Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23 – a momentous event, especially in the Pakistan-China bilateral relations. Pakistan Day commemorates March 23, 1940, when a resolution was passed to demand the establishment of a separate homeland to protect Muslims in the then British … Continue reading China Pakistan Relations Enter New Phase
A reluctant member of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism, Islamabad has showered mockery on its new commander – who happens to be one of its own The Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) is a subject on which Pakistan has blown hot and cold. It has neither been keen to fully … Continue reading Pakistan’s Unease about Military Alliance Veers on Farce
Since the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia, US wars were waged to replace independent governments with pro-Western puppet ones. Strategy involves destroying, partitioning, occupying and controlling one country after another. Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo is America’s largest European military base since the Vietnam War era – established for regional control, US bases in other war theaters … Continue reading US War Strategy: Destroy, Partition, Occupy and Control
Two notable events of late March of this year on the European and Asian continents provide a good reason to once again turn to the current state of China-EU relations. The main issue here revolves around the EU Rome Summit that was conducted on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the document … Continue reading Will the New “Great Silk Road” Connect Europe and China?
With Russia backing the Syrian army the U.S. and the rest of the Sunni Axis seem to have given up their plans for a full regime change in Syria. This does not, however, mean that the danger of an escalation has passed. Plan B among U.S. foreign policy hawks has always provided for two backdoor … Continue reading Trump’s Stealth Partition of Syria – “Safe Zones” and the Siege of Raqqa
Naming the System In democracies, the demos, the people, rule; not social or economic elites. This was the understanding of philosophers in Athens twenty-five centuries ago, and it remained the consensus view well into the modern era. The received wisdom was that, like anarchy, democracy is a theoretical possibility that can be instructive to reflect … Continue reading Oligarchy in America
I try to keep a certain distance from the anti-Trump circus. But I do want to put some thoughts on record, given the obsession with Trump’s Russia connection and what I see is a determined effort to minimize the British/NATO angle in the attack on Trump. My personal feeling is that there are significant swaths … Continue reading Ratf*ck A Go Go! Atlanticists and MI5 Go After Trump!
The likelihood of serious geopolitical conflict is increasing, current levels of debt across the developed world are unsustainable, and the real probability of currency wars to retain perceived global share may well and truly pop several chains of imploding bubbles. Buckle up Russia has been home to many prophets, seers, healers and mystics such as … Continue reading Buckle up for Currency Wars
Amid continuous bouts of bad press and slumping sales, fast food giant McDonald’s has put significant resources into revamping its brand. It has experimented with all-day breakfast, salad options, and various new additions to its menus all around the world, including chocolate drizzled fries. In its latest attempt to counteract bad publicity, McDonald’s announced this … Continue reading McDonald’s New “Fresh Beef” Burger Accidentally Reveals Another Problem