Is India Threatened by Russia’s Apparent Partnership with Pakistan?
Opinion

Is India Threatened by Russia’s Apparent Partnership with Pakistan?

The Russian news agency Sputnik has featured a commentary by Moscow-based expert, Andrew Korybko signalling an imminent leap forward in the Kremlin’s strategy toward ties with Pakistan. Unsurprisingly, Sputnik claims that it has nothing to do with the opinions expressed in the commentary, which are the author’s personal opinion, but then, such things do not…

US Senators are Even More Neoconservative than are Trump’s Appointees
Opinion

US Senators are Even More Neoconservative than are Trump’s Appointees

The confirmation hearings for the members of incoming President Donald Trump’s national-security team show that neoconservatism dominates the U.S. government today: neoconservatism didn’t end after George W. Bush’s alleged certainty that «Saddam’s WMD» existed in 2002, turned out to have been merely an excuse —not an authentic reason — to invade Iraq, and so to spread death and…

Would Buzzfeed Have Published the Martin Luther King Sex Tape?
Opinion

Would Buzzfeed Have Published the Martin Luther King Sex Tape?

Kompromat–the term for the acquistion and exploitation of compromising material, often of an embarrassing sexual nature–is very much in the news today, thanks to the allegation that Russian security services have dirt on Donald Trump and are blackmailing him to follow Kremlin policies. On Martin Luther King Day, we can remember a great American–and one…

F-35 has 276 Deficiencies and Counting, Unfit for Combat Operations
Military

F-35 has 276 Deficiencies and Counting, Unfit for Combat Operations

The F-35 stealth fighter jet suffers from hundreds of problems and won’t be fully combat-capable before 2020, says a scathing report from the Pentagon’s top evaluator. New issues keep cropping up, and fixing them all may cost over $1 billion. Dr. Michael Gilmore’s damning assessment is part of the massive annual report for fiscal year 2016,…