So Why Is There a «New Cold War»?

By Pepe Escobar «Sometimes I wonder if it’s 2016 or if we live in 1962». What Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told 60 foreign and defense ministers at the 52nd Munich Security Conference this past Saturday was hardly news. What some of us have been qualifying, for quite a while, as Cold War 2.0, was branded «New Cold […]

Implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (II)

Is Europe saving Ukraine? While the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement was being drafted, Europe and even the US talked about it as though it would be Ukraine’s salvation, but now that the agreement is in full force, that tone is slowly changing. Ukrainians are no longer hearing as much about their rights as about their responsibilities. […]

Implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (I)

Ukraine is «saving Europe»!? The full implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, along with the opening of the Free Trade Area between the two parties on Jan. 1, 2016, was expected by Kiev to be an important historic milestone, upon which all of Ukraine’s problems would miraculously melt away. But what actually happened? The beginning […]

Russia Cannot be Squeezed Out of Energy Market

The surprise energy agreement between Russia and Turkey was preceded by two other proposals: first, Israel was prepared to supply the European Union with gas that it would steal from its neighbors; on the other hand, Azerbaijan also stood ready to supply gas. Ultimately, only the Russian proposal turned out to be both serious and […]

How Putin Upset NATO’s Strategy

Russia is reacting to the economic war which NATO is waging against her in the way she would have reacted in a conventional war. She allowed herself to be hit by unilateral “sanctions” in order to better lead the opponent to a battleground of her own choosing. Simultaneously, she has signed agreements with China to […]

NATO intends to prohibit Russia’s and China’s Development by Thierry Meyssan

The glitzy NATO summit in Newport has not publicly announced major decisions but it is likely that they were taken in secret. To prevent Russia and China – but also India – from continuing their development, NATO can count on Terrorism from the Islamic Emirate which it pretends to condemn and fight. VOLTAIRE NETWORK | […]

“BEFORE OUR EYES” Is Crimea’s Shift the First of a Long Series ? by Thierry Meyssan

Beyond the emphatic cries of the West against the accession of the Crimea to the Russian Federation, the real issue is whether this is an orphan event or whether it foreshadows a turning of Eastern Europe toward Moscow. With only enslavement to the Brussels bureaucracy to offer, Brussels fears that its current clients may be […]

UKRAINIAN PHONE WRECKS The Secret Agenda of Ashton and Nuland Revealed by Wayne Madsen

It has become a ritual that works every time: whenever Washington engages in regime change, mysterious snipers turn out to kill both government forces and opposition protesters. Then they disappear and are in principle never found. That is the case today in Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. In Syria, the events in Daraa pitted part of […]

” BEFORE OUR EYES ” Moscow Inverses Roles in Kiev by Thierry Meyssan

While NATO leaders are jubilant over the Kiev coup, which they present to public opinion as a revolution, the situation is reversed in the field. Instead of government of thugs raising the stakes between Washington and Moscow, it is now up to U.S. agents to exercise power and manage the problems they have organized. Moreover […]

“BEFORE OUR EYES” Can Washington overthrow three governments at the same time? by Thierry Meyssan

The power of a state is measured by its ability to defend itself and to attack on one or more fronts. In this context, Washington is trying for the first time to show it can overthrow three governments simultaneously: Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. If it succeeds, no government would be henceforth able to resist it. […]