Gwadar and Chabahar Aren’t China and India’s Only “Dueling Ports”

The “dueling ports” of Gwadar and Chabahar in Pakistani and Iranian Balochistan have come to symbolize the Great Power competition between China and India, respectively, but there are actually two more pairs of ports in the Bay of Bengal which are paid comparatively less attention to by most observers despite their high-level collective importance in …

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Multipolar Sanctions on North Korea: Sell-Out or Strategic?

A lot of people in the Alternative Media community were taken aback by Russia and China’s decision to go along with the US-led UNSC sanctions on North Korea, especially considering that it was undertaken in the context of the US recently passing more anti-Russian sanctions and even threatening to sanction China too, which has created …

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Here Are the Real Reasons Behind Trump’s Brinkmanship Toward North Korea

Trump is pursuing several ulterior motives in sparking a new crisis with North Korea. There are many explanations floating around which seek to answer the question of why Trump has all of the sudden decided to prioritize North Korea. The conventional view has to do with a combination of Pyongyang's repeated missile tests in violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions and the …

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Trump Isn’t Going to Invade Venezuela, But What He’s Planning Might be Just as Bad

Trump was more aggressive than usual yesterday when he said that he’s not ruling out a “military option” in Venezuela, and the international media went haywire speculating that the President was considering an invasion. Nothing justifies what Trump said, but taking aside all moral considerations, his statement shouldn’t have been surprising, and interestingly enough, it …

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Armenia Abandoning Russia: Consequences for the Caucasus

A well-known Kremlin insider has voiced worried concern about Armenia’s participation in several NATO drills lately, signaling that Yerevan might be in the process of a pro-Western pivot which would have very destabilizing consequences for the Caucasus. Markov, The Man Behind The Scenes Sergey Markov is the chairman of Russia’s National Strategic Council and accordingly …

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Here’s Why Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want International Control Over the Two Holy Mosques

Saudi Arabia threateningly accused Qatar of “declaring war” on the Kingdom for supposedly calling for the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina to be placed under international control. Qatar denies that it ever issued such a statement, but that didn’t prevent the Saudis from reacting in a very harsh way by framing the idea as …

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Is Trump Plotting an Anti-Venezuelan False Flag in Colombia?

A presidential memorandum released by the White House last week brought Trump’s new policy to light, in which the American leader decrees that – quote – “I hereby certify, with respect to Colombia, that interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be primarily engaged in illicit drug trafficking in that country’s airspace is necessary, because of the extraordinary threat posed by illicit drug trafficking …

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Russia Isn’t Arming the Taliban, But the Deep State Wants Trump to Think So

The US’ latest disinformation offensive against Russia is aimed at manipulating Trump into dispatching more uniformed troops to Afghanistan instead of going through with Bannon’s PMC proposal, as both factions fight for control over who will receive the profitable right to ensure security for future American mining operations. International media lit up in feverish speculation earlier …

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