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The Great Untangling – Trump and the Gordian Knot, Year Three

By Patrick ARMSTRONG for SCF – Patrick Armstrong was an analyst in the Canadian Department of National Defence specialising in the USSR/Russia from 1984 and a Counsellor in the Canadian Embassy in Moscow in 1993-1996. He retired in 2008 and has been writing on Russia and related subjects on the Net ever since. — In […]

Navalny Novichok Fraud: Moscow says NATO Developed Novichok Themselves

MOSCOW – Moscow has accused Western countries and NATO structures of the fact that for many years they themselves carried out secret work with substances from the Novichok group. The corresponding statement was published on September 5th on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was a response to the statements of the heads of the […]

IN DEPTH: A House Divided as Trump Reduces NATO in Germany

By Dmitry Semushin – On both sides of the Atlantic, the US president is awaiting official confirmation that the US will withdraw from Germany 9,500 troops – more than a third of the total number of its 34,500 troops located in this country. On June 13, he did not take the opportunity at West Point […]

Will Germany Get a Piece of Libya? Saraj and Hafter Agree to Berlin Peace Talks

BERLIN – The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has agreed to attend the Berlin Conference on the Settlement of the Armed Conflict and the Political Crisis in Libya. According to Al-Arabiya TV channel today, January 16, the Libyan military leader announced his decision to the German authorities. Berlin has confirmed that such […]

Rift in the EU: Merkel, Stoltenberg Upset by Macron’s ‘Brain-Dead NATO’ Comment

BERLIN – NATO is alive and well and integral to Europe’s security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg insisted, hitting back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim the alliance is “brain-dead”. Macron’s “drastic words” were “unnecessary, even if we do have problems and must get it together”, Merkel complained at a Berlin […]