India’s RCEP Refusal: Geopolitical Blunder Or Pro-American Pivot?
Opinion

India’s RCEP Refusal: Geopolitical Blunder Or Pro-American Pivot?

The popular observation that India’s refusal to join RCEP amounts to a geopolitical blunder overlooks the very distinct possibility that this probably wasn’t a mistake at all, but a preplanned move to justify the country’s ongoing pro-American pivot, albeit at the expense of its regional influence though with the added “benefit” of becoming the US’…

Lebanon and Iraq Protestors: The US, Israel and Saudi Arabia Are Fed Up with Iran 2/4
Opinion

Lebanon and Iraq Protestors: The US, Israel and Saudi Arabia Are Fed Up with Iran 2/4

In 1975, Lebanon went through 15 years of violent and destructive civil war. The circumstances before the beginning of the war were aimed at destroying and removing the Palestinian Liberation organisation (PLO) led by Yasser Arafat. Palestinians were drawn into a civil war in Lebanon, paving the way for an Israeli invasion in 1982 that…

Made In America: How the U.S. Government Paid for Turkey’s War in Syria
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Made In America: How the U.S. Government Paid for Turkey’s War in Syria

Mounting evidence shows that Turkey is now using rebel groups paid for by a $1 billion U.S. taxpayer-funded program as its soldiers in a brutal war on the Kurdish-led forces in Syria—which were also armed and trained by America. U.S. officials are describing these militants as “thugs, bandits, and pirates” as the Turkish-led Islamist forces…

Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine
Opinion

Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

In fantasy sports, participants draft their own dream teams out of the rosters of existing players. That’s what Donald Trump has done with Ukraine.  He and his advisors have created a fantasy team involving a number of key players, including the Ukrainian president, the former U.S. ambassador, and the former vice president’s son. Then they’ve…