Banker Cronyism Hits EU Ship Rocked by Brexit Torpedo

It couldn’t come at a worst time. Just as the European Union is reeling from the historic setback of Britain voting to leave the 28-member bloc, then comes the scandal of a former top commissioner taking a plum job at a Wall Street bank – to advise on the fallout from the Brexit. If ever […]

The Collapse of Western Democracy — Paul Craig Roberts

The Collapse of Western Democracy By Paul Craig Roberts Democracy no longer exists in the West. In the US powerful private interest groups, such as the military-security complex, Wall Street, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness and the extractive industries of energy, timber and mining, have long exercised more control over government than the people. But now […]

The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics by Thierry Meyssan

While the world Press is searching for ways to re-start the reconstruction of Europe, still without Russia and now without the United Kingdom, Thierry Meyssan considers that nothing can now prevent the collapse of the system. However, he points out, what is at stake is not the European Union itself, but the institutions which enable […]

US, UK, and EU, Are Now Dictatorships

How can it be that in virtually all of the Presidential-candidate head-to-head Democratic versus Republican polling that was done of both Democratic and Republican candidates during the primaries, the preferred Democratic candidate against any one of the Republican candidates was Bernie Sanders, but he almost certainly won’t be that Party’s nominee (and there’s more on that here); and the preferred […]

The motive for the attacks in Paris and Brussels by Thierry Meyssan

We don’t yet know who ordered the attacks in Paris and Brussels. Several potential leads have been mentioned, but only the hypothesis of an operation decided by Turkey has any serious backing. Thierry Meyssan describes the secret conflict which, for the last five years, has haunted the relations between the European Union, France and Turkey. […]

The recolonisation of Libya by Manlio Dinucci

To those who believe that the colonial era is over, the examples of Iraq, Libya and Syria exist to prove them wrong. In 2001, the United States decided – in the logic of the ’War on Terror’ – to attack these three countries and a few others. Certainly, the wars against Tripoli and Damascus did […]

Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine

Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent to America’s President, said, in a little-noticed comment on March 3rd, «Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-25 years, and not of NATO either». The article reporting this, […]

The European Commission Is the Biggest Threat to Europe’s Energy Security

The European Commission just cannot work out how it feels about the Nord Stream 2 project. In the space of just a few days, Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, issued two conflicting statements. On 13 February, he announced that a decision with regard to the Nord Stream 2 project was imminent. «In the […]

Alternative Germany Speaks Up

The final results of the local elections in the central German state of Hesse last Sunday were a cold shower for the ruling coalition. The new opposition party Alternative for Germany (AfD) won seats in every municipal council in that state, receiving an unprecedented 16.2% of the vote in Hesse’s capital of Wiesbaden. They even pulled in […]

America’s Psychopathic Establishment

It’s not only the right-wing think tanks (such as the Hudson Institute and the Rand Corporation) that urge America to invade countries that pose no threat against the US, but also liberal think tanks (such as the Open Society Foundation and the Brookings Institution) that urge firebombing of cities and even ethnic cleansing in order […]

No Way Back for Re-Emerging Silk Road in Flux

Xi Jinping’s recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran and his upcoming visit to the Czech Republic in March remind us of more challenges for the «One Belt, One Road» (OBOR) policy now than when it was announced in 2013. At first glance, all countries on Xi’s most recent agenda are part of a […]