Politics

America’s Constitutional Crisis

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For months the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has insisted that she would not have ‘all the facts’ to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump until the Mueller Report was released. When finally that happened, the man hand-picked by the president to be his Attorney General, the highest legal official in the land…

On Venezuela and Corralling Mother Russia

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Venezuela, Venezuela, Venezuela! Does anybody know what’s really going on? While American President Donald Trump wobbles the White House position and Russia’s alleged role, western mainstream pundits act out a whacky war of imbecilic words. Meanwhile, Venezuelan citizens starve…

US Targets Iran, Presumes Dominion Over Globa...

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If Iran was truly a threat to global peace and security, why would nations like China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey be trading with it? Why would the European Union seek to trade with it? Why would the United States struggle and eventually resort to global-scale coercion to…

New Zealand Working to Stabilize Rocky Relati...

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On March 30, 2019, New Zealand’s Te Papa National Museum in the capital city Wellington hosted the Grand Opening of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang attended the ceremony along with New Zealand’s Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis…

Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up

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The discussions between Putin and Trump, sometime in early May 2019, have revealed frightening truths about US policy in Venezuela and elsewhere. If reports are to be believed, there was wide agreement between Putin and Trump on Venezuela and much of what had been said by the US policies…

Will Washington be Held Accountable for its W...

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For more than a decade, the United States has been steadily increasing the scale of its illegal military operations across the Middle East, resulting in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths. Eighteen years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of ousting the Taliban…

Russia: the New Center of Afghan Peace Proces...

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In Kabul, the opening of a Russian cultural centre on the site of the House of Science and Culture, which was originally built in 1980 by the Soviet Union, stands as a symbol of Russia’s increasing presence in Afghanistan as also its role in helping put the Afghan war to an end and usher in an era of Afghan re-birth. This is, of course, symbolic. But there is…

Meetings in Beijing on the Sidelines of Secon...

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As we have highlighted on more than one occasion, the U.S.–Chinese relationship is at the very epicenter of the latest stage of the global chess game. However, this does not mean that Washington and Beijing are completely fixated on issues facing their bilateral relations…

Washington’s Take on Democracy in Venez...

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In the early years of the revolution, Fidel Castro contrasted the long line of Latin American ‘golpistas’ to the fact that he and his followers came to power by winning militarily over Batista’s US-backed army. Since that time, almost every Latin American country has experienced…

On the Run-up to Pakistani Prime Minister Imr...

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Many firsts, much tradition and a great deal left out on the official agenda for the Iran-Pakistan talks. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, who took office in August 2018, paid his first visit to Tehran on April 21-22, 2019 after receiving an invitation from Iranian President…

Indian Elections: From Here to Eternity

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Elections in India don’t happen in a day. They are rather a month-long affair. The world’s largest democracy, with a 900 million electorate (more than the entire population of Europe) is in the process of electing the 543 members of the 17th Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament)…

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On February 22, 2019, the North Korean Embassy in Madrid was attacked by “human rights activists” formerly known as Cheollima Civil Defense and renamed as Free Joseon. About ten raiders beat staff at the Embassy, tortured North Korea’s only accredited diplomat…


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