Russia’s Grand Strategy in Afro-Eurasia (And What Could Go Wrong)

Russia’s 21st-century grand strategy is all about becoming the supreme “balancing” force in Afro-Eurasia through the skillful diplomatic management of the hemisphere’s multiple conflicts, though the greatest danger to this vision comes not from the US’ Hybrid Wars, but from Russia itself if its diplomatic and expert community representatives don’t rise to the occasion in …

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Lebanon Elections: Hezbollah and Allies Gain a Parliamentary Majority

Lebanese parliamentary elections didn’t turn out the way Washington and Israel wanted. The May 6 general election was the first in nine years. Results were as follows: Hezbollah and its allies won a 67-seat majority of parliament’s 128 seats – equally divided between Muslims and Christians. The right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces was the biggest winner …

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Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews a military display of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea, April 12, 2018. Picture: Li Gang/Xinhua via Reuters

Short of War, China Now Controls South China Sea

Tensions in the South China Sea are on the boil again amid new reports that China has deployed advanced missiles to land features in the disputed maritime area. According to new reports, China has installed several Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and Anti-Cruise Ballistic Missiles (ACBMs) systems across the Paracel and Spratly island chains, parts of which …

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Is Israel a Psychopath State?

Introduction There is a lot of talk these days about the psychopaths ruling the world. A study among high executives of large companies, published under the title Snakes in Suits, shows that psychopathic traits are widespread among them.[1] This naturally reflects into collective forms of psychopathy: in The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and …

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A Nicaraguan Spring or Imperial Spring Cleaning?

In April, Nicaragua saw intense clashes between protesters and government forces that reportedly left dozens dead. The protests were initially set off by proposed adjustments to the national social security system, which have now been cancelled by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Journalist and former teleSUR English director Pablo Vivanco remarked to me in an email …

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Saving the Military from Itself. Why Medals and Metrics Mislead

It's time to save the military from itself. I say this as a retired Air Force officer who served for twenty years, my last three in a "joint" assignment, working closely with Army, Marine, and Navy officers and enlisted men and women. As the Dean of Students at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, …

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Desperate MSM Smears Won’t Stop Syria’s Effective Alt-Media Activists

The people in control of several Western publications have evidently been triggered by the astounding success that citizen journalists have had in debunking the Douma chemical weapons false flag narrative and have thus decided to lash out at them through defamatory innuendo and even in some cases alleging that they’re not even human beings but …

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