Gorbachev Warns of US ‘Triumphalism’ and ‘New Cold War’ at 25th Anniversary of Fall of Soviet Union

By: Monday November 10, 2014 11:35 am

The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, used the occasion of commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn that the world was on the brink of a new Cold War.

 

For Europe: Finlandization’s Revenge or a Eurasian Identity?

By: Saturday August 23, 2014 6:15 pm

In 1989 my book Une autre Europe, un Autre Monde, was published in France by a small academic house, after being rejected by all the progressive publishers. It foresaw the reunification of Europe, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the rise of China (erroneously predicting greater democratization, however) and called for the creation of a Eurasian Community of Communities to include what I named before the fact as “a Europe of Thirty”, the Soviet Union, China, Japan and India, five giant entities that would balance each other out, eliminating the perceived need for Europe to be protected from the Russian Bear by the United States.

Pope Francis Reminds Me of Gorbachev

By: Friday November 29, 2013 3:20 pm

Pope Francis is beginning to remind me of Mikhail Gorbachev. the same noble intention to open up a very old, very secret, very bureaucratic, very vertical organization, and make it more transparent (Glasnost) and reform it (Perestroika).

Raining on Our Parade – and Europe’s

By: Saturday July 6, 2013 6:40 pm

On this 237th anniversary of the adoption of the American Declaration of Independence from the British crown, the nations of Latin America have declared their independence from the United States.

Tomorrow’s German Election Could Signal Political Shift to the Left

By: Saturday May 8, 2010 9:00 am

Britain’s elections have center stage right now, but there is a rumbling in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia that could have even greater consequences. With the precarious state of European finances and the German government’s role in it all, tomorrow’s parliamentary elections in North Rhine-Westphalia could shift the political momentum away from the bankers and business leaders of the political right and toward the trade unions and workers of Germany’s political left.

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