Daily Archive: March 10, 2019

‘America First’: A Stronger Monroe Doctrine

The previous articles (first, second) examined what appears to be a coordinated strategy between Moscow and Beijing to contain the damage wrought by the United States around the world. This strategy’s effectiveness relies heavily on the geographical position of the two countries vis-a-vis the United States and the area of contention. We have seen how the Sino-Russian strategy has been effective in Asia...

When It Comes to Palestine and Kashmir, India and Israel Are Oppressors-in-Arms

In a back alley in downtown Srinagar, the capital of India-controlled Kashmir, a string of words splashed on a wall reads: “Long Live Palestine”. Nearby, “Free Gaza” screams from a shutter on a store.  Across a tiny gulley, graffiti on a sidewall has been scratched off. If you stare hard enough, the words “Free Kashmir” rise like an apparition.  For many...

Bolton Is Ready to Build “Fortress America”

The US plans to institutionalize its international coalition against Venezuela. National Security Advisor Bolton spoke about the need for a “broad coalition” that would help the US create a “completely democratic hemisphere”, even going as far as proudly embracing the Monroe Doctrine by saying the Trump Administration “is not afraid to use that phrase”. He also provocatively recalled that the...

Calling Dr. Strangelove: The Threat of Nuclear War Cannot Prevent World War III Forever

Today, humanity is confronted with an ugly paradox in that the world’s foremost peacekeepers are nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. One bad move on the geopolitical chessboard, however, could trigger a global catastrophe. Judging by such American antics, one almost gets the impression that it believes a nuclear war is somehow a winnable venture. And there are grounds to believe that is...