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F. William Engdahl

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Frederick William Engdahl (born August 9, 1944) is an American writer based in Germany. He is an economic researcher, historian, and freelance journalist. He is the author of the best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. It has been published as well in French, German, Chinese, Russian, Czech, Korean, Turkish, Croatian, Slovenian, and Arabic. In 2010 he published Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century, completing his trilogy on the power of oil, food, and money control. Mr. Engdahl is one of the more widely discussed analysts of current political and economic developments, and his provocative articles and analyses have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and well-known international websites. In addition to discussing oil geopolitics and energy issues, he has written on issues of agriculture, GATT, WTO, IMF, energy, politics, and economics for more than 30 years, beginning the first oil shock and world grain crisis in the early 1970s. His book, ‘Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation has been translated into eight languages. A new book, Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order describes the American military power projection in terms of geopolitical strategy. He won a ‘Project Censored Award’ for Top Censored Stories for 2007-08. Mr. Engdahl has lectured in economics at the Rhein-Main University in Germany and is a Visiting Professor in Economics at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. After a degree in politics from Princeton University (USA), and graduate study in comparative economics at the University of Stockholm, he worked as an independent economist and research journalist in New York and later in Europe, covering subjects including the politics of energy policy in the USA and worldwide; GATT Uruguay Round trade talks, EU food policies, the grain trade monopoly, IMF policy, Third World debt issues, hedge funds, and the Asia crisis. Engdahl contributes regularly to a number of international publications on economics and political affairs including Asia Times, FinancialSense.com, 321.gold.com, The Real News, Russia Today TV, Asia Inc., GlobalResearch.com, Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine. He has been a frequent contributor to the New York Grant’sInvestor.com, European Banker and Business Banker International and Freitag and ZeitFragen in Germany, Globus in Croatia. He has been interviewed on various geopolitical topics on numerous international TV and radio programs including Al Jazeera, CCTV and Sina.com (China), CCTV (China) Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), and RT Russian TV. He is a Research Associate of Michel Chossudovsky’s well-respected Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, Canada, and a member of the editorial board of Eurasia magazine. Mr. Engdahl has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences on geopolitical, GMO, economic, and energy subjects. Among them is the Ministry of Science and Technology Conference on Alternative Energy, Beijing; London Centre for Energy Policy Studies of Hon. Sheikh Zaki Yamani; Turkish-Eurasian Business Council of Istanbul, Global Investors’ Forum (GIF) Montreaux Switzerland; Bank Negara Indonesia; the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies; the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Economics. He currently lives in Germany and, in addition to teaching and writing regularly on issues of international political economy and geopolitics, food security, economics, energy, and international affairs, is active as a consulting political risk economist for major European banks and private investors.  A sample of his writings is available at Oil Geopolitics.net

Putin is Defeating More than ISIS in Syria

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Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, a little more than a year ago, in July 2014 were the focus of attention in Europe and...

NEO: OPEC, Russia and New World Order Emerging

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F. William Engdahl - What is likely to emerge is a negotiated arrangement between Putin’s Russia and the Saudi-led OPEC oil producers of the Middle East, including Iran, to devise a new ordering of the world's energy supply, independent of Anglo-American domination.

NEO: The Great Stock Crash

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The formally still-communist Peoples’ Republic of China has just experienced what we can call their “October 1929 Moment.”

Why I Wept at the Russian Parade

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F. William Engdahl -- They won the great war, our "good" war and now are FORGOTTEN

NEO – Putin and Iran Do a Game Changer

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Jim W. Dean..."William Engdahl gives us a good review of the boomerang effects of America’s failed aggressive foreign policy. Instead of making us more secure, it has triggered waves of insecurity."

NEO – Soros as Kiev’s Central Banker and Ridiculous US Laws

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Jim W. Dean..."Ukraine could really be used for a knockoff comedy showcasing what happens when you put the three stooges, the US, EU, and NATO working together on a regime change."

NEO – Putin Pipeline Moves and European Union stupidity

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- South Stream is dead -- It was the $45 billion project to deliver Russian natural gas via underwater pipeline through the Black Sea to Bulgaria & on to other Balkan & southern European markets.

NEO – Washington’s New Enemy Image – Victor Orbán

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- Orbán's cardinal sin is his defiance of Washington by signing an agreement with Gazprom for bringing the Russian South Stream gas pipeline into the EU via Hungary.

NEO – USA has become Oligarchy – Not a Democracy

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- Jim W. Dean..."And so this Princeton study gives us the “tough doo” news, but sadly limited to the political realm of oligarch power."

NEO – Has Washington just shot itself in the Oily foot?

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- Jim W. Dean..."William Engdhal revists his American shale oil Ponzi scheme theme that he has been writing about for some time now."

NEO – Hong Kong’s Umbrellas are ‘Made in USA’

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- Jim W. Dean..."William Engdahl details who is behind on the protests in Hong Kong. Surprise! Surprise! It's just another US color revolution ."

NEO – New SWIFT system for China and Russia

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- Jim W. Dean..."The financial uncoupling of the East and West, which would probably have taken a generation, will now be over in five years."

NEO – Is Former Israeli IDF Officer Behind Fake Videos of Beheadings?

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- jim W. Dean..."There is an excellent RT interview with William at the end of this article. Don't miss it."

NEO – True Heroes Behind the Kiev Ceasefire

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- Jim W. Dean..."We need to make America's state sponsored terrorism a fall campaign issue on the Dems and Repubs doing the AIPAC Zombie walk on Ukraine."

NEO – China Shale Gas Strategy a Fiasco

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- The shale gas illusion was a geopolitical ploy by Washington to divert China’s energy pursuits from the Middle East & Africa and lead them down a dead end.

NEO – Argentine Debt Default is Risky US Power Poker

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- Jim W. Dean..."Should vulture funds be treated as financial terrorists, and the judges that support them?"

NEO – Another Journalist Exposes MH17 False Flag

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- Jim W. Dean..."Never in an airline disaster have major countries so openly withheld evidence they had, while at the same time putting out doctored evidence."

NEO – Washington‘s Shale Boom Going Bust

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- There’s only one thing wrong with the shale gas hype...“It ain’t gonna happen”. The jury is in, showing that production falls quickly after the first year.

Kiev and Right Sector Kristallnacht Odessa

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- Western powers, have gotten away with using terrorist proxy troops in Syria and other places, and developed a "no fear" policy for their continued use.

Shocking Videos: Here is Ukraine since the NATO Coup

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- The control of the opposition was always in the hands of brutal, organized neo-nazi groups such as Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) and, behind them, the hard-core trained killers of UNA-UNSO

What happens to Ukraine will be a model for the rest of us

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- A self-appointed Ukrainian government is reorganizing all institutions of power, dissolving the special riot police, and naming its cronies to key political posts.

The Rape of Ukraine – Phase Two Begins

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- This subversion of the Ukraine has been many years in the making, and with some very slimy people involved.

Are Cockroaches Running Washington War Politics?

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- A network of Congressmen, retired military, CIA , military lobbyists and media, called the Cockroaches, meet privately to map out policy initiatives...but for whom?

US and EU Brazen Intervention in Ukraine

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In the heat of recent exchanges and deaths of protesters in Ukraine many have lost sight of the insidious role key players in Washington and certain EU countries are playing.

Is Netanyahu Getting Back at Putin with Volgograd Bombings?

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As the Russian Sochi Winter Olympics date approaches, a wave of suicide bombings in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad, site of the decisive resistance to German invasion in 1942), have wreaked death and uncertainty in the region.

Washington and the ‘ New New World Order’

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-In a famous speech to the US Congress in March 1991, just after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the US Gulf War victory over Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, a triumphant US President George H.W. Bush proclaimed the dawn of a “New World Order.”

Washington Plays Russian Roulette with Missile Defense

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In his recent annual meeting with the media, Russian President Vladimir Putin replied to a question about the rumored placement of Russian Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad next to Poland.

Israel Emerging as a Giant Energy Player

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Little-noticed by the rest of the world amid the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program and the collapse of the Free Syrian Army is the clear emergence of an entirely new global energy giant in the volatile Middle East.

China, Gold Prices and US Default Threats

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Since August 1971 when US President Richard Nixon unilaterally tore up the Bretton Woods Treaty of 1944 and told the world that the Federal Reserve Gold Discount Window was permanently closed, Wall Street banks and US and City of London financial powers have done everything imaginable to prevent gold from again becoming the basis of trust in a currency.

Libya in Anarchy Two Years After Liberation

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In 2011 when Muhammar Qaddafi refused to leave quietly as ruler of Libya, the Obama Administration, hiding behind the skirts of the French, launched a ferocious bombing campaign and a “No Fly” zone over the country to aid the so-called fighters for democracy.

Stark Reality Behind Obama’s Russian ‘Statesmanship’

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In a press conference Obama described the Russian President as having a “slouch…looking like that bored schoolboy in the back of the classroom.

Saudis’ Unprecedented Break with Washington over Egypt

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One of the least commented aspects of ousting Egypt’s Morsi is the defiant act of the Saudi Royal House in backing the ouster of the Brotherhood and supporting the military restoration.

Washington Islamist Strategy in Crisis as Morsi Toppled

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The swift action by Egypt’s military to arrest Mohamed Morsi and key leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood organization on July 3 marks a major setback for Washington’s “Arab Spring” strategy of using political Islam to spread chaos from China through Russia across the energy-rich Middle East. Morsi rejected the Defense Minister‘s demand that he quit to avert a bloodbath.

Is Obama Arming Al Qaeda to Topple Assad?

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After two years of hesitating, US President Barack Obamaannounced he will deliver arms to the Syrian rebels, citing unverified “proof” that the troops of the Syrian Bashar Al-Assad government used Sarin gas against so-called opposition rebels.

Monsanto’s Deception Game on GMO in Europe

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On May 31 world media headlines read similar to this from Reuters: “Monsanto backing away from GMO crops in Europe.”

Graham Fuller, Uncle Ruslan, the CIA and the Boston Bombings

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One of the many unexplained (at least not officially) anomalies of the persons claimed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings is the presence of key CIA figure in the direct family of the accused brothers.

Boston and the CIA ‘Snafu’ Part II:

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The open press statement of denial by senior reportedly former CIA official Graham Fuller in April of a link between the Boston Bombings and the CIA, labeling the reports “absurd,” may go down in history as one of the worst intelligence blunders in the past century.

Something Fishy About Offshore Hacking Scandal

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The project sounds mighty serious and impressive. A select organization with the name, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), based in Washington DC, has announced to the World they possess leaked confidential data on offshore banking customers in 170 nations which they claim is “bigger than Wikileaks.”

The Fracked-up USA Shale Gas Bubble

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At a time when much of the world is looking with a mix of envy and excitement at the recent boom in USA unconventional gas from shale rock, when countries from China to Poland to France to the UK are beginning to launch their own ventures into unconventional shale gas extraction, hoping it is the cure for their energy woes, the US shale boom is revealing itself to have been a gigantic hyped confidence bubble that is already beginning to deflate. Carpe diem!

Washington Supporting Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (Video)

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Geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl says Washington is secretly supporting Muslim Brotherhood to turn Egypt into an Islamic dictatorship.