Politics

Soleimani’s Killing may Drive the US Out of the Region & Trump Out of Office

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While General Qasim Soleimani’s death in a US air strike may apparently seem not big enough a development to start an all-out war, or even World War 3, there is no gainsaying that this deliberate attempt to escalate tensions in the region will have severe consequences…

BC: USA Once Again on its Favorite Path Towards War Against Iran

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The latest events pertaining to Iran are very much reminiscent of those transpiring in Europe right before the Fist World War. Tensions were high, all the nations were ready for the ‘big fight’ and were simply waiting for an excuse to start it. And then the opportune moment arrived when a 19-year old Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Princip, who…

2019 Year End Summary

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There was a number of geopolitical milestones that defined 2019, as most regions of the world underwent a period of political uncertainty and instability in the last 12 months. To some extent, the turbulent events that became the trademark of the last year were nothing but a continuation of the processes that began at the beginning of 2011 known to political…

Second US-India 2+2 Dialogue Starts Amid Escalating Tensions in Both Countries

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On December 18, 2019, US Secretaries of State and Defense convened with their Indian counterparts at their second annual meeting, commonly referred to as ‘2+2 dialogue.’ The first 2+2 meeting between the countries took place on September 6, 2018, in Delhi. And it should be noted that the presence of such a political…

Iran vs US – The Murder of General Qassem Suleimani

Interestingly, after the US attack on Iraqi Militia fighters on 31 December 2020, and the assassination of General Qassem Suleimani, the first thing President Trump could come up with, was bragging that it was him who gave the order to murder the popular military leader. General Qassem Suleimani, was the commander of the Iranian special Quds…

The Crucial Fact Regarding Iran

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As the world waits to see whether World War III is inevitable, one major fact continues to be missing from up-to-the-minute news reports: Iran (and North Korea) are the last remaining avatars of the ‘Communist threat’ that has kept the world on edge for a hundred years. Although never mentioned, while they have adopted liberal economic systems, neither Russia and China have abandoned…

Trump and Kim Jong-un, a Time for Change?

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Up until just before the Soviet Union collapsed, very few people in the West thought it ever would. The system was so tightly controlled and repressive that there was no apparent that the people could overthrow it and if it remained change would come at a snail’s pace. Such was the power of propaganda…

The Re-Emergence of Iran as a Symptom of Greater Regional Changes

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Iran has a long and proud history. It is one of the world’s oldest civilisations. Today it is one of the world’s largest nations with over 83 million people as of October 2019. As such it is the world’s 20th largest nation ranked by population. In recent decades it has endured a series of political challenges, not the least…

US Elections: Increasing ‘Russophobia’ is the Talk of the Town

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While ‘Russophobia’s is not a new phenomenon in the US, the fact that it has gained a lot of political currency due to the controversy that followed the election of president Trump in 2016 shows that this phenomenon has become a part and parcel of US domestic politics. Its major manifestation in the current scenario is the latest defence…

BC: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Reeks of Northwoods

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July 17, 2014. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 on flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur plunged out of the sky in eastern Ukraine. The crash resulted in the death of all 298 passengers and crew. Malaysian Premier Najib Razak lashed out at those behind the geopolitical chess game that led to the tragedy. An independent journalistic…

Can Bibi Hustle a Pardon to Avoid Jail?

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“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.” ~ Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire, 1871-1890 An exhausted Israeli public is getting a temporary respite from Israel’s two failed attempts to form a government by a hopelessly divided Knesset. The political party battle lines remain…

The Syrian War: America’s “War on Terror” Exposed

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Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem recently described the US as using the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) as “a scarecrow” the US uses to menace targeted nations all while secretly encouraging, protecting, and helping them “move from one area to another.” Maullum’s comments perfectly encapsulate the twenty-plus…


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