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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 Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Last year, 13.7 bcm of gas was supplied to Turkey via Blue Stream, according to Reuters.
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 dynamics, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted six resolutions regarding Israeli occupied territories through a recorded vote last night, addressing the areas of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan.
The Vienna talks this week, involving US secretary of state John Kerry, came unstuck because the Western position suddenly hardened at the last hour, according to the British Guardian. Only last week, Russian officials expressed cautious optimism that a breakthrough could be attained.
These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion.
Bob Carr is a former NSW premier and foreign minister. This is part of an address he gave to the Australian Friends of Palestine Association in Adelaide.
The truth is Washington and its European allies have no real alternative to resurrect their economies or that of the world.
When up against an irrational, arrogant bully, the only language he understands is in-your-face force.
Kiev’s incorrigible lying always leads eventually to the truth.
All in all, the Republican dominance emerging this week in Congress spells a hardening of Washington’s foreign policy – or, more accurately, an even more reckless American militarism riding roughshod over diplomacy and international law.
The Israeli regime does a first-rate job of demonizing itself by its lawless, brutal conduct.... by taking billions of American taxpayers' dollars and purchasing weapons of horrific destruction to inflict death and misery on its neighbors.
More fundamentally, therefore, the plain truth is that Delhi should put its house in order first. Our strategic discourses regarding regional politics are hopelessly pedestrian, especially the rubbish churned out by the pundits associated with the BJP — be it as Vietnam being the centre of the universe or Bibi being a world class leader descended from Mars.
President Obama should call our country’s history of supporting insurgents abroad for what it is:U.S.-backed terrorism.
Absent from the War against the Islamic State: Israel’s Status as an American Ally and the Example It Provides for U.S. Foreign Policy
The vote, on 24 October, was in favour of a resolution to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel into respecting international law and human rights.