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Vladimir Putin On The Global Economy, Geopolitics, And Russia-Europe Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 19th St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 19, below is a transcript of his speech courtesy of the Kremlin: President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, friends, It is a pleasure to welcome you all to this International Economic Forum in St Petersburg, a city which throughout its history has always been … Continue reading

The Pentagon Goes “Nuclear” On Russia – OpEd

By Pepe Escobar We all remember how, in early June, President Putin announced that Russia would deploy more than 40 new ICBMs “able to overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems.” Oh dear; the Pentagon and their European minions have been freaking out on overdrive ever since. First was NATO Secretary-General, Norwegian figurehead Jens … Continue reading

NATO To Evaluate Nuclear Threats From Russia

Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:
NATO Defense ministers meeting in Brussels face renewed vocal threats from an assertive Kremlin A Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic-missile system drives during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week he’s adding 40 inter-continental ballistic missiles to Russia’s arsenal.…

Kaliningrad, Moscow’s Military Trump Card

Russia is pouring troops and weapons — including missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads — into its western exclave of Kaliningrad at such a rate that the region is now one of Europe’s most militarized places. By Tony Wesolowsky A NATO official, writing to RFE/RL on condition of anonymity, said that Moscow is stationing “thousands … Continue reading

Ukraine Conflict Is A Global Issue: Jeb Bush

“Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wrapped up his five-day tour of Europe with a visit to Estonia, where he said that the conflict in Ukraine is a “global issue,” Ukraine Today reports. The former Florida governor added that the United States aimed to work with Europe to “create a deterrent effect” to ensure regional … Continue reading

Russia Reportedly Threatens Nuclear Strike Over Baltics

By BNE IntelliNews Russia has threatened a nuclear strike over NATO’s buildup in the Baltic states, as well as to deter any threat to its control of Crimea, according to unsubstantiated reports in the UK press. Moscow has threatened all-out war with the West, including the use of its nuclear arsenal, should NATO continue to strengthen its … Continue reading

Lead From Behind: How Unipolarity Is Adapting To Multipolarity – OpEd

The U.S. is constructing a global system of bilateral and multilateral alliances to assist it in more efficiently projecting power throughout the 21st century. As the world moves towards multipolarity, the U.S. is prepared to exploit this trend to its geopolitical advantage. . By Sputnik News, Andrew Korybko Instead of ‘going it alone’ as Bush was prone … Continue reading

Lithuania Joins Eurozone Despite 40% Of Population Being Against

Lithuania has celebrated the New Year by joining the eurozone. The decision is country’s bid to boost stability despite inflation fears and euro zone debt troubles. However, according to a November poll about 40 percent of the population opposed the move. Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius was withdrew his first 10 euro from Vilnius cash … Continue reading

Post-Communist Europe And The IMF – 25 Years Of Transition (Iconographic Summary)

The past 25 years have seen a dramatic transformation in Europe’s former communist countries, resulting in their reintegration into the global economy. But the task of building full market economies has not been easy. Liberalization of trade and prices came quickly, but institutional reforms — in areas such as governance, competition policy, labor markets, privatization … Continue reading

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