All posts tagged: germany

Strategic Estimate 2023

Strategic Estimate is an annual report that looks at the global balance of power Download Strategic Estimate 2023 In Strategic Estimate 2023 we assess the Ukraine war from a European perspective and the EU’s energy strategy to move away from Russian energy. Germany, Europe’s industrial power-house, now finds itself wedged between the US and Russia […]

Q&A: Japan’s New Defense Strategy

Question: Japan has adopted a new defense strategy that it announced a few days ago, and this new strategy includes a significant increase in military spending. Does this indicate that Japan is regaining its military strength as it was before World War II? And what are its goals? Are they autonomous decisions or are they […]

Q&A: US Congress Elections

Question: The Republican Party secured control, with a small majority, over the US House of Representatives which is made up of 435 seats. [“It won at least 218 seats, according to estimates by CBS News, the BBC partner in the United States.” (BBC, November 17, 2022)]. As for the Democrats, they celebrated [“Sunday that the […]

News Headlines 09/09/2022

Headlines: • UK: Secret Papers Show Extent of Senior Royals’ Veto Over Bills • Will Europe’s Economic Crisis Lead to Global Recession? • $450m Package to Maintain Pakistan’s F-16s UK: Secret Papers Show Extent of Senior Royals’ Veto Over Bills The extent of the Queen and Prince Charles’s secretive power of veto over new laws […]

Russian-Ukrainian War after 3 Months

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to create a new alliance, an alternative to the EU, that could include the Baltic states as well, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera has reported citing its sources. This alliance could include, in addition to the UK and Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania […]

Rukban Camp, Betrayal and the Return of the Displaced to a Previous Era

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 4 families left the al-Rukban camp, which is located on the eastern borders of Syria with Jordan and Iraq, and has documented the departure of 18 families and 19 youths in six batches to regime-controlled areas, amid reports that dozens of families are preparing to leave Al-Rukban […]

The US is Exploiting EU Countries, Including France and Germany, to Achieve its Goals in the Ukraine Crisis

The German Bundestag voted by a convincing majority in favor of expanding and accelerating the provision of heavy weapons to Ukraine. “The German Bundestag strongly condemns Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine. In doing so, Russia grossly violates international and humanitarian law and tries to permanently destroy the European peace order,” the document reads. […]

The Narrative of so called “Depleting Gas Reserve” proves that the Rulers under this Colonialist System neither care for Energy Security nor do they care about the Misery of the People

A major crisis is said to be looming for Bangladesh’s energy security as the country is heading towards a total depletion of its natural gas reserves. Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) said that the country has gas reserves for nine to 10 years, assuming a consumption of around 1 trillion cubic feet every […]

Food and Shelter for Ukrainians, Starvation and Dispossession for Muslims

The Arab news agency Al Jazeera reported today what no Western news agency considered important: “Families fearful as UN reduces food aid to northwest Syria.” A World Food Program (WFP) spokesperson was quoted as explaining that for “For northwest Syria this means, starting May 2022, the [food] basket will reduce from 1,300 to 1,170 [kilocalories] […]

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline: Energy Transport Routes Its Strategic Importance and Conflicts

International agencies reported last Tuesday, 22/2/2022, the news of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s announcement of suspending the approval of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia, and his warning of possible additional sanctions, and that this suspension was a response to Moscow’s recognition of the two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine. (Al-Hurra Agency; France […]

International News Review 26/02/2022

America Talks Big but Limits its Response to Russian Invasion of Ukraine After months of baiting by America, Russian President Vladimir Putin finally took the decision this week to invade Ukraine after declaring Russian recognition for Ukraine’s eastern provinces as independent states. But the practical American response has been controlled, limited and carefully calibrated despite […]

What’s going on in Ukraine?

Russian invasion in Ukraine Comment: Prior to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia the United States was actively engaged in the public announcement of the developments related to the Russia-Ukraine crisis. It was well aware of Russia’s plan to invade Ukraine and even when it would happen. On multiple occasions US president Biden signalled out […]

Q&A: The Reality of the Ukrainian Crisis, its Dimensions and Motives

Question: On 20/12/2021, Al-Jazeera published on its website: “The Ukrainian army and pro-Moscow separatists exchanged fire, resulting in deaths on both sides… These developments come one day after the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexey Danilov announced that his country, for the first time in the country’s history, prepared a […]

Pakistan’s Previous Rulers Were “Hired Guns” for the United States, whilst its Current Rulers are “Hired Facilitators”

In an interview with CNN on 15 September 2021, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, complained that “We were like a hired gun” during America’s War on Terror, even though Pakistan’s current rulers are acting as “hired facilitators,” to ensure that the US re-enters our region through the back door.

The Failure of the German Policy in Afghanistan

After the Taliban’s capture of the presidential palace on 15/8/2021, without any resistance, the German government had no choice but to publicly admit the failure of its policy regarding Afghanistan. The total collapse of the puppet government in Kabul, which accompanied the change of power, proves beyond any doubt that German foreign and security policy […]