Vladimir Putin Speaks out on Food Crisis and “Green Finance”

On June 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to Rossiya 1 TV, in which he identified certain reasons for the current crises that our newsletter, as well as other opponents of EU policy, have long exposed. Concerning problems on the global food market, he pointed out that they began well before Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, including because […]

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The EU Plunges into Self-Imposed Economic Decline and Social Upheavals

German Economics Minister Robert Habeck expects major social disputes in a few months’ time, as a result of the costs of the war against Ukraine. Speaking June 2 on the national television show Maybrit Illner, the former Green Party chairman said: “We will see a dramatic increase in heating costs… Whether the political measures will then be sufficient to sustain […]

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Former Greek PM Questions U.S. Motives in Not Ending Ukraine War

In a public address in Athens, on June 1, former Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis sharply criticized U.S. policy in Ukraine and failure to seek a negotiated settlement, as well as the current Greek government’s slavish support for that policy. The former PM also took issue with that government’s neo-liberal economic policies in general, and its dangerous approach to the […]

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Mario Draghi: from the Queen’s Yacht to Kingpin of the EU

Thirty years ago, on June 2, 1992, a rather young director general of the Italian Treasury Ministry named Mario Draghi started his career in the service of the British Empire by boarding Queen Elizabeth’s royal yacht Britannia, anchored off the Italian port of Civitavecchia (Rome), to give the main speech before a selected group of City of London bankers and […]

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Have We Gone Mad? The Urgent Task of Winning the Peace, Not the War

The Schiller Institute online conference May 26 featured presentations and exchanges between Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and four military and strategy specialists from France, Italy and the United States, all committed to preventing an escalation of the conflict between Russia and NATO, which is now playing out in Ukraine: * Gen. (ret) Leonardo Tricarico, former chief of staff of […]

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NATO Is Violating All Its Own Rules

All rules have been broken in the Ukrainian conflict, former Italian Air Force Chief Gen. Leonardo Tricarico said at the Schiller Institute webinar May 26, not only by the Russian side but also by NATO. The general’s allegiance to the Atlantic Alliance cannot be questioned: he was the deputy commander in the 1999 Operation Allied Force that bombed Serbia, which […]

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Col. Richard Black on an Austrian-Style Neutrality for Ukraine

A number of interesting points concerning military strategy were raised by Col. Black during the discussion period of the May 26 SI webinar, based on his personal experience from serving for over 30 years in uniform. One question concerned the reports of how the Russians are carrying out “urban combat” in Ukraine and systematically destroying civilian infrastructure, and implicitly opposing […]

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