Mark Your Calendar: February 4, 2023, 16:00 to 23:00

The Schiller Institute will hold an urgent conference on the theme “The Age of Reason or the Annihilation of Humanity?” Please register for the event here. The invitation was sent out in last week’s issue of the Alert. (Conference language is English, with simultaneous translation provided in French, German and Spanish for those who register.)

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A Fantasy World versus Reality

Who’s living in the real world here? In a Jan. 29 interview with Canada’s CBC News, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that he had written a “wish list to Santa” Claus. That may sound cute… until you hear what he wished for: “fighter jets, aircraft and probably rockets… long-hand options to hit the Russians’ fuel depots, ammunition depots and […]

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Group of Former Intelligence Experts Urges President Biden to Stop the War

The Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), a group of former intelligence officers opposed to Washington’s “permanent war” policy, has issued an “Emergency Memorandum” to President Biden, which denounces the reckless incompetence behind what he is receiving as intelligence, and urging him to pursue a peace option. Among the signers known to our readers are Col. (ret.) Richard Black, Graham […]

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To Save the System, the EU Invests in War!

The European Union is that institution where, if a member state needs to borrow money, it must submit to intrusive inspections, implement “structural reforms”, cut pensions, health services etc., and forget fiscal sovereignty. But if you want money to wage a war, you get as much as you want, with no control over how it’s spent, whether you’re a member […]

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Germany: New Law Criminalizes Free Speech

On Oct. 27, 2022, the German Bundestag voted an addendum to the Criminal Code’s Paragraph 130, No. 3 on denial and trivialization of the Holocaust, that comes down to opening the door for punishment of public remarks that fail to describe the conflict in Ukraine as a Russian “war of aggression”. Indeed, the addendum (No. 5) creates a gray zone […]

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Africa Is Key for Non-Aligned Movement

Africa has become a key theater in the battle between the current “rules-based order” and the new economic order emerging. That was reflected in intense diplomatic activity during the month of January. China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang visited Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin and Egypt Jan. 10-16 (cf. SAS 3/23), while Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to South Africa, Angola, […]

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New “China Debt” Narrative Pushed by Washington and IMF in Zambia

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s visit to Zambia was of special importance, as it was used to launch a new narrative on “China debt”, given the collapse of the “debt-trap” accusations. Beijing is now acccused of unwillingness to help resolve the debt crisis that many African nations are suffering from. The intention behind this is two-fold: China should bail out […]

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Italian PM Pushes Mattei Plan for North Africa

In her visits to Algeria Jan. 23 and Libya Jan. 25, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni laid the first brick of what she calls her “Mattei Plan” for Africa. In Algeria, four memoranda of understanding were signed on energy, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), and space science. In Libya, the Italian oil and gas company ENI and its Libyan counterpart […]

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Mark Your Calendar: February 4, 2023, 16:00 to 23:00

The Schiller Institute will hold an urgent conference on the theme “The Age of Reason or the Annihilation of Humanity?” Please see the invitation attached, and register for the event at https://schillerinstitute.nationbuilder.com/conference_20230204. (Conference language is English, with simultaneous translation provided in French, German and Spanish for those who register.)

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