Daily Archive: March 8, 2019

India and Pakistan on the Brink: A Nuclear Nightmare in Southeast Asia

With last week’s U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Congressional Democrats’ revolt against President Donald Trump’s state of emergency and Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee; you may have missed the news that the Indian Air Force launched airstrikes against targets in Pakistan. This was quietly one of the dangerous crises of the post–Cold War era. On February 26,...

India’s Ruling Party Just Implied That the Opposition’s Dissent Is Treasonous

A chilling development just took place in the self-professed “world’s largest democracy” after the ruling party’s Finance Minister implied that the opposition’s political dissident is treasonous after prominent figures began publicly questioning the government’s official narrative over the Pulwama attack and the subsequent “surgical strike” that it claimed to have carried out against Pakistan. Speaking Truth To Power Less than...

The UK Debunked a Myth About Hezbollah, But Still Shouldn’t Have Banned It

The UK just voted to ban Hezbollah’s political wing after the British Home Secretary announced his country’s intent to do so. News about this initiative generated a flurry of responses across social media, ranging from those on the pro-Israeli side of the spectrum lauding it while those who align with the “Resistance” strongly condemned it. Many people also voiced concerns...