Why Would US Transform Afghanistan into a Drug Empire?

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For a total of sixteen years the US has been occupying Afghanistan after invading immediately after the 9/11 attacks. This… More
Society Central Asia - Afghanistan

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes

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While the US and European media provided little explanation as to how militants from the self-titled Islamic State (IS) managed… More
Politics Middle East - Iraq

As Two US Clients Squabble in Iraq, Tehran Emerges as the Winner

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Notwithstanding the overwhelming vote the Kurdish referendum for independence received, there is no gainsaying that regional circumstances were far from… More
Politics Middle East - Iraq

The Ben Stimson Case: Prosecuted For Fighting Fascism in Ukraine

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On July 14 this year a British man from the Manchester area named Benjamin Stimson, aged 41, a man the… More
Society Europe

Oxford Propaganda Front Attacks Veterans Today, the NeoCon Witch Hunt Begins

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A “hit piece” based on an “Oxford Study” on an obscure publication known as Veterans Today, was recently covered in… More
Politics USA in the World

Politics

Positive Dynamics of the Situation in Syria

452131231Following the fierce fighting south of the SAR, where Syrian government forces, with the support of the Russian Special Forces, some units of the IRGC of Iran and several Hezbollah detachments repulsed the desperate attacks of DAISH…

Middle East - Syria

Globalist Counterpunch: Going for the Media Knockout

542132131The UK government is all set to sledgehammer free speech in unison with the US deep state. News from The Guardian foretells of social media platforms being labeled “publishers” rather than information platforms, a move that will…

USA in the World

America's Predictable Betrayal of the Iran Deal

45231231231America’s withdrawal from the “Iran deal” doesn’t prove that Iran is a threat to world peace and stability – instead – it proves that America cannot be trusted.  In a recent public statement, US President Donald Trump announced…

Middle East - Iran

OSCE’S Minsk Group: Often Flippant Agenda and New American Co-Chair

534234234The OSCE Minsk Group has a new American co-chair. Andrew Schofer will serve as the OSCE Minsk Group’s new US co-chair, the interim US Co-Chair, Ambassador Richard…

USA in the World

Trump’s Rejection of the JCPOA Poses a Major Threat

8853453453President Trump has announced that he is no longer willing to certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed to by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus…

USA in the World

Tehran has Struck a Crushing Blow to Washington's Positions in Iraq

90435345On October 14, Baghdad issued an ultimatum to Kurdish militant groups, particularly the Peshmerga, demanding them to abandon the province of Kirkuk. Similar demands were voiced by Iraqi political leaders immediately after…

Middle East - Iran

US Meddling Across Southeast Asia

030320-N-6501M-16At a time when US political leaders decry with little evidence what they claim is a pandemic of “Russian interference” in Western political affairs from Western Europe to North America, years of documented evidence exist of this very…

USA in the World

Economics

China-Ruble Settlement and the Dollar System

45324241The Peoples’ Bank of China has just announced a payment-versus-payment (PVP) system for Russian ruble and Chinese yuan transactions. The stated aim is to reduce currency risks in their trade. The only conceivable risk would be from…

Eastern Asia - China

A Greek Recovery That Cannot Come in This Climate of Chaos

4531231231Here in Greece the people on the street are fed up with politicians, all of them. A land with as much potential for growth as any, is hard pressed to maintain its dignity, culture, and sense of worth. And waiting in the wings, the same sharks that bit into Greece before…

Europe

The Transforming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

CPECIn May, 2017 the Prime Minister of India refused to participate in the founding meeting in Beijing of the ambitious Belt-Road Initiative (BRI), the network of high-speed rail and deep water port linkages across the Eurasia land mass…

Southern Asia - Pakistan

India in Search of Alternatives to OBOR

453342342As is well known, India is the main competitor of China in Asia. This has recently been most evident in the way India has related to the Chinese One Belt and One Road Initiative. Realizing the importance of international transport corridors…

Southern Asia - India

Even After Sanctions, North Korea has a Lot to Cheer About

5674523234Politics of sanctions is not known to have been an effective source of bringing about political change. This is particularly evident from the way Iran has thwarted the US and EU sanctions in the last decade or so, and this is even…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

EU is About to Put an End to China's Carefree Shopping Spree

4524234234In late August, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries issued an official letter to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in which she…

Eastern Asia - China

Russia’s Interesting New Oil Geopolitics

7454835435Since the 1928 Red Line Agreement between British and French and American oil majors to divide the oil riches of the post-World War I Middle East, petroleum or more precisely, control of petroleum has constituted the thin-red-line of modern geopolitics. During the Soviet time Russian…

Russia in the World

Society

Soros, Go Away

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American NGOs have fallen from grace across Europe in recent years. Such states as Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic have been pretty vocal in criticizing American non-governmental organizations operating within their respective territories. Even Poland that…

USA in the World

The Greatest Indonesian Painter and ‘Praying to the Pig’

6444Djokopekik (who uses only one name, as is common in Java) could easily be described as the greatest living Indonesian painter. He is something of an anomaly in his country, where vulgar pop art, pop music and almost absolute…

Southeast Asia

How the West is Trying to Recreate Myanmar's Crisis in Thailand

nomasjid.hed_Media platforms either directly funded by the United States government or by their political proxies in Thailand, including US-funded Prachatai and Khao Sod English, have…

Southeast Asia - Thailand

Catalan Independence: Out of Madrid's Frying Pan, Into the NATO Fire?

45323141234Media on all sides surrounding the recent Catalan referendum for independence from Spain focused on Madrid’s security crackdown on voters. However, what is not being mentioned about Catalonia’s ongoing bid to achieve…

Europe

Tricks and Trades of the Matrix - Western Private Education in Georgia “not-as-billed”

4523213123There is no such thing as a neutral education system. It either teaches people to buy into the existing status quo and support it, or gives them problem-solving skills in order for them to change it. This is why foreign…

Caucasus - Georgia

Spain, Germany and Beyond

56435324322017 minus 1936 = 81, an untidy number, not even a prime number. 1936 marked the start of the Spanish Civil War that resulted in a long hiatus for the Spanish left, as well as the failure of Weimar Germany’s socialists to prevent Hitler from remilitarizing…

Europe

52 Years After Fascist Genocide, Indonesians Scared of “Communist Ghosts”

77342342It was once again a hot, muggy day in Jakarta. The air was full of pollutants, epic traffic jams blocking entire center of the city. Biasa, as locals would say, or in a lax translation, ‘business as usual’. It is September…

Southeast Asia

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