Iran: From Social Mobilizations to the Direct Armed Phase

Mission Verdad The classic sequence of a destabilization process established in Iran under the codification of color revolution. Since mid-September, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been subjected to a new cycle of destabilization. The death of a young Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini (22), on September 16 was the starting point. Amini, who had been…

Palestine’s New Freedom Fighters

Asa Winstanley Resistance is the choice of the masses. Palestinians in the West Bank are taking up their guns once again. A sea change is happening. For about two decades, the Gaza Strip has been the headquarters of Palestine’s armed resistance to Israel. This resistance has only grown since 2005, when the interior of the…

Russia Strategises with Iran for the Long Haul in Ukraine

M. K. BHADRAKUMARAli Shamkhani (L), representative of Supreme Leader and  secretary of Supreme National Security Council, met Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of  Russia’s Security Council, Tehran, Nov. 9, 2022 Ignoring the hype in the US media about White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Kissingerian diplomacy over Ukraine, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev,…

Ukraine Threatens War with Iran

Alex Rubinstein Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has called for attacks inside Iran as the country’s drones cause setbacks for the Ukrainian military. On November 5, Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has advocated for military strikes on drone production sites located in Iran. President Zelensky echoed Podolyak’s…

Rewiring Eurasia: Mr. Patrushev Goes to Tehran

Pepe Escobar The meeting this week between two Eurasian security bosses is a further step toward dusting away the west’s oversized Asian footprint. Two guys are hanging out in a cozy room in Tehran with a tantalizing new map of the world in the background. Nothing to see here? On the contrary. These two Eurasian security…

Grain at the Center of the Global Geopolitical Dispute

Yoselina Guevara López Turkish President Erdogan informed this November 2 that at 12 Moscow time, grain exports from Ukraine through the humanitarian sea corridor were resumed. The restoration of naval transit was possible thanks to the intervention of the Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, who contacted his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, to urge him…

The Libyan Knot and a Dangerous Conflict Brewing in the Mediterranean

Viktor Mikhin How Turkey and Europe will divide up Libya’s oil remains to be seen… In early October, Turkey and the outgoing government in Tripoli, led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, signed an agreement allowing Ankara to explore energy resources in the Mediterranean. According to general opinion in the Arab press and among political scientists, this…

No Pain, No Grain: Putin’s Black Sea Comeback

Pepe Escobar After the western military attack on Sevastopol briefly halted Russian grain transports, Moscow is back in business with a stronger hand and more favorable terms. So, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan picks up the phone and calls his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin: let’s talk about the “grain deal.” Putin, cool, calm and collected, explains…

The Gray Wolf Returns to Central Asia: Turkey’s Ambitions for the Region

Erman Çete As a proponent of Pan-Turkism, Ankara is keen on expanding its influence across Central Asia, yet this foreign policy shift is likely to be checked by much bigger regional powers like China, Russia, and Iran. In November 2021, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the name of the intergovernmental group, the Turkic Council would be…

Everybody Wants to Hop on the BRICS Express

Pepe Escobar Eurasia is about to get a whole lot larger as countries line up to join the Chinese and Russian-led BRICS and SCO, to the detriment of the west Let’s start with what is in fact a tale of Global South trade between two members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). At its heart is…

Israel’s Secret, Illegal Biological War against Arabs

Kit Klarenberg For decades the use of banned biological weapons during the Nakba was kept hidden in Israel’s archives. Recent discoveries have shed light not only on this Zionist war crime, but also the sinister motive behind it. In September, a highly revealing academic paper was published exposing the details of a previously hidden operation by Zionist militias…

The EU’s Energy Security Now Rests in Turkey’s Hands

Karin Kneissl Europe has sought to bypass Russian gas with disastrous results. Turkey, which has been positioning itself as an energy hub for the past two decades, is set to reap the benefits “Geography is the constant of history,” is a quote attributed to the German statesman Otto von Bismarck. Today, those words ring true as…

Russia’s Homage to Nord Stream Pipelines

M. K. BHADRAKUMARWho stands to gain? First pictures of Nord Stream pipeline show 50 metre hole after “powerful explosions” confirming sabotage. David Brinkley, the legendary American newscaster with a career that spanned an amazing fifty-four years from World War II once said that a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with…

Iran: The Revolution that Never Was

Asa Winstanley Self-proclaimed leader of the Iran protests Masih Alinejad meeting with former CIA director Mike Pompeo in 2019. (US State Department) Don’t be fooled: the CIA, MI6 and Mossad are all out to impose regime change. Iran has been in Western media headlines a lot recently — and as usual, it’s for all the…

Why is India Arming Armenia Against Azerbaijan?

Yeghia Tashjian Trade routes and national security interests in the South Caucasus are central to New Delhi’s decision to arm Armenia After the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and the shift in the South Caucasus balance of power toward Turkey, India has expressed concern that its vision to connect Europe and Russia to its Indian ports through the…

Hashtag Activism and US Imperialism

 Erica Caines A protestor wears glasses with a hashtag being used to protest the death of Mahsa Amini at a rally in support of the people of Iran and against the Iranian government at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. The abundance of “hashtag activism” has created a false sense of importance for the everyday…

Russia Courts Muslim Countries as Strategic Eurasian Partners

Pepe Escobar Everything that matters in the complex process of Eurasia integration was once again at play in Astana, as the – renamed – Kazakh capital hosted the 6th Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA). The roll call was a Eurasian thing of beauty – featuring the leaders of Russia and Belarus (EAEU),…