Urgent Warning in Washington: Wake up to the Danger of a Nuclear War!

An emergency press conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington on June 12, organized by the Schiller Institute, featuring four very knowledgeable speakers: Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector and U.S. Marine intelligence officer; Col. Richard H. Black (ret.), former head of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon and a former Virginia State Senator; […]

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The Dwindling Power of the G7 on Display

As the heads of state and government of what used to be the seven major industrialized countries of the world gathered in Italy June 13-15 for their annual summit, they had to face the fact that they can no longer lay down the law for the rest of the world. Even in their own nations, most of them are very […]

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BRICS: The Move to a New Currency Unit Progressing

An important step on the road to a BRICS trade currency unit, which Russian President Putin referred to at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (see SAS 24/24), was a meeting between BRICS Bank (NDB) President Dilma Rousseff and prominent Russian economist Sergey Glazyev, on the sidelines of the forum. Although details of the discussion are not available, the fact […]

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Emmanuel Macron’s Electoral Poker Game Backfires

French President Macron’s decision to dissolve the National Assembly after the catastrophic showing of his majority in the European elections, and to hold elections three weeks later on June 30, created a huge shock in France (cf. SAS 24/24). While it is constitutional, it is a last ditch effort which has been used only a few times by governments seeking […]

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Emergency Press Conference in Washington to Avert the Danger of Nuclear War

On June 3, the U.S. State Department prevented U.S. citizen Scott Ritter from boarding his flight to St. Petersburg, Russia, and seized his passport. Ritter, a former U.S. Marine officer and United Nations weapons inspector who has become a prominent opponent of the current war policy, was traveling to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). He was […]

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Macron Continues His Flight-Forward Trip, This Time Electorally

Despite all the hype in France around the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-day, the Renaissance party of President Macron could not avoid a stunning disavowal of his policy in the June 9 European Parliament elections. As expected, the party of Marine Le Pen, the National Rally, came in at over 31%, more than double the score of Renaissance […]

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A New International Payments System Discussed at St. Petersburg Forum

The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) brought together leading actors in the economic and political sectors from many countries in the world to discuss not only trade and investment opportunites, but also fundamental questions related to international relations and to the reorganization of the international financial system to promote cooperation. As Russia currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the […]

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