Europe

The geopolitics of Georgia

August 13, 2008
US attempts to get Georgia into NATO, coupled with its desire to erect an anti-missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech republic would give it first strike capability towards Russia. Moscow sees this as a national security threat against the sovereignty of Russia. Political economist F William Engdahl believes this is the geopolitical endgame…

Who's to blame for the Georgia conflict?

August 13, 2008
US attempts to get Georgia into NATO, coupled with its desire to erect an anti-missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech republic would give it first strike capability towards Russia. Moscow sees this as a national security threat against the sovereignty of Russia. Political economist F William Engdahl believes this is the geopolitical endgame…

Obama sells Europeans on Afghan war

July 25, 2008

If you get no sound, click here to watch the video directly from YouTube. The Guardian headline said “Obama gets rock star welcome” One Berliner called it “an Anti-Bush rally”, and the Financial Times Deutshland called it an “ad for the war on terror “. In a speech laden with cold war rhetoric, Democratic Presidential…

Venezuelan leader in Moscow to buy arms

July 22, 2008

Cluster bombs: Hell from above

June 1, 2008

Cluster bombs are literally hell from above. Anyone who has seen the effects of cluster carpet bombing on innocent civilians – in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and in the 60s and 70s in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam – cannot help but be horrified. A cluster bomb is a cannister that opens in midair and ejects hundreds…

Russia’s new president faces US on Iran

May 15, 2008

The outgoing president will now act as Prime Minister, a position from which he will oversee both domestic and foreign policy. Pressing issues for the new leadership include expanding relations with Iran, and acting as a counterweight to American involvement in the region. Russia's resource-driven economy has flourished as soaring oil prices bring new found…

Medvedev sworn in as Russian president

May 8, 2008

Guardian: Dmitry Medvedev becomes Russia’s third leader since the collapse of the USSR

Bush-Putin: Is the cold war over?

April 7, 2008

Bush and Putin hold final meetings as leaders

Bush NATO expansion plans blocked

April 4, 2008

Not wanting confrontation with Russia, Germany and France block Georgia and Ukraine joining NATO

Protests against Ukraine joining NATO

April 3, 2008

Bush pushes NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine against Russia’s objections