‘Magical Thinking’ has Always Guided the US Role in Afghanistan
History

‘Magical Thinking’ has Always Guided the US Role in Afghanistan

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – The Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland The best way for us to understand Afghanistan is to look at the record of American involvement going back four decades and to look at the record requires a reexamination of…

The Emergence of the Technetronic Society of Humankind
Opinion

The Emergence of the Technetronic Society of Humankind

The world community is being transformed. The current pandemic is only another phase of a metamorphosis set in motion decades ago. The intersection of our physical and digital lives is the battleground, where the last hopes of freedom are being bludgeoned to death. Few can see this because most people are already casualties the old…

Empire by Terror, Afghanistan to Syria: Brzezinksi’s al Qaeda Doctrine
Opinion

Empire by Terror, Afghanistan to Syria: Brzezinksi’s al Qaeda Doctrine

Brzezinski’s al Qaeda Doctrine as defined by the US Department of Defense’s Dictionary of Military Terms: ” Brzezinski’s al Qaeda Doctrine is the calculated use of violence or threat of violence by proxy to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious,…

How Brzezinski’s Chessboard Degenerated Into Brennan’s Russophobia
Opinion

How Brzezinski’s Chessboard Degenerated Into Brennan’s Russophobia

“Russia is an inalienable and organic part of Greater Europe and European civilization. Our citizens think of themselves as European. That’s why Russia proposes moving towards the creation of a common economic space from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, a community referred to by Russian experts as ‘the Union of Europe’ which will strengthen…

Chinese Scholar Offers Insight into Beijing’s Strategic Mindset
Opinion

Chinese Scholar Offers Insight into Beijing’s Strategic Mindset

The top story of 2019 – and the years ahead – will continue to revolve around the myriad, dangerous permutations of the economic ascent of China, the resurgence of nuclear superpower Russia and the decline of the US’s global hegemony. Two years ago, before the onset of the Trump administration, I sketched how the shadow…