Turkey Chooses Russia over NATO in Syria

In this fifteenth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: RBK, Kommersant, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the record gas exports to Europe by the Russian gas giant Gazprom, the Russia-Turkey-Iran relations on the eve of the Syrian conflict resolution negotiations in Astana, the interview […]

Ukraine Coup Brings Russia and China Closer

The Geopolitical Implications of the Recent China-Russia Gas Agreement Washington’s escalating military pressure against both Russia and China is bringing both Eurasian giants into close economic and even military cooperation. The latest indication of this is the signing in recent days of a mammoth natural gas agreement between Beijing and Moscow valued at $400 billion […]

The EyeOpener- Spotlight: Kazakhstan

Geostrategy on the New Silk Road The large, sparsely-populated nation of Kazakhstan has become in recent years the poster child of a new type of geopolitics: celebrating only its 20th year since declaring independence from the Soviet Union, with a population of just 16 million, this unlikely Central Asian state is gradually becoming a dominant […]

Why Moscow Doesn’t Believe Washington on Missile Defense… or on Just Almost Nuthin’…

Marching Ineluctably Towards an Pre-emptive Nuclear War? By William Engdahl Most in the civilized world are blissfully unaware that we are marching ineluctably towards an increasingly likely pre-emptive nuclear war. No, it’s not at all about Iran and Israel. It’s about the decision of Washington and the Pentagon to push Moscow up against the wall […]

The EyeOpener- Pipeline Politics & the Rewiring of Eurasia

Covert Military Tension & the Ultimate Endgame of Western Interests in Eurasia Pipeline politics have entered the North American consciousness over the last several months, with the proposed Keystone Pipeline connecting the Alberta Oil Sands to the United States becoming a contentious political issue sparking a storm of protest from a concerned population. Much less […]

Moscow’s High Stakes Energy Geopolitics

The Battle of Pipelines: Nord Stream vs. Nabucco By William Engdahl On November 7 the first of two pipelines for Nord Stream, the huge Russian-German gas pipeline project, began delivery of gas. The event was no minor affair. German Chancellor Merkel and Russian President Medvedev along with the prime ministers of France and the Netherlands […]