Spygate: the scandal hidden by the Italian media

by Cesare Sacchetti

The plot of this story is so thick that it could be compared to a spy story penned by the hand of John le Carrè.

But this story is neither a book, nor a movie inspired by the famous author of spy romances. It is real and its name is Spygate.

For the readers who are not familiar with it, we need to proceed with vital details in order to avoid them getting lost in the many passages of this dizzy labyrinth. 

We have addressed this story before, but to better explain what’s Spygate, we must start with a central character of this romance, whose name is professor Joseph Mifsud.

The beginning of the spygate

Joseph Mifsud is an enigmatic Maltese, former professor of Link Campus, a university based in Rome. 

Professor Mifsud was the man who approached then former advisor of Trump campaign advisor, Mr. George Papadopoulos in 2016. 

Papadopoulos took part in a series of conferences held by Link Campus during that period. 

During one of these events, the former Trump campaign aide met Mifsud, who claimed to have the possibility to receive from sources close to Moscow some compromising emails about … Read More

Trump pays tribute to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville, right of center, salute as an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez.


DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — President Trump traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respects to two US soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan when a soldier dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun.

National security adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters traveling with Trump on Air Force One that the president wrapped up a re-election campaign rally in New Hampshire a bit early so he could visit with the families of the soldiers. He described such moments as “probably the toughest thing he does as president,” along with visiting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“These are terrible sacrifices for the families. And these guys are heroes, they’re real warriors and did a great job for the American people,” O’Brien said. “These are tough times. It’s tough for the president but he thinks it’s important to be there for the families and recognize them.”

The Defense Department has identified the dead American soldiers as Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, and Sgt. Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28. Six other American soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Gutierrez was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He had also served in Iraq. … Read More

The conference on Europe is the next step to the United States of Europe?

The conference on Europe is the next step to the United States of Europe?

by Cesare Sacchetti

A document drafted by France and Germany is circulating in these weeks in the European chancelleries.

The paper is called “The conference on the Future of Europe” and resembles a sort of road-map outlining the future of the European continent.

Once again the French-German axis who heavily sways the European Union took the initiative without involving the other European partners.

The document raised some eyebrows in Europe, considering the growing skepticism coming especially from the Eastern European bloc toward Emmanuel Macron. 

Basically, France and Germany proposed a timeline for this conference, whose main goal should be to lead Europe toward the path of a more integrated political project.

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, was certainly the inspirer of this event when the last July  he announced the proposal of this conference before the Special European Council.

In that occasion the French president had proposed also to assign the presidency of this meeting to Guy Verhofstadt, known to be an ardent supporter of the European federalist project, namely the United States of Europe.

It is not by chance that the United States of … Read More

The geopolitics of Trumpism

Trump is not an academic. He isn’t poised, erudite nor serpentine. In 2016 he got elected with three catchy phrases: lock her up, drain the swamp, build the wall. His speeches and the positions he chose to adopt were very far away from the more cautious ones defended by his contenders, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or the last surviving competitor, Ted Cruz. The anti-establishment, anti-elite campaign Trump ran doesn’t remove him from the political spectrum. His discourse, that some tried to paint as brand-new, is part of a long story. His economical and social measures are embedded in American traditions and so is his geopolitical volition.

First let’s shatter one of the most prevailing myths in American history: isolationism. Some have argued that Trump is a dangerous isolationist that wants to break the ties America has with close allies. America’s Declaration of Independence goes back to 1776, after a few decades of soul searching the newborn nation fought Britain again from 1812 to 1815. Few years later (1823) the Monroe Doctrine was enacted, right after Brazil’s independence from the Portuguese crown. A lot of former Spanish colonies had already declared their independence too. This doctrine assumes that no European power … Read More

Vidéo du débat au MWI avec Nicolas Imbert et Alexandre del Valle autour de l’urgence écologique

Alexandre del Valle débattait avec Nicolas Imbert, directeur général de Greencross, autour du sujet de l’urgence climatique.

La prochaine réunion du MWI aura lieu à Bruxelles le 3 décembre à 18h  (à son siège au 52  – 54 avenue de la Sapinière à Uccle) sur le thème : l’Europe face au jihadisme avec l’eurodéputé LR Arnaud Danjean et le président du Centre d’Analyse du Terrorisme Jean-Charles Brisard. 

La conférence sera suivie d’un cocktail et d’une dédicace du nouveau livre d’Alexandre del Valle et d’Emmanuel Razavi : LE PROJET.Read More

Petit-déjeuner du 15 novembre au Multipolar World Institute à Bruxelles avec Nicolas Imbert et Alexandre Del Valle

Le Multipolar World Institute et Alexandre del Valle ont reçu le directeur de Greencross (fondation créée par Mikhail Gorbatchev) Nicolas Imbert le vendredi 15 novembre à Bruxelles à l’occasion d’un petit déjeuner débat sur l’urgence climatique et la résilience territoriale.

Thèmes abordés durant cette rencontre : Revenir sur la vision initiale de Mikhail Gorbachev et les contributions de Jean-Michel Cousteau à cette vision; les retours d’expériences des projets et initiatives de territoires de GreenCross. Un débat aura ensuite lieu autour de la multipolarité, des impacts diplomatiques, des enjeux de gouvernance, du financement et de la transformation des territoires.

Une vidéo de la conférence sera bientôt disponible

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Samuel Huntington: between the Empire and the Nation

Samuel Huntington has been one of the most influent thinkers of the past century, his ideas have shaped a generation of politicians and scholars. Yet there is an immense gap between his famous Clash of Civilizations and his less known Who are we?

This Huntingtonian Discord (discorde huntingtonienne) is usually overlooked but its geopolitical consequences are enormous. He gathers the United States, Canada and most of Europe as part of a Western Civilization in his Clash but in his other aforementioned book he writes:

“Would America be the America it is today if in the 17th and 18th centuries it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics? The answer is no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.”

If in one book Huntington defends that Western Civilization is both Protestant and Catholic in another he clearly excludes Catholics by pointing out something that is true, America’s essence is hostile to Catholicism and has very little to do with it. European Civilization and Western Civilization are two different, some would even say irreconcilable, realities. It is not uncommon to see great authors contradict themselves, some … Read More

Kurdish forces strike a deal with Assad’s army as they battle an intensifying Turkish assault in northern Syria

  • The Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria announced on Sunday that it had a struck a deal with the Syrian army in order to fend off an escalating Turkish attack in the region.
  • The Kurdish-led administration said in a statement that the Syrian army would deploy troops along the Syrian-Turkish border in order to assist Kurdish forces and help “liberate” areas held by Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups. 
  • Turkey’s assault on Kurdish forces in Syria comes just days after President Donald Trump announced that he would soon be pulling out US troops still stationed in the region.