The Russian-Pakistani Space Pact Is an Important Step in Their Strategic Partnership
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The Russian-Pakistani Space Pact Is an Important Step in Their Strategic Partnership

The two Great Powers signed a joint statement committing to do their utmost to prevent the militarization of space after Trump declared the creation of the US’ so-called “Space Force” and India tested an anti-satellite missile, showing that the Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership is finally beginning to feel confident enough to at least rhetorically confront its…

Risk of Nuclear War Is Highest Since WW2, Perhaps It Is Time to Start Paying Attention
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Risk of Nuclear War Is Highest Since WW2, Perhaps It Is Time to Start Paying Attention

Debates over pressing issues such as climate change, healthcare and global poverty will ultimately be rendered pointless if crazed neocons decide to make the world uninhabitable by launching a nuclear war. “I think that it’s genuinely a call to recognize – and this has been somewhat missing in the media coverage of the issues –…

Forty Years of Privatisation Has Left Most Britons Out of Pocket
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Forty Years of Privatisation Has Left Most Britons Out of Pocket

Mrs Thatcher’s great sell-off of publicly owned services and assets, continued by successive governments, started exactly forty years ago to a fanfare of positive publicity. Small shareholders own only a tiny proportion of the billion of pounds worth of assets that were sold off. Many of these assets are now owned by hedge funds. A large number are in foreign ownership,…

India: Congress’ Lack of a Proactive Vision Spelled Its Downfall
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India: Congress’ Lack of a Proactive Vision Spelled Its Downfall

The BJP’s colossal landslide has led to some serious soul-searching by the Congress opposition, but the answer to its downfall should be obvious to all and it’s that the party completely lacked any proactive vision. The latest Indian elections were basically a referendum on Modi, and to his credit, he won by a colossal landslide….