Pakistan Hits Back at Hybrid War Plots by Restricting Hostile International NGOs
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Pakistan Hits Back at Hybrid War Plots by Restricting Hostile International NGOs

Pakistan is following the path first pioneered by Russia in cracking down against hostile International NGOs that pose a threat to national security. Pakistan took a page from the Russian playbook last week by ordering 18 International NGOs (INGOs) to discontinue their operations within 60 days on the presumed basis that their activities are endangering…

Saudi Arabia’s Weakness Is Showing After a Week of Bad Publicity
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Saudi Arabia’s Weakness Is Showing After a Week of Bad Publicity

Over the past half century, critics have often predicted the fall of the House of Saud or emphasised the fragility of its rule. They were invariably proved wrong because the Saudi monarchy enjoyed limitless oil revenues, had the support of the US, and avoided becoming a front-line combatant in Middle East crises. Saudi strengths and…

Growing US Presence in South China Sea Threatens Accident That Sparks War
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Growing US Presence in South China Sea Threatens Accident That Sparks War

On April 1, 2001, a United States spy plane on a regular reconnaissance mission over the South China Sea collided with a Chinese fighter jet, killing its pilot and leaving 24 American crew members, along with their plane, stranded on the island of Hainan for nearly two weeks of tension. Although Beijing and Washington managed…

Washington vs Beijing: US Proxies Emerge Ahead of Thai Elections
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Washington vs Beijing: US Proxies Emerge Ahead of Thai Elections

At a time when the United States has intensified its confrontation with Russia based on claims that Moscow interfered in US and allied politics (i.e. the UK and prospective NATO members in Eastern Europe), the US openly meddles everywhere from Europe and Africa to the Middle East and Asia. This includes Southeast Asia where Washington…

Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America’s National Security
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Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America’s National Security

Sino/US tensions risk boiling over into something much more serious than already. Washington considers China’s significant political, economic, trade, and military strength as a threat to US national security. Accusations by US officials against China, Russia, and other countries are all about wanting no nations compromising Washington’s hegemonic agenda – its aim for unchallenged control….