While Western media continues leading its sheep deeper into the dark abyss of anti-Russian propaganda, a multipolar world order is emerging and it is triggering panic throughout those desperately trying to fortify the weakening pillars of the Empire.
As Kees Van Der Pijl explained, NATO violated – and is still violating – its peacekeeping promises made on 9 February, 1990, when United States Secretary Of State James Baker famously gave his “not one inch eastward” assurance during his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Hilariously, too many people believe that Vladimir Putin woke up in a bad mood one morning and, for absolutely no reason at all, decided to invade Ukraine. The milk in his coffee was sour and he retaliated by sending tanks over the border.
A few good conversations I’ve had – and recommend – about understanding the current conflict in Ukraine are the following:
- Kees Van De Pijl on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17;
- Aleksandr Dugin on the Fourth Political Theory;
- Vasily Prozorov on being a former Ukrainian central intelligence agent;
- Richard Sakwa on the history of Ukraine;
- Russell Bentley on being a soldier in Donetsk; and
- Pepe Escobar on the blowing up of Nord Stream.
Pepe Escobar’s conversation with me, about the game of geopolitical chess being played by the Chinese Communist Party, is indirectly related.
Speaking of geopolitical chess, Vladimir Putin is probably the world’s best player and I strongly recommend listening to my following discussion with Pepe Escobar about BRICS and the accelerated pushback from the Global South, which includes new strategic alliances and the creation of new international trading currencies to replace the U.S. Dollar.
Oh, and why NATO’s future is blurry.