Venezuela’s Gold Dispute in UK Courts is a Battle for Sovereignty

Zoe Alexandra The people of Venezuela for the last several years have taken to the streets to reject sanctions, asset freezing, and coup attempts by the far-right. The official government of Venezuela has been engaged in a legal dispute with the Bank of England to regain control over gold assets worth over $1.8 billion “The…

Finland and Sweden: Loss of Autonomy in Exchange for Illusory Protection

Military Review The Russian special operation in Ukraine, provoked by the actions of the West, has frightened some countries so much that they are ready to sacrifice their sovereignty in exchange for a false sense of security. Sweden and Finland, longtime “pacifists” in the turbulent sea of ​​world politics, under pressure from the United States,…

Jemima Pierre: UN “Peacekeeping” in Haiti

Jemima Pierre speaks on Haiti for the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute’s “Understanding Canadian Peacekeeping” webinar. Jemima Pierre is the Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace & and Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies & Anthropology, UCLA. While few Canadian troops have been devoted to UN missions in recent years, Ottawa…

Ukraine: Weapons or Peace? A Conversation with Jacques Baud

Thomas Kaiser Former NATO, UN official Jacques Baud In this latest discussion, Jacques Baud explains the current situation in regards to the Ukraine conflict, while keeping an eye on the larger geopolitical maneuvering that is now taking place. Colonel Baud speaks with Thomas Kaiser of Zeitgeschehen im Fokus, the Swiss journal, through whose kind courtesy, we…

Lavrov, Macron, Blinken and Africa

Oleg Pavlov From July 23 to 27, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Egypt, the Republic of Congo – Brazzaville, Uganda and Ethiopia. During these visits, which covered the Northern, Eastern and Central Africa, he was received by the heads of these States, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers. The special significance of this visit was…

The Hidden Truth about the War in Ukraine

Jacques Baud The cultural and historical elements that determine the relations between Russia and Ukraine are important. The two countries have a long, rich, diverse, and eventful history together. This would be essential if the crisis we are experiencing today were rooted in history. However, it is a product of the present. The war we…

Italy: An African Killed in the Street Among Idle Passers-By

Marinella Correggia In Italy, Akila Ogorchukwu, a disabled Nigerian street vendor was punched and strangled in the street in Civitanova Marche by a 32-year-old Italian man with a history of violence and drugs. The deadly attack lasted four long minutes and took place in a central street. No one present intervened. Witnesses took video footage,…

The United States and the Balkanization of Europe

Germán Gorraiz López After the realization of the Brexit, the hypothetical exit of Germany from the euro would lead to the gestation of a new European economic cartography that would mean the return to watertight economic compartments and the triumph of the United States by achieving the total balkanization of Europe. Germany’s exit from the…