Articles by Israel Shamir

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North Korea: Love Thy Leader
Israel Shamir – The Unz Review, 23 May 2016

12 May 2016 | Author’s Note: I returned just now from North Korea. Here is my report from this unusual land.

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The Ukraine in Turmoil
Israel Shamir – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 May 2014

It is not much fun to be in Kiev these days. The revolutionary excitement is over. The Maidan street revolt and the subsequent coup just reshuffled the same marked deck of cards, forever rotating in power. As Russia procrastinates, as the US doubles the risks, the world draws nearer to the nuclear abyss. Who will chicken out?

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The Cape of Good Hope: Russia, Syria and the Decline of American Hegemony
Israel Shamir - TomDispatch, 14 Oct 2013

American hegemony is over. The bully has been subdued. We cleared the Cape of Good Hope, symbolically speaking, in September 2013. It was touch and go, just as risky as the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The chances for total war were high, as the steely wills of America and Eurasia had crossed in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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