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Is Putin planning to sell-out Assad?

by Mike Whitney at Counterpunch

Moscow’s geostrategic objectives in Syria are the polar opposite of Washington’s. Grasping this simple fact is the easiest way to get a fix on what’s really going on in the war-torn country. 1,861 more words


The Pentagon’s “2015 Strategy” for Ruling the World

On Wednesday, the Pentagon released its 2015 National Military Strategy, a 24-page blueprint for ruling the world through military force. While the language in the report is subtler and less incendiary than similar documents in the past, the determination to unilaterally pursue US interests through extreme violence remains the cornerstone of the new strategy.

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The International Reporter

Putin Gobsmacks Uncle Sam … Again - Way to Go Vladimir

This is Washington’s strategy in a nutshell, preventing German industry from linking up with Russia’s vast natural resources. That’s the lethal combo that will lead to an integrated Eurasian free trade zone that will dwarf US GDP and put an end to the empire.

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The International Reporter

Is the U.S. instigating an arms race with China?

There’s a school of thought that says the Reagan administration brought down the Soviet Union by conducting an arms race that the USSR couldn’t sustain. 285 more words

War And Peace

How Vladimir Putin blocked the U.S. "pivot to Asia"

Posted on CounterPunch, March 8, 2015
By Mike Whitney

“The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad…. 2,814 more words

The Market is the Master

There is a vague sense of a new order growing up around us. Sometimes there’s a brief glimpse of it. Sometimes late at night there’s a whisper of it on the wind. 1,106 more words

40 Years Of Economic Policy In One Chart - OpEd

By Mike Whitney

Growth of Real Hourly Compensation for Production/Non-supervisory Workers and Productivity, 1948–2011

Is America in the throes of a class war?

Look at the chart and decide for yourself. 2,208 more words