America’s Pakistan Policy Shows White House Ignorant of Major Geostrategic Shift

While observers point to similarities in the rise of Donald Trump and Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, that’s where they end as relations between the US and Pakistan enter into a serious period of political uncertainty. The Trump administration recently froze some $255 million in aid to Pakistan for continuing to harbor “terrorists” – …

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Iran’s Responsible for the Caspian Summit’s Success

The five countries of the Caspian Sea region signed an agreement on the body of water’s official status and agreed to work together with one another to prevent conflicts. President Putin hailed the Convention on the Caspian Sea’s Legal Status for its “landmark significance” because it’s the first time that all the relevant states agreed …

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Defections from Pax Americana Coming Louder and Faster

It seems everyday I wake up and see another instance of defections coming from US allies over the behavior of some corner of the Trump Administration. Over the weekend Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hit back strongly at US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs Randall Schriver who told Duterte to “think very …

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US Threatens Sanctions on Nations Buying Russian S-400s?

Turkey is in the eye of the storm, the rift between Washington and Ankara simmering. It’s all about President Erdogan’s ties with America’s main adversaries – Russia and Iran. He rejects US sanctions on both countries, intends maintaining normal political and economic relations. It’s also about US efforts to marginalize, weaken, contain and isolate Russia, …

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Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman poses at La Moncloa palace in Madrid on 12 April 2018 (AFP)

A Losing Gambler: The Raw Truth About Mohammed bin Salman

The bubble is bursting. One by one, Mohammed bin Salman's grand designs are disappearing in the desert, and with them the ambitious claims he made to reform decades of corruption, diversify an oil dependent economy and emerge as Donald Trump's man in the Middle East. Strip away the words and the hype, and you are …

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Trumping Trump?

One thing already seems clear in the Trump era: the world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground. His ultra-unilateralist, rejectionist policies on trade, the Iran denuclearization agreement, the costs of defense, and climate change are already creating an incipient anti-Trump movement globally (and in the United States as well). To a …

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Understanding the Unrest in Uganda: Hybrid War or Heartfelt Opposition?

The unrest in Uganda has all the hallmarks of an incipient Hybrid War, but it would be inaccurate at this point to jump the gun and allege that it’s the result of a US-encouraged regime change against a geostrategically significant Silk Road country. From Pop Star To Politician And Now Prisoner The arrest and reported …

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Israel an Enemy of Freedom-Loving People Everywhere

Israel is fighting constantly not only against Gazans, and against Palestinians generally; it is fighting constantly against freedom-loving people everywhere, who oppose dictatorship of any type, and in any country, on principle, irrespective of nationality. Here’s an example showing how much of a dictatorship and enemy of democrats it is: Anna Dressler was a ship-hand on a flotilla of two small boats …

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