Iran’s IMF Request Shows Just How Desperate It’s Become
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Iran’s IMF Request Shows Just How Desperate It’s Become

The combination of crippling American sanctions, the compliance with the aforesaid by the US’ “comprehensive global strategic partner” India (formerly one of Tehran’s top energy partners) out of fear of so-called “secondary sanctions”, the uncontrollable outbreak of COVID-19 in the Islamic Republic, and the authorities’ mismanaged response to all of this has put Iran on…

17 Years Later: The Consequences of Invading Iraq
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17 Years Later: The Consequences of Invading Iraq

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a U.S. base near Baghdad on March 11, the U.S. military carried out retaliatory strikes against five…

COVID-19 Global Lockdown
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COVID-19 Global Lockdown

Let’s try a little thought experiment. Just for fun. To pass the time while we’re indefinitely locked down inside our homes, compulsively checking the Covid-19 “active cases” and “total death” count, washing our hands every twenty minutes, and attempting not to touch our faces. Before we do, though, I want to make it clear that…

US Government Threatens Families of Int’l Criminal Court Staff If They Try Americans for War Crimes
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US Government Threatens Families of Int’l Criminal Court Staff If They Try Americans for War Crimes

The International Criminal Court approved an investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded by threatening to punish family members of ICC staff. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened the family members of International Criminal Court staff, vowing that Washington will take punitive action against them if the…

A Tale of Two Foreign Policies: The Train-Wreck Abroad Is Bipartisan
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A Tale of Two Foreign Policies: The Train-Wreck Abroad Is Bipartisan

Now that the Democratic Party has apparently succeeded in getting rid of the only two voices among its presidential candidates that actually deviated from the establishment consensus, it appears that Joe Biden will be running against Donald Trump in November. To be sure, Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are still hanging on, but the fix…

Coronavirus Debunks Myths of Western Liberal Ideology
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Coronavirus Debunks Myths of Western Liberal Ideology

“Healthcare is not a right.” This has been a favored talking point of American conservatives, Libertarians, and advocates of the free market.Roger Stark, of the Washington Times, articulated this concern saying: “If medical treatment is a right, then what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that your neighbors, through the government, are obligated to…