Will CAATSA Make India Say Bye-Bye to the Brahmos?

The joint supersonic cruise missile cooperation between India and Russia is endangered by the US’ wielding of CAATSA sanctions against New Delhi, and there’s a chance that this groundbreaking partnership might end sooner than later unless the South Asian state continues to downgrade its other military cooperation with Moscow. Reuters released a shocking but nevertheless …

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Damascus – the Sarajevo of 21st Century?

We can only hope that Damascus escapes the fate of being the Sarajevo of the 21st Century, as US historian Daniel Lazare warned in a recent media interview. Sarajevo is synonymous with the trigger that ignited World War I in 1914, which led to over 10 million deaths. It saw the demonic birth of modern …

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Google, Big Tech and the US War Machine in the Global South

The recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica fiasco deepened public concern about the political power and allegiances of Big Tech corporations. Soon after the story went viral, 3,100 Google employees submitted a petition to Google CEO Sundar Pichai protesting Google’s involvement in a Pentagon program called “Project Maven”. Last week, the Tech Worker’s Coalition launched a petition protesting …

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The US Fading into Irrelevance – A Good Thing for the World

Chaos reigns in the United States, spreading to its closest allies. The war amongst Western elites is in full swing, manifesting itself from commercial wars to failed diplomacy, empty threats of war, corruption, and announced military withdrawals and attacks. To sum up the last few weeks of international events, it is worth comparing the direction …

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The Resumption of Russian-“Israeli” Free Trade Talks Proves Ties are Fantastic

No, Russian-“Israeli” ties aren’t in a state of “crisis” after the latter bombed Syria earlier this month, but are actually enjoying an unprecedented flourishment that won’t be offset by whatever happens in the Arab Republic, and Moscow might even tie Tel Aviv into the same multilateral free trade area that has recently expanded to include …

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Brain Hacking, Freezing Time & Weaponized Insects: Meet US Military’s Dystopian Plans

DARPA, the US Military’s research arm, has revealed it’s one step closer to achieving its goal of an implantable human memory prosthesis – just one of several dystopian-sounding projects in the pipeline. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is part of the Pentagon, was set up 60 years ago in response to the …

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What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—and Our Ability to See?

Our eyes are hardening; we can barely see our phones anymore. We must learn to look at the wider world. The eyes are unwell. Their childhood suppleness is lost. The lenses, as we log hours on this earth, thicken, stiffen, even calcify. The eyes are no longer windows on souls. They’re closer to teeth. To …

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