus on Astana talks between the Syrian state … The post President Assad Receives Russia’s Special Envoy to Syria appeared first on Global … Continue reading “President Assad Receives Russia’s Special Envoy to Syria”

Earth Hour 2019: Switch off Your Lights

Apr 03, 2019 Picture:  On March 30, millions of people will switch off their lights for Earth Hour. Let’s take 30 seconds to think about innovators. What do they look like? Where do they work? What do they do? You might imagine labs, research centres, NASA, spacesuits and white coats. Some years ago, I would … Continue reading “Earth Hour 2019: Switch off Your Lights”

The US Is Still Clinging to Fantasy of Regime Change in Syria, to Come via Economic Warfare and Occupation of the East

” Without its people Syria will continue to struggle. That of course, is what the West is pinning its hopes on, in some vague hope that Syria will become ungovernable and that some leader will emerge, perhaps a Syrian Guaido, to unite the country. This is fantasy.” With the military situation largely frozen, the last … Continue reading “The US Is Still Clinging to Fantasy of Regime Change in Syria, to Come via Economic Warfare and Occupation of the East”