American soldiers have been spotted traveling in an armored convoy near the Syrian city of Manbij, with a US spokesman calling it a “deliberate action” aimed at ensuring Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is defeated. Footage obtained by Ruptly shows the US troops traveling in a convoy on Saturday as an American flag flies high … Continue reading US Troops Spotted in Armored Convoy Near Manbij, Syria
There is mounting evidence that Chinese ground troops are operating inside Afghanistan, conducting joint counter-terror patrols with Afghan forces along a 50-mile stretch of their shared border and fueling speculation that Beijing is preparing to play a significantly greater role in the country's security once the U.S. and NATO leave. The full scope of China's … Continue reading Chinese Troops Appear to be Operating in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is OK with it
Russian moves to improve relations with Pakistan to complicate its South Asian strategy? How Russia can mange relations with Pakistan keeping time-tested privileged partnership with India? Russian moves are tactical in nature or following a comprehensive strategy to deal with two rival neighbors? Russia requires a policy for South Asia region as whole? What would … Continue reading Russian South Asia Complexity
The situation in the Middle East is changing at an incredible speed. The things unbelievable yesterday, become reality today. Each of the events becomes part of a bigger picture, with the region gradually moving away from abyss to become a better place. On March 1, Iraqi forces were reported to have taken control of the … Continue reading Drastic Changes in the Middle East Happen Unbelievably Fast
For months we’ve been seeing titles like “the Kremlin brought Trump to power” and “Moscow interferes in the internal affairs of other states”, and it seems that the Western media has a never-ending supply of such sensationalism. But to make the matters worse, similar statements are now being voiced by all sorts of politicians, indicating … Continue reading If not Kremlin, Then Who Brought Trump to Power?
Theresa May told us that Britain will celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration this summer with “pride”. This was predictable. A British prime minister who would fawn to the head-chopping Arab autocrats of the Gulf in the hope of selling them more missiles – and then hold the hand of the insane new anti-Muslim … Continue reading Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
As I watched Trump recite, in his halting manner, the pasteurized prose scrolling across his teleprompter in the House chamber on Tuesday night, I felt a little twitch of pity for the beast. The wild child of American politics had been caged. For more than an hour, Trump resembled a man on electronic detention, going cautiously through … Continue reading Fools on the Hill: Trump and Congress
The fact that the White House is seriously weighing the option of using military force against North Korea is an obvious deviation from what President Donald Trump said during the election campaign. He promised that the US would keep away from local conflicts. According to him, Iran was the main geopolitical foe. Now, this concept … Continue reading US Contemplates Attack Against North Korea
Research on garlic indicates that it may provide an ideal low-cost and safe alternative to drugs and vaccines in reducing the three most common causes of death in the world. In a world mesmerized by the false promises of pharmaceutical industry marketing copy, as well as inundated with aggressively marketed dietary supplements, many of which … Continue reading How Garlic Can Save Your Life