Daily Archive: July 3, 2017

China Dispatches Military Vessels & Fighter Jets to Warn Off US Warship Sailing Near Disputed Island

China has sent military vessels and warplanes to “warn off” USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, that sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. “Under the pretext of ‘freedom of navigation,’ the US side once again sent a military vessel into China’s territorial waters off the Xisha Islands without China’s...

Russia, China and Pakistan Will Have to Clean up the US-Created Mess in Afghanistan

Washington is downsizing its diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan. The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan had his last day in office on June 23 amid speculation that Washington plans to eliminate the post of Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan – commonly known as SRAP. This post was created during the tenure of President Obama with the idea that the conflict...

India’s China-Phobia Might Lead to Strategic Myopia

Concerns over a rising China have, to some extent, spiraled into a kind of “strategic anxiety” regarding the country among some Indian politicians. Their misleading, unfounded “China-phobia,” however, might lead to strategic myopia and hurt India’s own interests. Harboring suspicion and apprehension toward China’s intention, India has recently decided to stay away from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, citing...

Media’s Propaganda War on Syria in Full Flow

If you wish to understand the degree to which a supposedly free western media are constructing a world of half-truths and deceptions to manipulate their audiences, keeping us uninformed and docile, then there could hardly be a better case study than their treatment of Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. All of these highly competitive, for-profit, scoop-seeking media outlets separately...

Libya at the Crossroads: Where is the Caravan of History Headed?

Although in recent months, Libya has not been in the focus of attention of top-level politicians and the global media at large, nevertheless, several developments have occurred that are actually quite important, albeit hardly noticeable to the outside world. The gradual accumulation of these not-very-significant changes in the domestic political situation and on the foreign policy background could potentially lead...