The Asian Parliamentary Assembly Meeting in Gwadar was Good News for CPEC
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The Asian Parliamentary Assembly Meeting in Gwadar was Good News for CPEC

It was a very prudent move for Pakistan to have Gwadar host this year’s Asian Parliamentary Assembly instead of any other of the country’s cities because Islamabad showed off the progress that’s been made thus far on CPEC, encouraged its fellow institutional members to feel like they have a stake in its future success, and…

The US Pretends to Support the Independence of Syria and Iraq
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The US Pretends to Support the Independence of Syria and Iraq

During the International Institute for Strategic Studies 14thdialogue in the Bahraini Capital Manama, Bert McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS), took leave of his designated function by expressing unusual solicitude for Syria when he said it is “necessary for the Iran-Backed militias to leave Syria to ensure…

Western Media Make One Death a Tragedy, Millions a Statistic
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Western Media Make One Death a Tragedy, Millions a Statistic

The Western media coverage devoted to the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi proves the cynical adage that one person’s death is a tragedy, while millions of deaths are a mere statistic. During the past four weeks since Khashoggi went missing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the case has been constantly in the news cycle….

American Breakdown: Uncle Sam Pays an Overdue Visit to the Psychiatrist Couch
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American Breakdown: Uncle Sam Pays an Overdue Visit to the Psychiatrist Couch

After a tumultuous week that included letter bombs, a swooning stock market, a caravan of migrants approaching the border, and a deadly mass shooting at a synagogue, the US finally sought out professional help. Hello, Doctor. I am so grateful that you agreed to see me at this late hour. I am at my wit’s…

Is America Finished?
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Is America Finished?

The refusal of the Democratic Party and the military/security complex to accept the results of the 2016 US presidential election and the misuse of their positions of power to prevent Donald Trump from exercising presidential powers is a revolutionary step, well described by Angelo Codevilla here. Americans are now so polarized that they “no longer…