Meet Imran Khan’s New Enemy: Western Mainstream Media

It was to be expected that much of Indian media and Pakistani media loyal to Imran Khan’s domestic political opponents would have a less than positive take on his historic election victory, but what might have been less expected was the collective smugness, negativity, and snide attitude with which the western mainstream media greeted the …

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The ISIS Suweida attack is a message to its branch in Quneitra, and to Russia and Damascus

In one of the bloodiest massacres after Speicher (Iraq), more than 150 ISIS militants attacked the province and the city of Suweida killing over 220 farmers (men, women, children) and members of the Syrian army and the local National Defence Forces. However, the “biggest hit was directed to Russia and Damascus who are inviting all …

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President Trump Against the World Order – Teapot in a Tempest?

Introduction Political leaders, media moguls and journalists have saturated the public throughout the world with claims and accusations that President Trump is destroying the World Order, undermining historic alliances, western values, the world trade organizations and violating national and international constitutions and institutions. In the United States, legislators, judges and leaders from both parties have …

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White Helmets Coming ‘Home’: West & Israel Provide ‘Exceptional’ Rescue Strategy for NATO’s Ghosts

History appears to repeat itself as Israel conducts an “exceptional” rescue of extremist militants and their White Helmet “mannequins” from southern Syria – at the urgent request of NATO member states. The military alliance’s member states just conducted a novel version of Operation Paperclip in Southern Syria but, instead of resettling Nazi war criminals to …

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) latest Izumo-class helicopter carrier DDH-184 Kaga (L) and other JMSDF destroyers DD-157 Sawagari, DDG-176 Chokai, DD-104 Kirisame and DDH-182 Ise are moored at a naval base in Sasebo, on the southwest island of Kyushu, Japan April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The Return of the Indo-Pacific Quad

In March 2018, The Heritage Foundation, in partnership with three leading think tanks from Australia, India and Japan, held the fifth iteration of its “Quad-Plus Dialogue” in Tokyo, Japan. Inaugurated in 2013, this unique Track 1.5 dialogue was designed as a forum for think tank and government representatives from the four democracies to discuss common …

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The Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA Are in Charge

The U.S. mainstream press can easily recognize the dominant and influential role that the military plays in society, so long as they are referring to countries like Pakistan and Egypt. Unfortunately, the same reporters and commentators turn a blind eye to the similar phenomenon here in the United States. For example, the Washington Post writes: …

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What Arabs Could Learn About Unity from the Ottoman Empire

When considering ancient history, is it important to view events from the prism of the time in which they occurred. Doing so otherwise, would not be the least helpful, because one cannot judge distant history by modern day standards. What’s more, arguing over distant history on the other hand, is as futile an exercise as …

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