De Facto Travel Restrictions Now Exist for Americans
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De Facto Travel Restrictions Now Exist for Americans

Green Party presidential Candidate Jill Stein is being investigated by the Senate Intelligence (sic) Committee for “Russian connections.” What has brought Russiagate to Jill Stein? The answer is that she attended the 10th Anniversary RT dinner in Moscow as did the notorious “Russian collaborator” US General Michael Flynn. RT is a news organization, a far…

Western Media Consumed by Myanmar Monster of Own Creation
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Western Media Consumed by Myanmar Monster of Own Creation

Years ago, those confronting and questioning the Western media’s “pro-democracy” narrative regarding Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her National League for Democracy (NLD) political party and her supporters including saffron-clad supposed “Buddhist monks,” were ridiculed and dismissed. Warnings that Suu Kyi’s political movement was nothing more than a foreign-funded attempt to co-opt the…

Britain Has a Delusional View of Itself on the Global Stage
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Britain Has a Delusional View of Itself on the Global Stage

A single stupid remark by a political leader can suddenly illuminate deep and destructive ignorance about important issues. This has happened to me twice recently, the first time during the confrontation between Britain and the EU about the status of Northern Ireland and the Irish border after Brexit. I saw prominent Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith…

Iran and China Deepen Military Ties, Sending Strong Message to the US
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Iran and China Deepen Military Ties, Sending Strong Message to the US

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan recently met with the deputy chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Brigadier General Ghadir Nezamipour, in Beijing on December 12. According to the Diplomat, Chang and Nezamipour vowed to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries and maintain friendly military exchanges. “Under the new circumstances, China-Iran…

Catalan Elections: The Ghosts That Won’t Go Away
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Catalan Elections: The Ghosts That Won’t Go Away

Yesterday’s election victory for Catalan separatists, including humiliating losses for the ruling center-right Partido Popular, denotes yet another setback for the grand project of European unification and a challenge for a continent divided between a strong north and a lagging south. The Catalan separatists won a thin majority in the regional parliament, leaving them precisely…