Hindutva and Fascist White Nationalism: A Match Made in Hell
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Hindutva and Fascist White Nationalism: A Match Made in Hell

In 2011, the fascist Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in central Oslo before travelling to Utøya island where he opened fire on children on a camping holiday. Overall, Breivik murdered 77 people whilst he injured over 300. While Breivik has been behind bars since committing the atrocities of 2011, his name has…

Christchurch Revisited
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Christchurch Revisited

You don’t have to be a white nationalist to commit a mass murder in the house of worship like the one in Christchurch, though if you only read mainstream media you’ll probably think of their unique depravity. Without a slightest intention to wax apologetic for the crime and rejecting conspiracy theories, I want to contextualise…

The US Is Pushing Lebanon Into the Arms of Iran and Russia
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The US Is Pushing Lebanon Into the Arms of Iran and Russia

Lebanon is expecting the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week at a time when the Lebanese economic-political map is being redrawn and while Lebanon is suffering its most serious economic downturnin recent history. Reasons for the deterioration of the local economy include not only the corruption of Lebanon’s political leadership and lower…

Kazakhstan: Why Nazarbayev’s Legacy will Remain Intact
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Kazakhstan: Why Nazarbayev’s Legacy will Remain Intact

At first, it sounded like a geopolitical bombshell: Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, in power since 1991, dramatically announced his resignation. In a “special” address, significantly delivered in both Kazakh and Russian, Nazarbayev said: “As the founder of the independent Kazakh state, I see my future task in ensuring the coming to power of a…

Kazakh President Nazarbayev’s Resignation Is No Cause for Alarm (Just Yet)
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Kazakh President Nazarbayev’s Resignation Is No Cause for Alarm (Just Yet)

The timing of elderly Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s resignation took many observers by surprise even if the event itself shouldn’t have been unexpected, but there aren’t any credible grounds for speculating that this development will lead to any profound domestic or international changes, at least not yet. The Inevitable Transition Begins Elderly Kazakh President Nursultan…

AIPAC Is Coming to Town – Again! And the Israelis Are Having an Election
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AIPAC Is Coming to Town – Again! And the Israelis Are Having an Election

The Trump Administration has delivered yet another concession to Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of parliamentary elections: the Israeli military occupation of much of the Palestinian West Bank and of the Golan Heights will no longer be referred to in official U.S. government documents as an occupation. America’s so-called Ambassador to…