The Arab Spring is not the result of western help, but a reaction to decades-long western support of authoritarian and despotic regimes in the region, Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Rafik Abdessalem told RT.
Colonial hegemony prevents the west from believing that Arab peoples are equal to westerners and have the right to choose their own system, Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to the Syrian president, told RT.
Despite sharp differences on a lot of international issues, including the Syrian conflict and the European missile defense shield, a former US Senator is convinced the two countries cannot exist without each other.
The Arab Spring is the West’s rebound to emerging ecomomies threatening the Western monopoly relations with Arab countries, Tariq Ramadan, professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, shared with RT.
If Europe were an integrated and truly centralized entity, the public debt problem we witness in Greece, Spain and Italy would have been solved automatically insists American economist and Nobel laureate Eric Maskin, in an exclusive interview to RT.
E-democracy is about influencing government’s decisions and finding priority issues, recently appointed Communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov shared with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. At 29, he is the youngest member of the new Russian cabinet.
The Hague tribunal judge has shown bias even before the Ratko Mladic trial began on Wednesday, the former Serbian general’s son Darko told RT. He says his father was simply trying to protect his nation during the Bosnian war.
At first, OWS seemed ridiculous, but it has changed national attitudes to income inequality – a major problem in the US, says one of world’s best-known economists, Nobel prize-winner Kenneth Joseph Arrow. And that is a fine thing, he adds.
NATO treats Russia’s concerns over the AMD shield in Europe very seriously, but legal guarantees are not the answer, Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance told RT. Rather, he believes co-operation itself is the best guarantee.
The US is the foremost power when it comes to creating and applying “color revolutions”: America invented the know-how and has the best experts in this area, political scientist Mateusz Piskorski told RT.