19:35 GMT +305 December 2016


    • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) greets retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for a meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016
      Last update: 19:18 03.12.2016
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      The Rules of the (Trump) Game

      by Pepe Escobar

      Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis, chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be the new head of the Pentagon, is a model functionary of the Empire of Chaos.

    • The day breaks behind the White House in Washington,DC
      Last update: 17:25 27.11.2016
      17:25 27.11.2016

      Lenin Comes to the White House

      by Pepe Escobar

      Donald Trump, commenting on the passing of Fidel Castro, branded him a mere “dictator”. Whatever the long-lasting results (and mistakes) of the Cuban experiment, History has already de facto recognized Fidel as one of the great revolutionary leaders of the modern – and post-modern – era.

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      Last update: 19:56 23.11.2016
      19:56 23.11.2016

      West Already Weaponizing Fake News

      by Finian Cunningham

      You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.

    • In this September 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
      Last update: 17:04 18.11.2016
      17:04 18.11.2016

      Will Trumpolitics Erase Clintonism?

      by Pepe Escobar

      The spectacular demise of the Clinton (cash) machine-captured, neoliberalcon Democratic Party, when faced to the Trump phenomenon, would necessarily entail a radical reorientation to appeal, once again, to its natural constituency – US labor and progressive reformers.

    • U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016
      Last update: 16:43 12.11.2016
      16:43 12.11.2016

      Russian Spies and America’s Reality TV Election

      by Finian Cunningham

      After months of mudslinging and vitriol, US President-elect Donald Trump was greeted this week by a chummy President Obama with a cozy fireside seat at the White House.

    • Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a rally February 8, 2016 in Manchester, NH
      Last update: 15:31 11.11.2016
      15:31 11.11.2016

      Here's What Trump's Foreign Policy Will Look Like

      by Andrew Korybko

      The degree of change that Trump will bring to American foreign policy is conditional on several factors, but his ideal vision is to cut a diverse set of pragmatic deals that will allow the US to more effectively multimanage its global empire, though it certainly won’t erase the geostrategic contradictions between itself and its Great Power rivals.

    • Donald Trump is shown on TV monitors in the media filing room on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, during the last 2016 U.S. presidential debate in Las Vegas, US, October 19, 2016.
      Last update: 16:30 10.11.2016
      16:30 10.11.2016

      Donald Trump and the Humiliation of the MSM 'Experts'

      by Neil Clark

      Former MP George Galloway, had predicted a Trump win as far back as May 2016, as he had correctly predicted a "Leave" vote in the UK's EU referendum. But the "experts" in the US and UK mainstream media (MSM) - incidentally, often the same "experts" who told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction in 2003 - knew better than our George.

    • Last update: 18:04 09.11.2016
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      World Heaves Sigh of Relief

      by Finian Cunningham

      The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US certainly sent shockwaves around the world. But perhaps the uppermost sense is one of huge relief that Hillary Clinton was kept out of the White House.

      Donald Trump Elected 45th US President
    • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, along with his family and running mate Mike Pence, addresses supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016
      Last update: 17:49 09.11.2016
      17:49 09.11.2016


      by Pepe Escobar

      What has just happened in the "indispensable nation" is nothing less than a geopolitical 9/11.

      Donald Trump Elected 45th US President
    • US presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (top) and Donald Trump speak at campaign rallies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US October 28, 2016 and Delaware, Ohio October 20, 2016 in a combination of file photos.
      Last update: 16:12 08.11.2016
      16:12 08.11.2016

      Trump or Clinton: Who'd be Best for Britain?

      by Neil Clark

      Given the very close ties between the two countries and the way that the UK always follows the US in foreign policy, you could make a pretty strong case for allowing British citizens to vote in the US Presidential election. If so, then Hillary Clinton's victory would be all but guaranteed.

    • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016
      Last update: 14:42 06.11.2016
      14:42 06.11.2016

      A Digital 9/11 If Trump Wins

      by Finian Cunningham

      There are disturbing signs that a digital 9/11 terror attack is being readied for election day in the US to ensure that Donald Trump does not win.

      2016 US Presidential Election
    • Westminster and Houses of Parliament, London
      Last update: 15:41 04.11.2016
      15:41 04.11.2016

      'Brexitshambles'? Don't Blame the Judges, Blame the Government

      by Neil Clark

      The Thursday, November 3, ruling by the UK High Court that Brexit will need Parliamentary approval has been met with a furious response from anti-EU newspapers, politicians and campaigners.

    • An American soldier takes a selfie at the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul October 25, 2016
      Last update: 13:44 01.11.2016
      13:44 01.11.2016

      America and Lackeys Insult People of the World

      by Finian Cunningham

      Publicly insulting Russia, with audacious accusations over Syria, is how Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov this week described US political posturing.

    • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater after the final presidential debate at the University of Nevada October 19, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
      Last update: 17:08 31.10.2016
      17:08 31.10.2016

      Hillary Clinton, FBI and the Real November Surprise

      by Pepe Escobar

      "As bad as it is the folks above the President make the decisions. They may have decided on Trump. These things do not happen by accident."

      2016 US Presidential Election
    • American soldiers observing order
      Last update: 18:34 25.10.2016
      18:34 25.10.2016

      Russia Calls the War Party's Bluff

      by Pepe Escobar

      Cold War 2.0 has reached unprecedented hysterical levels. And yet a hot war is not about to break out – before or after the November 8 US presidential election.

    • People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016
      Last update: 13:21 23.10.2016
      13:21 23.10.2016

      US, Allies Massacre at Will, Yet Condemn Russia

      by Finian Cunningham

      We really have entered a macabre twilight zone when US-led warplanes are massacring civilians in several countries – and yet Washington and its allies condemn others for war crimes.

    • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y.
      Last update: 19:58 20.10.2016
      19:58 20.10.2016

      So Russia Won't Elect the Next POTUS

      by Pepe Escobar

      Wallowing in the mire of a headline grabbing “suspense” in case “such a nasty woman” becomes the next President of the United States (POTUS), the fear-and-loathing Las Vegas cage-match between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton once again yielded a few stark facts that should be of the highest concern especially to the Global South.

      2016 US Presidential Election
    • A Syrian man runs for cover as smoke rises from buildings nearby following a reported bombing attack, Aleppo, Syria (file photo)
      Last update: 18:36 19.10.2016
      18:36 19.10.2016

      NATO Ops Caught in Aleppo is West's Worry

      by Finian Cunningham

      This could explain why NATO governments have been so anxious in recent weeks to halt the Syrian-Russian offensive on Aleppo. Could it be that they need to extricate their special forces embedded with terrorist-dominated militants?

    • Madame Tussaud's London mark Boris Johnson's victory in the London mayoral election by giving him a post-party makeover.
      Last update: 15:34 14.10.2016
      15:34 14.10.2016

      Did UK Clown-Diplomat Boris Johnson Threaten Russia With War?

      by Finian Cunningham

      The bizarre US trend of encountering crazy clowns has come to Britain, reports say. The latest sighting perhaps was Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson standing up in parliament and appearing to threaten Russia with war.

    • Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters during Irreecha, the thanks giving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town of Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016.
      Last update: 15:34 14.10.2016
      15:34 14.10.2016

      The Evolving Hybrid War on Ethiopia is All About China

      by Andrew Korybko

      The regime change riots and torching of foreign companies which preceded Ethiopia’s imposition of a six-month-long state of emergency have more to do with waging a Hybrid War against China’s Maritime Silk Road and its Horn of Africa component than they do with airing out local socio-political grievances.