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Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia?

Pepe Escobar | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Pepe Escobar

No matter how often Washington remixes its Global War on Terror, however, the tectonic plates of Eurasian geopolitics continue to shift, and they're not going to stop just because American elites refuse to accept that their historically brief "unipolar moment" is on the wane.

The Ukraine Crisis and the 'Balance of Power'

Amir Madani | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Amir Madani

The wise manipulation of a balance of power strategy, with care to avoid direct hostilities and a clear preference for diplomacy over force of arms, could in the end prove useful in dealing with Ukraine, but only if such diplomacy is based on a search for fair compromise.

The Birth of a Eurasian Century

Pepe Escobar | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pepe Escobar

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass -- at the expense of the United States.

The Russia/Ukraine Mess Is More Than Just Putin

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Rather than simply managing crises over the short-term, the United States needs to be more organized and realistic when its deals with the Kremlin.

From Houston to Baku: America's Local Foreign Policymaking

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Joshua W. Walker

Just as Texas is the historic result of an independent country proudly joining the United States while preserving its own and Mexican heritage, Azerbaijan is the culmination of three elemental tendencies that accentuate the pivotal nature of its geographic position.

A Final Nail in the USSR Coffin? Thank You From NATO, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

John Brown | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
John Brown

Even from the most cynical Cold-War, money-is-money, dog-eat-dog capitalism-is-capitalism perspective, a redrawn Ukraine would be far more in the West's, rather than strictly "Russian," "ethnic" interest.

Brown Is the New Black in Russia

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

The new spring season is just around the corner, and it looks as though the new "in" color is brown. That's brown as in "brown shirts." Perhaps you thought that fascism went out of fashion in the 20th century. But there's nothing like a lingering economic crisis to bring out the vintage ideologies.

Drug Policies and Women's Rights on UN Agenda

Eka Iakobishvili | Posted 12.17.2013 | World
Eka Iakobishvili

Women are disproportionately facing prison for non-violent drug offenses, often as a result of poverty and social marginalization.

Questions for Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry

Freedom House | Posted 03.25.2013 | World
Freedom House

Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated as the next U.S. secretary of state. Kerry’s c...

Aid Transparency: Will Obama and Romney Walk the Walk?

George Ingram | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
George Ingram

In an era when people empowered by technology demand transparency and accountability from public institutions, foreign assistance must keep pace with trends toward greater openness and participation.

From Totalitarianism to Turbines: The Unending Struggle for Power in Central Asia

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

The deadly June crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan highlights the extreme fragility in Central Asia's inherently flawed post-independence nation-state structures. However, the five republics are being simultaneously courted by the U.S. military.

Rise of Eurasianism through institutions: the CICA as the OSCE of Eurasia

Tuncay Babali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tuncay Babali

Leaders from about 40 countries across Eurasia and the Middle East including Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliy...

"Vital Voices" Honors Andeisha Farid in Washington

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I spoke to Andeisha Farid yesterday in Washington yesterday, who was pleased to have just met Michelle Obama. Hillary Clinton then spoke about her in...

Eurasian Geopolitics and Energy Security Deserves More Attention

Tuncay Babali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tuncay Babali

With vast energy resources and located between existing (Russia, US and EU) and emerging great powers (China and India), Eurasia is geopolitically very strategic.

Jumpin' Jack Verdi, It's a Gas, Gas, Gas: Iran and the Pipelineistan Opera

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

Whatever Washington thinks, the Europeans know that energy independence from Russia is, in reality, inconceivable. Bottom line when it comes to natural gas: Europe needs everything.

'Obama Does Globalistan'

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Obama "inherits" a Globalistan where teeming masses have discovered, to their grief, that markets do not suppress poverty, unemployment and exploitation.

Frozen Ice Balls and the Bush Legacy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is worth trying to determine precisely what Bush means when he asks us to take a more historical perspective on his presidency.