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The Rape of Russia (Saker blog exclusive interview)

by Lars Schall for the Saker blog

Introduction by Pepe Escobar:

William Engdahl is one of the world’s top geopolitical analysts. His books – from Century of War to Full Spectrum Dominance – are absolutely essential to understand how the self-described exceptional nation created and expanded its global hegemony tentacles. 8,978 more words

USA

With anti-Russia hysteria rampant, Beijing reminds US about ties between Russian & Chinese forces

Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. He is author of the book, ‘Midnight in the American Empire,’ released in 2013. robertvbridge@yahoo.com

With both Russia and China bogged down in stormy relations with the US and the West, Beijing and Moscow are beating a path towards deeper bilateral cooperation. 1,224 more words

News

From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia Integration Is on the Move

As presidents Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Ankara for a second Russia-Iran-Turkey summit on the future of Syria, Moscow hosted its 7th International Security Conference attended by defense ministers from dozens of nations. 1,347 more words

Opinion

Will the Putin-Xi Era Supersede the Western Liberal (Dis)Order?

The Chinese constitutional amendment allowing Xi Jinping the possibility of further presidential terms — staying in power long enough to bring “national rejuvenation” combined with the Russian election re-confirming Vladimir Putin in the presidency have assured consistency and continuity for the Russia-China strategic partnership way into the next decade. 1,045 more words

Opinion

What the Belt and Road means for Sino-Russian relations

Written by Jingdong Yuan.

During his visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB). A month later, speaking at the Indonesian parliament, Xi proposed the idea of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative, or MSRI for short. 1,052 more words

China

Flydubai (IATA: FZ) Ponders Aktau, Kazakhstan Flight Frequency

‘(…) Meanwhile, budget carrier flydubai is planning to start flights to (the) Kazakhstan city of Aktau in October this year. An MoU was signed in this regard too between the two parties. 69 more words

Middle East