De-Recognition of Kosovo: US Tries to Stem the Tide
Opinion

De-Recognition of Kosovo: US Tries to Stem the Tide

The international community is accustomed to the so-called “checkbook diplomacy” that has been used by China and Taiwan to pilfer each other’s diplomatic allies by exchanging diplomatic recognition for generous financial assistance packages. However, this same battle for diplomatic recognition and de-recognition is being played out between Serbia and its breakaway province of Kosovo. The…

Why’s India Bragging About Allegedly Tracking a Chinese Submarine?
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Why’s India Bragging About Allegedly Tracking a Chinese Submarine?

India is sending several messages by bragging about its alleged ability to track one of its “frenemy’s” submarines in the “Indian Ocean”, though the timing of this announcement might inadvertently raise further suspicions in Russia about its South Asian partner’s true long-term strategic intentions. Sputnik reported that Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba just disclosed…

Will the Brits Muddle Through?
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Will the Brits Muddle Through?

Two of the most perilous military operations are crossing rivers while under enemy fire, and retreat while engaged with enemy forces. Britain’s embattled Prime Minister, Theresa May, must accomplish both maneuvers if she is to extract her very confused nation from the horrid Brexit mess and save her job. We wish her lots of luck….

Oil Tycoon, CIA Chief, President: George H.W. Bush was the Epitome of American Empire
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Oil Tycoon, CIA Chief, President: George H.W. Bush was the Epitome of American Empire

The late US President George H.W. Bush, a luminary of America’s most powerful family, was the personification of a nation addicted to oil, obsessed with secrecy and war, and self-assured of its exceptional qualities. When considering the life and times of George Herbert Walker Bush, one is forced to enter into a well-guarded mansion that…