In January 2017, Pakistan again turned out to be in the center of Middle East politics, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) made a hasty statement on its joining the Islamic Military Alliance (IMA); Riyadh also wanted to appoint the former Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif as Commander-in-Chief of the IMA. The … Continue reading Pakistan, the United States and the Islamic Military Alliance: to Be or Not to Be?
One of the most frustrating tasks is to try to debunk the Hollywood myths imprinted on the mind of Americans about warfare in general and about special forces and technology in particular. When last week I wrote my column about the first SNAFUs of the Trump Presidency I pretty much expected that some of the … Continue reading The U.S. Against Iran – A War of Apples vs. Oranges
Trying to decipher China’s core views towards the outside world is still quite a guessing game. It may well be a game of educated guesses based on careful analyses of previous moves, facts, and other elements, but unlike many other nations, there are no leaks, insiders, or barely any work of investigative journalism coming from … Continue reading Chinese Balkan Policy – Is it Purely Economics?
US military hardware, including M1A2 Abrams battle tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, have arrived in the northern Estonian town of Tapa as part of continued US efforts to counter the alleged Russian threat. More than 50 units of US military equipment, including four battle tanks and 15 infantry fighting vehicles, were delivered to Tapa, … Continue reading US Tanks Infantry Fighting Vehicles Arrive in Estonia Amid NATO Buildup on Russian Borders
In the United States, war is business and business is war. As the U.S. dominates global weapons exports, accounting for 33% of the entire market, the profits of war for both the private and public sector have guided U.S. foreign policy and military action for much of the past century. Though modern history is rife … Continue reading The ‘Inevitable’ War Against Iran & The Decline Of US Hegemony
The Israeli parliament has greenlighted the legalization of nearly 4,000 settler homes in Area C of the West Bank as it passed a controversial retroactive bill. Prior to its approval, the bill was likened to annexation and blasted by Israel’s attorney general. The highly controversial legislation, which challenges both international and Israeli law, was backed … Continue reading Israeli MPs Vote to Legalize 4000 Settler Homes in West Bank Amid Annexation Outcry
The president of the USA is oriented towards the development of the real sector of the economy The degree of malice against Trump in the American society is such that sometimes it seems that absolutely no one stands behind him and America is steps away from a “color revolution”. This is not true; otherwise Trump would … Continue reading What is Behind the Koch Brothers’ Partnership with Donald Trump?
A school in a war-torn region of Pakistan helping lionhearted stunt artists to master outlandish tricks, such as eyelid weightlifting and nail walking, wants the government to provide it with funding. The private academy is run by stunt master Ghulam Farooq, who last Sunday displayed the stomach-churning feats that go on at the Balochistan province … Continue reading Ministry of Silly Stunts? Bizarre Pakistani School for Razor Wire Tricks Seeks Govt Funding
Although orange peels are a common addition to the compost pile, next time you’re about to toss them, don’t. They’re packed with beneficial compounds and nutrients that can do your body some extra good, especially if you’re suffering from respiratory distress. When toxins or allergens in the air we breathe irritate delicate lung tissue, they … Continue reading The Lung Cleansing Benefits of Orange Peels