Modi’s ‘Disease Diplomacy’ Shows That Wooing Trump Is Worth More Than Saving Lives

Modi’s ‘Disease Diplomacy’ Shows That Wooing Trump Is Worth More Than Saving Lives

Indian Prime Minister Modi is being applauded for his proactive approach of gathering together the various countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in an attempt to collectively combat COVID-19, but the $10 million that his country pledged to contribute to this emergency fund is less than the approximately $14 million that…

Why Did Iran Spread Fake News About Russia Dispatching Troops to Afghanistan?

Why Did Iran Spread Fake News About Russia Dispatching Troops to Afghanistan?

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zaharova furiously slammed the fake news report last week which alleged that Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Kabulov supposedly said that his country was considering dispatching troops to Afghanistan upon the government’s request, specifically noting that the false statement was attributed to Kabulov by only one internet edition (which just so happened…

The MH17 Show Trial Isn’t About Justice or Closure, But Information Warfare

The MH17 Show Trial Isn’t About Justice or Closure, But Information Warfare

The MH17 tragedy is back in the news after the start of this case’s show trial in the Netherlands, which isn’t about bringing the alleged perpetrators to justice or helping the victims’ families find closure, but waging information warfare against Russia in an attempt to “conclusively” pin the blame for this crime on its supposed…

China Isn’t ‘Weaponizing Visas’, It’s Ensuring Journalistic Integrity and Ethics

China Isn’t ‘Weaponizing Visas’, It’s Ensuring Journalistic Integrity and Ethics

The only ones “weaponizing visas” were the WSJ “journalists”, not the Chinese government. These individuals, possibly at the behest of their employer (it’s not yet clear whether they were acting on their own initiative or at the orders of their company’s top staff), deceived the authorities about their intended actions in the country and abused…

India 2020: ‘Superpower’ or Still ‘Super Poor’?

India 2020: ‘Superpower’ or Still ‘Super Poor’?

The hopes of India’s over 1.3 billion people were shattered after their country objectively failed to become the “superpower” that many of their leading “influencers” (read: propagandists) predicted it would be by 2020, with this finally being acknowledged by the popular Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party last week after it did an about-face by pleading…

Information Warfare: Twitter Targets Hong Kong

Information Warfare: Twitter Targets Hong Kong

When Twitter Safety announced that it was taking actions against “information operations” directed at Hong Kong – informed observers could have immediately assumed that Twitter was not actually serious about stopping anything of the sort – but rather ensuring the information operation they are a part of was protected and those attempting to take action against it…