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 For him the Left or Right dichotomy is obsolete.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

A Reckless Apartheid Fighter

A Reckless Apartheid Fighter

Andre crossed the biggest chasm there is. Imagine a white boy from Philly, picking cotton and living with blacks in a cabin on a Mississippi plantation in the days of Jim Crow. No Freedom Rider went that far

Polonsky’s in jail

Polonsky’s in jail

Israel Shamir’s looks at a “Russian Donald Trump”, renegade billionaire and wild card Sergey Polonsky

Putin’s Baby Crime

To the many crimes of President Vladimir Putin, a new one was added last month. Israel Shamir explains

Autumn in Crimea

I love this country in the off-season. The tiresome tourists are all gone. Autumn still lingers in all its late beauty, and the Crimean palaces I visit share the unique history of this land with me alone

Oligarchs Fight LIVE!

Oligarchs Fight LIVE!

New money is still good fun; they pull their stunts right in public, and they don’t pull their punches. These hometown heroes fill the vacuum left by the maharajas and sheiks in a way that our drab bureaucrats never could

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (centre) with Churchill and Stalin at the original Yalta conference in 1945. Click to enlarge

A View from Livadia Palace

Some historical discoveries have to be constantly recalled, as they have not seeped into our received understanding of the world. One such revelation never to be forgotten is the well-hidden story of ultimate treachery planned in 1945

A View over Bosporus

Israel Shamir reports from Istanbul, where he finds a vibrant city that is a far cry from that depicted in Midnight Express

Turks, Cease Fire!

If Erdogan’s Janissaries will deal treacherous strike to Syria, and cause its collapse, a terrible whirlwind will ensue, and it will engulf Turkey as well. Israel Shamir explains

Breaking News: Julian Assange Mossad Agent!

It never occurred to me to debunk this nonsense, like one does not debunk Grey Aliens and Lizardpeople, writes Israel Shamir. So why now?

Notice the Marxist clinched fist and the motto "no pasarán"on T-shirt, made famous by the Spanish Communist Party and the Sandinistas of Nicaragua

Pussies Riot against Putin from London to Moscow

The left leaning Morning Star published Israel Shamir’s popular essay on Pussy Riot. Yet hours after publication it was taken down following pressure from the Jewish Lobby. As Shamir explains, they had good reason to object

Pol Pot Revisited

Pol Pot Revisited

If the Cambodians are pressed to name their great destroyer, it is Professor Henry Kissinger they name, not Pol Pot. Israel Shamir with an interesting, revisionist view of Cambodia

Pussy Riot – Secret History

Hell-bent on publicity, but artistically challenged: they produce no music, no song, no painting, nada, nothing. How can Pussy Riot be described as “artists”? Israel Shamir reports from Moscow on their background

Our Man in Havana

Cited by CNN, Reuters, The New York Times and the BBC as an authority on strategic and tactical intelligence issues, Israel Shamir reveals Stratfor’s real function

Israel’s Plan For Syria

New and sensational information received indicates that the Israelis want the Somalisation of Syria, its break-up and the elimination of its army, as this will allow them to tackle Iran unopposed

No Apocalypse Yet

The presidential election in Russia ran its course, Putin was duly elected, and to the great astonishment of the opposition, multimillion crowds demanding the blood of the tyrant did not materialize