Top U.S. Diplomat: Russia Has Betrayed the “New World Order”

Top diplomat Christopher R. Hill says that Russia’s response to the Ukraine crisis means that Moscow has betrayed the “new world order” it has been a part of for the last 25 years. In a piece for the influential Project Syndicate publication, Hill, a former US ambassador to Iraq and Korea, writes that Russia’s annexation of Crimea…

George Washington $ Collapse

What About The Dollar? Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

  Spot what is missing in the just blasted headline from Bloomberg: IRAN, RUSSIA SAID TO SEAL $20B OIL-FOR-GOODS DEAL: REUTERS If you said the complete absence of US Dollars anywhere in the funds flow you are correct. Which is precisely what we have been warning would happen the more the West and/or JPMorgan pushed…

Who Is After Crimea

Infographic – Who’s Next After Crimea?

Many had feared (or expected), fallout from Crimea’s referendum and subsequent accession to Russia may embolden ethnic minorities in many bordering nations to seek self-determination. It appears that is taking place in Moldova where Vedomosti reports that Mikhail Burla, head of the Transnistria region’s legislature, has asked Russia’s Duma for draft laws on accession to…

Russian Power

5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike

Last week I noted four lessons Asia watchers should ponder in light of the events unfolding in Ukraine. As there has been no letup and various pundits warn of a new Cold War it seems timely to consider what actions Russia could take against the United States if tensions were to spiral out of control. Clearly Vladimir Putin has a…

Ukrainian Protesters

Pro-Russian Demonstrators Burn Books, Storm Buildings In Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine smashed their way into public buildings and burned Ukrainian-language books on Sunday in further protests following two deadly clashes in the region last week. Protests, some several thousand strong, spread to Russian-speaking southern districts as Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, under the control of the Russian military for two weeks, voted in a referendum on joining Russia. Violence in eastern…


Crimea To Abandon Currency, Switch To Russian Ruble On April 1st

Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliev has told RIANovosti that the region will abandon Ukraine’s Hyrvnia: *CRIMEA TO SWITCH TO RUSSIAN RUBLE APRIL 1: RIA NOVOSTI This is not a total surprise as Reuters reported the Crimean Deputy PM stating “we are ready to introduce a ruble zone,” a week ago. For the last few years the…


Why US And EU Bankers Hate Putin (PHOTO)

As a quick experiment, type “Obama, gold” and “Cameron, gold” into Google images and conduct a search. You will discover that theses searches come up empty. Any similar photos to the one above by US President Obama or UK Prime Minister Cameron would be a massive betrayal of their puppet masters – the BIS, the…


Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis

Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and has effectively been seized by Russian…