Sanctioning Russia into multi-polar world?

April 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM

RT 04-02-14US and European sanctions against Russia are designed to “punish” its actions in Crimea. However, instead of forcing Russia into economic and political submission, the sanctions will spur the country to greater political and economic independence.

Since the end of the Soviet Union, Russia’s economic progress and development has been directly dependent on political and economic institutions dominated by the West. From Russia’s integration into the World Trade Organization, to Russian dependence on Western banking and finance, Moscow has come to rely on precisely those institutions now being used against it. Naturally, any Russian countermeasures against the sanctions will aim to disentangle it from this US-, Anglo- and Euro-centric architecture, forcing Moscow to look elsewhere for its economic future. This need to find alternative modes of development and prosperity will contribute greatly toward the continuing shift to a multi-polar world. (Read entire article)delimeter3

Cold War 2.0?

March 31, 2014 at 4:14 PM Draitser of appears on RT’s CrossTalk to discuss the rekindling of the Cold War. Draitser examines the geopolitical context within which the conflict between US-EU-NATO and Russia should be understood, noting that NATO’s expansion since the end of the Soviet Union has been a critical destabilizing force.  He also explains some of the motivations behind the demonization of Russia in Western media and the political agenda behind this. Draitser presents his analysis of US-NATO foreign policy, international law, and much much more.


Turkey and the Geopolitics of Syria

March 30, 2014 at 3:07 PM Draitser of appears on Press TV’s “The Debate” to discuss the recent leaked conversation of Turkish officials planning a false flag operation in Syria.  Draitser discusses Turkey’s possible motives and its role in the war in Syria generally.  He also examines the larger geopolitical forces at work in the region, with specific attention to the role of Turkey in US-NATO’s destabilization of Syria.  Draitser touches on a number of other key areas including domestic Turkish politics, the failing terror war in Syria, and much more.delimeter3

Race and the Privatization of Public Education

March 27, 2014 at 6:23 PM Draitser of appears on Press TV to discuss the racial inequalit in US public education.  Draitser explains that the US Department of Education’s recent study only scratches the surface of the much broader issue of institutionalized racism in education. Draitser explains that this is part of the broader privatization movement which disproportionately affects children in minority neighborhoods and high needs schools.  He further adds that the Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, is complicit in this trend and therefore should point the finger only at itself.delimeter3

The Financial Elite and the Global Land Grab

March 25, 2014 at 4:07 PM

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