Daily Archive: March 2, 2019

India’s F-16 Claims Are Designed to “Punish” Russia for Its “Balancing” Strategy

Far from being the “Russian-friendly” move that some are portraying it as, India’s false claims to have shot down a Pakistani F-16 and its voluntary initiative to share “evidence” of this with the US are designed to “punish” Russia for its “balancing” strategy in South Asia by giving America’s anti-Trump “deep state” a pretext to ruin the Pakistani-facilitated peace talks...

Coverage of India-Pakistan Crisis by Mainstream Media Is Strangely Objective. What's Going on?

I’ve been trying to make up my mind about how concerned I should be about events in Kashmir, nothing causes pause for thought like two nuclear powers launching airstrikes against one another. There’s something about the human mind, or at least mine, which causes it to immediately jump to the worst case scenario, especially when it’s fuelled by ignorance. So,...

North Korea Talks Breakdown – Trump Keeps the Empire Happy

Given the trajectory of President Trump’s foreign policy since last year there was little hope of significant movement at this year’s summit with North Korea. Since that first, historic meeting last year in Singapore, Trump’s foreign policy team has become the exact opposite of what that meeting symbolized. Belligerent, threatening, cocky, obnoxious and ignorant only partially cover the depths to...

A China Wins Twice Proposition: The Belt and Road Initiative

China’s dazzling infrastructure and energy-driven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a US$1 trillion investment across Eurasia and beyond, has lost its shine. Increasingly, China’s leveraging of the initiative is being perceived by a growing number of recipients and critics alike as a geopolitical power play, a tool to shape a new world order partly populated by autocrats and authoritarians, and...

Trump’s Not Shy About His Plan to Ship Syrian-Based Terrorists Back to Europe

Trump wants the US’ NATO partners to repatriate their citizens captured during anti-terrorist operations in the areas of Syria under its proxies’ control, whether to put them on trial in their homelands or reintegrate them into society depending upon their sovereign choice. This demand has been met with strong opposition from those countries who are fearful of the public’s reaction...