Washington’s Silent Weapon for Not-so-quiet Wars

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Today by far the deadliest weapon of mass destruction in Washington’s arsenal lies not with the Pentagon or its traditional… More
Economics USA in the World

The Middle East: Russian Grain Exports are on the Rise

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The hype surrounding the unprecedented sanctions levelled against Moscow for its alleged involvement in the chemical weapons attack in Salisbury… More
Economics Russia in the World

US Meddling: Washington Backs Fugitive, Terrorist in Thailand

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America's bid to install a compromised Thai politician into power is part of a larger bid to encircle China with… More
Politics Southeast Asia - Thailand

The Third Rail

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It has become commonplace to refer to the two great threats facing humanity, climate change and nuclear war. While these… More
Society USA in the World

Washington Treats the EU as a Vassal State

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It seems that Donald Trump has no other approach to Brussels except from the one that is reminiscent of the… More
Economics Europe

Politics

Will Turkey Back or Break Militants in Northern Syria?

857453522Syria once again finds itself at another critical juncture. Having secured virtually all territory in the nation’s southwest, Damascus’ attention is now fixated on Idlib in the north. Reuters has recently reported on a so-called “National Army” based in northern Syria that appears…

Middle East - Syria

Saudi Arabia: Wherever One Looks, Failure Abounds

SAUB634532423423A Saudi Arabian youth organization posted an image in its Twitter feed depicting a plane approaching the CN Tower (the tallest building in the world erected in Toronto, and the city’s symbol, whose height is 553.33 meters), which is reminiscent of the 9/11 terror attacks on New York…

Middle East - Saudi Arabia

Some Hard Truth on Browder and Other Putin Enemies

BRDD486753532We are coming down to the moment when anybody who’s a hero in Washington will be an automatic supervillain in the world. America and her western allies have let criminals run amok for far too long. There are no better examples of this than the enshrinement of dastardly businessmen…

Russia in the World

China is Strengthening its Efforts Aimed at Fighting International Terrorism

CHAN15992343342188037444Not too long ago China rarely featured in the news related to international terrorism. But recent years have seen a noticeable rise in threats due to terrorism in the world. At the same time PRC’s influence abroad has increased substantially in view of its presence in all…

Eastern Asia - China

Canada vs. Saudi Arabia: Illusions and Reality

674564345353The Canadian government finds itself caught in a dilemma of its own making, skewered on the spear of its own hypocrisy, and left to dangle in the wind by its supposed allies, as a result of its demand that Saudi Arabia release a woman who criticised the Saudi women’s rights policies…

Canada

Another day, Another Bunch of Civilians Dying under American Bombs

AMB745345345There seems to be no logical explanation for the fact that time after time again one comes across reports of US-led coalitions dropping ordinance upon the heads of innocent people, instead of specifically targeting militants and…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

US Failure to Accept Reality an Existential Threat to Us All

rtx1qwvuRussia’s Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev recently declared that the latest round of US sanctions to be imposed on Russia constituted “economic warfare” and that Russia would respond “economically, politically, or in any other way, if required.”  One is tempted to ask: why has it taken…

USA in the World

Economics

On Erdogan’s Plan to Defy the US

TURE343423848Turkey’s Erdogan didn’t just start riding a flying horse when he decided to confront the US for its unilateral actions and a virtual plot against Turkey, manifested through particularly the imposition of tariffs and the resultant fall of Turkish lira by a whopping 22 per cent last Friday…

Middle East - Turkey

Is the US Beheading the Turkish Economy as an Act of Terror?

TAI8674563222The US continues to play its poker game of “Show Down” with a growing list of unhappy countries. We are at the point where we might soon see a call to rename the US… to the United States of Sanctions, the USS. Turkey is getting most of the publicity now with its currency…

Middle East - Turkey

US Supplying Massive Amounts of LNG Gas to Europe is More Hot Air than Reality

USG53653453453In his latest effort to present himself as bigger than better than all other presidents combined, in stark contrast to the likes of George Washington, Donald Trump has announced that the US will build more than 10 liquid gas ports in the EU. The trouble is, even if he did this, it would…

Europe

What is Turkey Signing up with China?

6745634234342With Turkey’s fast run towards greater economic and strategic integration with the East, its once popular dream of integration with the West through the EU has come to a permanent end. After making defence deals with Russia, buying the state of the art S-400 missile system, and siding…

Middle East - Turkey

MESA: an Alliance or a Gold Mine for America to Dig?

USMESA63454353It is not just a coincidence that a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) is being rolled out as an ‘Arab NATO’ at a time when the US is also deliberately picking up a fight with Iran. Of course, alliances like MESA would not be required unless there is an enemy to be countered through…

Middle East

Washington Has Lured EU into Anti-China Trade Front

MER6562342342While many in the EU breathed a sign of relief at the apparent success of the recent Washington trade tariff talks between EU Commission President Juncker and the Trump Administration, in reality it looks more as if Washington has skillfully maneuvered the EU, especially Germany…

Europe

Lapis Lazuli Corridor Leads Afghanistan Towards Eurasian Integration

15111605415908434997_1000x669One of the most crucial goals that leading Eurasian nations are striving for is economic and transport integration in their continent. Schemes such as One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU or EAEU)…

Central Asia - Afghanistan

Society

Hello – They Lied to You About Iran!

IR464562342Have you ever considered the possibility that almost everything that you have been told about the world by the Western mass media is a lie and fabrication? I am sure you have, at least lately, when the insanity of Western propaganda is becoming very clear and obvious. But what…

Middle East - Lebanon

After 100 Years, Socialism Comes to America

TRM745342In what has to be one of the great unmentioned political ironies, it has taken an entire century for the United States to catch up with the world it claims to be leading. And had it not been for the lone independent Senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, it would still not have…

USA in the World

Dangerous Anti-China Cult Panders to Trump Supporters

40ad05b8-9813-4fde-91e5-bd8c9027d105-large16x9_AP18070040843806President Trump increasingly surrounds himself with anti-China fanatics, but in reality, his supporters may  find the truth about the Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jinping to be quite inspiring. When Donald Trump addressed his supporters in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, among those…

USA in the World

Monsanto Guilty Verdict Is Only Beginning

MONBA4653452312A jury trial in California has resulted in a guilty verdict against the agrichemical and GMO giant, Monsanto, now Bayer/Monsanto. The judge has ordered Monsanto to pay damages of USD 289 Million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His lawyer…

USA in the World

Fake America

FAQQ5634242Europeans are told America is religious, but “church going” Americans too often exhibit an undercurrent of hate mongering and hypocrisy that is impossible to not recognize, except among themselves. Similarly, an education in history or sociology in America is akin to studying science…

USA in the World

Jordan - Staunch Western Ally – Angry and Confused

IORD43453452Where precisely, is Jordan now? Is it with the West, or with the Arab world? How independent is it, really, and what future lies ahead? Recently, in the middle of the capital city – Amman – several sleek 5-star hotel towers grew towards the sky, including the trendy “W” and…

Middle East

Corporal Punishment and the American Identity

USAM4653423Around the world, Americans have the reputation of being soft with their children. There are internet memes and jokes around the world mocking American children, presenting them as whiny, first-world brats whose parents and teachers never say “no” to them. Tourists from Asia or other parts…

USA in the World

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