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Alexander Yakovenko

Ambassador's view
Dr Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister (2005-2011).
​Russia and nuclear disarmament

One of the most important tasks in the field of international security is to free the world from the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction.

March 28, 2015 19:39
Non-proliferation treaty: Russia’s reflections

On March 5, the international community marked the 45th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) coming into force.

March 27, 2015 11:36
​New realities: Parliamentary BRICS

The idea to establish a parliamentary forum emerged as a result of the active development of diverse cooperation within the framework of BRICS.

March 24, 2015 14:37

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
Top Jerk: Clarkson’s bigotry typical of arrogant British elite

The decision by the BBC to sack Jeremy Clarkson over his physical assault and abuse of one of the producers of Top Gear, the program on which Clarkson was the main presenter, raises more questions than answers.

March 27, 2015 16:44
Osborne evokes Churchill… but would Winston call to vanquish UK’s poorest?

You know a British chancellor is desperate when he employs the kind of rhetoric associated with Winston Churchill during a budget speech.

March 20, 2015 14:41
The Obama presidency: Hope turns to disappointment

History will judge the Obama presidency to be one that consisted of empty symbolic gestures and vacuous rhetoric, and failed to deliver anything meaningful over its two terms.

March 16, 2015 10:43

Richard Sudan

Richard Sudan
Richard Sudan is a London based writer, political activist, and performance poet.His writing has been published by the Independent, the Guardian, the Huffington Post and Washington Spectator, in addition to other newspapers, magazines, and blogs. He has been a guest speaker at events for different organizations ranging from the University of East London to the People's Assembly covering various topics. He also appears regularly in the media, and has featured as a guest on LBC Radio, Colourful Radio and elsewhere. His opinion is that the mainstream media has a duty to challenge power, rather than to serve power. Richard has taught writing poetry for performance at Brunel University, and maintains the power of the spoken and written word can massively effect change in today's world.
Injustice over Mark Duggan case reflects global problem of police incompetence and brutality

The news that the officer who killed Mark Duggan in North London on August, 4 2011 has been cleared of “any wrongdoing” will not come as a surprise to many people.

March 27, 2015 15:09
Media silence over Harmondsworth hunger strike reflects failure of UK govt policy

Hunger strikes taking place among detainees at a notorious immigration detention centre in protest at the conditions they are forced to live in have reportedly spread to a second site - with barely any mainstream media coverage.

March 18, 2015 15:57
Netanyahu predictably tries to whip Congress into hysteria over Iran - just as over Iraq

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli PM and a warmonger delivered his speech to the US Congress Tuesday arguing that the political and economic grip on Iran should be tightened and not loosened.

March 04, 2015 13:50

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.
The Economist has a funny sense of European values

In the same week that The Economist lauded Ukraine's "commitment to European values," Kiev's current regime kicked out Euronews. Who do they think they are kidding?

March 24, 2015 16:17
​Putin looking very well for a man who died last week

The media spent a whole weekend following the Putin ‘story’ and then discovered it wasn’t news at all. And some say journalism is dead?

March 16, 2015 23:44
Russia is not a threat to Britain's security, Philip Hammond is wrong

​The British Foreign Secretary proved this week that he's unfit for the rigors of the role. By no stretch of the imagination is Russia the greatest security threat to the UK.

March 12, 2015 12:51

Patrick Young

Patrick Young
Patrick L Young is CEO of niche crowdfunding platform HanzaTrade and an advisor to fund managers throughout the world. Born in Ireland, he is an active investor in the “New Europe” amongst other emerging markets and is an active Co Founder of grassroots startup group "Mission ToRun."
Home Page: Twitter: @FrontierFinance
Lee Kuan Yew - Political genius personified

Once a swamp, Singapore has grown, despite lacking the natural resources of neighbors, to become one of the world’s richest states with a simply staggering economic growth, all thanks to the leadership of one great statesman.

March 24, 2015 12:28
‘Mindless vandals outside and inside ECB building’

‘Blockupy’ protest in Frankfurt is because people are angry at the economic chaos caused by the ECB and other bureaucrats who are set to foist the euro autocracy on them and it doesn’t work, Patrick Young, global financial markets expert, told RT.

March 18, 2015 15:57
Greece - purgatory postponed

In an era of wanton government economic illiteracy, the latest case of ‘Kickcanistan’ mentality from Europe’s government caste has led to a political fudge ignoring economic reality allowing victory bleats by politicians with policies doomed to failure.

February 24, 2015 11:10