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Go east, old man! Putin’s Valdai speech and the turning of the tide

Frank Discussion Club It was interesting to see Vladimir Putin flanked by two former prime minsters of European countries (Austria and France) when he spoke at the 11th Annual Valdai Club Discussion conference last week. Many other Western luminaries were in attendance, notably François Fillon, prime minster of France from 2007 to 2012 under Sarkozy

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Firewalling Russia within an ‘Arc of Crisis’ – Deciphering NATO chief Rasmussen’s Cardiff statements

Published on 5 September 2014, by in Grand Chessboard.

NATO warmonger-in-chief Fogh Rasmussen today encapsulated the centuries-old struggle by Western elites to dominate the globe. No doubt his speech and prepared statements at the NATO Summit in Cardiff was written for him – like all Western front men, he has no mind of his own. Nevertheless, through him, we can hear the Western oligarchial

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ISIS too leads back to Western obsessions with ‘containing Russia’

The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical killers on a mission. That mission is ostensibly to wipe out anyone and everyone of any religion or belief system that stands in the way of the global

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