Is America About to Officially Dump Pakistan as an “Ally”?
Opinion

Is America About to Officially Dump Pakistan as an “Ally”?

Republican Congressman Andy Biggs just put forth House Resolution 73 seeking to remove Pakistan’s designation as a “major non-NATO ally”, which would eliminate its privileged military cooperation with the US that’s already been put under strain over the past year since Trump decided to suspend various sorts of aid to the country and decried it…

Trudeau Does Trump's Dirty Work, Bites Off More China Dragon Than He Can Chew
Opinion

Trudeau Does Trump's Dirty Work, Bites Off More China Dragon Than He Can Chew

Bending to the will of Washington, Canadian PM Trudeau is on a collision course with Beijing following the arrest of a senior Huawei executive in December. What sort of madness motivated Trudeau to make such a decision? Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 47, is famous for his good looks and quick smile, but unfortunately being…

They Spy with Their Little Eye
Opinion

They Spy with Their Little Eye

I’ve spent six years alternately begging major NZ journalists to investigate state-sponsored spying on activists including me, and, out of sheer necessity, reporting extensively on it myself from within the vacuum created by their inaction. So it is somewhat bemusing to now observe the belated unfolding of what ex-Member of Parliament and Greenpeace NZ Executive…

The Price of Empire
Opinion

The Price of Empire

It’s a striking fact of today’s world that the two rich societies in shocking, swift, sharp decline are America and Britain. Nowhere else in the world, for example, are real income, life expectancy, happiness, and trust all plummeting, apart from maybe Venezuela (No, “but at least we’re not Venezuela!” is not the bar to aim…