Did Iran Inadvertently Sacrifice “The India Chabahar Corridor” for the Sake of Afghan Border Security?
Opinion

Did Iran Inadvertently Sacrifice “The India Chabahar Corridor” for the Sake of Afghan Border Security?

The recent political crisis that exploded between Iran and Afghanistan after the former’s security forces were accused of forcing over 50 of the latter’s illegal immigrants into a river on their shared border (where the majority of them are thought to have perished) further threatens the viability of India’s Chabahar Corridor, which might put the…

Black Swans Fly In
Opinion

Black Swans Fly In

A black swan is slang for an unexpected event with large consequences. 2020 has brought us two so far: the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of oil prices. Each will have potent consequences for the Imperium Americanum. And there is a nest of black cygnets maturing. COVID-19 A new infectious disease was noticed in China…

The Soviet Union Defeated Germany in World War II – Not the Western Forces
History

The Soviet Union Defeated Germany in World War II – Not the Western Forces

President Donald Trump claimed last week that the US and Britain had won World War II. This was a shameless lie and distortion of the facts. Many Americans and Canadians like to believe their nations won the war in Europe and give insufficient recognition to the decisive Soviet role. Most Europeans would rather not think…

Holding Healthcare Hostage: The Making of a Ventilator Crisis
Opinion

Holding Healthcare Hostage: The Making of a Ventilator Crisis

How big-business stopped cheap ventilators from making it to market, leaving nations vulnerable for over a decade to crisis shortages.  When coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began dominating headlines, it was accompanied by fears of potential shortages of critical medical equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators. Nations like Russia had large stockpiles of affordable ventilators…