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Iran nuclear deal within grasp

Iran nuclear deal within grasp

My Catbird Seat December 18, 2014 0

The mood in Tehran bazaar is “bullish”, according to New York Times, sensing that a deal with the US is in the works

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“The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?” Conference

“The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?” Conference

My Catbird Seat December 18, 2014 0

Experts to Scrutinize Israel Lobby During April 10, 2015 Conference at National Press Club

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Business as usual. Russia remains a key strategic partner for India

Business as usual. Russia remains a key strategic partner for India

My Catbird Seat December 17, 2014 0

Putin has declared that he is highly satisfied with his visit and its results, while Modi has stated that the summit had reinforced his conviction in the extraordinary value and strength of the India-Russia

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The New Cold War Policy Has Backfired

The New Cold War Policy Has Backfired

My Catbird Seat December 14, 2014 1

What is occurring is a radical shift in U.S.-European diplomacy – in a way that according to textbook theory is inherently unstable and unworkable

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The United States of Torture

The United States of Torture

My Catbird Seat December 13, 2014 9

Want to abolish torture by US government agents? Then abolish the American empire

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CIA Cited Israeli Court Rulings to Justify Torture

CIA Cited Israeli Court Rulings to Justify Torture

My Catbird Seat December 11, 2014 0

The Agency’s lawyers used the rulings from Israel’s Supreme Court to construct a legal case to justify the illegal interrogation methods.

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Russia Confronts US’ Containment Strategy

Russia Confronts US’ Containment Strategy

My Catbird Seat December 11, 2014 0

The heart of the matter is that Russia is the big stumbling block in the way of the US’ global hegemony

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Ukraine’s Made-in-USA Finance Minister

Ukraine’s Made-in-USA Finance Minister

My Catbird Seat December 8, 2014 1

The substantial U.S. government sum invested in Jaresko’s WNISEF-based equity fund also sheds new light on how it was possible for Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland to tally up U.S.

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Disgusted, Russia Officially Gives Up Any Pretense of “Dialog” With the AngloZionist Empire

Disgusted, Russia Officially Gives Up Any Pretense of “Dialog” With the AngloZionist Empire

My Catbird Seat December 7, 2014 10

We will never enter the path of self-isolation, xenophobia, suspicion and the search for enemies. All this is evidence of weakness, while we are strong and confident

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Gazprom to build new 63 bcm Black Sea pipeline to Turkey instead of South Stream

Gazprom to build new 63 bcm Black Sea pipeline to Turkey instead of South Stream

My Catbird Seat December 4, 2014 1

For now, the supply of Russian gas to Turkey will be raised by 3 billion cubic meters via the already operating Blue Stream pipeline, Vladimir Putin said during a joint press conference with his

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Pssst! Is Israel going crazy?

Pssst! Is Israel going crazy?

My Catbird Seat December 3, 2014 5

Is Israel cracking up? There have been more and more reports in recent days that suggest the political culture is going crazy; and that there’s nothing to hold that craziness down

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Der Spiegel Tones Down Anti-Putin Hysteria

Der Spiegel Tones Down Anti-Putin Hysteria

My Catbird Seat December 3, 2014 1

Yet, while the major U.S. media has become one continuous conveyor belt of anti-Russian propaganda, Der Spiegel finally seems to have slowed down the assembly-line manufacturing of lies and exaggerations by offering its readers

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The Risk of Misreading Russia’s Intent

The Risk of Misreading Russia’s Intent

My Catbird Seat December 3, 2014 0

Official Washington’s “group think” on Ukraine holds that the crisis is all about Russian “aggression” and “expansionism” even with comparisons to Hitler. But such a hyperbolic interpretation of intent can create its own dangerous

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‘Western sanctions aimed at regime change in Russia’ – Lavrov

‘Western sanctions aimed at regime change in Russia’ – Lavrov

My Catbird Seat November 29, 2014 1

Western leaders publicly state that the sanctions must hurt [Russia's] economy and stir up public protests. The West doesn’t want to change Russia’s policies. They want a regime change.

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Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel

Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel

My Catbird Seat November 26, 2014 5

At the start of Barack Obama’s second term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was seen as the best hope for standing up to the neocons, inside and outside the administration. Though Hagel proved to be

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