Here’s Why President Putin Should Visit South Asia This Year
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Here’s Why President Putin Should Visit South Asia This Year

The Russian President is long overdue for a visit to one of the centerpiece regions of the emerging Indo-Pacific century, and the overlap of infrastructure, trade, and institutional interests there should give President Putin more than enough reasons to seriously consider taking a trip to South Asia. Global politics have been steadily shifting eastward over…

Trump, Kissinger and Ma playing on a Crowded Chessboard
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Trump, Kissinger and Ma playing on a Crowded Chessboard

Incoming US Secretary of State “T Rex” Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China should be denied access to islands in the South China Sea. Militarization of the islands, he said, was “akin to Russia taking Crimea” from Ukraine. Incoming Pentagon head James “Mad Dog” Mattis told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the…

Afghanistan: Obama Sends Marines to Take Part in America’s Longest Ever War
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Afghanistan: Obama Sends Marines to Take Part in America’s Longest Ever War

President Obama has decided to send 300 US Marines back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province – the first time in three years that the US military has been sent into that conflict zone. Almost all of Helmand’s districts, except for the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, are either heavily embattled or fully controlled by the Taliban. The province…

Unrest Growing in India’s Army, Central Armed Police Forces
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Unrest Growing in India’s Army, Central Armed Police Forces

On January 13 2017, Constable Balvir of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Aurangabad in Bihar, was reported to have shot and killed four of his colleagues. Earlier, the family had reportedly informed CISF local authorities that Balvir had a psychiatric problem and he be not provided with firearms. If true, this constituted a…

Western Amnesia on WWII as NATO Replicates Nazi Germany
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Western Amnesia on WWII as NATO Replicates Nazi Germany

NATO’s biggest buildup in Europe since the Cold War was met with official cheers in Poland and approving Western media coverage this week, but lack of concern in Western public discourse suggests a collective amnesia towards the continent’s horrific past. Up to 4,000 US troops and hundreds of Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles rolled into…