A Pakistani Naval guard wards off troublemakers at Gwadar port. Photo: AFP/Aamir Qureshi

Game-Changers Ahead on the (Long) Maritime Silk Road

From the Bab al-Mandab to the strait of Malacca, from the strait of Hormuz to the strait of Lombok, all the way to the key logistical hub of Diego Garcia 2,500 miles southeast of Hormuz, the question pops up: How will the unpredictable new normal in Washington – which is not exactly China-friendly – affect … Continue reading Game-Changers Ahead on the (Long) Maritime Silk Road

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US War with China Another Vietnam War in the Making

A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the global credibility of the United States is imminent. Only vocal citizen opposition to the war communicated to the Congress and the White House can prevent our self-ruination. It happened in 2013 to prevent President Obama from another trillion-dollar fool’s errand against Syria. The system still works, … Continue reading US War with China Another Vietnam War in the Making

Trump Presidency – First SNAFUs ( Situation Normal, All F****d Up) Already

It is a rare privilege to be able to criticize a politician for actually fulfilling his campaign promises but Donald Trump is a unique President and this week he offered us exactly this opportunity with not one, but three different SNAFUs to report. First, there was the botched raid against an alleged al-Qaeda compound in … Continue reading Trump Presidency – First SNAFUs ( Situation Normal, All F****d Up) Already

China’s Type 055 Destroyer: From Blueprint to Reality

When the PLA Navy first eluded to its intention to build another class of guided missile destroyer (DDG) to follow the Type 052D, there was much speculation as to the dimensions, displacement, and intended role of such a vessel. In March of 2014, images began to circulate on the internet that clearly illustrated a test-bed … Continue reading China’s Type 055 Destroyer: From Blueprint to Reality

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Trump Warns Iran that ‘Nothing is Off the Table’ Following its Missile Test

The US President Donald Trump has warned Tehran that a military option is ‘not off the table’ as a response to the latest alleged missile test by Iran. When asked whether the US would consider using force to respond to Tehran, Trump told reporters on Thursday that "nothing is off the table." On January 30, … Continue reading Trump Warns Iran that ‘Nothing is Off the Table’ Following its Missile Test

Smoke billows behind a building following a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on 22 January, 2017. (AFP)

The UK’s Century-Long War Against Yemen

Britain has waged war repeatedly to keep country weak and divided and ensure Saudi dominance of peninsula Britain is backing a Saudi invasion of Yemen that has cost thousands of innocent lives. It is providing advanced weaponry to the Saudis, training their military and has soldiers embedded with them, helping with targeting of air strikes. Yemen … Continue reading The UK’s Century-Long War Against Yemen

18 year old Anwar Ali lies in excruciating pain following a crash with a bus while onlookers film © Dw News / Facebook

18yo Left to Bleed to Death on Roadside in India While Onlookers Film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Onlookers refused to help Anwar Ali, 18, after he was struck by a bus while cycling in Koppal, southern India, about 1,800km from the capital Delhi. Local media reports that bystanders didn’t come to his aid, instead filming him on their phones. “No-one came to his help, they were making video and clicking pictures.If someone … Continue reading 18yo Left to Bleed to Death on Roadside in India While Onlookers Film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)