The United States is on the brink of committing a cardinal sin in foreign policy: antagonizing two major powers simultaneously. There are frictions in bilateral ties with both Moscow and Beijing that have reached alarming levels over the past year or so. It is a disturbing development that could cause major geopolitical headaches for Washington [...]
The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials.
The overflight mission was scheduled for April 14 to April 16 under the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, but Russia’s government notified [...]
The US Treasury faces a more formidable prey with Russia, the world’s biggest producer of energy with a $2 trillion economy, superb scientists and a first-strike nuclear arsenal
The United States has constructed a financial neutron bomb. For the past 12 years an elite cell at the US Treasury has been sharpening the tools of [...]
Hamm started working at a gas station at age 16 to support his family, then went on to muck out oil tanks at a refinery and then start his own trucking company hauling water to and from the oilfields. Even today those who respect Hamm still call him “the world’s richest truck driver.” Those who [...]
Not only is the New Start treaty very dangerous, the way the US is complying with the treaty is even more dangerous. It is making cuts to the US nuclear arsenal much earlier than required, and it leaves the US even more vulnerable by making its “sharpest cuts” to the least vulnerable legs of the [...]
“… researchers concluded that the U.S. is dominated by its economic elite.”
The U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern universities has concluded.
The report, “Testing Theories [...]
The military flexibility that President Barack Obama assured Russian President Vladimir Putin he would gain upon his re-election must be yielding everything the Kremlin leader could possibly have hoped for.
As Russia continues to ignore international agreements, invade sovereign land, and expand its warfare arsenal, U.S. nuclear forces are being cut back four years ahead [...]
In addition to the US having seriously neglected the sustainment and improvement of its nuclear deterrent enterprise for over two decades, equally serious is that the U.S. seems to have lost sight of some of the alarmingly real nuclear dangers America still faces.
Since 1972, for example, the U.S. and the Soviet Union — and [...]
Russia’s Foreign Ministry is warning that Russians should refrain from traveling abroad because they could be entrapped by US secret services who are actively “hunting” for Russians to persecute in punishment for Moscow’s recent annexation of Crimea, according to an official notice published on the Ministry’s website.
The revolution in Ukraine and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea have generated a serious security crisis in Europe. But, with Western leaders testing a new kind of financial warfare, the situation could become even more dangerous.
Politicians began to grasp the potential consequences of financial vulnerability only in 1907, when they faced a financial [...]