In this report we take up the recent speech given by Vladimir Putin on Russia's policy to continue cooperation with China and to extend that to Europe and the United States. We also take a look at the developments in Syria, the recent findings in the fast and furious trial as well as the latest on Glass-Steagall.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed a meeting of Russian ambassadors and permanent representatives in Moscow, in the biannual meeting of this group. The theme was titled "Russia in a Changing World: Stable Priorities and New Opportunities."

A clear line has been drawn between the Transatlantic nations that seek to hold on to their bankrupt system, and the pro-development Pacific oriented nations that seek genuine progress. Russia and China have recently begun allying with kindred interests in South America to seek new development agreements.

Marking its final completion, the final turbine of China's Three Gorges dam has been connected to the power grid. This was the last of a total of 32 units of 700-megawatts each, which now has brought total capacity up to 22.5 gigawatts, according to a report in the London-based Guardian. Three Gorges accounts for 11% of the country's total hydroelectric capacity.

Russian anti-narcotics chief Viktor Ivanov has again asserted that only through a radical top-down transformation of the current global financial architecture can the world succeed in winning the war against the international drug cartels.

While the “Pacific Orientation” does refer namely to those Pacific nations, such as Russia and China, who have been taking leadership in pushing for real, physical economic development, as well as challenging imperial strategic policy, such as the crucial role which Russia has played in keeping the Empire’s hands off of the Syria war trigger, it also implies the role which the United States, also a Pacific nation, could play as part of that Alliance were we to change our tune and abandon the bankrupt Transatlantic system and its suicidal “principles."

Construction of the central route of China's South-to-North Water Diversion is now going into high gear, two years ahead of this section's original deadline.

The following article is reproduced here courtesy of Executive Intelligence Review. It will be published in the upcoming edition, due out June 22nd.

By Mike Billington

As Europe continues to crumble, much attention is being paid in Asia to the recent SCO summit held in Beijing. The summit brought together the heads of six full members -- China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan -- and the top leaders from Afghanistan, India, and Iran.

by Meghan Rouillard

While Europe and the U.S. are consumed with fears this weekend of the outcome of the Greek elections and the collapse of the Euro, a glimpse of what man's future could be is exemplified by several developments in Asia this weekend.

Speaking at a press conference on June 8, at the conclusion of the global security forum just held in St. Petersburg, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated that the "space threat from asteroids" had been an important topic at the meeting. He called for international cooperation on readiness and potential deflection measures.

Russian Academician Sergei Glazyev yesterday gave a web TV interview to the business news agency RBC, blasting the conduct of the Bank of Russia (Central Bank) throughout the current crisis and in general. He charged that the Central Bank functions as nothing but an arm of the U.S. Federal Reserve System and is strangling the Russian economy.

The "Strategic Defense of Earth" concept, originally proposed six months ago by Dmitri Rogozin, has received renewed attention over the recent weeks from individuals close to president-elect Putin, whose official inauguration as the next President of Russia is scheduled for this coming Monday, May 7th. It should be seen as no coincidence that this increased attention to the defense of earth idea coincides with major coverage of the ideas and personality of Lyndon LaRouche, the original author of the SDI, the model for the SDE.

See also: The Strategic Defense of Humanity

As the crisis in the Trans-Atlantic economies intensifies, London's time frame to detonate thermonuclear war is quickly shrinking. Fundamentally against the idea that their world standing can be replaced by a Pacific-centered orientation, the British see Russian Prime Minister Putin's likely victory in the upcoming March 4 Russian Presidential election very undesirable.

The following article is reproduced here courtesy of Executive Intelligence Review. It originally appeared in the February 5th, 2012 Issue of EIR.

by Rachel Douglas

The following article is reproduced here courtesy of Executive Intelligence Review. It originally appeared in the January 20, 2012 issue of EIR.

by Rachel Douglas

The compilation of the entire Who We Fight Mini-series, an illustration of the operations of the British Empire against the United States, in the period of 1941-1968.

Less than 24 hours following LaRouche’s State of the Union speech in which he declared that the only way to save mankind will be a mission to land a man on Mars, Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin proposed that the United States enter into collaboration with Russia to lay a pathway for a mission to Mars, beginning with the establishment of a permanent colony on the moon.

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