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Amidst a grueling schedule of phone calls with foreign leaders and statements addressing the Ukraine crisis and the downing of MH17, Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday held a session with the Russian Security Council, on the announced topic of "Russia's sovereignty and territorial integrity." Unusual for Security Council meetings, his opening r

July 23rd, 2014 • 10:31 PM

The Bipartisan Policy Institute hosted a day-long conference in Washington yesterday, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Commission report...

July 23rd, 2014 • 10:09 PM

Unnamed "senior U.S. intelligence officials" trotted out yesterday by the Obama administration to brief the press on purported newly declassified evidence of Russia's role in the downing of flight MH17, did nothing of the sort...

July 23rd, 2014 • 9:37 PM

While media and officials throughout the NATO sector rushed to blame Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine July 17, President Vladimir Putin and two top Russian military staff officers called two nights ago and yesterday for international cooperation and transparency in the investigation...

July 22nd, 2014 • 8:46 AM

In a speech today in the province of Buenos Aires inaugurating a new Yamaha plant, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defined in the sharpest terms the new global reality that has stricken terror in the heart of the British Empire and the murderous vulture funds they control...

July 23rd, 2014 • 10:21 PM

While EU leaders are desperately looking for options to expand sanctions against Russia without incurring too much of a backlash against Europe, Larry Elliott sketches the figures of an economic backlash in the West as a consequence of sanctions against Russia in Britain's Guardian today...

July 23rd, 2014 • 9:53 PM

In a hearing yesterday morning in Manhattan, Federal Judge Thomas Griesa refused Argentina's request to reinstate a stay on his earlier ruling mandating that the Fernandez de Kirchner government must pay $1.6 billion dollars to the vulture funds that speculated on the nation's defaulted debt...

July 23rd, 2014 • 1:28 PM

Battle lines are forming regarding the BRICS nations' decisions to operate two new $100 billion infrastructure investment and development banks over the next year...

July 22nd, 2014 • 9:07 AM