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by F William Engdahl on 16 Dec 2019 0 Comment

In early 2014 Washington staged a blatant coup d’état in Ukraine breaking the historic relationship with Russia and setting the stage for the subsequent NATO demonization of Russia. The one in charge for the Obama Administration of the Ukraine coup was then-Vice President Joe Biden. Today a bizarre Democrat impeachment attempt aimed at President Donald Trump...

by Prasun Maitra on 15 Dec 2019 8 Comments

After the passing of the amendments in the Citizenship Act, 1955 popularly known as the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Parliament, the opposition parties and a section of the media are playing a dangerous game of confusing people by deliberately mixing CAB with the National Register of Citizens (NRC). This cheap ploy for vote bank politics is not only c...

by Peter Koenig on 14 Dec 2019 1 Comment

The two-day [Dec. 3-4 – Ed.] London NATO conference just ended – and calling it a NATO “crisis” is not exaggerated. The crisis is such that President Trump canceled the Press Conference at the end of the summit, officially saying that there was enough press briefing during the conference, but rather more honestly hinting at the all-pervading conflict-loaded ...

by Thierry Meyssan on 13 Dec 2019 1 Comment

The foreign policies of France, once guided by the strategic vision of Charles de Gaulle, progressively gave way to the hunt by certain people for some easy money. After having first resisted US imperialism, Jacques Chirac later withdrew from the combat and mixed the affairs of state with his own personal interests. Nicolas Sarkozy served the interests of th...

by P M Ravindran on 12 Dec 2019 2 Comments

For the past few days the media has been full of reports about a young woman in Hyderabad, who was gang raped and then murdered by pouring petrol over her and setting her on fire. A phone call and the purchase of petrol led to the arrest of four young men. They were taken to the scene of crime for investigation and shot dead when they allegedly grabbed the w...

by James M Dorsey on 11 Dec 2019 0 Comment

Natural gas could well emerge as the litmus test of how relations among the Gulf’s energy-rich monarchies evolve if and when a Saudi-United Arab Emirates-led alliance and Qatar bury their hatchet. It could also position Gulf states as key players in shaping the future of the energy architecture of Eurasia. This week’s (December 10-Ed.) summit in Riyadh of ...

by Sandhya Jain on 10 Dec 2019 4 Comments

If there were any doubt about the urgency for India’s new citizenship act, Rachel Avraham, who exposed Rohingya Muslim atrocities against Hindus in Myanmar in 2017, provides it in an explicit account of the continuing rapes of Hindu women and girls in Bangladesh. (World ignores mass rape of Hindu women and girls in Bangladesh, Foreign Policy Blogs, Nov. 8,...

by James M Dorsey on 09 Dec 2019 0 Comment

The Iranian port city of Bandar-e-Mahshahr has emerged as the scene of some of the worst violence in Iran’s brutal crackdown on recent anti-government protests. Located in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province, home to the country’s restive ethnic Arab minority, the protests in Bandar-e-Mahshahr strengthened Iran in its belief that the anti-government outburst ...

by Jaibans Singh on 08 Dec 2019 1 Comment

The United States of America (US) released its annual “Country Reports on Terrorism” for the year 2018 on 22 November 2019. The report assesses all major nations of the world in terms of the fight against terrorism with special emphasis on compliance with international norms for countering terrorism. For each country there is an overview followed by listing ...

by James M Dorsey on 07 Dec 2019 0 Comment

A Czech mayor’s refusal to endorse Beijing’s One China policy potentially sets a high bar as Western powers grapple with how to respond to allegations of excessive use of violence by police against Hong Kong protesters and the implications of leaked documents detailing a brutal crackdown in China’s north-western province of Xinjiang. Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib...

by Vijay Maroo on 06 Dec 2019 7 Comments

As Ekal Vidyalaya, the informal rural and tribal school system that strives to take education to the last child in the remotest village and hamlet, opens its 100,000th One Teacher School in Sonegarh, Surat district, Gujarat, today (December 6), the dreams of a whole generation of rural children have already taken wing. An independent venture of volunteers ...

by Deena Stryker on 05 Dec 2019 1 Comment

Governments across the globe have been as ineffective in meeting the needs of their citizens as Italy was in preventing Venice, its crown jewel, from flooding. In 2003, as water levels began to rise across the globe, the Italian city’s government initiated an ambitious engineering project to protect its hundred plus islands from flooding. Sixteen years later...

by F William Engdahl on 04 Dec 2019 1 Comment

While the EU and United States have all but abandoned nuclear energy as a future power source, with almost no new reactors being built and existing ones being decommissioned, Russia has quietly emerged as the world’s leading builder of peaceful civilian nuclear power plants. Now the Russian state nuclear company, Rosatom, has completed the first commercial f...

by Jaibans Singh on 03 Dec 2019 1 Comment

The perfidious power play in Pakistan has attained a notorious, dishonourable status. Gen. Qamar Bajwa continues as chief while the Imran Khan government is left to grapple with the directions given by the Supreme Court of the country. This web of deceit smelled rotten right from the word go and has, not surprisingly, left the main protagonists (Khan and Baj...

by Valery Kulikov on 02 Dec 2019 0 Comment

The defining feature of today’s geopolitical reality is the reorganization of global order with new alignments, new divisions and new forces replacing former norms. At the turn of the century, the situation on the international stage became shaky and unstable, with massive shifts occurring in the structure of interstate relations. As China began gaining more...

by Punarvasu Parekh on 01 Dec 2019 5 Comments

The formation of Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress government in Maharashtra is a fraud on the people of the state and a travesty of their verdict. Never was the politics of power, the hankering after pelf, patronage and office, more visible to the common man in all its stark nakedness. The Bharatiya Janata Party had a chance of shining in solita...

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