In this file photo taken on June 19, 2013 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Twelve Russian intelligence officers have been indicted by a grand jury for hacking Democratic Party emails ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced July 13, 2018. The indictment was drawn up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is looking into Russian interference in the November 2016 vote. Mueller was appointed on May 17, 2017 as special counsel to lead the investigation into links between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia. / AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

Trump-Putin Summit Hits Last-Minute Turbulence

It was always within the realms of possibility that there might be some last-minute attempt made by the strong and vociferous opposition within the United States to President Donald Trump aimed at undermining his Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The suspense was about if this would happen, how it would happen …

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Traditional Russian matryoshka doll with a picture of Donald Trump (right), Vladimir Lenin (center) and Vladimir Putin (left) © Danil Shamkin / Global Look Press

Putin on the Trump: ‘New York’ Dons Tinfoil Hat, Claims Soviet-Era Kompromat on The Donald

This week, The Daily Intelligencer promoted the theory that says the story of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia dates back to the Soviet period, an obvious attempt to sour the upcoming Putin-Trump summit. Before embarking upon the wildest conspiracy theory to emerge since Sasquatch was filmed in his natural habitat many years ago, author …

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Japan After the North Korea–United States Summit

Washington’s initiation of a new game on the Korean Peninsula has become an important element in the overall process of reformatting the political map at global and regional levels. A long time coming, this process has sharply quickened with Donald Trump’s rise to power in the USA, with this message addressed to allies: “Guys, that’s enough …

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China’s Myanmar Policy: Peace, Conflict – Whatever Works

As Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week sought to make progress on ending decades of civil war by bringing the country’s military and myriad ethnic armed groups to the negotiating table, the influence of Myanmar’s looming neighbour, China, weighed large on proceedings. Although bringing peace was a campaign promise when Suu …

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A rally in Istanbul is held to mark the anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey (AFP)

The Night Turkey Changed Forever

Two years ago on 15 July, Turkey witnessed the bloodiest coup attempt in its political history. A faction in the Turkish military launched a coordinated operation in several major cities across Anatolia to topple the government and unseat the country's strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. What happened next was something unprecedented: thousands of ordinary Turks, …

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The World ‘Knows’ bin Laden Did 9/11 — So Why Isn’t There Any Evidence?

He is arguably the most notorious person in the 21st century. The world takes for granted that Osama bin Laden was the architect of the “terror attacks” of Sept. 11, 2001. But why was this man singled out for this horrific crime? How did we learn of his alleged guilt? And what is the evidence used …

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An Israeli occupation soldier arresting a Palestinian child in the West Bank village of Beit Omar. (Photo: Anne Paq, ActiveStills.org)

The Moral Decadence of Zionism

We have watched this for seven decades. Seven decades of unremitting, remorseless, violence. A poisonous ideology gives rise to a state, poisonous at its roots, the people poisoned by the state, indoctrinated, taught to hate and taught to kill without compunction, without conscience. Israel is by far the worst settler-colonial experience in history, infinitely worse …

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Dried herbs and plant portions for Chinese herbology at a Xi’an market (Source: Creative Commons)

China’s Botanical Medicine. The Reality of Natural Medicine. China’s Traditional Herbology

Modern conventional medicine has increasingly become a culture of scientific and historical denialism. Although portending to be an objective discipline of consistent progress, the medical establishment more often than not denies the insights, discoveries, medical systems and methodologies of the distant past and non-Western cultures. Rather, Western medicine is racing more rapidly towards a retro-future …

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