US Sanctions May Force India Out of Iran’s Chabahar Port with China More Than Able to Fill This Gap

Iran’s Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman represents the crowning achievement of Indo-Iranian cooperation in recent decades. The port itself represents the centre of the wider North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) which will link India to Russia and the wider north-western Eurasian space via Iran and Azerbaijan. While under Premier Narendra Modi, India has sought to …

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The Fate of Yemen Hinges on Hodeidah

The Saudi-led coalition has set its sights on the coastal town of Hodeidah through which the vast majority of the aid that provides the sustenance for over 20 million people traverses, dangerously risking an exacerbation of what’s been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The over three-year-long conflict that has pitted the Kingdom and …

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US Leaves Syrian Rebels out to Hang — Is Trump Making Nice With Putin Ahead of Summit?

The more I think about a Trump-Putin summit, the more I believe that it should focus on Syria. If reports this morning are true (which they likely are not), that Trump doesn’t want to run in 2020 but would rather get the job done, whatever that means, in one term, then this is absolutely the …

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The European Intervention Initiative: a New Military Force Established in Europe

The predictions have come true about the emergence of a new defense group that will change the European security environment. On June 25, the defense chiefs from nine EU countries signed off on the creation of a new force called the European Intervention Initiative (EII), which is spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron. The new organization will have a …

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Mass Protests in Georgia and Geopolitical Standoff in Caucasus

NATO outpost in the Caucasus? Georgia’s pro-Western course is in many respects a left-over from the 1990s, when alignment with the West and membership in its institutions was actively promoted as a cure-all for every problem ailing the country. Georgia’s leaders continue to place their hopes in their country’s eventual admission into NATO, and are …

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China’s Port in Sri Lanka’s Is Good Business – The NYT’s Report On It Is Propaganda

'China's financial imperialism' is a relatively new genre in western journalism. China is providing loans to other countries to build infrastructure. If those countries can not pay back the loans, China offers to lease and manage the infrastructure built with its money. That somehow is supposed to create a "debt trap for vulnerable countries". Yesterday …

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The Macedonian “Name Deal” Is a Dystopian Nightmare of Totalitarian Control

Marketed as a long-awaited diplomatic breakthrough to a supposedly irreconcilable identity issue, the “name deal” represents nothing less than the full and total capitulation of the post-“constitutional coup” Macedonian authorities to their Greek neighbors with implications that stretch far and beyond simply fast tracking Skopje’s subsequent membership to the EU and NATO. Regardless of how …

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Immigration: Western Wars and Imperial Exploitation Uproot Millions

Introduction “Immigration” has become the dominant issue dividing Europe and the US, yet the most important matter which is driving millions to emigrate is overlooked is wars. In this paper we will discuss the reasons behind the massification of immigration, focusing on several issues, namely (1) imperial wars (2) multi-national corporate expansion (3) the decline …

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