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Very dangerous escalation in Syria 2369 ViewsSeptember 25, 2017 13 Comments By now many of you must have heard the news: a Russian Lieutenant-General, Valery Asapov, and two Colonels have been killed in what appears to be a very precisely targeted mortar attack. Just as in the case of the Russian military police unit recently…… Continue reading

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Statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 21, 2017 3134 ViewsSeptember 23, 2017 15 Comments http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2870898 Distinguished Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Last December, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on “Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order”, which clearly stipulated the…… Continue reading

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The UN and the Monster in the Room 6266 ViewsSeptember 23, 2017 55 Comments By Peter Koenig There are no words, other than Monster, not even human monster, that can describe Trump’s appearance before the UN General Assembly last Tuesday, 19 September. It’s of no use to go through details of the insults he yelled…… Continue reading

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September 24, 2017 A German Election Analysis As your host is German you may want to read his opinion about today’s federal election results in Germany. German election results (ARD 6pm exit poll): CDU/CSU – 32.5% SPD – 20.0% AfD – 13.5% FDP – 10.5% Left – 9.5% Greens – 9.5% No great surprise there.…… Continue reading