Never Trust a Failing Empire
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Never Trust a Failing Empire

The Washington Post, through documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, has published a long investigation into Afghanistan. Journalists have collected over 400 testimonies from American diplomats, NATO generals and other NATO personnel, that show that reports about Afghanistan were falsified to deceive the public about the real situation on the ground. After the…

What Everyone Is Missing About the Afghanistan Papers
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What Everyone Is Missing About the Afghanistan Papers

If you need more proof that lawmakers in the U.S. couldn’t care less about America’s woeful commitment to human rights abroad—or even care about the public who vote them into office—look no further than the recent Afghanistan papers and the reaction to the publications from Congress. According to the Washington Post, the outlet had obtained…

Autopsy of the Minsk Agreements
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Autopsy of the Minsk Agreements

The recent Paris summit and the few days following the summit have brought a lot of clarity about the future of the Minsk Agreements. Short version: Kiev has officially rejected them (by rejecting both the sequence of steps and several crucial steps). For those interested, let’s look a little further. First, what just happened First,…

Are Turkey and the US Getting their Divorce Papers?
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Are Turkey and the US Getting their Divorce Papers?

The well-established relations between Washington and one of its most important NATO allies – Turkey, has recently come under strain due to a growing list of differences between the two and their often conflicting interests. Washington has responded to this development by sending the Turkish lira into a free fall that has recently hit a record low against the dollar. Although Turkish President Erdogan upon establishing his own party in…

The Estonian Interior Minister Was Kinda Right But Also Kinda Wrong About Finland
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The Estonian Interior Minister Was Kinda Right But Also Kinda Wrong About Finland

The Estonian Interior Minister was correct in calling out the new Finnish government’s extreme Europhilia which he fears is destined to turn the country into a so-called “euro-province” at the expense of its national sovereignty, but his invocation of Lenin and the Finnish Civil War-era Reds was a wink at the Russophobic tendencies that pervade…

Yellow Vests & Brass Necks: How the Brutality in France Continues to be Invisible
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Yellow Vests & Brass Necks: How the Brutality in France Continues to be Invisible

Though they wear high-vis, French protesters have been all but invisible in the so-called mainstream media, also provoking deafening silence from the labor and trade union movement, and even the so-called ‘left’ within it. While a broken head or even a broken window in Hong Kong or Venezuela can and often does lead the news,…