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2008 US election

September 13, 2008
In her long-awaited first prime-time interview – to ABC News’ Charles Gibson – since appointed as running mate to Senator John McCain in the Republican presidential ticket, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was able to display her foreign policy knowledge – which does not include understanding the meaning of the Bush doctrine of preemptive war. Adding…

Best of Pepe Escobar

September 13, 2008
In her long-awaited first prime-time interview – to ABC News’ Charles Gibson – since appointed as running mate to Senator John McCain in the Republican presidential ticket, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was able to display her foreign policy knowledge – which does not include understanding the meaning of the Bush doctrine of preemptive war. Adding…

Foreign Policy

September 13, 2008
In her long-awaited first prime-time interview – to ABC News’ Charles Gibson – since appointed as running mate to Senator John McCain in the Republican presidential ticket, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was able to display her foreign policy knowledge – which does not include understanding the meaning of the Bush doctrine of preemptive war. Adding…

John McCain

September 13, 2008
In her long-awaited first prime-time interview – to ABC News’ Charles Gibson – since appointed as running mate to Senator John McCain in the Republican presidential ticket, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was able to display her foreign policy knowledge – which does not include understanding the meaning of the Bush doctrine of preemptive war. Adding…

The "lipstick pit-bull" goes to war

September 13, 2008
In her long-awaited first prime-time interview – to ABC News’ Charles Gibson – since appointed as running mate to Senator John McCain in the Republican presidential ticket, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was able to display her foreign policy knowledge – which does not include understanding the meaning of the Bush doctrine of preemptive war. Adding…

Barack Obama

September 6, 2008
Both Senators McCain and Obama have condemned Russia’s military offensive in Georgia. Professor Andrei Tsygankov believes that "Senator McCain needs national security issues to be in front of these elections to be able to win" and that Senator Obama "has not established any differences on foreign policy issues from McCain and is therefore competing against…

McCain's (Cold) War

September 5, 2008
NOTE: Part Two on Saturday

The Republican National Convention

September 5, 2008
NOTE: Part Two on Saturday

US tries to create an ‘iron curtain’ around Russia

September 3, 2008

President Dimitri Medvedev criticized the European Union for having a biased approach in regards to the Georgian conflict. Medvedev however stated that the EU acted in a rational manner by not implementing sanctions against the Russian Federation. F William Engdahl believes the EU response mirrors its dependence on Russian oil and gas. Engdahl goes on…

The geopolitics of Georgia

August 21, 2008
Pepe Escobar: Welcome to the new Cold War

Who's to blame for the Georgia conflict?

August 21, 2008
Pepe Escobar: Welcome to the new Cold War

NATO warns Russia

August 20, 2008

NATO allies warned Russia on Tuesday that the alliance’s cooperation with Moscow would depend on the pullout of troops from Georgia. They insisted Georgia remained on track to join NATO despite Moscow’s opposition. The emergency meeting in Brussels highlighted a rift within the 27-nation bloc between former Soviet satellite nations wanting tough action against Russia…

US missile deal enrages Russia

August 20, 2008
Eric Margolis: This is not like the Soviet Union and Finland, this is the US trying to stick its nose into Russia’s backyard. The Democrats have not formulated their own position on this.