F
ew, even among journalists, and so called Russian experts, are aware that Trump has been in business with Russian oligarchs for a minimum of three decades. In the 1980 the US Treasury Department fined him $10 million for significant, long standing anti-money laundering violations at Trump’s Taj Mahal. It is a well-known “fake secret” that the Taj Mahal was a prime vacation spot for wealthy Russian oligarchs.

Published in Caligula Presidency

CENTER FOR TURKISH STUDIES / EDWARD SAID LECTURE SERIES

China’s policy on Iranian nuclear issue: Cooperation and disagreements with the US and Russia

Mher Sahakyan, PhD.

Director, “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic -Research” Foundation, Armenia. Nanjing University, China.

Wednesday April 19, 2017 , 10:00-12:00 ( Beijing time)

Building - A 602 SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY, China

99 Shangda Road, BaoShan District, Shanghai. 200444

CENTER FOR TURKISH STUDIES, CENTER FOR GLOBAL STUDIES AND HISTORY AT SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY

For more information:

Tel: 86+15000-­‐465734 Email: Tugrul Keskin tugrulkeskin[at]t.shu.edu.cn OR Guo Changgang gchgang[qt]staff.shu.edu.cn

Published in Asia-Pacific

O
n March 26th in Russia took place one of the biggest anti-corruption anti-government protest since the Boltnaya Square protests of 2012.     Protests took place in more than 80 cities across Russia and more than 70,000 protesters expressed their dissatisfaction toward the corruption in Russia.

Published in Russia

With the worsening relations with the United States and Western European countries, Russia is seen broadening it’s economic and trade ties with Asian and African countries.

Published in Economy

I
n 2005 Paul Manafort, a veteran lobbyist, crafted a plan to advance Putin’s interests via a billionaire client, Oleg Deripaska, with ties to the Russian president. The plan was devised to influence media and politicians in the US. A memo by Manafort specifies that the strategy would “greatly benefit the Putin Government.” Manafort signed a $10 million annual contract with Deripaska which began in 2006 and lasted till 2009.

Published in Caligula Presidency

I
nexorably, the reality of the FBI Russia probe is catching up with the Caligula presidency. Trump alternatively calls it “fake news” or “witch hunt” and wants the “leakers” found and exposed, but meanwhile FBI Director James Comey confirms that the investigation is ongoing and for real.

Published in Caligula Presidency

W
hat is 'politics' a Senator's quip went ... 'Poli' he said means many in Greek, and 'tics' are bloodsucking parasites. It drew a large laugh not just from the audience and the Supreme Court nominee being questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but the senators themselves.

Published in Americas

J
ust as Niccolo Machiavelli noted the unreliability of mercenaries [1] and interpretations of Sun Tzu [2] claiming a mercenary's real value is not more than half a native soldier, one can extrapolate from these observations to deduce that the most effective arms industry is indigenous. While this may not be much of a revaluation, its implementation, especially in developing countries (and even developed countries), is becoming exponentially difficult.

Published in Defense
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