Russia and Pakistan: the Fifth Year of “Friendship”
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Russia and Pakistan: the Fifth Year of “Friendship”

The changing political situation in the world, and the growing threat of terrorism, require that the world’s powers periodically expand the areas in which they cooperate at an international level, and this includes defense. As far as Russia goes, what is interesting is how it is gradually developing the scope of its interaction with the…

Biden & Yemen: Will He Do the Right Thing Even for the Wrong Reasons?
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Biden & Yemen: Will He Do the Right Thing Even for the Wrong Reasons?

Pro-Yemeni activists hope that Biden will stay true to his prior promise to stop funding the GCC’s War on Yemen, but even if he does what’s arguably the morally right thing, he’ll probably be doing it for geopolitical reasons even if he tries to pass it off as a matter of principle for soft power…

Israel’s Honeymoon with the United Arab Emirates Is Grotesque
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Israel’s Honeymoon with the United Arab Emirates Is Grotesque

Since normalizing relations in September, Israel and the United Arab Emirates have teamed up to do what both do best: trample on democratic freedoms, commit atrocities, and whitewash occupation. *** Back in 2010, the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman issued the following complaint: “Destructive critics dismiss Gaza as an Israeli prison, without ever mentioning that…

The Blockade: Qatar and Saudi Arabia Approach Historic Breakthrough
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The Blockade: Qatar and Saudi Arabia Approach Historic Breakthrough

Since June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia ordered a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain. The self-styled “Anti-Terror Quartet” issued Doha 13 demands, including closing media outlets like Al Jazeera, ending ties with Iran, reducing military cooperation with Turkey, and severing…

The Empire Doubles Down: Open Society Foundations Will Now Be Run by Lord Malloch Brown
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The Empire Doubles Down: Open Society Foundations Will Now Be Run by Lord Malloch Brown

The hubris of empire has always struck me with shock and awe. I mean it really takes balls to get caught with a prostitute and instead of apologizing to your wife, to instead buy the hooker a new fur coat and parade her publicly at a public event. Such has been the case with George…

The Pandemic Dirty Dozen
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The Pandemic Dirty Dozen

These 12 people get rich while doing the most harm. It’s tough to even explain to people how much the wealth of the richest Americans has increased while everyone else has suffered during this pandemic. The human brain can’t process the numbers. It’s like trying to explain the entire plot of “Twin Peaks” to a…