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Actually, tariffs work — look no further than China's booming economy for proof

Trump's critics warn that tariffs will harm workers and the U.S. economy. But China's economic history suggests otherwise.<p>As President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on Chinese goods, opponents warn that trade sanctions will boomerang back and hurt the U.S. economy. But these same critics overlook …

Economics

How Putin and Trump put an end to the war against Syria, by Thierry Meyssan

The Western Press continues to support the elite transnational financiers and to scorn the actions of President Trump. This attitude makes it …

The Twilight of the War, by Thierry Meyssan

If we consider the war in Syria not as a singular event, but as the culmination of a world war which has persisted for a quarter of a century, we …

'I am the perfect example of censorship in the United States'

<b>Michael March:</b> Talking about the rather invisible oligarchy in America, do people really have any concept of its existence?<p><b>Gore Vidal:</b> James Madison, who is very much the creator of our Constitution, said: "Never forget that the iron law of oligarchy always obtains; few people will always run …

Eastern Europe

Trump’s Geopolitical Cruise

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross-posted with …

The other new revolutionary Russian weapons systems: ASATs

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] It would not be an exaggeration to say that the March 1st, 2018, speech of President Putin to the …

Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu’s interview with Italy’s Il Giornale full version

Translation by Scott Humor from Russian version found here<p>Original interview<p><b>Q.: Mr. Minister, tensions between Russia and the United States are</b> …

What Donald Trump is preparing, by Thierry Meyssan

After having observed Donald Trump's historical references (the constitutional compromise of 1789, the examples of Andrew Jackson and Richard Nixon) …

The Two Superpowers: Who Really Controls the Two Countries?

by Paul Craig Roberts (cross-posted with PCR’s website with his special agreement) Among the ruling interests in the US, one interest even more …

Assad regards Syrian war as int'l war, not civil one - Xinhua

DAMASCUS, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published Sunday that the war in Syria is not a civil war, but an …

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel Strives to Conceal Defeat in Syria, Final War to Liberate Palestine is Coming

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on June 8, 2018, on the occasion of the International Day of Al-Quds (Jerusalem). …

Sukhoi Flankers - The Shifting Balance of Regional Air Power

<b>Last Updated: Mon Jan 27 11:18:09 UTC 2014</b><p>Sukhoi Flankers <br>The Shifting Balance of Regional Air Power <br>Technical Report APA-TR-2007-0101<p>by Dr Carlo …

13 books every teenager should read in 2017

1. We Were Liars, E. Lockhart<p>We Were Liars tells the story of the beautiful and privileged teen Cadence. The book opens during a summer that Cady is …

To drink or not to drink

I can say without exaggeration that almost everyone, who is against prohibition, is also for some sort of compulsion in family planning. Being …

Is Vladimir Putin's Russia In Decline? We Figured Out How To Measure 'National Power.'

quoting Stephen Kotkin via The Washington Post<p>Where does Russia stand as Vladimir Putin embarks on another six-year term as president? Analysts have been trying to figure out whether Russia has been rising, declining or stagnating since Putin ascended to power in 1999.

Modernity and the Sickness of the Soul - Fort Russ

“No one any longer knows who will live in this steel-hard casing and whether entirely new prophets or a mighty rebirth of ancient ideas and ideals …

Post Scriptum on Scripal

by Jimme Moglia for The Saker Blog The dust of time is settling on the Scripal affair, after the eruption of British anti-Russian bile, bursting out …

President al-Assad to Mail on Sunday: UK publicly supported White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda, US and UK existence in Syria is invasion – Syrian Arab News Agency

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra in …

40 Years Ago Today: When Solzhenitsyn Schooled Harvard

The last presidential election cycle made it abundantly clear that something about our way of life does not “work.” After voting for change in 2008 …

Underpaid and exhausted: the human cost of your Kindle | Technology

Underpaid and exhausted: the human cost of your Kindle<p>In the Chinese city of Hengyang, we find a fatigued, disposable workforce assembling gadgets …

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: Harvard Commencement Address (A World Split Apart)

<b>Alexandr Solzhenitsyn</b><p><b>A World Split Apart</b><p>delivered 8 June 1978, Harvard University<p>Plug-in required for flash audio<p>[AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text …

In Donald Trump, Some See The End Of The World Order

As each day brings a new series of punches and counterpunches between President Donald Trump and longtime U.S. partners, the question appears to be …

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Russia's Maddening Patience - Why Doesn't She Strike Back When Attacked?

<i>Orlov is one of our favorite essayists on Russia and all sorts of other things. He moved to the US as a child, and lives in the Boston area.</i><p><i>He is one</i> …

Is Putin really ready to “ditch” Iran?

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] The topic of Russian actions in Syria still continues to fascinate and create a great deal of …