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Countering Western Disinformation on Russia and Other Nations Opposing the American Empire
Associate Director: Gaither Stewart

THE ARTICLES


The US Outspends Russia 10X On Military, But They Are Equals. Why?

D. ORLOV—In short, Russia is to most Americans a mystery wrapped in an enigma, and there simply isn’t a large enough pool of intelligent Americans with good knowledge of Russia to draw upon, whereas to many Russians the US is ...
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Watch Russian nuclear sub fire barrage of 4 ballistic missiles in stunning HD (VIDEO)

The Russian Defense Ministry has released footage of a Borei-class submarine firing a barrage of four Bulava missiles – the first such test for this type of submarine. The test was conducted on Tuesday in the White Sea. The video ...
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Iran in the crosshairs as the Empire enters its mad dog days

JOHN WIGHT—The grievous reality of Europe’s hideous lack of independence from Washington – independence of the type that once minded Charles De Gaulle to declaim, “Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is ...
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Why America’s Torture-Chief Now Runs the CIA

ERIC ZUESSE—Measuring American ‘democracy’ by how uniformly the U.S. Government carries out its “Cold War” against Russia — a ‘Cold War’ that never really was about communism at all but only pretended to be — isn’t just fraudulent, but it ...
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Question for Discussion: Is Russia an Adversary Nation?

GARY LEUPP—Most progressive people understand that all forms of racism, and misogyny, and homophobia, and Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism, are wrong. But Russophobia often gets a pass. It’s an easy form of bigotry, readily exploitable, still, almost three decades after the Soviet ...
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Making sense of Russian political ambiguities

THE SAKER—There are roughly two camps vying for power inside the Kremlin: I call them the Atlantic Integrationists and the Eurasian Sovereignists. The former group is a pure product of the 1990s. We can think of them as “liberals”, IMF/Washington ...
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The U.S. won’t say ‘genocide’ but cares about Armenian democracy?

MAX PARRY—The Western jingoist narrative would lead you to believe the world ‘sleepwalked’ into World War I, an attempt by the victors rewriting history to claim the moral high-ground of fighting for ‘liberal values.’ In reality, the Allied and Central ...
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Russia Bows to US and Israel, No S-300s for Syria

STEPHEN LENDMAN—Current Syrian air defense systems were produced by Soviet Russia, way inadequate for current needs. Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport is ready to supply S-300s if approved by the Kremlin. It’s not forthcoming, not now at least. According to ...
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Putin and Israel – a complex and multi-layered relationship (Updated & reposted)

By The Saker Reposted on acount of renewed relevance. Originally posted on December 23, 2015 B. Netanyahu's recent trip to Moscow where he was received more like an esteemed statesman than a criminal pariah in view of his alliance with ...
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Are Michael Isikoff and David Corn CIA Agents?

ERIC ZUESSE—There is lots of precedent for the CIA controlling the press in America, starting with the establishment of the CIA’s operation Mockingbird in 1948, which continues to this day. One illustrative example (Udo Ulfkotte) of the CIA’s control over the media ...
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Medvedev re-nomination: this does not look good

THE SAKER—The re-nomination of Medvedev is a hugely important symbolic act which says the following: there will NOT be a purge of the Atlantic-Integrationist IMF/WTO/WB type, of the 5th columnist inside the Kremlin and that the (very unpopular) “economic block” ...
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BOOKS—Russian Peace Threat: Russia Sends Yuri Gagarin Around the World for Peace; US Invades Cuba

RON RIDENOUR—“As the cold war reached freezing point, the USA and the Soviet Union entered the space race both hoping to be the first nation to conquer space. In 1957 the Soviets, led by the extraordinarily talented rocket scientist Korolyev, ...
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