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Category Archives: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO: A Dangerous Paper Tiger

Authored by Patrick Armstrong via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The Chinese have a genius for pithy expressions and few are more packed with meaning, while immediately understandable, than "paper tiger". NATO is one, but paper tigers that overestimate their powers can be dangerous. Some Russians are concerned that there are today more hostile troops at […]

EU Creates New Defense Pact To Reduce Dependence On US

Authored by Andrei Akulov via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The EU on Nov.13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment in equipment, research and development, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Foreign and defense ministers gathered at a signing ceremony in Brussels to represent 23 EU governments […]

‘Meddling’? The US State Department’s New Program To Take On Hungarian Media

Authored by Daniel McAdams via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Hypocrisy may be the only consistent guiding principle of US foreign policy. Here's a prime example of the "do as we say, not as we do" that is the core of how Washington does business overseas: In the same week that the […]

Why Robert Mueller Was Selected To Be The Special Prosecutor

Authored by Eric Zuesse, It all began with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers apartment complex in the Saudi city of Khobar, which killed 19 U.S. military, who worked at the Dharan air base three miles away. That incident became the lynchpin of the accusation by the Saudi royal family, the U.S. State Department, and the CIA, that […]

Libya: The Forgotten Reason North Korea Desperately Wants Nuclear Weapons

Authored by Ted Galen Carpenter via The National Interest, The United States and its allies continue to cajole and threaten North Korea to negotiate an agreement that would relinquish its growing nuclear and ballistic-missile programs. The latest verbal prodding came from President Trump during his joint press conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Trump […]

If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn’t Worry You, You’re Not Paying Attention

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous. A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is […]

NATO Ministerial Meeting: Preparing For War On Russia?

Authored by Stephen Lendman, America controls NATO policymaking. The alliance serves as its global imperial arm – warmaking its mission, not fostering world peace and stability. Nor does it have anything to do with defense at a time the only threats alliance members face are invented ones. Real ones don’t exist. World peace and stability […]

Europe Will Reap What Spain Has Sown

Authored by Wayne Madsen via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The Spanish government decided to reach back into its history and borrow from the playbook of longtime Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco in dealing with Catalonia’s decision to declare independence from the Spanish Kingdom as the Republic of Catalonia. The Catalan government’s decision to declare independence […]

NATO General Threatens “Consequences” For Turkey Buying Russian Air Defense System

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, In looking to upgrade their air defense system, Turkey had a choice: buying the advanced Russian S-400 systems, or more expensive, US-made alternatives. Turkey chose to buy Russian, and NATO isn’t happy. While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr […]

Sweden, Submarines, And Propaganda

Authored by Brian Cloughley via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Sweden’s most recent military cooperation with the US-NATO military alliance involved hosting armed forces of the many countries which participated in Exercise Aurora in September. As noted by Euronews, “Sweden is undertaking its biggest military exercise amid fears of Russian military build up,” and NATO headquarters […]