Daily Archive: September 29, 2019

Modi Is Mismanaging the Economic Dimension of India’s “Multi-Alignment” Policy

India went from being courted by all to courting everyone else after Modi mismanaged the economic dimension of India’s “multi-alignment” policy by being too “opportunistically” indecisive in clinching major trade deals when it counts, which places his country in a more obviously desperate position nowadays after the truth about its slowing economic growth finally becomes more well known and its...

How Yemen’s Houthis are Bringing Down a Goliath

“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details.” The statement above was not written by Franz Kafka. In fact, it was written by a Kafka derivative: Brussels-based European bureaucracy. The Merkel-Macron-Johnson trio, representing Germany, France and the UK, seems to know what no “ongoing...

Ukraine’s Federalization: Lavrov vs. Lukashenko

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Belarusian President Lukashenko are publicly at odds over the issue of Ukraine’s federalizaton as a possible outcome of Kiev finally implementing the Minsk Accords in the event of the “New Detente” succeeding, with this serious disagreement over the future of their mutual neighbor’s domestic administrative system representing yet another geopolitical fault line between the two...

Another Day, Another Scandal. What the ‘Trump-Ukraine Collusion’ Is Really About

This is soooooo boring. For nearly a week, Washington has been consumed by reports that Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to dig up dirt on Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. The furor began on Wednesday, Sept. 18, when the Washington Post disclosed that Trump had said something to an unknown foreign leader that “was so alarming that a US...

The Truth on How Natural Gas & Oil Fit into US Foreign Policy Agenda

The US has apparently learned it can use its leverage over natural resources to pursue a geopolitical chess game which sees it heavily countering Russia’s influence over the future of the energy markets. If you look closely enough, the ulterior motives driving Washington’s foreign policy agenda are readily apparent even in the mainstream media. “Our great supply of natural gas...