Moscow’s Russian-Pakistani Banking Proposal Hints at Big Things to Come
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Moscow’s Russian-Pakistani Banking Proposal Hints at Big Things to Come

Yuri M. Kozlov, the Russian Trade Representative in Pakistan, suggested that Russia and Pakistan establish a “reliable and mutually acceptable banking system”, which strongly hints at Moscow’s desire to improve its commercial trade ties with Islamabad in order to lay the basis for N-CPEC+. *** Business Recorder reported earlier this week that Yuri M. Kozlov,…

The Desolation of Yemen. The Forgotten War
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The Desolation of Yemen. The Forgotten War

[Ignored by much of the Western media], The Jerusalem Post reports on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen: “There is nothing that shows any improvement,” Hisham Al-Omeisy, an independent Yemeni political analyst, told The Media Line. “The only thing that is visible in the media is that there is less coverage.” Perhaps this is due to conflict fatigue…

U.S. Opens Up Another Front In Cold War Against China As Congress Passes Hong Kong Democracy Act
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U.S. Opens Up Another Front In Cold War Against China As Congress Passes Hong Kong Democracy Act

The Trump impeachment hearings give the illusion that voters in the United States have a choice between two different political parties: the Democrats and Republicans. The daily impeachment hearings dominate news headlines. Meanwhile, politicians of both parties have unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act revealing how both wings of the American elite…

Crisis in Lebanon — a Manifestation of Global Discontent with Growing Inequality
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Crisis in Lebanon — a Manifestation of Global Discontent with Growing Inequality

Residents of this small confessional Arabic-speaking country on the Mediterranean Sea have been protesting for over a month now, blocking the country’s main roads. Almost one and a half million people have been taking part in these demonstrations, in a state with a population of just 4 million. Since the 1940s, power in Lebanon has…

With No End in Sight, Israel’s Election Soap Opera Rages On
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With No End in Sight, Israel’s Election Soap Opera Rages On

The Israeli election process, like a bad soap opera, has been going on for many months now with no end in sight, and precisely like a poorly made soap opera, the squabbling, blaming, threatening, scare tactics and mudslinging have lead to nothing.  The Boss Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, assumed to be the “Boss” of Israeli…