On March 1st President Vladimir Putin made the most important speech on geopolitics he has made since announcing Russia's intervention in Syria at the United Nations in September 2015. While setting out an ambitious pre-election program for cutting edge modernization of Russia's infrastructure and economy, Putin's remarks were understandably overshadowed by his warning to the Americans, punctuated by demonstrations of ultra-high tech nuclear and hypersonic conventional weaponry: you did not listen to us then [when abrogating the ABM Treaty, expanding NATO, or meddling in Ukraine and Syria], but you will listen to us now.Read More
While the Russia Analyst doesn't put much stock in the 'martial law' or 'Obama third term' rumors that were also circulating before the 2012 election (including on a certain Pennsylvania-based father and son Internet radio show) we'd like to present some Russian perspectives on the deliberately stoked racial and class tensions in the USA, in hopes of giving RogueMoney readers a broader perspective than what the domestic U.S. alt-media offers. - JWSRead More
The British people have spoken and voted to leave the European Union. Despite the howls of the Euro-fanatic Atlanticist pundit and 'creative' classes for re-voting until the people deliver the 'right' answer as with past EU referendums in Ireland or Denmark, there's not much that can be done to reverse this decision, only delaying of the consequences. Resigning Prime Minister David Cameron has already admitted as much to Parliament. Nor are the Scots going to ride to the EU's rescue by calling a second independence referendum anytime very soon and thus forcing the Leave majority to choose between remaining subservient to Brussels or breaking up the United Kingdom.
The problem with a 'damage control' approach to Brexit for Brussels is that, by the time the UK actually leaves the European Union in late 2017 or more likely 2018, other member nations such as France, Austria or Portugal could be voting on referendums to restore their sovereignty, accelerating the collapse of the EU and quite possibly the euro. This could lead to, as Dr. Jim Willie has predicted, creating a rump 'euromark or Nordic mark' of a German-led northern European currency for the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Finland. Instead of being able to roll with the punches or improvise, the EU might get shattered by a perfect storm of rising nationalism and economic turmoil arriving all at once -- not unlike the superpower Soviet Empire a generation ago.Read More