Daily Archive: November 10, 2018

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but such speculation reveals an improper understanding of these two Great Powers’ developing relations that recalls the outdated zero-sum mentality of the Old Cold War.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 was met with concern by...

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 including General James Mattis; US...

The US Air Force Is Preparing for a Great Power War Against Russia and China

In September, at the Air Force Association’s annual Space & Cyber ​​Conference, Heather Wilson — Donald Trump’s Secretary of the U.S. Air Force — presented the Trump administration’s new roadmap for the U.S. Air Force: the historic expansion of the already, by far, largest air force in the world. Wilson identified the perceived context of the new expansionist developments right at...

Psychoanalysing NATO: Confirmation Bias

Earlier parts of this intermittent series discussed NATO’s projection and gaslighting. Psychology Today defines confirmation bias as: Once we have formed a view, we embrace information that confirms that view while ignoring, or rejecting, information that casts doubt on it. Confirmation bias suggests that we don’t perceive circumstances objectively. We pick out those bits of data that make us feel good because they confirm our prejudices....