US, Pakistan Move in Tandem to End Afghan War
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US, Pakistan Move in Tandem to End Afghan War

The US State Department chose Friday to announce the decision to approve a $125 million aid package providing technical support to Pakistan’s fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft. Ironically, the news reached Delhi on the 20th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, which symbolises, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi put it on Saturday, “India’s might, determination,…

Is India Preparing to Impose the “Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act” in Punjab?
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Is India Preparing to Impose the “Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act” in Punjab?

The Chief Minister of Indian Punjab recently requested the deployment of more national military forces to suppress the peaceful Referendum 2020 campaign that aims to hold a forthcoming plebiscite on the region’s independence, which indicates that previous claims by Indian officials alleging that the Khalistan movement has no grassroots support were just a psychological warfare…

US Foreign Policy in Shambles: NATO and the Middle East. How Do You Wage War Without Allies?
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US Foreign Policy in Shambles: NATO and the Middle East. How Do You Wage War Without Allies?

What I think is important there is that, de facto, Turkey is no longer part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. You may have noticed that the reaction from Washington has been dead silence and the media as well. The repercussions on the military-industrial complex are dramatic, and whatever happens, Turkey de facto is out of…

New Captain for a Sinking Britain
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New Captain for a Sinking Britain

Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, is being called by many ‘the British Trump.’ It’s an easy comparison, given their quirky, confrontational styles, prominent blond hair, tribal politics and xenophobic policies. But they are not alike. Johnson is a literate, witty product of Britain’s finest educational institutions, Eton and Oxford, who down-plays his erudition and…

Bretton Woods Is Dead: What Next?
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Bretton Woods Is Dead: What Next?

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has publicly admitted something normally reserved for backroom discussion in the circles of Europe’s governing elite at an event honoring the 75th anniversary of Bretton Woods (the conference which created the foundations for the post WWII world order). At this event, Le Maire stated ever-so candidly that “the Bretton…