India’s “Connect Central Asia” Strategy will Heighten Regional Competition

India has plans to expand the eastern branch of the North-South Transport Corridor to Kazakhstan and the rest of Central Asia. This possibility was discussed in mid-November during the bilateral Investment Forum and signifies the natural outgrowth of India’s connectivity investments in Iran. Reaching the Russian marketplace is the prime reason why India’s investing in …

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Saudi Diplomatic Offensive Seeks to Put Khashoggi Behind It and Thwart Qatar

As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatari efforts to benefit from the kingdom’s predicament. The Saudi campaign is producing …

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Who Boosted Qassem Soleimani’s Image and Spread Iran’s Influence Throughout the Middle East?

Who was it that helped the Iranian General, head of the al-Quds brigade, Qassem Soleimani, to expand his influence and the circle of his allies in the Middle East? How did his name become so well-known and his reputation blown up out of all proportion? Behind Soleimani’s success we find, firstly, the US establishment, and …

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The US Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, May 11, 2017, South China Sea © Global Look Press / Deven Leigh Ellis

Awakening a Sleeping Lion: The US-China Cold War Is Upon Us

“China is a sleeping lion,” Napoleon Bonaparte said. “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” A new Cold War is upon us, only this time the giant is no longer deep asleep; stirring as it begins to wake. “China is leveraging military modernization, influence operations, and predatory economics to coerce …

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Turkey’s Hour of Reckoning in Syria

During a Pentagon briefing last weekend, Secretary of Defence James Mattis dropped a bombshell by innocuously slipping in that the US military intends to set up a string of observation posts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mattis implied that Turkey was on board and that the idea was for the two militaries to jointly prevent any …

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Rohingya refugees are pictured at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar in southern Bangladesh on 17 November 2018 (AFP)

Rohingya Muslims Need the World to Prevent Another Slaughter

While the mass killing of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's security forces might have subsided - at least for now, given that more than 700,000 have found temporary safety in the makeshift refugee camps in the border region of Bangladesh - the persecution and harassment of the Rohingya within Myanmar continues. Last Sunday, a boat carrying …

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A European Army Obeying US Interests Will Only Incentivize More Imperialism and Military Corruption

The idea of creating a common army for the countries of the European Union has been repeatedly proposed by numerous advocates of the globalist elite for at least a decade. The latest example came from French President Macron, who took the opportunity during commemorations of the end of WWI in Paris to revive an idea that …

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Trump Tries to Play ‘Cowboys and Indians’ with International Treaties

Donald Trump is attempting to do something that no previous recent president of the United States has attempted. Trump is trying to abrogate longstanding legal international treaties signed by some of his predecessors with sovereign Native American tribes. The Trump administration is using a requirement that Medicaid recipients work in return for health benefits to …

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These 11 Companies Control Everything You Buy

Is freedom of choice an illusion? The rapid rise of variation in everyday goods and services, from which cereal we eat in the morning to which toothpaste we brush our teeth with at night, gives the perception of unlimited choice. For example, if you’re deciding which bottled water to buy, the possibilities range from budget …

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