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TRT Interview: Turkey, Russia and the Great Games

TRT Interview: Turkey, Russia and the Great Games

Interview on TRT Turkish TV news program Strait Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOIiAX5AhpA

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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

Russia in Ukraine: enemy or friend?

Russia in Ukraine: enemy or friend?

Putin is either an aggressive schemer, to be opposed and vilified at all costs, or a wise, restrained real-politician, balanced irreconcilable forces next door. Which is it?The 2014 coup in Ukraine succeeded due to the fierce campaign led by neo-fascists, heirs to the Banderistas of 1940--50s, now l...

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 ...

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.

Culture & Religion

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

TRT Interview: Turkey, Russia and the Great Games

TRT Interview: Turkey, Russia and the Great Games

Interview on TRT Turkish TV news program Strait Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watc...

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...

NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part I

NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part I

Balkans Post: What's up with NATO these days?In 2009, NATO celebrated its 60th a...

New World Order triumvirate: US, China, Japan

New World  Order triumvirate: US, China, Japan

Watching the most recent Hollywood blockbuster, The Martian, I was struck by the...

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