Russia’s S-400 Sale to India Won’t Imperil Its Partnership with Pakistan
Opinion

Russia’s S-400 Sale to India Won’t Imperil Its Partnership with Pakistan

There’s been a lot of talk about how Russia’s decision to sell S-400s to India might negatively affect its incipient partnership with Pakistan, but such speculation reveals an improper understanding of these two Great Powers’ developing relations that recalls the outdated zero-sum mentality of the Old Cold War. Russia’s decision to sell S-400s to India…

Trump’s Project of a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), An “Arab NATO-like Alliance” to Confront Iran
Opinion

Trump’s Project of a Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), An “Arab NATO-like Alliance” to Confront Iran

The major media outlets had totally ignored the important three days October 26-28 IISS Manama Dialogue 2018 conference that was organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the city of Manama; the capital of the tiny island of Bahrain. This Manama Dialogue was attended by key defense and foreign policy decision makers…

CIA’s Latest Greatest Failure
Opinion

CIA’s Latest Greatest Failure

Government agencies that are skilled at invading nearly everyone’s privacy worldwide are sometimes totally inept at keeping their own internal communications secure. The problem is particularly acute for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which must maintain secure contact with thousands of foreign agents scattered all over the world. By secure contact one means being able…

My Precious: Bank of England Refuses Return Venezuela’s Gold
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My Precious: Bank of England Refuses Return Venezuela’s Gold

US President Donald Trump, along with neoconservative cabinet hawks John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, have openly threatened to escalate hostilities against the South American country for no other reason than regime change. Western “economic actions” are a euphemism for war. What does the west want regime change in Venezuela? The answer is simple and by…

Doomed By History Unless…
Opinion

Doomed By History Unless…

It seems bitterly ironic that as world leaders gather in Paris this weekend to commemorate the centennial end of World War One, international tensions and the threat of war are once again haunting humanity. Stephen Cohen, Princeton professor of history, recently warned that the risk of a nuclear war between the US and Russia is greater now than at…