India Sends a Signal to Muslims: You Are No Longer Welcome
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India Sends a Signal to Muslims: You Are No Longer Welcome

If there was any doubt over the intentions of the right-wing Hindu government in India, the events of the past week have laid these firmly to rest. Last week, India’s parliament passed a law that categorically excludes Muslim immigrants and refugees living in India from obtaining citizenship.  A ‘new’ India The Citizen Amendment Act (CAA)…

Lebanon: The Background to the Banking Crisis of the Century
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Lebanon: The Background to the Banking Crisis of the Century

The Central Bank of Lebanon has again authorized private banks to freely deliver Lebanese pounds, but still no dollars. This exchange control is illegal in law because it has not been validated by Parliament. Several large companies have already filed an application for interim relief before the courts. The wheat, oil and medicine import sectors…

Pentagon Chief Says US Troops in Afghanistan to be Redeployed Against China
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Pentagon Chief Says US Troops in Afghanistan to be Redeployed Against China

A drawdown of US troops from Washington’s 18-year-old war in Afghanistan will facilitate their redeployment to the Asia-Pacific region as part of the US military buildup against China, US Defense Secretary Mike Esper told reporters this week. The remark came amid reports that some 4,000 of the roughly 13,000 US troops now deployed in the…

The US’ Impending Nord Stream II Sanctions Support The Three Seas Initiative
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The US’ Impending Nord Stream II Sanctions Support The Three Seas Initiative

Trump is expected to sign into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2020 which mandates the imposition of sanctions on companies involved in Nord Stream II’s construction, but while this crafty move isn’t expected to seriously impede the project since it’s already in its final stages, its importance derives in the fact that it…