The SCO Military Drills Will Have No Impact on Peace in South Asia
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The SCO Military Drills Will Have No Impact on Peace in South Asia

The participation of Indian and Pakistani soldiers in the ongoing SCO military drills in Russia will have no impact on peace in South Asia despite the high hopes that some are pinning to this symbolic event. It’s impossible to avoid the positive optics of these two regional rivals coming together as part of a larger…

US – China “Trade” War? No Way! Only the Defeat of Turbo-Capitalism!
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US – China “Trade” War? No Way! Only the Defeat of Turbo-Capitalism!

It is very popular these days to talk and write about the “trade war” between the United States and China. But is there really one raging? Or is it, what we are witnessing, simply a clash of political and ideological systems: one being extremely successful and optimistic, the other depressing, full of dark cynicism and…

Playing Politics: Trump and Netanyahu Risk Sparking Nuclear Arms Race
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Playing Politics: Trump and Netanyahu Risk Sparking Nuclear Arms Race

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani may not be the only one to have welcomed US President Donald J. Trump’s cancellation of peace talks with the Taliban. Probably, so did Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the run-up to this month’s Israeli elections. The cancellation likely reduces fears harboured in recent weeks by Mr. Netanyahu and the Israeli…