The Decline of the West Revisited

Europa, in Greek mythology, was a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus and carried off to Crete. In time, Europe was meant to designate the western extreme of Eurasia. Europe, essentially, was the quite provincial Western seed that then sprouted an octopus: the global West. Over five centuries after the Age of Discovery, we all know a long …

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India’s Regional Integration Plans all Hinge on Bangladesh

India doesn’t have a single regional integration plan that excludes Bangladesh, thus making Dhaka the most prized of New Delhi’s neighborhood partners. This analysis will highlight the institutional integration dependency that India has on Bangladesh, while the second part will raise awareness about how Bangladesh can leverage this state of affairs to its benefit against India …

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Arming the Kurds: Trump’s Syrian Gambit

President Trump’s decision to provide weapons to the Syrian Kurds, who are fighting Isis, potentially marks a crucial change in the political geography of the Middle East. In effect, the US is choosing to support its Kurdish ally in Syria, in defiance of Turkey, whose aim is to prevent the establishment of a quasi-independent Kurdish …

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Trump Pulls NATO into a New War in Afghanistan

NATO begins to gather forces. The leadership of the North Atlantic Alliance appealed to the military department of the member countries of the alliance with a request to send an additional military contingent for Operation "Strong Support" in Afghanistan. The initiator of these movements, of course, is the main "conductor" of the alliance - Washington. …

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Israeli Ad Mocking Palestinian Hunger Striker Sparks #Boycott_PizzaHut

Pizza Hut is feeling the heat after one of its adverts mocked Palestinian hunger striker Marwan Barghouti. The hashtag #Boycott_PizzaHut is being used online to vent frustration at the restaurant chain. A since-deleted tweet posted to an Israeli Pizza Hut account read: “Barghouti, if you're going to break a strike, why not pizza?" It appeared …

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Afghanistan – Washington’s Drug Heaven?

Ever since 2001, when Washington decided to invade Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks, the US has been conducting military operations in the territory of this country. This war has already become the longest American conflict, beating even the Vietnam War which lasted from 1964 to 1975. It’s curious that this war has already …

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Declassified CIA Documents Show Agency’s Control Over Mainstream Media & Academia

A declassified document from the CIA archives in the form of a letter from a CIA task force addressed to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency details the close relationship that exists between the CIA and mainstream media and academia. The document states that the CIA task force “now has relationships with reporters from every major …

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Amazing Fenugreek Health Benefits and Remedies

Ayurvedic medicine practitioners discovered the fenugreek medicinal qualities thousands of years ago. Its seeds have some amazing health benefits that could change your life and transform your health for the better. These tiny light yellowish stones help in reducing both external and internal inflammation. Fenugreek seeds taste somewhat bitter, similar to burnt sugar or celery, …

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