Pakistan at Crossroads
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Pakistan at Crossroads

We have already used the term “crossroads” when we discussed new trends in Japan’s foreign policy. These changes stem from an ongoing process of radical transformation that has engulfed the entire world of politics including the regions of the Indian and Pacific oceans. All the somewhat significant constituent parts of the political map of the…

Russia Just Pulled a Syria in Venezuela, But Not the One That Alt-Media Expected
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Russia Just Pulled a Syria in Venezuela, But Not the One That Alt-Media Expected

Contrary to the Alt-Media Community’s “wishful thinking” expectations that Russia would “pull a Syria” in Venezuela by commencing a full-on military intervention in support of the country’s democratically elected and legitimate government, Moscow instead decided to channel the diplomatic dimension of that Mideast campaign by offering to “mediate” between the authorities and “responsible” members of…

McCain May Be Dead, but ‘Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran’ Still Resounds
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McCain May Be Dead, but ‘Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran’ Still Resounds

In 2007, when making a speech during his bid for the presidency of the United States, the late Senator John McCain spoke about Iran’s supposed nuclear weapons’ programme and when questioned as to whether there might be US reaction to such allegations responded by singing “That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran… bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb.” This…

The Yellow Vests, the Crisis of the Welfare State and Socialism
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The Yellow Vests, the Crisis of the Welfare State and Socialism

Far from dying down after the holidays, France’s yellow vest movement is continuing to blaze throughout the country. Every Saturday for eleven weeks, protesters have been disrupting or blocking roads, traffic circles and freeway toll plazas, gathering in the squares of villages, taking to the streets of towns, marching in massive numbers through city boulevards,…

Venezuela Crisis: U.S. Has Painted Itself Into Corner
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Venezuela Crisis: U.S. Has Painted Itself Into Corner

Introduction Venezuela has the dubious fortune of being located on the continent of South America, which the United States has treated under the so-called “Monroe Doctrine” as its exclusive zone of political, economic, and military influence. In practical terms it meant that whenever a Latin American government pursued a policy at odds with Washington’s preferences,…