India’s Got Itself into a Fine Mess in Doklam, It’s Time to Get Out and Let China and Bhutan Work It Out
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India’s Got Itself into a Fine Mess in Doklam, It’s Time to Get Out and Let China and Bhutan Work It Out

China and India are locked yet again in a stand-off of Himalayan proportions. Almost five weeks after Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted the activities of a Chinese road construction crew on a narrow plateau at the China-Bhutan-India tri-junction area in the Sikkim Himalayas, the two sides appear no closer to resolving their quarrel. The…

Israel’s Deliberate Trajectory Towards an Escalating Conflict
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Israel’s Deliberate Trajectory Towards an Escalating Conflict

The short-term policies of the now discredited Netanyahu government that are aligned towards ensuring another war with Hezbollah and Hamas, treat the future of the next generation of both Israelis and Arabs, with complete contempt.  Netanyahu and his cabinet know full well that they are on a deliberate trajectory towards an escalating conflict with the…

Imperial Power Centers: Divisions, Indecisions and Civil War
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Imperial Power Centers: Divisions, Indecisions and Civil War

Introduction One of the most important outcomes of the Trump Presidency are the revelations describing the complex competing forces and relations engaged in retaining and expanding US global power (‘the empire’). The commonplace reference to ‘the empire’ fails to specify the interface and conflict among institutions engaged in projecting different aspects of US political power….

Mosul’s Bloodbath: ‘We killed Everyone – IS, Men, Women and Children’
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Mosul’s Bloodbath: ‘We killed Everyone – IS, Men, Women and Children’

The Iraqi soldier looks out from his tiny three-walled room, across a wasteland of rubble that crumbles steeply down to the banks of the Tigris, and contemplates his final, brutal, days of fighting Islamic State. “We killed them all,” he says quietly. “Daesh, men, women and children. We killed everyone.” What remains of this part of…