Monthly Archive: April, 2019

Did Russia & China Get the US to Accelerate Its Diplomatic Drawdown in Afghanistan?

Reuters quoted “deep state” sources as reporting that the US will accelerate its diplomatic drawdown in Afghanistan, with this breaking news coming on the same day as its representatives met with their Russian and Chinese counterparts in Moscow to discuss the future of the Taliban peace talks, making it very unlikely that the timing of this possible downscaling is coincidental...

Clash of Civilizations 2.0 Sponsored by Prince and Bannon

Bannon, Prince, and other far-rightists are now attempting to impose on their followers and fellow-travelers the same sort of “groupthink” Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels applied to Germany. Blackwater mercenary company founder Erik Prince and the self-appointed leader of Fascist International, Steve Bannon, have joined forces and dusted off the old discredited neo-conservative theory of “Clash of Civilizations,” to threaten...

Arab Power Struggles: “The King Is Dead, Long Live the King”

Political transition in the Middle East and North Africa operates so far on the principle of ‘The King is dead, long live the King.’ Libya’s battle for Tripoli alongside ongoing mass anti-government demonstrations that toppled autocratic leaders of Algeria and Sudan demonstrate that both popular Arab protests that in 2011 forced four presidents out of office and the counterrevolution it...

Interpreting President Putin’s Speech at the 2019 BRI Forum

President Putin left nothing to doubt when he proudly proclaimed that Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union regional integration organization that it leads are strategically merging with China and its Belt & Road Initiative, with this process having unprecedentedly far-reaching strategic consequences for the supercontinent and 21st-century geopolitics as a whole. This year’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) Forum is...

Genetically Modified Babies. The Genetic Editing of Human Life

Last November, He Jiankui, a Chinese biology Associate Professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST)in Shenzhen (Guangdong Province) announced that he and his team had created the World’s first “genetically edited babies”: twin babies Lula and Nana. Dr. He Jiankui, used the CRISPR technology “to alter the embryos of seven couples [allegedly] to make them resistant to HIV”. He...

Book Review: Shadow Wars – The Secret Struggle for the Middle East

Written in response to the ‘Arab Spring’ initiated in Tunisia in 2011, Shadow Wars – The Secret Struggle for the Middle East, is a powerful indictment of the western neoliberal economic/political order.  Christopher Davidson has gathered a huge amount of information from many sources that support his overall argument, “…the primary blame for not only the failure of the Arab...