One Hundred Seconds Till The Apocalypse

By Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch. -

Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic “midnight” -- that [...]

The End Of The ‘Rules Based International Order’

By Moon of Alabama. -

The 'western' countries, i.e. the United States and its 'allies',  love to speak of a 'rules based international order' which they say everyone should follow. That 'rules based order' is a way [...]

The Russians Are(n’t) Coming!

By Maj. Danny Sjursen (USA Ret.), AntiWar.com. -

In America’s Emerald City these days, if there’s even a hint of a war-wind-down, imperial-deescalation, or military budget-cuts, Washington’s (non-dribbling) Wizards have a ready response: [...]

Brazen Foray Into The Barents Creates Cold War-Type Friction

By Lyle J. Goldstein, Responsible Statecraft. -

Instead of celebrating the meeting on the Elbe to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the epochal Allied victory over Nazi Germany, the Pentagon opted to overtly deploy a surface action [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The ‘Mass Murder Program’ Behind America’s Rise To Power

By Robert Scheer, Popular Resistance. -

The Cold War–how it was fought and brutally won by the U.S. on global scale—has defined international politics for more than half a century. That is the central argument of journalist Vincent [...]

Expiration Of New START Means Nuclear Chaos

By Global Zero, Transcend.org. -

On February 5, 2021, just one year from today, the last remaining nuclear pact between the United States and Russia will expire – ending more than a half century of arms control between the two [...]

The Endless War With Iran

By John Feffer, Foreign Policy In Focus. -

The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Just like the cold war with the Soviet Union, the conflict between Washington and Tehran has been fought largely through proxies: in [...]

Did The West Win The Cold War?

By Staff, Richardfalk.wordpress.com -

Such a question seems little more than a provocation until the effects of the interval between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the present are critically examined in relation to their principal [...]

NATO’s Largesse: ‘Nuclear Sharing’

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

In 1949, Norway joined NATO, and NATO nations have since enjoyed its “nuclear sharing ” largesse, by which member nations without nuclear weapons of their own participate in nuclear force [...]

NATO’s Biggest Exercise Since Cold War Is Designed To Threaten Russia

By Staff, Defence-blog.com -

The world’s preeminent defensive alliance is readying to demonstrate its capabilities in its largest exercise since 2002, said Navy Adm. James Foggo, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force [...]

William Blum takes on the Washington Post’s Neocon, Max Boot

By William Blum, The Anti-Empire Report -

Dear Mr. Boot, You write: “Every administration since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s has tried to improve relations with Moscow.” I stopped. Frozen. Can the man be serious? Yes, he is. God help [...]

Could The Cold War Return With A Vengeance?

By Michael T. Klare, Tomdispatch.com -

Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now. Who’s even paying attention, given the eternal changing of the guard at the White House, as well as the latest in [...]

US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter

By Adam Johnson, Fair.org -

Two clauses stand out for their confident attribution of benevolent motives to US foreign policy. First, there’s the idea that “America stumbled into torture,” rather than planned, plotted and [...]

The Two Part History: Cold War I and Cold War II

By Staff, williamblum.org -

By Staff of William Blum - “He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.” – President Trump re Vladimir Putin after their meeting in Vietnam. [...]

Declassified: US Cold War Plan To Nuke USSR And Its Allies

By Yuriy Rubtsov, strategic-culture.org -

By Yuriy Rubtsov for Strategic Culture Foundation - At the end of 2015 the US National Security Archive published a declassified document from 1950s listing nuclear strike targets on the [...]

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