Make Up Your Mind, Mr Trump – Disaster Looms in Afghanistan

The erratic presidency of Mr Donald Trump is careering from policy to policy, mixing some up, cancelling others and inventing a few on the hoof while trying to cope with self-inflicted crises affecting important international affairs. The recent debacle over the enforced exit of National Security Adviser, General Flynn, was more than just a PR …

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Will Pakistan Buy Russia’s S-400 Missile Air Defense System?

The Pakistan military is purportedly toying with the idea of procuring the S-400 missile air defense system. Responding to the recent news that India and Russia will ink a contract in 2017 for the procurement of four to five regiments of Russian-made S-400 Triumf advanced Air Defense Systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), the Pakistan military …

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Michael Flynn – First Causality of the Political War in Washington

The resignation of President Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been widely discussed by pretty much all the US and international media sources. Although this matter is a purely internal US affair, the widespread interest towards this event can be attributed to the fact that it serves as an indication of the growing internal …

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Web-Based Brain Damage and Mindless Data Consumption

“Even though we think we’re getting a lot done, ironically, multitasking makes us demonstrably less efficient.” ~Daniel J. Levitin, Neuroscientist Web-Based Brain Damage Evidence is mounting that our haphazard info-consuming ways on the web are adversely affecting our neurological and cognitive functioning – as well as wasting time by making us far less efficient – …

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New Military Alliance to Be Formed in Middle East

Combining available information to get the whole picture, one can see the situation in the Middle East changing drastically, especially as the US strategy is reviewed and new alliances are formed. The Trump administration is in talks with Middle East allies about forming a military alliance that would share intelligence with Israel to help counter …

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The U.S. Military is in Really Bad Shape

Last week on Capitol Hill, several top U.S. military leaders from across the armed services presented a sobering case to Congress: U.S. military readiness is the lowest it has been in decades, leaving it unprepared to defend America’s interests at home and abroad. In testimony before the Senate and House Armed Services committees, the vice …

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How Richard Longworth Predicted 20 Years Ago That Globalization Would Cause a Social Crisis

Whenever we see the reality of momentous shifts in society, it’s always good to go back and take a look at the people who saw it coming far away. Generally speaking, there were usually people who understood what was happening in advance. For example, Daniel Bell wrote his book The Coming of Post-Industrial Society in 1976. There …

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