Congress, the CIA, and Systematic Torture

April 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM Draitser of provides his analysis of the supposed conflict between the US Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA regarding the release of a classified report on the use of torture in interrogations carried out by the agency.  Draitser explains that the Obama Administration and Senate are being utterly disingenuous in framing the issue as one of transparency, as he notes that the CIA itself will have a hand in deciding what will be declassified and released.  He also notes that the US systematically tortures and violates human rights, and has been doing so for years, far beyond the so called CIA torture program.delimeter3

NATO, Russia, and the View from Mars

April 4, 2014 at 12:34 AM

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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