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Tashkent Odyssey

Tashkent Odyssey

My life journey as a peacenik took me to Moscow in 1989 to see Gorbachev's 'socialism with a human face', his attempt to combine materialist communism with ... it wasn't clear exactly what Gorbachev h...

Reports in other languages

Der Moment des „Arabischen Frühlings“ in der Türkei: kein Sisi und kein Gülen

Der Moment des „Arabischen Frühlings“ in der Türkei: kein Sisi und kein Gülen

TEHERAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Der kanadische Journalist und Experte des Nahen Ostens, Zentralasiens und Russlands meint, dass die türkische Version der sozialen Medien den „Arabischen Frühling“ in der Türkei anspornte.Der kanadische Nahostexperte Eric Walberg ist der Meinung, dass die Rolle der sozialen ...

Al-Quds interview: Palestinians and their allies resilient (Persian)

http://www.qodsna.com/NewsPage.aspx?newsid=61454

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

Kayha interview: Iranian elections

http://kayhan.ir/fa/issue/675/12

Russia and Soviet Union

Russia in Ukraine: enemy or friend?

Russia in Ukraine: enemy or friend?

Putin is either an aggressive schemer, to be opposed and vilified at all costs, or a wise, restrained real-politician, balanced irreconcilable forces next door. Which is it?The 2014 coup in Ukraine succeeded due to the fierce campaign led by neo-fascists, heirs to the Banderistas of 1940--50s, now l...

Wood's The Way of the Strangers Part II: Imperial Blowback and Bad Theology

Wood's The Way of the Strangers Part II: Imperial Blowback and Bad Theology

Last month, I wrote Review of 'The Way of Strangers': Spiritual cancer or spiritual diabetes? and also about the power that Islam has to help prisoners build a new life. ("Natives finding Islam"). Prison and Islam are closely linked in the West.The world as prisonThe only way the West knows to deal ...

Europe, Canada & U.S.A.

Truthjihad interview: The Canada Israel Nexus

Truthjihad interview: The Canada Israel Nexus

Edward Hicks (1780–1849) was an American folk painter and minister of the Society of Friends. The "Peaceable Kingdom" (1834) shows settlers in the background, signing a treaty with the Native Americans.http://noliesradio.org/archives/138693

Metis Civilization or Canada Syndrome?

Metis Civilization or Canada Syndrome?

Part I The Canada Syndrome There seems to be little common ground between Canadian natives and mainstream Canadian society. Canada’s uniqueness in world culture is thanks to its natives, who are regularly trotted out in ceremonies related to international events such as the Olympics, and now feature...

Middle East

Al-Quds/ Jerusalem -- the capital

Al-Quds/ Jerusalem -- the capital

Al-Quds is, literally, the holy city, for believers, Jewish, Christian, Muslim alike, called by non-Muslims Jerusalem (from "City of Shalem" after a Canaanite deity, during the early Canaanite period (approximately 2400 BCE)). What is Zionism? But before that, what is Zion, an inspiration for Zioni...

Syrian attack: Trump's Cuban Missile Moment

Syrian attack: Trump's Cuban Missile Moment

Claims that Assad is using chemical weapons are like a barometer: when the Syrian army is doing well, they surface, notably in 2013, 2015 and now, just as the Syria government looks close to some kind of 'victory'. Both times in the past the intelligence came from Mossad and the claims fizzled out, ...

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Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.

Culture & Religion

The Israeli passport is a fraud

The Israeli passport is a fraud

Writing The Canada Israel Nexus, I came across many ironies. *Israel is a countr...

Peace & Socialism

Behind recent demos in Iran

Behind recent demos in Iran

Very simply, the demonstrations erupted after price increases. It is hard to liv...

America 2018: postmodern ‘Germany 1933’

America 2018: postmodern ‘Germany 1933’

Imagine waking up to the shock, the excitement of the new Germany in 1933, when ...

TRT Interview: Turkey, Russia and the Great Games

TRT Interview: Turkey, Russia and the Great Games

Interview on TRT Turkish TV news program Strait Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watc...

NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part II

NATO - Balkan paper tiger Part II

Balkans Post: How do you see the consequences of Montenegro’s membership in NATO...

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