The “Kashmir 2 Khalistan” Campaign Is the Solution to India’s Separatist Issues
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The “Kashmir 2 Khalistan” Campaign Is the Solution to India’s Separatist Issues

The recent merging of the peaceful campaigns for self-determination referenda in Kashmir and Khalistan presents the only realistic solution to India’s separatist issues there, and the international community should facilitate their democratic goals and take steps to ensure that India doesn’t carry out a bloodbath against them. *** The Kashmir and Khalistan self-determination movements recently…

Displaced by a US Invasion? Don’t Imagine You’ll Be Welcomed to Breathe Free
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Displaced by a US Invasion? Don’t Imagine You’ll Be Welcomed to Breathe Free

In Afghanistan on 22 September at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party were killed in a raid conducted by Afghan soldiers and supported by US airstrikes. Four days earlier a US drone attack killed 30 civilians and injured 40 others while they were resting after collecting pine nuts in a forest. The insurgents in…

The Ethical Dilemma Behind Trump’s Fateful Ukrainegate Decision
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The Ethical Dilemma Behind Trump’s Fateful Ukrainegate Decision

Should Trump have pursued justice even though the outcome could have politically helped him, or should he have neglected his legal responsibilities to do so because of the same? *** The Ukrainegate scandal was sparked by Trump asking his newly elected counterpart in the country to look into accusations of corruption by former Vice President…

70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China Shows Beijing’s Communism may be the Most Viable
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70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China Shows Beijing’s Communism may be the Most Viable

While mistakes of the Soviet Union put it in the museum, China’s capacity to adapt and reinvent itself could soon make it the most important country in the world. Last weekend, I addressed a 70th anniversary commemoration of the victory of the Chinese revolution. I joked to the Chinese diplomats present that I had spoken…

Yemen Is Now Saudi Arabia’s “Vietnam War”
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Yemen Is Now Saudi Arabia’s “Vietnam War”

Something does not appear right in Saudi Arabia. Although the Wahhabi Kingdom has a technological, demographical and economical advantage over Yemen, it has completely failed to break the Yemeni resistance, headed by the Houthi-led Ansarullah Movement. The Ansarullah Movement has not just been on the defensive against Saudi Arabia’s advancements, but has also taken the…

New Weapons and the New Tactics Which They Make Possible: Three Examples
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New Weapons and the New Tactics Which They Make Possible: Three Examples

There are probably hundreds of books out there about the so-called “Revolution in Military Affairs”, some of them pretty good, most of them very bad, and a few very good ones (especially this one). For a rather dull and mainstream discussion, you can check the Wikipedia article on the RMA. Today I don’t really want…