by Alexander Dugin, Theory Talks
IR has long been regarded as an Anglo-American social science. Recently, the discipline has started to look beyond America and England, to China ( Theory Talk #51 , Theory Talk #45 ), India ( Theory Talk #63 , Theory Talk #42 ), Africa (Theory Talk #57, Theory Talk #10 ) and elsewhere for non-Western perspectives on international affairs and IR theory. However, IR theorists have paid little attention to Russian perspectives on the discipline and practice of international relations. We offer an exciting peek into Russian geopolitical theory through an interview with the controversial Russian geopolitical thinker Alexander Dugin, founder of the International Eurasian Movement and allegedly an important influence on Putin’s foreign policy. In this Talk, Dugin—among others—discusses his Theory of a Multipolar World, offers a staunch critique of western and liberal IR, and lays out Russia’s unique contribution to the landscape of IR theory.
What, according to you, is the central challenge or principle debate within IR and what would be your position within this debate or towards that challenge?
The field of IR is extremely interesting and multidimensional. In general, the discipline is much more promising than many think. I think that there is a stereometry today in IR, in which we can distinguish a few axes right away. Continue reading Alexander Dugin On Eurasianism, Multipolarity and The 1984-Like Danger Of George Soros
by “Tyler Durden”, Zero Hedge
Slowly but surely Europe is figuring out that as a result of the western economic and financial blockade of Russian, it is Europe itself that is suffering the most. And while Germany was first to acknowledge this late in 2014 when its economy swooned and is now on the verge of a recession, now others are catching on. Case in point: the former head of the European Commission, and Italy’s former Prime Minister, Romano Prodi who told Messaggero newspaper that the “weaker Russian economy is extremely unprofitable for Italy.” Continue reading Russia’s “Startling” Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union
(EDITOR’S NOTE: In the wake of the AIPAC quisling gathering known as the US Congress passing an anti-Russian resolution which aims for nothing less than the overthrow of the Putin government through the sponsorship of opposition movements and the dissemination of hasbara, as well as John McCain’s well-known, arrogant, flagrant involvement in the destruction of Libya, the coup in Ukraine and the ongoing destabilization of Syria, McCain’s statements of demonization against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban should not be taken lightly, nor should we be surprised if a “Hungarian Spring” orchestrated by the usual suspects led by the NED and Open Society Institute pops up in Budapest’s Heroes’ Square. PM Orban has been an outspoken critic of the US-EU sanctions regime against Russia and in defiance of the imperialists’ criminal behavior, he has maintained and even increased his ties with Moscow as it is, by his own declaration, “pro-Hungarian”. Orban’s refusal to join the economic war against the Russian Bear is only part of why McCain has unleashed this treacherous propaganda however. Perhaps, it is even just the pretext. The real target of World Zionism — of which McCain is an agent for and has been so since his political career was spawned by the Bronfman family, godfathers of Jewish Organized Crime and one of the most powerful families in all of International Jewry — in Hungary is in fact Jobbik, a nationalist, anti-Zionist party that is becoming increasingly popular. Jobbik has not only vociferously condemned the Judeo-Atlanticist forces behind the illegal coup in Kiev and taken a staunchly pro-Russia stance, it has also praised Russia’s liberation of Crimea and called on Russia to establish Hungarian-Ruthenian autonomy in Transcarpathia. But that’s not everything. Jobbik is also tremendously pro-Iran and has set up several “sister city” agreements with the Islamic Republic, opened up economic relations, launched study groups to reverse the horrible 90% drop in Hungarian-Iranian trade and unified efforts with Tehran against Western-Jewish hegemony and Zionist-led globalization. Most impressive and beautiful of all, Jobbik has taken an unshakeable pro-Islam stance and sees itself as a friend, defender and brother of Islam. Jobbik leader Gábor Vona said last year that, “Islam is the last hope for humanity in the darkness of globalism and liberalism.” He also noted that, “… there’s only one culture left which seeks to preserve its traditions: It is the Islamic world.” Jobbik has also displayed an openness on the issue of Mossad perpetrating the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 and its amazingly eloquent officials speak the language of anti-Zionist decolonization, not only as a means of achieving solidarity between themselves and the Global South, but because there are very real, active and expansionist “Israeli” designs on their nation. In the spirit of former Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Jobbik has also courageously spoken out against the ultimate tool of Zionist cultural hegemony: the Holocaust®. Notably, one Jobbik official referred to it as the “Holoscam” while another noted that the Auschwitz museum “may not reflect the real facts of history”. All of these factors, as well as the fact that Jobbik has lashed at Europe’s “far-right” parties for attacking Islam instead of Zionism, have made the Hungarian nationalist organization an enemy in the eyes of the Jewish Power Configuration. Jobbik, PM Orban and the Hungarian people as a whole must keep their eyes open for what comes next and maintain the utmost attentiveness and resistance, as McCain and his Zionist masters are undoubtedly gunning for them. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading A pretext for the coming Zionist war against Jobbik? – Hungary fuming after McCain calls PM Orban ‘neo-fascist dictator’
by Pepe Escobar, Russia Today
Are the US, NATO and Russia on a mad spiral leading to war in Europe? Is it inevitable? Far from it.
The US-propelled vassal Petro Poroshenko, currently starring in the oligarch dance in Ukraine this week advanced the proposition that Ukrainians in the near future, after his “reforms”, will be asked to vote on whether to join NATO.
Let’s be serious here. Some of you may be familiar with the concept of “shatter belt” – territories and peoples that historically have been squeezed between the Germanic Eagle and the Russian Bear.
As we stand, the whole shatter belt – apart from Ukraine and Belarus – has become NATO members. Were Ukraine to become a NATO member in – albeit remote – future, the shatter belt buffer zone would disappear. This means NATO – essentially the US – planted right on Russia’s western border. Continue reading How Russia, China and Germany may save Europe from war