Confirmation Bias Explains the Misportrayal of Russia’s UNSC Stance Towards Kashmir
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Confirmation Bias Explains the Misportrayal of Russia’s UNSC Stance Towards Kashmir

Russia reaffirmed its unchanged and decades-long position of supporting India’s stance towards Kashmir twice in the past week, yet the tweets that were made by its Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN during the UNSC meeting on this issue are being misinterpreted because of wishful thinking confirmation bias. Last week’s closed door meeting on Kashmir…

Idlib on Fire
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Idlib on Fire

Point man to take advantage of US muddling and meddling in Syria by US State is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, clearly playing his hand as the “great NATO ally” posturing to avoid US sanctions, in light of Turkey’s recent S-400 missile purchase and his attempt to fill a perceived power vacuum in the Middle East and…

South Yemen Is Already Functionally Independent Even if It’s Not Recognized as Such
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South Yemen Is Already Functionally Independent Even if It’s Not Recognized as Such

The Southern Transitional Council’s liberation of the former South Yemeni capital of Aden from the Saudi-backed Islah Islamists has restored the independence of the Old Cold War-era country. STC vs. Islah It was bound to happen sooner than later, but the Southern Transitional Council (STC) once again liberated the former South Yemeni capital of Aden…

Turkey Gives Up on the Idea of a Caliphate for the Second Time
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Turkey Gives Up on the Idea of a Caliphate for the Second Time

In the 18th century, during the Crimean War, the Tsar was the first head of State to recognise the double political and spiritual nature of the role of the Caliphe. Constantinople had lost the military confrontation, but its Sultan had maintained an influence over the souls of the Tatar people. The sultans had auto-proclaimed themselves…

Follow the Money Trail Behind the Hong Kong Protests
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Follow the Money Trail Behind the Hong Kong Protests

The demonstrations in Hong Kong, now an open confrontation with the People’s Republic of China, have a global impact. What are the forces behind this movement? What provides the funds and who stands to benefit? *** The increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong are completely embraced and enthusiastically supported in the U.S. corporate media and…

Russia-Europe Relations Should Not Be up in the Air
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Russia-Europe Relations Should Not Be up in the Air

The toxic tide of anti-Russian propaganda and misinformation continues to surge, and it is depressing for those who wish that relations between Russia and Western Europe could be improved. The state of affairs seems even more disheartening when we consider what’s being going on in the skies, because recently there have been some interesting incidents….