Turkey’s Vital Lessons for Pakistan

Turkey’s largely developed and currently growing economy contrasts sharply like that of Pakistan while the human development gap in Pakistan also remains high while in Turkey it is relatively low. However, from a perspective of handling various crises which have recently emerged, Turkey has been dealing with many of the same things Pakistan is either …

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On Pakinstan’s Parliamentary Election Results

The eleventh elections, held on 25 July of this year, in the lower house of parliament (the National Assembly of Pakistan) attracted a great deal of attention from the international media as well as experts on world politics. The results of these elections can have a profound effect on both, the situation in Pakistan and …

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (C) walks with US General John Nicholson (centre R) at the Resolute Support Mission headquarters on an unannounced visit to Kabul on March 13, 2018. (THOMAS WATKINS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Long History of America’s Violent Intervention in Afghanistan

In October, America’s war in Afghanistan will turn 17. At that point, it will be old enough to go and fight in itself—and there is no end in sight. The United States escalated the war in 2018 by increasing the number of its troops and airstrikes, and this year is bringing a record-high number of …

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Russia’s International Army Games Might Bring Iran and “Israel” Together

For what could be the first time ever, post-revolutionary Iran might not back out of competing against “Israel” in an international sporting event because of the serious damage that this stunt could do to its already strained relations with Russia if it refuses to play against its foe in the field medicine challenge that they’re …

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Kushner’s Cynical “Deal of the Century” for Palestinians in Action

Hindsight is unfair – but it might tell the truth. First, Donald Trump proclaims Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, thus depriving the Palestinians of their capital in the east of the city. The Palestinians are appalled. Mahmoud Abbas says he will no longer talk to the United States. So Trump rages that “we pay …

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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald Trump (R) (Reuters)

If Russia Is Helping Trump’s Blockade of Iran, It Better Watch China

Since his earliest days on the campaign trail, it has been clear who Donald Trump and his team have had in their sights. “Iran is the biggest destabilising force in the Middle East and its policies are contrary to our interests,” Defence Secretary James Mattis told his Senate confirmation hearing, having previously claimed that the …

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Beneficiaries of the Surge in US Military Spending

It is sometimes said that laughter is the best medicine, and in these days of unhinged demonic tomfoolery in the White House it is advisable to laugh rather than weep. The unintentional humour generated by some recent events connected with US military spending is as good a tonic as we might expect from any announcements …

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Russian forces with the UNDOF on the 1974 line with Israel.

Russia Is Expanding Its Control Over More Syrian Territory and Muscling in on Hezbollah on the Borders.

Russian military police forces have established eight static positions along the 1974 disengagement line and have registered a strong presence with UNDOF observer forces on the occupied Golan Heights line. Moreover, a Russian force headed by a Russian General arrived, for the second time this year, at the Lebanese Hezbollah post at the Syrian-Lebanese borders …

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They Work to Manufacture Consent Because They Need It. So Don’t Give It to Them.

Plutocrat-owned news media outlets lie constantly. When I say this I don’t mean that everything they say is false; many of the events reported by mass media are for the most part factual. Whenever it’s convenient for the loose alliance of western plutocrats, the political establishment those plutocrats own and operate, and the secretive government …

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