Would American and British political leaders learn any lessons from their failure in the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? For over 13 years, they were not engaged to promote democracy or to protect human dignity and rights or any logical discourse against the ruthless authoritarianism. They are leading anew Crusade against the Muslim world
Did the Eastern Partnership find a new victim represented by President of Belarus Aleksander Lukashenko? Or is it Lukashenko's task to finally bury the Eastern Partnership? The latter version is noticeable when analyzing Belarus's "flirting" with the EU. After all, Aleksander Lukashenko repeatedly played the West by his subtle political game
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg rebutted the recent statement from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said that the Ukrainian army was based on a foreign NATO legion. Stoltenberg called Putin's statement "nonsensical." However, facts speak of the opposite. The purpose of NATO is to exacerbate the crisis in Ukraine
It took Western Europe literally centuries to leave behind such recurrent and violent themes as witches and the need to burn them alive, the Evil Eye, casting out demons, execution for differences of belief, and countless other stupidities which characterized whole societies and destroyed lives
Messi gets a brace at Barça, along with Neymar. At Real, Bale and Benzema hit the net. Chelsea reaches the League Cup Final in England as January draws to a close and one of the European Leagues frozen out of winter starts to revive. Next week the Bundesliga is back.
"Some Syrians mock commenting: How, who says al-Qaeda has an air force? It does not have an air force (...) Actually they do have an air force (...) it's the Israeli air force," said Al-Assad in an interview published Sunday in the journal 'Foreign Affairs'.
Russian President Putin, who did not go to Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, visited the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center in Moscow, where he took part in commemorative events. In Auschwitz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reminded everyone who liberated the largest death factory in history of mankind
The label "Donbass - Ukraine's enemy" - is not a product of modern times. The region was an anti-Ukrainian territory during the first Orange Revolution. The "new Ukraine" said that the people of Donbass were "subhumans". Now the Kiev authorities have flooded the whole country with blood. Yatsenyuk and Turchynov are not Ukraine. They are murderers
The US and the European Union may disconnect Russia from the system of international payments SWIFT. Should this occur, Russia will have to take drastic measures. There will be only one step left for Russia to do - to voice a threat. Is Russia is disconnected, US ambassadors to Russia and Russian ambassadors to the USA may leave their offices
Rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Russia's credit rating to the speculative BB+ grade. Russia's rating has been downgraded to the "junk" level for the first time since 2005. The next revision of Russia's credit rating is scheduled for April 17, 2015, with a negative outlook. The dollar rose by 5.06 rubles
I love America, but my country ought not grind a prison heel into those who should be in psychiatric wards. It is time for representatives to realize they do a disservice to the homeland when they recklessly antagonize petty egomaniacs who deserve more pity than prosecution
The Independent on Sunday has revealed that having decided to back George W. Bush in the illegal March 2003 invasion of Iraq come what may, in November 2002 the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, with senior advisors, consulted "six wise men" - then ignored all they had to say.
The Geneva peace talks, meant to resolve the crisis in Libya where rival militias and their respective governments are at war over the control of the country, so far failed to be fruitful. It in fact is believed that the lame leading the blind would have yielded better results than the UN-brokered mediation, facilitated by a Bilderberg Group member...