Front Page: Foreign Affairs
Russia Preparing For Potential Removal From International Banking System
Global financial institutions like the World Bank and SWIFT can make or break the economies of entire nations due to their domination of the international banking system. Russia is making preparations in case they are ever barred from access to these institutions due to geopolitical influence from the West.
The Israeli Plan To Capitalize On Syria’s Civil War
Israel has revealed a new plan to help rebuild war-torn Syria - with the ultimate goal of securing massive stores of natural resources. The plan would rely on significant investment from the U.S., a financial burden that will likely fall hardest on the shoulders of the American public.
The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris On “Fake News,” Russia Allegations And Change In Europe
Alexander Mercouris, one of the co-founders of news website, joins us today to discuss mainstream media’s use of “fake news” accusations to “attempt to delegitimize alternatives to the orthodoxy,” as well as his thoughts on recent developments in Greece and Syria.
Trump Is Taking The US-Saudi Relationship To The Next Level​
Despite his tough campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump has opted for a policy of appeasement to Saudi Arabia - including a $200 billion investment into the Saudi economy amidst sweeping cuts to U.S. foreign aid.
Radical Groups Attempt To Bomb EU Targets As Greek Tragedy Worsens
As Greece faces yet another bailout, radical groups are responding with force. Their nation is set to surrender its little remaining wealth to EU creditors in exchange for even more debt and austerity in what may be the final stage of the nation’s nine-year-long debt crisis.
Former Bush Aid: U.S. Creating New Foes, Too Many To Handle
Lawrence Wilkerson, a former U.S. Army colonel and chief of staff for Colin Powell, struck a somber tone during a recent interview with the Real News Network, arguing that the U.S. is antagonizing too many countries and generating enemies that its military will not be able to handle.
Saudi Arabia’s Blockade Of Yemen’s Largest Port Expected To Worsen Humanitarian Crisis
Despite a warning from the UN to end its existing blockades of Yemeni ports, a Saudi-led coalition is planning another major assault on the nation’s largest port city of Al Hudaydah, a move that threatens to worsen Yemen’s already unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace In Afghanistan
The underlying logic of the Afghan policy is that in order to prevent the risk of Afghanistan becoming a launching pad for terrorist attacks like 9/11, it must be permanently occupied.
U.S. Army Announces Troops Will Stay In Syria After ISIS Defeat
The U.S. Army made it clear that U.S. forces will remain in Syria after freeing Raqqa from Daesh’s control in order to stabilize the region, but Syrian President Assad’s recent remarks that the U.S. troops are “invaders” could lead to even more complications for the embattled nation.
Despite Campaign Rhetoric, Trump Wades Further Into Middle East
Despite that campaign platform and electoral mandate, now-President Donald Trump is doubling down on military intervention in the Middle East.