Imran Khan’s PTI: The New Face of Liberalism in Pakistan

by Nauman Sadiq / June 8th, 2016 Khan while at a Financial Times ceremony in London. Although people often conflate democracy and liberalism, there is a fine distinction between politics and culture; a democratic system of governance falls in the category of politics while liberalism, as a value system, falls in the category of culture….

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part Two

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part Two

This is the second in a two-part series. Read Part one. American imperialism’s permanent war in Central Asia The May 21 killing of the Taliban’s political leader, Mullah Mansour, by American Special Operations served notice: After four decades of covert operations and military violence, US imperialism is forging ahead with new and still bloodier crimes…

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part 1

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part 1

The assassination of Taliban Emir Mullah Akhtar Mansour, carried out Saturday, May 21 by a squadron of American military drones, was an immense provocation. One that should serve as a grave warning to the international working class and oppressed masses as to the incendiary role US imperialism is playing in world geopolitics. The summary execution…

Saudi Arabia expands its anti-Iran strategy beyond the Middle East

Source: reuters.com RIYADH | By Angus McDowall Saudi King Salman (C) attends a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia May 31, 2016. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via Reuters Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia is expanding its confrontation with Iran well beyond the Middle East, no longer relying heavily on Western allies to smother Tehran’s…

After 15 Years of ‘Milestones,’ War in the Middle East Still Has No End in Sight
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After 15 Years of ‘Milestones,’ War in the Middle East Still Has No End in Sight

We have it on highest authority: The recent killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour by a US drone strike in Pakistan marks “an important milestone.” So the president of the United States has declared, with that claim duly echoed and implicitly endorsed by media commentary—The New York Times reporting, for example, that Mansour’s death leaves the…