As the World Fixates on Ukraine, Another War is Brewing in the Middle East

As the World Fixates on Ukraine, Another War is Brewing in the Middle East

As war rages in Ukraine, another conflict is ready to explode in the Middle East as the US and its allies confront Iran over its nuclear programme, supply of drones to Russia, and repression of anti-government protests. If the US or Israel were to attack the main Iranian nuclear facility producing weapons-grade nuclear fuel, Iran…

Fact Check Ukraine

Fact Check Ukraine

Let’s take Kherson and FTX as two examples of NATO’s censorship of the hard and soft wars over Ukraine. Let’s take Kherson and FTX as two examples of NATO’s censorship of the hard and soft wars over Ukraine. British and Irish state controlled media have shown hours of smiling citizens greeting their Ukrainian liberators in…

Reading Proust in War

Reading Proust in War

During the war in Bosnia, I worked my way through the seven volumes of Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time.” The novel, populated with 400 characters, was not an escape from the war. The specter of death and the expiring world of La Belle Époque haunts Proust’s work. He wrote it as he was dying; in fact, Proust was…

Afghan-Emanating Terrorist Threats Are Truly Among The CSTO’s Top Security Challenges

Afghan-Emanating Terrorist Threats Are Truly Among The CSTO’s Top Security Challenges

Afghan-emanating terrorist threats likely won’t abate anytime soon since their resolution requires: the US unfreezing that country’s funds to facilitate its sustainable reconstruction; meaningful progress being made by the Taliban in tangibly improving people’s socio-economic standards; and that group finally forming a truly ethno-regionally inclusive government. None of that’s in the cards right now so…