India: Why an Autonomous Gorkhaland is Best Way Forward
Opinion

India: Why an Autonomous Gorkhaland is Best Way Forward

The Himalayas in and around Darjeeling and Kalimpong and down to Siliguri are in turmoil, several protesters have been killed and many police and protesters injured. Government offices have been set ablaze and police cars burnt. In its demand for a separate Gorkhaland, the main political party, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), has organized mass marches…

Tread Carefully: The Folly of the Next Afghan “Surge”
Opinion

Tread Carefully: The Folly of the Next Afghan “Surge”

We walked in a single file. Not because it was tactically sound. It wasn’t — at least according to standard infantry doctrine. Patrolling southern Afghanistan in column formation limited maneuverability, made it difficult to mass fire, and exposed us to enfilading machine-gun bursts. Still, in 2011, in the Pashmul District of Kandahar Province, single file…

U.S. Retreats From Al-Tanf – Gives Up On Occupying South East Syria
Military

U.S. Retreats From Al-Tanf – Gives Up On Occupying South East Syria

The U.S. is giving up its hopeless position at the Syrian-Iraq border crossing near al-Tanf in south east Syria. The U.S. military had earlier bombed Syrian forces when they came near that position but it then found itself outmaneuvered, cut off from the north and enclosed in a useless area. Al-Tanf is in the blue…

Zakharova: Russia Aware of Possible Locations for False Flag Attack
Opinion

Zakharova: Russia Aware of Possible Locations for False Flag Attack

Russia speaks with a unified voice while America is becoming a land of confusion. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has called America’s bluff in naming two possible locations in northwest Idlib Governorate where a possible chemical weapons false flag attack could occur. She named Saraqib and Ariha as two probable locations where terrorists could…

Would Yet Another False Flag Attack Allow the US to Go All In Against Syria?
Opinion

Would Yet Another False Flag Attack Allow the US to Go All In Against Syria?

It won’t be much of a surprise for those who closely follow geopolitical news that the number of people who think positively about the United States has significantly since the day Donald Trump took office. This assessment has recently been published by a Washington-based non-governmental organization that studies public opinion – the Pew Research Center….

America’s Death Throes
Opinion

America’s Death Throes

China and Russia have already ditched the US dollar in their vast energy trade. Now China is leveraging Saudi Arabia to also abandon the greenback for oil sales. No wonder, it seems, that US policies are increasingly lashing out. US global power depends on its presumed economic prowess and military force. With its economy in long-term decline,…