Strengthening “Traditionalism” - a Source of Serious Problems for India

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In the second half of March this year one of India’s leading newspapers, the Indian Express launched a debate on… More
Society Southern Asia - India

Washington Has No Means for Attending its Goals in Syria

While the Trump administration and their allies, France and the UK, declared their ‘co-ordinated air strike’ on Syria a success,… More
Politics Middle East - Syria

Washington Using Currency War To Destabilize Iran

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The neoconservative hawks around the US President, notably new National Security head John Bolton and designated Secretary of State Mike… More
Economics Middle East - Iran

Doomed to the Hegemony by An Ebola of Ideas

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US President Donald Trump may have lit the fuse on an international cataclysm that is irreversible. Operating on supposed evidence… More
Society USA in the World

The Stench of Imperialism: The Statement of Theresa May

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On April 16 the British prime minister, Theresa May made a speech to parliament setting out the “justifications” for Britain’s… More
Politics Europe

Politics

Future of Asia: China's Economic Opportunities or America's Perpetual Conflict?

USTA34234234The US recently announced possible plans to deploy thousands of addition US Marines to East Asia as part of the recently revealed 2018 National Security Strategy which designates China along with Russia as the US Department of Defence’s “principal priorities.” The Business…

Eastern Asia - China

Is There a Future for Afghanistan to Enjoy?

9098One call often hear the Syrian conflict being compared with the Afghan one, while the latter is often mentioned together with Washington’s aggression against Vietnam. In the second half of the 20th century, Washington got itself stuck in Vietnam pretty good only to face an imminent…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

India in Search for an Optimal Foreign Policy

NAR5242342As the NVO, a Russian weekly newspaper supplement to Nezavi- simaya Gazeta dedicated to military posture noted more than once, India is already one of the key global players and the question of its foreign policy vector becomes increasingly important…

Southern Asia - India

Today’s Outlook: Global Annihilation, Grave Robbing, and More

5797174A few days before the United States, Britain, and France wasted several hundred millions of dollars attacking Syria, a The Guardian report from Thomson Award-winning journalist, Martin Chulov assured us the now notorious White…

Middle East

For the Chinese Quadrilateral Peace Treaty Draft on the Results of the Korean War

C4431037The beginning of April saw a curious disinformation flood initiated by the Japanese media and then supported by the South Korean media. Allegedly, on March 9, 2018, while speaking on the phone with the US President Donald Trump, the Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping suggested…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

Australia and the Rules Based Internal Order

56234123111One of the most frequently heard phrases from Prime Minister Turnbull and Foreign Minister Bishop is their reiteration of a belief in the “rules based international order.” This phrase is usually invoked in the context of a criticism…

Europe

Privatization and the Militarization of the Deep State

D343412After 9/11, the Bush administration in Washington restructured the United States. Few noticed the real goal of “privatization” of military, intelligence and even basic roles of judiciary, police and governance oversight. It was sold under the guise of “neo-conservatism.” Something…

USA in the World

Economics

The Boao Forum for Asia at the Prospect of the US-China Trade War

7856On April 8-11, the resort town of Bo’ao, situated on the Chinese island of Hainan, saw the regular economic Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). Let us note the increasing importance of this forum that today is called “the Asian Davos”. This time it was visited by both the former UN Secretary…

Eastern Asia - China

Russia and India on the Brink of a Major Trade Breakthrough

871Russia and India are long-standing partners with a rich history of mutually beneficial cooperation. The two countries have great trading potential. However, Russian-Indian trade and economic cooperation cannot yet be called very active. This situation is not acceptable to either…

Southern Asia - India

Chinese Capital is Taking Over ASEAN

0f4127374178d497de350eac13bf3c04Malaysia is one of the most developed members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Its relationship with China was, until recently, fairly tense. Malaysia’s geographic location allowed it to control the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s most important seaways…

Eastern Asia - China

Trump China Trade War Has Deeper Agenda

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Washington’s recent trade actions are aimed foursquare at China, not at the EU or other trade partners. However, the aim is not to reduce China exports to the US. The aim is a fundamental opening up of the Chinese economy to the Washington free…

Eastern Asia - China

Is the Eurozone in a Dead End?

S56342342It’s remarkable that the Euro and the Eurozone currency grouping hasn’t fallen apart until now. Greece could have done it in 2010 but it was avoided by extraordinary acts of the Euro governments and European Central Bank. Now those actions are coming back to haunt especially Germany who stands poised to become the “sugar daddy” of the debt-bloated southern…

Europe

Opposition Grows to Merkel Macron EU Superstate

R8856345235A predictable process of dis-integration across the European union is underway. It has now gained momentum not only from the elections in Italy where more than two-thirds voted against open borders refugee policies pushed by Brussels. And it comes…

Europe

Russia is Strengthening its Positions in Laos

11707702South East Asia is a thriving region with a large population and significant economic and political potential. Strengthening influence in South East Asia is an important task for the world’s leading powers. The main partner of Russia in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is Vietnam. However…

Southeast Asia

Society

In the US, Two Movements Competing for Headlines

US6734231As the Trump Presidency moves inexorably toward a constitutional crisis, journalists fail to note that two groups are pulling the country in opposite directions: the youth are pulling it toward a socialist-oriented future, while the right is allied with a century-old gangster culture. The American locomotive is shunted wildly…

USA in the World

There's no End to Washington's "Invade, Destroy, Repeat" Mantra

DR452341341Aggression in all shapes and forms has been for a long time the tool of choice for Washington in its approach towards all of its foreign policy challenges. There’s more confirmations of this notion in history that you will be willing to check up and those become…

USA in the World

Arab Media's Take on the Salisbury Incident

SI56242342Opinions voiced by the Arab media regarding the Salisbury incident range from bewilderment to skepticism and outright criticism. Upon examining the accusations voiced against Russia, all of Arab authors point out a long list of inconsistencies found across the Western narrative…

Middle East

The Triumph of Edward Bernays

6546342America’s latest anti-Russian frenzy is a supreme tribute to Edward Bernays, the Austro-American ‘father of public relations’ who convinced psychologists and politicians alike (starting with Goebbels and Ford) of the power of propaganda. Realizing that people are irrational and…

USA in the World

Voices of the Syrian People

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The attack against Syria – this proud and independent country – has just taken place. Three countries with zero moral mandate to judge or punish anybody; three countries already responsible for hundreds of millions of human lives lost on all continents for centuries, showered Syria with their missiles. They tried to scare…

Middle East - Syria

US Gov Backs Dangerous New Genetic Manipulation Approach

3112The Trump Administration is backing a new technology for the genetic manipulation of plants and even animals with no intend to supervise or regulate against possible dangers. If left unchecked, it could open a Pandora’s Box of dangers to human health for generations. Yet very…

USA in the World

Vietnam Locks up US-funded Agitators

h1278Vietnam has tried and imprisoned several members of a US-funded network engaged in sedition across the country. The move follows  trials and prison terms handed out earlier this year for other US-funded operatives meddling in Vietnam’s internal political affairs. The prison terms for…

Southeast Asia - Vietnam

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