India is Reviving an Old Narrative in Its Anti-Khalistan Infowar
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India is Reviving an Old Narrative in Its Anti-Khalistan Infowar

The influential Indian online opinion outlet Daily O is reviving the old narrative that the Khalistani cause is supposedly backed by Pakistan and therefore represents a betrayal of Sikh interests as part of the latest stage of the state’s increasingly desperate infowar that it’s waging against this popular separatist movement. *** India already lost the…

“New Detente” Between Russia and The West? Impacts on the Russia-China Strategic Partnership
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“New Detente” Between Russia and The West? Impacts on the Russia-China Strategic Partnership

Macron’s Mediation The dynamics of the New Cold War might undergo a dramatic transformation if the geopolitical game-changer of a “New Detente” between Russia and the West succeeds, which is becoming increasingly possible as proven by recent events. President Putin’s meeting earlier this week with his French counterpart in Paris saw Macron repeatedly emphasizing Russia’s…

The Fourth Afghan War is About to Escalate
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The Fourth Afghan War is About to Escalate

While Afghans are supposed to be celebrating this week’s blood-soaked hundredth anniversary of their “independence” from Britain, signed off in the sweltering Raj military city of Rawalpindi in 1919, their most powerful militia is negotiating further “independence” from the Americans in an air-conditioned conference hall in Doha. A hundred years ago, “Pindi” was the British army’s…

Why Netanyahu Dares to Hit Iran’s Backyard in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon: Israel Accepts Hezbollah’s Challenge
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Why Netanyahu Dares to Hit Iran’s Backyard in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon: Israel Accepts Hezbollah’s Challenge

Last week, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed all existing Rules of Engagement (ROE) in Iraq and Lebanon, showing his readiness for war and an apparent willingness to ignite it. For the first time since 2006 his drones violated the old rules of engagement; an Israeli drone exploded in a southern suburb of Beirut, in…