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Pentagon Alarmed as Russia Tests Gamechanging Zircon Hypersonic Anti Ship Missile

ALEX MERCOURIS describes the rationales behind Russia's current superiority in anti-ship and strategic missiles, along with peerless air defense systems, such as the S-400 and S-500 ...
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The Taliban go to Tianjin

PEPE ESCOBAR—A stable Afghanistan is the missing link in what could be described as the future SCO economic corridor, which will integrate every Eurasian player from BRICS members India and Russia to all Central Asian ‘stans. Both President Ashraf Ghani’s ...
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Many interesting developments in Russia

THE SAKER—The quick way to summarize this development is to say that both the S-500 and the Zircon have no comparable competitors anywhere in the world, not even vaguely comparable ones. Both the S-500 and the Zircon missiles are way, ...
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The enormous accomplishments of the Soviet Union, despite the fascist encirclement

CALEB MAUPIN—Caleb's chat has important segments dedicated to the twisted peculiarities of Trotskyism, which he correctly denounces as essentially a form of petit-bourgeois anarchistic ultraleftism that objectively always finds itself on the wrong side of anti-imperialist struggles. Trotsky, who despised ...
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Russia-China advance Asian roadmap for Afghanistan

PEPE ESCOBAR—To have an idea of the importance of Spin Boldak for the Taliban economy during their years in power, see the third chapter of a series I published in Asia Times in 2010, here and here. Eleven years ago, ...
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Free Fall—making sense of a confusing world. On US provocations, Putin’s response and more.

MESHED GEARS—The CIS continues to benefit from the fixed price agreements on oil and gas sales to the PRC which Putin negotiated near the peak price in 2015, and is taking payment in industrial goods to build the GDP of ...
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Say hello to the diplo-Taliban

PEPE ESCOBAR—Patrushev knew Moscow could not offer any substantial measure of support to the current Kabul arrangement because doing so would burn bridges the Russians would need to cross in the process of engaging the Taliban. Patrushev knows that the ...
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On Russia, Slavs and Race

PHILIPPE GENDRAULT—From the white supremacist and fascist perspective, the “Russian” may appear white, may speak an Aryan language “like ours” but he or she is not white. Behind Russians lurks the invading Mongolian Hordes, the savage Asiatic warriors, primitive destroyers ...
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And So It Starts.

ANDREI MARTYANOV—I also love to use Andrei Andreevich Gromyko's famous dictum that ten years of negotiations is better than one day of war. United States desperately needed a summit with Russia after the events around LDNR in April this year ...
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Putin: Even if Russia Had Sunk British Warship, It Wouldn’t Have Started WW3 Because…(Video)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticised violation of Russian territorial waters by British ship HMS Defender as a provocation. He also said that Americans had assisted British side. The whole thing was being filmed and registered by a US spy ...
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A Sea Painted NATO Black

PEPE ESCOBAR—The prequel to Sea Breeze took place last week, via a farcical Britannia Rules The Waves stunt enacted like a Monty Python sketch – yet with potentially explosive overtones. Imagine waiting at a bus stop somewhere in Kent and ...
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The Unknown War—indispensable documentary in an age of cynical historical revisionism

The Unknown War is a landmark documentary series about the Soviet struggle against the Nazi war machine. Hosted and narrated by Burt Lancaster, it features stunning footage recorded by Soviet camera crews on the front lines, most of it unseen ...
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