by Dean Andromidas and Hussein Askary
Under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt has joined the drive for a new world economic order initiated by the BRICS nations at their July summit in Brazil. Great projects are underway for a New Suez Canal, the Toshka Project to irrigate half a million hectares of Egypt’s western desert, and new cities for millions of Egyptian citizens. On Aug. 5, President al-Sisi presided over the ceremony commencing the construction of the New Suez Canal under the supervision of the Army Corps of Engineers; the next day, 7,500 workers began digging. The goal is to double the throughput of the canal.
by Dean Andromidas
by Michael Billington
The governments of the trans-Atlantic powers have set themselves up as the “international community,” that endorses Obama’s illegal wars, while threatening sanctions and isolation of Russia and any nation that challenges their imperial dictates. But who or what is the “international community”? Until now, this has meant the Anglo-American financial oligarchy and its “Washington consensus” for globalization and austerity. But today, there is a new “international community” committed to development, that represents most of the world’s nations and the majority of the world’s population.
by Douglas DeGroot
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Aug. 28 issued a warning, that at least 20,000 cases of the Ebola virus in West Africa are to be expected in the epidemic. “Every day this outbreak goes on, it increases the risk for another export to another country,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during his visit to Monrovia, Liberia. “The virus still has the upper hand.”
by Douglas DeGroot
Case studies of the three impoverished nations that are at the epicenter of the deadly Ebola epidemic.
by Jeffrey Steinberg
On Sept. 4, the heads of state of the NATO countries will convene in Wales, to consider further sanctions and military deployments targeted against Russia. Four days later, the U.S. Congress will return to Washington to take up the issue of President Obama’s latest illegal war—the deployment of over 1,000 U.S. troops, F-18 fighter jets, and B-1 bombers targeting the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq.
by Rainer Apel
From our Wiesbaden Bureau, Rainer Apel reports that the efforts of German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his Russian counterpart Lavrov to steer the Ukraine conflict toward calmer waters, are running up against the self-imposed limits of German foreign policy.
The collapse of the five-month-old Hollande government is the result of the President’s failure to deliver on his campaign promises to end austerity and create jobs.
LaRouche PAC’s Aug. 27 webcast features LPAC Science Team members, Benjamin Deniston, who hosted, Jason Ross, and Megan Beets. “Prometheus is in every Renaissance,” said Ross, “and we’re on the verge of the greatest of human renaissances. That’s what we have the potential for right now, especially given China’s commitment to helium-3 exploitation on the Moon. This would bring mankind to a fundamentally higher platform than we’ve ever had before, and it is a Promethean outlook.”
by Marsha Freeman
Dr. Kulcinski is the Director of the University of Wisconsin Fusion Technology Institute, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, and Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering. He was interviewed on Aug. 21 by Marsha Freeman.