India 2020: ‘Superpower’ or Still ‘Super Poor’?
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India 2020: ‘Superpower’ or Still ‘Super Poor’?

The hopes of India’s over 1.3 billion people were shattered after their country objectively failed to become the “superpower” that many of their leading “influencers” (read: propagandists) predicted it would be by 2020, with this finally being acknowledged by the popular Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party last week after it did an about-face by pleading…

Explaining Syria: It’s Everyone’s Fault Except the U.S. and Israel
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Explaining Syria: It’s Everyone’s Fault Except the U.S. and Israel

The first week in February was memorable for the failed impeachment of President Donald Trump, the “re-elect me” State of the Union address and the marketing of a new line of underwear by Kim Kardashian. Given all of the excitement, it was easy to miss a special State Department press briefing by Ambassador James Jeffrey…

Mike Pompeo’s Latest Delusion
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Mike Pompeo’s Latest Delusion

Even by his highly delusional standards, Mike Pompeo came forth with a doozy at the Munich Security Conference last weekend. “The West is winning,” saith the most dangerous secretary of state to serve at Foggy Bottom since Henry Kissinger’s murderous tenure during the Nixon administration. “We are collectively winning,” the oafish evangelical added. “We’re doing…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pete Buttigieg, But Were Too Afraid to Ask
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Pete Buttigieg, But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Rhodes Scholar. Afghan vet. Mayor. An impressive resume, to be sure, but to have made the fantastic leap from local politics to the doorstep of the Oval Office – at the age of just 38 – seems altogether impossible without some serious behind-the-scenes connections. Let’s just cut right to the chase with a couple questions…

Netanyahu “Optimistic” Israel Can Use Political Pressure to Shut Down ICC War Crimes Probe
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Netanyahu “Optimistic” Israel Can Use Political Pressure to Shut Down ICC War Crimes Probe

Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it would investigate war crimes committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank last December, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been attempting to rally Israel’s allies in a multilateral effort to stop the ICC’s probe. Those efforts have now left Netanyahu “optimistic,” with the…

Why’s Mike in Africa? Pompeo’s Not Visiting Senegal, Angola & Ethiopia for Fun – He’s There to Fight China
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Why’s Mike in Africa? Pompeo’s Not Visiting Senegal, Angola & Ethiopia for Fun – He’s There to Fight China

The US Secretary of State’s visit to Africa has more to do with China than anything else. After unveiling the first limb of its “Prosper Africa” strategy, the US finds itself further locked in a geostrategic battle against China. Pompeo’s visit to Africa marks the first time in over 18 months that an American cabinet…