Russia appears to have made a strategic decision to deepen its relations with the Muslim world. This is reflected in its trade and economic policies as well as treatment of its own Musims citizens who were in the past greatly oppressed.
With the US going berserk by imposing sanctions on China, Russia and a host of other countries, it has led to Moscow and Beijing to deepen their economic and military ties. China-Russia trade has surpassed US-China trade in 2023.
The $1.6 billion deal between Iran and Russia to build the Rasht-Astara rail link is another game-changer in global trade. It has changed trading patterns away from the western-dominated system to an independent system where the west can no longer blackmail others through sanctions.
A new power bloc has emerged on the global scene. It comprises Russia, China and the Islamic Republic of Iran. All three face illegal sanctions imposed by the US and its allies. The victims have decided to hit back and challenge the global bully.
Western corporate media propaganda would have one believe that Russia is not only losing the war in Ukraine but that it is about to disintegrate. Ground realities are very different. Ukraine is gradually being grinded and soon there will be nothing left of it if the war continues.
America is not only prepared to fight against Russia to the last Ukrainian but that Europe has to pay the price. European industries are shutting down, unemployment is rising together with food and energy shortages and people are forced to eat pet food to survive.
Mongolia is a tiny country in terms of population but its geographic location sandwiched between Russia and China gives it a commanding position. Both covet it for gas and oil pipelines as well as transportation corridors. The US-NATO combine wants to disrupt this.
While the western corporate media has been gloating over Russia’s decision to withdraw from Kherson on the western bank of the Dnieper River, the move makes perfect military sense.
Josep Borrell, the EU Foreign Policy chief, gave a rambling speech to EU ambassadors. In addition to his racist remarks about Europe being “paradise” and outside it a “jungle”, his speech failed to address the inevitable emergence of a multipolar world and how to reconcile with it.
The war in Ukraine has gone on much longer than Russia had expected but recent talk of World War Three or even a nuclear war are not only speculative but highly irresponsible
The situation in Ukraine is becoming more complicated. Referendums have been held in areas where pro-Russian sentiment is strong. They will be incorporated into Russia raising the prospects of direct war between the US-led NATO and Russia.