Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

From philosophy to feta, from history to yoghurt, from poetry to honey Greece provided the example to follow. Now they have given us another example to follow

NATO bases surround Russia

Russia: Tit for Tat

NATO bases are encircling it and although Russians don’t want war, they are tired of their country being pushed to the wall. Israel Shamir explains

Trolling Russia

Trolling Russia

It was good clean fun to troll Russia, as long as it stayed the course. Not anymore. Russia broke the rules. Israel Shamir explains

Russian police investigate the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square with St. Basil Cathidral in the background in Moscow on Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015. Click to enlarge

Who Killed Nemtsov?

Israel Shamir reporting from Moscow offers his view on Who Killed Nemtsov

Putin prefers a bad peace

Putin prefers a bad peace

I had a meeting with a well-informed and highly-placed Russian source who shared with me some inner thoughts, for your benefit, on condition of his anonymity

Trolling Russia

Trolling Russia

Israel Shamir on Charlie Hebdo and the current face-off between Russia and the West

John McCain can be seen here speaking at a rally organized largely by the Neo-Nazi Svoboda movement in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. To John McCain’s right is neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok and to his left is US Senator Chris Murphy (D) Connecticut. Click to enlarge

The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews

US refused entry to Oleg Tyagnibok and others because of their anti-Semitism in 2013. Now however, they have America’s support in Ukraine. Israel Shamir explains

Political success in the West is dependent on paying homage before the Zionist establishment. Click to enlarge

Worshiping Jews is Racist

Israel Shamir on why there is something deeply troubling about preferring to protect and support – not the poor and the oppressed, but a wealthy, influential and well-connected group actively engaged in ethnic cleansing

Crimea: Putin’s Triumph. Now the Confrontation Moves East to “New Russia”

President Putin snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, and US hegemony suffered a set-back. Israel Shamir on recent events in Crimea

Two Invasions: The Ukrainian Pendulum

Two Invasions: The Ukrainian Pendulum

Israel Shamir with the untold story of recent events in the Ukraine, including the involvement of Blackwater mercenaries on the streets of Kiev. A must read

The Brown Revolution in Ukraine

The Brown Revolution in Ukraine

The Spectacle-like unreal quality of Kiev events was emphasized by arrival of the neocon philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy. He came to Maidan like he came to Libya and Bosnia, claiming human rights and threatening sanctions and bombing

What really happened in the Ukrainian crisis

Putin has scored a new victory in the Ukraine. Israel Shamir reports

Wikileaks Rides East!

Wikileaks Rides East!

On the hard quest to deliver truth to the unwilling. Israel Shamir reviews Mediastan

The Cape of Good Hope

It was indeed touch and go and it may not be over yet. Israel Shamir looks at the recent crisis over Syria and how it reflected America’s standing in the world

Snowden in Moscow: a Postcript

After the publication of Snowden in Moscow, I received many positive responses, a few queries, – and a few abuses. I am used to the whole lot, and I expect it whenever the Guardian newspaper is mentioned

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Click to enlarge

Snowden in Moscow

Moscow is a great place to be, writes Israel Shamir, especially in summer. Russian authorities are likely to grant Edward Snowden refugee status; opening the way for him to explore the city, its dangers and its charms

Putin’s Wise Counsellor

Alexander Dugin is one of Russia’s foremost thinkers. For him the Left or Right dichotomy is obsolete. What matters is Compliance with or Resistance to the New World Order. Israel Shamir reviews his latest work

Russian missile in Red Square parade 2014.

V-day in Moscow

The tanks and missiles did convey the sheer brutal might of another geological period: they’d fit right into Jurassic Park and could mate there with tyrannosaurs. Israel Shamir on the recent Victory Day parade in Moscow

Jewish Wealth

America can learn much from Israel, not least when it comes to ethnicity and wealth. Israel Shamir explains

Extremists march at an earlier protest in Paris. click to enlarge

The French Spring

The wicked witch of the West may be dead but her spirit lives on. Israel Shamir on Stalin and Thatcher and the growing groundswell of opposition in France to a government drive to legalise gay marriage and adoption