Aktuelles auf englisch (14) [der letzten 24 Stunden]
23:39 [Indian Punchline]
The state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Myanmar on January 17-18, the first of its kind in nineteen years, has been a transformative event in regional politics from the perspective of China-Myanmar bilateral relations as well as regional security. The “comprehensive strategic partnership” between the two countries is moving toward building a Myanmar-China Community with a Shared Future “based on the aims of mutual benefits, equality and win-win cooperation,” as the joint statement issued after Xi’s visit frames it.
Welt - Naher Osten - arabische Halbinsel (1)
10:43 [Mint Press News]
...While recent rhetoric in the media has dwelled on the extent of Iran’s influence in Iraq, China’s recent dealings with Iraq — particularly in its oil sector — are to blame for much of what has transpired in Iraq in recent months, at least according to Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who is currently serving in a caretaker role....After the feed was cut, MPs who were present wrote down Abdul-Mahdi’s remarks, which were then given to the Arabic news outlet Ida’at. Per that transcript, Abdul-Mahdi stated that: The Americans are the ones who destroyed the country and wreaked havoc on it. They have refused to finish building the electrical system and infrastructure projects. They have bargained for the reconstruction of Iraq in exchange for Iraq giving up 50% of oil imports. So, I refused and decided to go to China and concluded an important and strategic agreement."
10:43 [Tehran Times]
Professor Joseph S. Nye Jr., former Dean of the Harvard`s Kennedy School of Government says “Many judgments about ethics and foreign policy are haphazard or poorly thought through, and too much of the current debate focuses on the personality of Donald Trump.”
BY LIZA FEATHERSTONE - You might have thought the media’s Bush-era peddlers of Middle East death and mayhem would be too humiliated to show their faces in public. Nope, they’re still here — and now they want war with Iran.
Welt - Russland und Zentralasien (3)
10:45 [Tom Luongo]
It came as the biggest shock of the day on Wednesday. The Russian government resigned. The day before President Vladimir Putin gave his State of the Nation address and outlined a slate of constitutional changes. That speech prompted an overhaul of Russia’s government....Don’t kid yourself, most of the so-called Russia experts out there are deeply tied back to Wall St. through one William Browder and his partner-in-crime Mikhail Khordokovsky. Nearly all of them in the U.S. Senate are severely compromised or just garden variety neocons still hell-bent on subjugating Russia to their hegemonic plans. Their voices should be discounted heavily since they are the same criminals actively destroying U.S. and European politics today.
10:25 [Stalker Zone]
The Cheryomushkinsky Court of Moscow decided to recover more than 2.3 million rubles from the so-called “non-systemic opposition” of Russia. A very nice cake. But the cherry on it is who they have to pay this money to – the National Guard of Russia! This is compensation for organising an illegal rally on August 3rd 2019 on the streets of the capital.
10:24 [Stalker Zone]
It is obvious that the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev‘s government was followed by a comprehensive failure to achieve Russia’s newest development goals, set by President Putin in the May decrees – the loss of economic growth dynamics, and stagnation of the country’s domestic social life.
10:19 [Stalker Zone]
Of course, the most discussed news in the Ukrainian segment of Facebook was the statement of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Aleksey Goncharuk about his resignation, which he handed to President Vladimir Zelensky. Goncharuk himself stressed that it was done to negate speculation after the leak of conversations in the Cabinet of Ministers, but users of social networks think it has a different goal.
Feuilleton - Meinung und Debatte (1)
10:54 [The Saker]
By now we all have heard the news, the entire Russian government has resigned and a new Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has been appointed. And we also know that the Internet has exploded with all sorts of speculations about what this all could mean.
Alas, until we know who will be included in the new government, there is very little we can really say. I mean, yes, in theory, we could hold our breath and expect Glaziev appointed to a top position in the so-called “economic block” of the government, but how do we know that it will not be Kudrin instead?! We don’t. One thing we do know for sure is what Putin announced in his speech. You can read the full text here for yourself, but here are two things I want to single out: Putin has announced a major effort to deal with the (still appalling) poverty suffered by many Russians. Putin has announced a major effort to truly re-sovereignize Russia.
Themen - Geheimdienste und Terror (1)
10:41 [American Herald Tribune]
On Friday, January 10th, the U.S. State Department released a statement signaling their position to stay in Iraq, in defiance of the long standing Iraqi demands requesting the removal of the illegal U.S. occupation. This came seven days after the U.S.’s assassination of the Commander of the Al-Quds brigaide of the IRGC, Qassem Soleimani, and his close friend and comrade in struggle, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The U.S.’s action in assassinating the two most powerful fighters of Daesh in Iraq highlighted the stubbornness of the U.S. as asserting its position as an occupying power in Iraq.
10:42 [American Herald Tribune]
Iran Shot It Down But There May Be More to the Story
Themen - Medien und Propaganda (1)
10:17 [Zero Hedge]
The notion of “fake news” has entered our vocabulary as a pejorative term for dissemination of bogus information, usually by social media, sometimes by traditional print and electronic channels which happen to hold positions contradicting the tenets of our conventional wisdom, i.e., liberal democracy. The term has been applied to Russian state owned media such as RT to justify denying such outlets normal journalistic credentials and privileges. In this essay, I will employ the more traditional term propaganda, which I take to mean the manipulation of information which may or may not be factually true in order to achieve objectives of denigrating rivals for influence and power in the world, and in particular for denigrating Russia and the “Putin regime.”
Themen - Menschenrechte (1)
10:19 [Stalker Zone]
In Ukraine, Russian speakers have so far been allowed to dream in their native language and speak on the street, if not very loud. In recent days I have been forced to switch to the state language: when I contacted the city dispatch center; the call-center of the management company; the operators of the provider; and banks where I am served, as well as a number of supermarkets.
Themen - Militär und Frieden (1)
11:10 [youtube/The Last American Vagabond]
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