China’s Great Leap in Space Warfare Creates Huge New Threat
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China’s Great Leap in Space Warfare Creates Huge New Threat

China is building an array of high-technology space arms – anti-satellite missiles, lasers, GPS jammers and killer satellites – that Beijing says will give its military strategic advantage in a future conflict with the United States. The People’s Liberation Army now has the capability of attacking, destroying or disrupting the 500 US satellites circling the…

Washington Continues Transforming Afghanistan into Massive Graveyard
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Washington Continues Transforming Afghanistan into Massive Graveyard

On August 31, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis signed an order to deploy additional US troops in Afghanistan. He noted that this decision was made in accordance with the overall strategy in South Asia that was approved by US President Donald Trump. This means that the number of American soldiers dispatched in the Islamic…

Reputational Repair: Iran Tries to Capitalise On Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis
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Reputational Repair: Iran Tries to Capitalise On Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

The Iranian leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, made a strikingly strong statement on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar this week, berating “hypocritical” (presumably Western) governments for their double standards on human rights. Addressing a gathering of clerical students, Khamenei on Tuesday urged Muslim countries to apply pressure on the Myanmar government, which according to Khamenei…

How Bush’s “New World Order” Became Trump’s “No World Order”
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How Bush’s “New World Order” Became Trump’s “No World Order”

George H.W. Bush made a bold pronouncement on September 11, 1990. Even though Iraq had recently invaded Kuwait and the collapse of the Soviet Union was still more than a year away, Bush proclaimed the imminent dawn of a “new world order” that would be “freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit…