Journalists and War

Considering that journalists work in the service of peace, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution designed for their protection in combat zones. However, only two weeks later, the US Department of Defence published instructions for the arrest of media professionals who engage in espionage – an initiative which could harm journalists from the member states of NATO, observes Thierry Meyssan.

Russia protects its interests

The 5+1 negotiations are at a standstill, not because of Washington and Teheran, but because Moscow has no intention of allowing the new regional order in the Middle East to compromise its interests. Thierry Meyssan lifts the veil on the prolongation of the Lausanne discussions.

What Is Really Going On In Syria: Insider Update

In this article Boris Dolgov, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow, reports on his recent trip to Syria. His field investigation is particularly valuable since most of the information about Syria in recent months has emanated from Beirut, Paris or London. Professor Dolgov confirms that, far from a contrived “Arab Spring” scenario, Syria is undeniably grappling with the threat of foreign occupation. He observes that while the offensive is inordinately violent, the population will not be intimidated. Aware of the disaster wrought by NATO “humanitarian” operations in Yugoslavia and Libya, the Syrians refuse to be drawn into a sectarian ambush. A process of reform and development is on track, but it will not be dictated from abroad. In Syria, one may object to the president, but not to national sovereignty.

Saudi Arabia and Russia: new contacts

What was the mission of the high-level delegation that Saudi Arabia has sent the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg? Nobody knows for sure, but the announcement of a major contract between the two countries seems to show that a new era begins.