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Pakistan’s Eurasian Solution for Afghanistan

Moscow will host six-party talks about Afghanistan on 15 February, with Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Iran, India, and naturally Russia expected to be represented. Moreover, ZamirKabulov – thought of as being the leader of the “Islamophile” South Asian faction in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – extended an invitation to the US as well, though stipulating … Continue reading Pakistan’s Eurasian Solution for Afghanistan

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Putin’s Tough Choice: China or the West

“With Tillerson's confirmation, Exxon just annexed the United States,” --anonymous blogger. To many observers, the appointment of Tillerson to the helm the State Dept signaled the Administration’s priority of supporting the oil industry, which in recent years has been under severe pressure from OPEC’s campaign of over-production that forced prices down to a post-recession low. … Continue reading Putin’s Tough Choice: China or the West

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US Congresswoman Advocates Impeaching Trump Because Putin’s Attacking…. Korea

Representative Maxine Waters has argued that US President Donald Trump will inevitably be impeached because of his alleged ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin who she claimed is “advancing in Korea.” Waters, a 13-term Democrat from Los Angeles, has called for Trump’s impeachment several times now, however she has yet to explicitly accuse the president … Continue reading US Congresswoman Advocates Impeaching Trump Because Putin’s Attacking…. Korea

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‘You Think Our Country is so Innocent?’ – Trump Asks after O’Reilly Calls Putin ‘a Killer’

The US is not as innocent as it may seem, according to President Donald Trump. When Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called Vladimir Putin “a killer,” Trump responded: “We’ve got a lot of killers.” In an interview to be aired ahead of the Super Bowl later on Sunday, Bill O’Reilly asked if Trump respects Russian … Continue reading ‘You Think Our Country is so Innocent?’ – Trump Asks after O’Reilly Calls Putin ‘a Killer’

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Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat

If ever an image captured the dysfunctional nature of the European Union it was the assembled leaders of the 28 member states photographed at an ancient fortress on the Maltese island this week. Talk about "fortress mentality"! The European presidents and prime ministers were scheduled to deal with migration from North Africa as a threat to the bloc's stability. But … Continue reading Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat

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America’s Putin Derangement Syndrome

Last week as Donald Trump was preparing to take office, The New York Times — reeling from Trump’s interview in which he said he didn’t “really care” if the European Union holds together and described NATO as “obsolete” — declared that “the big winner” of the change in U.S. presidents was Vladimir Putin. Why? Because Putin … Continue reading America’s Putin Derangement Syndrome

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Obama Bequeaths a More Dangerous World

Any fair judgment about Barack Obama’s presidency must start with the recognition that he inherited a dismal situation from George W. Bush: the U.S. economy was in free-fall and U.S. troops were bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan. Clearly, these intertwined economic and foreign policy crises colored how Obama viewed his options, realizing that one … Continue reading Obama Bequeaths a More Dangerous World

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Here’s Why President Putin Should Visit South Asia This Year

The Russian President is long overdue for a visit to one of the centerpiece regions of the emerging Indo-Pacific century, and the overlap of infrastructure, trade, and institutional interests there should give President Putin more than enough reasons to seriously consider taking a trip to South Asia. Global politics have been steadily shifting eastward over … Continue reading Here’s Why President Putin Should Visit South Asia This Year

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Vladimir Putin: Pedophilia is Essentially Satanic

Can you think of any Western politician who can entertain questions even from virulent opponents for four hours? Has any Western leader been able to do that in recent memory? How about George W. Bush? Obama? Perhaps Angela Merkel? Well, Vladimir Putin has been able to do just that. In fact, he did exactly that … Continue reading Vladimir Putin: Pedophilia is Essentially Satanic