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NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part II

NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part II

Balkans Post: How do you see the consequences of Montenegro’s membership in NATO for the broader region?NATO continues to creep eastward, now hosting thousands of troops in Latvia, a clear provocation...

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Der Moment des „Arabischen Frühlings“ in der Türkei: kein Sisi und kein Gülen

Der Moment des „Arabischen Frühlings“ in der Türkei: kein Sisi und kein Gülen

TEHERAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Der kanadische Journalist und Experte des Nahen Ostens, Zentralasiens und Russlands meint, dass die türkische Version der sozialen Medien den „Arabischen Frühling“ in der Türkei anspornte.Der kanadische Nahostexperte Eric Walberg ist der Meinung, dass die Rolle der sozialen ...

Al-Quds interview: Palestinians and their allies resilient (Persian)

http://www.qodsna.com/NewsPage.aspx?newsid=61454

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

http://kayhan.ir/fa/issue/675/12

Russia and Soviet Union

Wood's The Way of the Strangers Part II: Imperial Blowback and Bad Theology

Wood's The Way of the Strangers Part II: Imperial Blowback and Bad Theology

Last month, I wrote Review of 'The Way of Strangers': Spiritual cancer or spiritual diabetes? and also about the power that Islam has to help prisoners build a new life. ("Natives finding Islam"). Prison and Islam are closely linked in the West.The world as prisonThe only way the West knows to deal ...

Glasnost 1988: Historic Moment for Iran and Russia

Glasnost 1988: Historic Moment for Iran and Russia

On January 1, 1988, just a year and a half before he passed away on June 3, 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini made a historic move, reaching out the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in a gesture of anti-imperialist solidarity, despite the long hiatus in relations with communist Russia. This was at a time ...

Europe, Canada & U.S.A.

Europe in the Trump era

Europe in the Trump era

Interview with Kayhan News1/ What are the most serious internal and external threats facing Europe today, including threats from Russia?The surprise victory of the Brexit campaign in Britain, despite the overwhelming propaganda against it, finally forced the European status quo to face reality. The ...

Trump faces gnawing problems in the Great White North

Trump faces gnawing problems in the Great White North

The shock election of Donald Trump has thrust Canada into one of the most perilous periods of its existence. Our relationship with the United States, upon which so much of our security and prosperity depends, has never been more uncertain. Canada's staid liberal-conservative political map on most ec...

Middle East

Syrian attack: Trump's Cuban Missile Moment

Syrian attack: Trump's Cuban Missile Moment

Claims that Assad is using chemical weapons are like a barometer: when the Syrian army is doing well, they surface, notably in 2013, 2015 and now, just as the Syria government looks close to some kind of 'victory'. Both times in the past the intelligence came from Mossad and the claims fizzled out, ...

Turkey's 'Arab Spring' moment: No Sisi and no more Gulen

Turkey's 'Arab Spring' moment: No Sisi and no more Gulen

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Canadian journalist Eric Walberg argues that turning back the coup, thanks to social media and mass demonstrations, is Turkey's very own "Arab Spring"."Fortunately for Erdogan, unlike in Egypt, the army was no longer the monolith it was in Kemalist days, headed by a ruthless ...

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Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.

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Gay marriage or 'Gay Shame'?

Gay marriage or 'Gay Shame'?

It's official: gay marriage is as legit as marriage between a man and woman. Dis...

Peace & Socialism

NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part II

NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part II

Balkans Post: How do you see the consequences of Montenegro’s membership in NATO...

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