Global Anti-Western Agitprop?
Early samples just confirm where Eurasia Review stands and how it operates. On May 1, 2014, its summary lists an analysis on the "Geopolitical Implications of the Ukraine Crisis" by Richard Kraemer and Maia Otarashvili from the Foreign Policy Research Institute, an impeccable mainstream if not conservative American think tank. Also, an analysis by the Indian expert Rajiv Nayan on the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 on weapons of mass destruction which praises the resolution, criticizes it as "structured on Western experiences" and recommends "another shift to make its character truly international."
The summary also lists a report on Archbishop Paul Coakley’s reaction to Clayton Lockett’s "botched execution" in Oklahoma on April 29 and the "brutality" of American justice. Also, an op-ed by Ralph Nader, an Azeri news agency report saying that Boeing is "ready to start procedures for Iran-U.S. direct flights," an op-ed by isolationist journalist Ivan Eland against U.S. drones in Yemen, and an article praising China for increasing controls on the use of coal.
Previous issues include "The American Gulag," a rabid report on political repression in the Middle East by ultra-leftwing polemicist James Petras. It states that "along with Israel the U.S. is the main organizer of the vast chain of political prison camps that destroy the most creative and dynamic forces in the region." There's a "scholarly article" by Iranian analyst Mohammad Hassan Daryaei "offering in-depth critique of a recent article written by the U.S. State Department’s Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Mr. Robert Einhorn on 'Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran.'" And an op-ed by Finian Cunningham, "Poverty and War Condemn Capitalism." Cunningham is a Northern Irish journalist working for Press TV, the English language TV network of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The most clear-cut and illuminating article ever published by Eurasia Review about the the rising anti-Western and anti-American coalition is perhaps "Towards A Common Intercultural Civilization" -- a manifesto by Argentinian peace activist Hugo Novotny.
It starts with the following remarks:
The U.S., Japan and the European Union nations are gradually losing their dominant positions in the world. At the same time, powerful countries like Brazil, India and China do not try to impose their political and cultural values on less developed countries, but rather they intend to base their relations on a mutually beneficial cooperation. Thus, the new system of international relations taking shape due to the growth of Asian, Latin American and African nations is erasing the fragile dependency and colonial servility inherited from the history of the last few centuries by means of the power of common agreements and convergence of interests. There is hope that this will turn the current global crisis into a true opportunity for positive global change.
The more one reads Eurasia Review, the more one wonders whether the former Soviet apparatus was not transferred in toto to the new anti-Western coalition, either as a major strategic contribution by Russia or under other circumstances. As publicized by Eurasia Review, the former pro-Soviet galaxy (groups, intellectual families, or individuals that were known until 1991 to be pro-Soviet in one way or another, communists, leftists, neutralists, peace activists, Third World activists, anti-American conservatives, and so forth) still tests positive today when it comes to the coalition members’ main interests. From the Tibet issue, where everybody supports China, to the Ukraine issue, where everybody supports Russia.
Anti-Western influence campaigns have been outreaching to Far Right politics in Europe as well. Here again, Russia’s role seems to be pivotal. According to Vincent Jauvert, an investigative journalist for the liberal French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur, Russian "Eurasianists" like Sergei Narishkin, the Duma’s speaker, and writer Alexander Dugin entertain friendly relations with Far Right or even ultra-Right figures in France, the Netherlands, Hungary, Rumania and Greece -- who in turn support Putin’s domestic and foreign policies.