While China’s Xianjing Remains Stable, it is in India Where Muslims Are Being Systematically Attacked

From a diverse history to a sectarian crisis  The modern borders of India do not precisely correspond to those of any one of the many sovereign entities that arose in south Asia over the millennia. Instead, today’s India in terms of its political geography was shaped by the modern Partition of British India which began …

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Let’s Have a War with Russia!

The United States seems to be contemplating war with Russia, Iran, China, or all three. Washington pushes NATO ever closer to Russia, leaves the nuclear-missile treaty and tries to destroy both countries and China economically. Why the push for war? Simple. Asia is awakening. China (from which I have just returned) grows economically at a …

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The Unraveling of the Netanyahu Project for the Middle East

Nahum Barnea, a leading Israeli commentator, writing in Yedioth Ahronoth in May (in Hebrew), set out, unambiguously, the ‘deal’ behind Trump’s Middle East policy: In the wake of the US exit from JCPOA [which occurred on 8 May], Trump, Barnea wrote, will threaten a rain of ‘fire and fury’ onto Tehran … whilst Putin is expected to …

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Entering the Second Nuclear Age?

It was only an announcement, but think of it as the beginning of a journey into hell. Last week, President Donald Trump made public his decision to abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a 1987 agreement with the Soviet Union. National Security Advisor John Bolton, a Cold Warrior in a post-Cold War world, promptly …

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Russia Can Help Secure Saudi Interests Within the US-Run Yemeni Peace Process

The US proposed that a UN-brokered Yemeni peace process begin by December. This suggestion caught some observers by surprise who hadn’t counted on the US contradicting its Saudi ally after Riyadh’s almost five-year-long insistence on achieving a “total victory”, but the recent worsening of relations between the two Great Powers after Jamal Khashoggi’s killing made …

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The Indo-Japanese Partnership Is “Balancing” Between the US & China

The Indian Prime Minister had very productive visit to Japan, which came at a sensitive time where both Asian Great Powers are trying to delicately “balance” between the US and China. The two leaders agreed to a $75 billion currency swap and will begin preparing for their first-ever 2+2 talks between their Foreign and Defense …

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Treaties and Other Agreements US Consistently Breaches

Trump’s JCPOA and INF pullouts are the latest examples of why the US under Republicans and undemocratic Dems can never be trusted. Both right wings of the US one-party state want everything their own way in return for empty promises, the disturbing reality of diplomacy with America. Time and again, other nations are betrayed, including …

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Russia’s Alternative to SWIFT Already Has Market Majority in Russia

During the ruble crisis of 2014/15 Russia announced in the wake of U.S. and European sanctions over reunifying with Crimea that it would begin building a domestic electronic financial transfer system, an alternative to SWIFT. That system, System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS), is not only now functioning in Russia, according to a report from RT it now …

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US Now Using Dollar as Weapon Against Allies

Donald Trump may not want to launch wars in the Middle East, but that doesn’t mean he’s getting the United States out of the regime-change business. His administration has made it clear that it wants crippling sanctions on Iran to serve the same purpose as the Bush administration’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. Since withdrawing in …

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