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Vladimir Putin’s 2016 End-of-Year Press Conference

Eric Zuesse On Friday, December 23rd, Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual four-hour press conference. His answers — both to internal Russian questions, and to questions about foreign affairs — displayed his intentions and goals, including the reduction of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Biggest Test So Far

Eric Zuesse On December 7th, was posed the biggest test so far of the mettle of America’s President-Elect, Donald Trump. He had said several times during his campaign, that if elected as President, he would seek a new, less-hostile, relationship … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Wages Have Stagnated–and Will Continue to Stagnate

Mainstream economists are mystified why wages/salaries are still stagnant after 7+ years of growth / “recovery.” The conventional view is that wages should be rising as the labor market tightens (i.e. the unemployment rate is low) and demand for workers … Continue reading

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Cause of Syria’s Incredible Bloodshed Is Finally Confirmed

Now that Obama & ISIS are losing in Syria, a Western diplomat admits: In 2012, Russia was willing to negotiate Assad’s stepping down. Washington ignored that, expecting to impose (not negotiate with Russia) a government of Washington’s (Obama’s) choosing. British … Continue reading

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Desperate Putin Not Giving Up On Asia Just Yet

As Russia reels from low oil prices and western sanctions, it continues to try to pivot to the east. Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to China last week to meet with President Xi Jingping and attend China’s military parade. Naturally, … Continue reading

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