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Trump Admin. Backtracks on Promise to Withdraw Troops from Syria (DH 1/7 7:50pm)

Trump Admin. Backtracks on Promise to Withdraw Troops from Syria

January 7, 2019

While Trump claimed US troops will leave Syria in 30 days, his neoconservative national security adviser John Bolton suggested otherwise, imposing conditions for withdrawal. Journalist Patrick Cockburn says mainstream corporate media reporting has been misleading and “childish.”

The rise of Eurasia: Geopolitical advantages and historic pitfalls

January 7, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Asian players are proving to be conceptually and bureaucratically better positioned in the 21st century’s Great Game that involves tectonic geopolitical shifts with the emergence of what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes…

Russia and the Liberals

January 5, 2019

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Hillary Clinton and the people around her did not revive the Cold War on their own, but they did play a significant role. As a general rule, HRC’s initiatives turn out badly. As First Lady, she set the cause of health care reform back a generation – or longer, inasmuch…

Media's Russia Obsession Obscures How Trump's Syria Withdrawal Benefits Turkey Most

Media’s Russia Obsession Obscures How Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Benefits Turkey Most

December 20, 2018

While corporate media portrayed Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Syria as a Christmas gift to Russia’s Putin, veteran Middle East reporter Patrick Cockburn says this is infantile and conspiratorial. NATO member Turkey stands to gain most, and could launch an attack on Kurdish forces in the northeast

The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism

December 19, 2018
Social media analyst Christian Fuchs argues that the focus on Russia's use of social media to influence US elections completely ignores the ways in which we as a society are constantly being manipulated and how this manipulation favors authoritarian capitalism
Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

December 14, 2018
Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the Venezuela situation
Is TRNN Soft on Russia?

Is TRNN Soft on Russia?

December 14, 2018

In our first TRNN podcast, we discuss a viewer letter that says Paul Jay underestimates the danger of Putin – with Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor and Paul Jay

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border

December 12, 2018

Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

December 3, 2018

As world leaders gather for the G20 summit, oil is at the top of the list of issues. Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses the fight between the US, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia over price and production, and notes India is in talks with Crown Prince MBS