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John Wight

John Wight
John Wight has written for newspapers and websites across the world, including the Independent, Morning Star, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, London Progressive Journal, and Foreign Policy Journal. He is also a regular commentator on RT and BBC Radio. He wrote a memoir of the five years he spent in Hollywood, where he worked in the movie industry prior to becoming a full time and activist and organizer with the US antiwar movement post-9/11. The book is titled Dreams That Die and is published by Zero Books. John is currently working on a book exploring the role of the West in the Arab Spring. You can follow him on Twitter @JohnWight1
​Enemy or victim? Syria and West in ISIS era

Terror is the product of terror, and the cycle of terror that has engulfed Libya, Syria, and now Iraq could have been averted if but for the lack of statesmanship in Washington.

September 20, 2014 17:34
'Scottish Independence Referendum: Separatism is an ugly business'

Separatism is an ugly business. History leaves no doubt of this. And even the most established and mature democratic society can find itself rent asunder when it takes root.

September 16, 2014 11:57
‘Scottish independence would only replace one yoke with another’

All across the United States you will find Scottish cultural and fraternal societies. They are places where people with a connection to Scotland or an affinity with Scottish culture and history gather to celebrate their shared love of the old country.

September 08, 2014 14:16

Bryan MacDonald

Bryan MacDonald
Bryan MacDonald is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He began his career in journalism aged 15 in his home town of Carlow, Ireland, with the Nationalist & Leinster Times, while still a schoolboy. Later he studied journalism in Dublin and worked for the Weekender in Navan before joining the Irish Independent. Following a period in London, he joined Ireland On Sunday, later the Irish Mail on Sunday. He was theater critic of the Daily Mail for a period and also worked in news, features and was a regular op-ed writer. Bryan also worked in Los Angeles. He has also frequently appeared on RTE and Newstalk in Ireland as well as RT. Bryan is particularly interested in social equality, European geopolitics, sport and languages. He has lived in Berlin, Russia and the USA.
What does the US gain from paying for Europe’s Security?

Despite the fact that Europe is a very rich continent - the EU’s total GDP is higher than the US - Americans are bankrolling its security.

September 20, 2014 16:16
‘Carl Bildt - slavish supporter of US, not European values’

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt - whether it is for personal self-benefit or because of general ideology -100 percent supports American policies almost without question, journalist Bryan MacDonald told RT.

September 16, 2014 11:05
​Exodus 10 (Scottish version)

London - Friday 19 September 2014, the morning after Scotland votes for independence from the UK.

September 14, 2014 13:26

Murad Gazdiev

Murad Gazdiev
The Arctic is widely acknowledged to be the ‘next’ great resource frontier. Retreating ice flows, new precious shipping lanes and a natural environment as delicate and vulnerable as any in the world, not to mention one of the most inhospitable climates on the planet, make the Arctic a challenge to work in. RT’s Murad Gazdiev is on a tour of duty with the crew of the Russian destroyer class Admiral Levchenko as it carries a military unit from Severomorsk to an unused former-Soviet base in the White Sea. Here he documents his Arctic voyage.
Day 10: Alien land of Kotelniy Island, our destination

After almost 4,000 kilometers through the Arctic, we’ve finally arrived at the Island of Kotelniy… and it was not what I expected.

September 20, 2014 16:04
​Day 9: Survive the Arctic snowstorm!

I’ve never really experienced a freak snowstorm… one you couldn’t tell was coming at all.

September 20, 2014 16:04
Day 8: The Rainbow and Why you shouldn’t watch a chopper land

Thanks to our nuclear icebreaker escort, and Mother Nature’s blessing, we cleared the ice-field in record time.

September 16, 2014 18:45

Can Erimtan

Can Erimtan
Dr. Can Erimtan is an independent scholar residing in İstanbul, with a wide interest in the politics, history and culture of the Balkans and the Greater Middle East. He attended the VUB in Brussels and did his graduate work at the universities of Essex and Oxford. In Oxford, Erimtan was a member of Lady Margaret Hall and he obtained his doctorate in Modern History in 2002. His publications include the book “Ottomans Looking West?” as well as numerous scholarly articles. In the period 2010-11, he wrote op-eds for Today’s Zaman and in the further course of 2011 he also published a number of pieces in Hürriyet Daily News. In 2013, he was the Turkey Editor of the İstanbul Gazette. He is on Twitter at @theerimtanangle
​Turkey between rock and a hard place in US fight against ISIS

Turkey, a happy crossroads connecting Islam and Christianity, is heavily embroiled in the military aggression on its southern borders while trying very hard to act appropriately with regard to its NATO allies and EU partners in the West.

September 18, 2014 16:35
​Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-waiting: Video games, boredom and the lack of future prospects

Muslim extremism has been NATO's enemy-of-choice since the mid-1990's, and now this amorphous opponent has once again assumed the shape of a recognizable organization headed by a similarly tangible figure, worthy of a worldwide campaign of hatred.

September 01, 2014 15:04
​All's well that ends well: Rise to the top of the new Turkey’s PM

For the past 90 years Turkey, NATO's most eastern member and the Islamic world's gateway to the West, has been a nation state comprised of a manifold of ethnic groups and sub-groups bonded by the religion of Islam.

August 28, 2014 17:14

Mahdi D. Nazemroaya

Mahdi D. Nazemroaya
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a sociologist, award-winning author and geopolitical analyst. He is the author of The Globalization of NATO, a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica, a peer-reviewed journal of geopolitical science in Italy.
US’s 'Coalition of the Guilty' part of Iraq, Syria problem

The US is creating an alliance to end the pandemonium in Iraq and Syria. What America has assembled is a “coalition of the guilty”, the same players that created the forces menacing Iraq and Syria, and hides America’s role creating the disorder.

September 18, 2014 11:47
​Carrots and sticks: New Iraq crisis is part of US agenda to target Syria and Iran

By hook or by crook or by carrots or sticks, the US and its NATO and regional allies will not stop targeting Syria and Iran until they vanquish both. The crisis in Iraq is just a new phase in those objectives.

August 28, 2014 12:12
America pursuing regime change in Iraq again

The capture of Mosul and Tikrit, and the attack on Iraq by foreign fighters is not a result of the failure of US policy. These attacks are actually the implementation and persistence of US policy in the Middle East.

June 20, 2014 13:48

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