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Putin Asked Obama: “What is the Meaning of State Sovereignty?” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The two most anticipated speeches in the 70th annual United Nations General Assembly by U.S. president Barack Obama and Russian president Vladimir</i> …

Obama Pushing Us Toward World War III

Obama’s incompetent foreign policy has now resulted in Russian, Iranian and Chinese military troops and assets pouring into Syria to prop up the …

Putin Orders Syrian Ground War To Begin As NATO Masses Forces

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is reporting today that President Putin has authorized combat ground operations to begin in Syria utilizing strategic …

Brit PM Cameron Says Russian Military Action in Syria a 'Terrible Mistake'

MANCHESTER, England — British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin's decision to take military action in Syria to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was a "terrible mistake."<p>Russia has begun striking targets in Syria - a dramatic escalation of foreign …

Russia bombing in Syria escalates oil price war with Saudi Arabia

The decision by Moscow to start bombing targets in Syria will rattle crude prices, argues Andrew Critchlow<p>Vladimir Putin’s order to begin bombing targets in Syria has left many political pundits in Washington and London wondering exactly what Russia’s ultimate strategic goal is in the Middle …

Japan enhances military's role as security bills pass

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament early Saturday approved contentious legislation that enhances the role of the country's military by loosening …

Four Important Lessons from Aristotle’s “The Politics”

Viewed as a whole,<i> Politics</i> is a rather intimidating piece of work. No mere political treatise, it is an examination of the origin of society, the …

New Goals at the UN Reflect Failure of Imagination for International Development

By ignoring history, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals' creators have shown their inability to envision an alternative economic paradigm. …

Kunduz hospital bombing could be 'war crime'

Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) demands full investigation after suspected US air-strike kills 16, including nine staff<p>A US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz killed scores of civilians and health care workers yesterday, raising fresh questions over America’s continuing …

Afghanistan

Cyber warfare: Regional nuisances may become global threats

While the Cold War never turned hot between the major world powers, throughout Asia there were a number of border disputes and other regional small …

Guns killed more Americans in 12 years than AIDS, war, and illegal drug overdoses combined

50 people were killed at a shooting at the Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida. It's a shocking number — the largest mass shooting in American history. It's also part of a rolling national tragedy: roughly 33,000 Americans every year are killed with firearms (homicides, suicides, and accidents).<p>In …

In Assad’s heartland, villagers see Russians as saviours

The village of Jebleh is a good place for plane-spotters. Last week dozens of Russian fighter-bombers – Sukhoi Su-24s, 25s and 35s – took off from the Bassel al-Assad airbase less than a mile away, roaring through the cloudy autumn skies towards their targets in Syria’s north and east.<p>Tupolev …

Middle East

Inside the Indian village where a mob killed a man for eating beef

In Bishara, near Delhi, fear and tension are both on the rise as India’s nationalist right and its Muslim minority live uneasily together<p>The minister has arrived. The motorcade fills the unpaved street. Policemen who were slumbering in the early autumn midday heat stir, straighten, then spring into …

India

Syria crisis: Let's welcome Russia's entry into this war

Russia’s military intervention in Syria, although further internationalising the conflict, does however present opportunities, as well as …

Middle East

Obama: U.S. will keep backing Syrian opposition despite Russian intervention

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama told his national security team this week that the U.S. will continue to support the Syrian opposition as Russia enters into the conflict, a senior administration official said Saturday.<p>"President Obama was clear that we intend to continue our efforts to …

How is Russia financing its war in Syria? | Middle East

Russia has added a volatile new dimension to Syria's four-year civil war after unleashing a wave of air strikes across the country.<p>Moscow has sent hundreds of troops, fighter jets, helicopter gunships, tanks, heavy artillery and other equipment, in response to a "request" by President Bashar …

Fear of the peace: Why Assad is not the main obstacle to a deal on Syria

Big Question: Disagreement on Assad's fate in Syria is not the main obstacle to a peace deal – the real issue is addressing fears of what may follow<p>Russia has upped the ante in the Syrian war, initiating its first military campaign in the Middle East since 1941. Everyone is afraid of the Syrian …

Middle East

Slavery in America was much worse than you probably imagined

This August, when Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter protesters, they told her that ongoing violence and prejudice against blacks was part …

Black History

Leading Economists Now Lean Left

One of the great woes of economic policy is that it will always be inextricably bound up with politics. In engineering, you can design a crankshaft, …

Carnage in commodities, emerging markets may be over: BofA

Fund managers are bailing on emerging markets, commodities and energy-related stocks at a record pace, suggesting that capitulation could be at hand, …

The next Global Financial Crisis is coming.. And this is what can be done about it.

We have arrived at the doorstep of the next Global Financial Crisis. Collectively, we can no longer hide from the immense financial problems that …

Ghosts of 1997 financial crisis return to haunt Asia

In Asia, it's starting to look a bit like 1997.<p>Eighteen years after a financial crisis ripped through Asia, toppling governments, bankrupting companies and generally wreaking havoc, the region's currencies are once again coming under intense pressure.<p>Malaysia and Indonesia, in particular, appear to …

Asia

David Kotz: Understanding Contemporary Capitalism, Part I

Dave here. Well-articulated points, the book sounds like it could be a good primer for newbies.<p><b>By David Kotz, a professor of economics at the</b> …

How should emerging markets measure growth?

If China is set to become the largest economic entity in the world within the next 10 years, why is it still labelled as an “emerging market”? You …

Report: Cost Of Financial Crisis Reached $20 Trillion

Latest NewsThe Bullpen<p>Report: Cost Of Financial Crisis Reached $20 Trillion<p>18 Aug 2015<p>File: At an Occupy Wall Street march on March 15, 2012, a …