CPEC and The 21st Century Convergence of Civilizations
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CPEC and The 21st Century Convergence of Civilizations

The current century presents a plethora of strategic opportunities for Pakistan, provided that Islamabad knows how to pluck the low-hanging fruit and take the initiative. The steady development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is making the country ever more attractive for a wide variety of international partners, some of which have traditionally been aligned…

SYRIA: Consign “Barrel Bombs” to the Propaganda Graveyard
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SYRIA: Consign “Barrel Bombs” to the Propaganda Graveyard

“Every time one of these barrels strikes, it is the seismological equivalent of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, and it happens around 50 times a day.  (In Syria)You can’t dial 911. You can’t dial the fire service. You can’t call the local police department. They don’t exist.” ~ James Le Mesurier, British ex-military trainer of the…

What’s Really Behind US Claims of “Russian Hacking?
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What’s Really Behind US Claims of “Russian Hacking?

Despite great effort recently put into bolstering the credibility of the “American intelligence community” in the wake of their assessment regarding alleged “Russian hacking,” it should be remembered that this same “community” intentionally and maliciously fabricated a myriad of lies surrounding so-called weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which led to a destructive war that…

“Color Revolution” against Donald Trump
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“Color Revolution” against Donald Trump

What will happen on Inauguration Day? Anti-Trump protest movements are envisaged alongside a campaign to disrupt.  While there are “genuine protests” –e.g. those led by the Answer Coalition and Workers World–, the main thrust is coming from an “engineered” campaign supported and financed by the Neocons, which is largely intent upon disrupting the inauguration and destabilizing the Trump…

In Astana, a Demonstration of Leadership Is Needed – But Whose?
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In Astana, a Demonstration of Leadership Is Needed – But Whose?

One of the most commonly heard buzzwords heard around Washington is «American leadership». America must lead, we are told, or nothing good can happen. No matter what the issue or relevant locale, no matter how far from American shores or insignificant the impact on Americans’ safety or prosperity, the whole world waits with bated breath…

Drone Proliferation Ramps Up
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Drone Proliferation Ramps Up

And thick and fast they came at last, And more and more and more— — Lewis Carroll, “The Walrus and the Carpenter” (1871) Over 75 states possess unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones. We know of fifteen states which possessed armed drones at the end of 2016. They are the US, UK, China, Pakistan,…