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06.06.2024 Ricardo Nuno Costa

Shouldn’t this sad episode be a wake-up call for Europeans to stop importing causes and flags that aren’t ours? Officially, the Bundeswehr was in Afghanistan because “our security is also defended at the Hindu Kush”, as Defence Minister Peter Struck (SPD) justified Germany’s twenty-year military intervention in the Central Asian country in 2002…

 

18.04.2024 Phil Butler

Many worldwide have been waiting for the other foot to fall on the conflict in Ukraine. Finally, good old Germans are the ones to plop down the telling jackboot. Making money off the blood-soaked ground of Europe’s most corrupt and (now) pitiful country is what it’s all about. Germany now proposes to open the gate for private investment funds to make debtors out of a crippled nation. And the Russians are the bad guys?…

10.04.2024 Boris Kushhov

On February 7-8, 2024, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid a visit to Ulaanbaatar. In the course of the visit, the senior German politician held talks with Mongolia’s President, Prime Minister, and the Speaker of the State Great Khural, Mongolia’s Parliament. He was met at the airport by Mongolia’s Foreign Minister…

02.01.2024 Aleksei Bolshakov

The term “Americanization” was first coined in Germany back in the 19th century, when American goods began to actively penetrate the German market. The German economy’s dependence on the American one goes back to the recent past, and, in particular, to the post-war years, when the American Marshall Plan allowed Western Germany to completely restore its economy, but of course not for free. It was beneficial for the United States to consolidate the capitalist order in the enfeebled country and gain full influence over it, including economic and political one. However, the United States survived both world wars relatively unscathed with minimal damage…

11.12.2023 Viktor Mikhin

According to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), “the prospect of the EU receiving more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Egypt in the short and medium term looks unachievable due to tight gas balances and reduced imports form Israel.” Or, to put it in less academic terms, we can say that this is clearly what Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, namely that Europe, which has followed the US line and refused to buy cheap Russian gas, has caused itself and its people lasting economic, financial and political harm. Last year, for example, Egypt shipped 80 percent…

07.12.2023 Taut Bataut

Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s recent expression of ‘shame’ and apology for the colonial atrocities inflicted by his country on Tanzania, particularly during the Maji Maji rebellion in the early 1900s, sheds light on the ongoing global discourse surrounding the colonial legacies of former imperial powers. These instances of apology reflect broader trends in addressing colonial wrongs, while raising questions about the need for more comprehensive acknowledgments of imperialism’s inherent brutality. President Steinmeier’s apology to Tanzania for the…

10.11.2023 Simon Chege Ndiritu

The workweek beginning on 29th October and ending on the 3rd November 2023 is historically significant as European powers return to Africa, in a miniaturized recast of the Berlin conference. Germany and the UK seem to seek to mark territories while offering little to Africans. Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Nigeria and Ghana, the German president toured Tanzania and Zambia and the UK’s King Charles III toured Kenya…

02.09.2023 Phil Butler

U.K. tabloids have begun cranking out propaganda about Russia’s ruble “being crushed” this week by the stock markets. The “news” prompted this analyst to dig deeper into where the Russian people stand in 2023 economically. With a significant conflict blazing on their border in war-torn Ukraine, the Russian people are enjoying an economy even better than in 2013, before the Euromaidan and tons of sanctions began being used to hurt the Putin administration and the people…

14.03.2023 Phil Butler
Putin

It was late in the afternoon, the day before International Women’s Day, and Der Spiegel editor Solveig Grothe could not come up with a way to denigrate Russia. Then it hit her like a Hugo Boss bag full of swastikas! “Russian women are the cause of all the world’s calamities,” she thought. So, she sat down and pecked out on her laptop…

 

09.02.2023 Vladimir Danilov

Recent events have increased the European society’s disdain for Washington’s policies and the desire for independence from the United States due to the White House’s paranoid ambition to rule the world, including Europe, and the European Union’s deteriorating status as an economic annex of NATO under proxy management by the United States and Britain...