US-Taliban Deal Puts Pakistan in Driver’s Seat
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US-Taliban Deal Puts Pakistan in Driver’s Seat

The manner in which US President Donald Trump’s administration is ramming a peace settlement down Afghanistan’s throat is disconcerting. New Delhi’s silence is more so. One shudders to think that comprador elements in the Indian establishment could be silently collaborating with the US project, in the shadow of Trump’s recent trip to visit India (an…

Ankara has Shot Itself in the Foot in Syria
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Ankara has Shot Itself in the Foot in Syria

Recently, Ankara has crossed the line by transforming its supposed anti-terrorist operation in Syria into a full-fledged invasion. Essentially, it wouldn’t stop in spite of Moscow’s repeated attempts to talk some sense into its partner and the repeated warnings voiced by Damascus. In fact, Ankara has been answering attempts at pursuing deescalation in Syria by…

The Fabrication of the Myth of the “Syrian Revolution” by the United Kingdom
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The Fabrication of the Myth of the “Syrian Revolution” by the United Kingdom

Democracy presupposes the ability to hold honest public debates. Therefore, propaganda would be the prerogative of non-democratic regimes. Yet history teaches us that modern propaganda was conceived in the United Kingdom and the United States during the First World War, and that the USSR and Nazi Germany were pale copycats. During the war against Syria,…

Venezuela’s Next Economic Shock Might Come from India’s Compliance with US Sanctions
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Venezuela’s Next Economic Shock Might Come from India’s Compliance with US Sanctions

India is Venezuela’s largest oil customer but the two companies that import its oil just declared that they’ll comply with the US’ latest sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic’s Russian intermediary, which could lead to the South American state experiencing an economic shock just like Iran did after New Delhi dutifully bowed to America’s demands last…

I, Trumpius
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I, Trumpius

From what historians tell us about the Roman emperor Claudius, the ruler of the Roman Empire from 41 to 54 AD, he was intent on expanding the imperial borders to include the annexation of Britain, Judea, Thrace, Noricum, Lycia, and Mauretania, but was beset with problems at home and with his own rather unusual personality…