Russia Is Right to Regard the Taliban as Reasonable

Russia Is Right to Regard the Taliban as Reasonable

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent remark that his country regards the Taliban as “reasonable people” prompted a discussion about why exactly Moscow holds this position towards a group that it still officially designates as terrorists. The Taliban’s cautious welcoming into the international community is proceeding apace after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently remarked…

Tunisia: There Is Nothing Constitutional About Kais Saied’s Coup

Tunisia: There Is Nothing Constitutional About Kais Saied’s Coup

This time, I wish I had been wrong. I wish the document we published in May detailing how Kais Saied was going to take over Tunisia, subvert the constitution and close down parliament had been fabricated.  At the time, I was pilloried for it. No such plan existed, I was told. It was all the product of my Islamist…

China’s Xiaomi Passes US’ Apple Despite DC’s Dirty Games

China’s Xiaomi Passes US’ Apple Despite DC’s Dirty Games

Xiaomi went from a startup smartphone company competing in China’s domestic markets in 2010, to entering global markets between 2014 and 2015, to this year surpassing Apple in global smartphone sales, with only Samsung selling more.  CNN in a July 2021 article titled, “Xiaomi has Samsung in its sights after overtaking Apple in smartphone sales,”…

The Price of Conscience

The Price of Conscience

Daniel Hale, a former intelligence analyst in the drone program for the Air Force who as a private contractor in 2013 leaked some 17 classified documents about drone strikes to the press, was sentenced today to 45 months in prison. The documents, published by The Intercept on October 15, 2015, exposed that between January 2012 and…

The Global Right Wing’s Bizarre Obsession with Pedophilia

The Global Right Wing’s Bizarre Obsession with Pedophilia

Child molestation is a very real problem. But the far right is far more interested in demonizing women, homosexuals, and the transgender community. Hungary’s authoritarian leader Viktor Orbán loves a good enemy. He has lashed out against Eurocrats in Brussels. He has cynically demonized immigrants to boost his political standing at home. But now he…

Ancient Wisdom: Paradise and Hell Entwined in Pulsating War
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Ancient Wisdom: Paradise and Hell Entwined in Pulsating War

Balance and reviving inundations are deemed heretic and will not be tolerated, writes Alastair Crooke. “I am angry. I am angry that so many refuse to open their eyes to what is happening today in France, and around the world”. She adds: “I am really passionate about this: I sense you feel this passion”. Of…