Michael T. Clare, Counterpunch, Jan. 10, 2012
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy “chokepoint” could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk. With energy demand on the rise and sources of supply dwindling, we are, in [...]
Obama Raises the Military Stakes: Confrontation on the Borders with China and Russia
By Professor James Petras,
Global Research, December 10, 2011
After suffering major military and political defeats in bloody ground wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, failing to buttress long-standing clients in Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia and witnessing the disintegration of puppet regimes in [...]
US Now in Afghanistan Longer Than Soviets
By Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch, Dec. 8, 2010
US forces have now stayed longer in Afghanistan than the Soviet army during Moscow’s ill-fated intervention. The US military late last month exceeded the nine years and 50 days that Soviet troops were stationed in Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989. The event provoked [...]
Fanning the Flames of Another War in the Caucasus?
By Eric Walberg, Counterpunch, March 5-6, 2010
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world expected a new era of peace and disarmament. But what happened? Instead of diminishing, US and NATO presence throughout Europe, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Central Asia rapidly increased, and the world [...]
U.S. Tightens Missile Shield Encirclement Of China And Russia
by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, March 4, 2010
So far this year the United States has succeeded in inflaming tensions with China and indefinitely holding up a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia through its relentless pursuit of global interceptor missile deployments.
On January 29 the [...]
Ossetian women and children escaping from South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali under the heavy fire of Georgian army
War in the Caucasus: Towards a Broader Russia-US Military Confrontation?
by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, March 10, 2008
During the night of August 7, coinciding with the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, Georgia’s president Saakashvili ordered an all-out military [...]