What to Expect from Taliban 2.0

What to Expect from Taliban 2.0

The announcement by Taliban spokesman Zahibullah Mujahid in Kabul of the acting cabinet ministers in the new caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan already produced a big bang: it managed to enrage both woke NATOstan and the US Deep State. This is an all-male, overwhelmingly Pashtun (there’s one Uzbek and one Tajik) cabinet…

Why’s the EU’s Infowar Outlet Implying a Conspiracy About US Policy Towards the Taliban?

Why’s the EU’s Infowar Outlet Implying a Conspiracy About US Policy Towards the Taliban?

American officials should investigate what’s really going on with this infowar outlet, even if they do so discretely considering how sensitive this provocation is. The EU is generally regarded as subservient to America’s grand strategic interests, but one of its infowar outlets just surprisingly implied a conspiracy about US policy towards the Taliban by hinting…

A Pandemic of Authoritarianism, as the Red Grains Cascade

A Pandemic of Authoritarianism, as the Red Grains Cascade

What we see is an attempt to impose an idealised technical managerialism onto a complex, rather than pursue real solutions to problems. Change happens quickly and often unpredictably. Yet the unpredictable part seemingly is all about physics. Imagine, dropping one grain of sand after another onto a table. A pile soon develops. Eventually, just one…

Has the “Cold War” between Turkey and the UAE Ended?

Has the “Cold War” between Turkey and the UAE Ended?

An Ankara-initiated phone call on August 31 between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Crown Prince of Abu Dabi Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan drew the attention of the broad political establishment and raised questions about its possible implications for many countries in the Arab-Muslim world. First of all, does it signal an…