US Moves to Block Iran-Russia Ties, Stifle Iranian Development

April 12, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (April, 6, 2016) on the latest moves by the US to block a military deal between Russia and Iran using the sanctions and nuclear agreement as a pretext. Draitser explains that the sanctions were never really about a nuclear program, but rather were meant to prevent Iran from emerging as a regional power, and block it from growing its ties with non-western powers such as Russia and China.

US-China Conflict: South China Sea, Propaganda War, Political Subversion?

April 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (April 6, 2016) on the latest developments in the #SouthChinaSea and the broader political, economic, and psychological war the US is waging against China. Draitser explains that as China has sought to expand its influence in the Asia-Pacific region, the US is using a variety of tactics to attempt to contain China, and that this conflict is behind a number of key developments in recent months.

Syria: US Special Forces & Rebel Proxies Designed to Outflank Putin and Assad in Fight Against ISIS

April 5, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (April 2, 2016) on the news that the US is deploying large numbers of Special Forces to Syria, along with a new program to train and equip anti-Assad rebels. Draitser explains that the US intends to fill the void created by the destruciton of much of the Isalmic State’s capabilities, both by the combined Russian-Syrian assaults, and by US airstrikes. He notes that the moves by Washington and strategic in nature, and that they’re part of the broader proxy war with Russia.

Panama Papers: Misinformation and Misdirection in the Service of the Empire

April 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Eric Draitser of appears on KPFA’s “Hard Knock Radio (April 4, 2016) to discuss the leaked “Panama Papers” and the political and geopolitical agenda behind it. Draitser explains that the real significance is who and what is NOT being implicated, and the interests being protected. He argues that the credibility of the source is in question as it is directly connected to Wall Street and the political establishment in the West. Draitser also explains the power of misinformation to frame narratives and promote the political agenda of the ruling class. All this and more in this in depth interview.

NATO Warmongering Against Russia in Eastern Europe…As Usual

April 5, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (April 1, 2016) on the latest NATO military buildup in Eastern Europe. Draitser explains that this is yet another example of the ongoing trend by NATO to attempt to provoke a Russian countermove in order to paint Moscow as the aggressor on its own doorstep. He adds that Ukraine, the Baltic States, Georgia, and other former Soviet Bloc countries are all theaters in the broader geopolitical and strategic chess match.