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Putting it in Perspective: “Lebanon Takes its Time, and So it Should!”

LEBNSo the agony lingers on in Lebanon. Yet again, it is taking months to form a government acceptable to everybody, or which the government can sell to everybody. In public, the sticking point is the six Sunni MPs who are allied with the predominantly Shia Hezbollah. Having been…

An Official Anti-Iran US Military Build-up in Iraq

UST56345222It’s official. America is looking for ways to re-build its military presence in Iraq as a way to keep an eye on Iran. This was confirmed by none other than the US president, Donald Trump, himself in a recent interview when he said “I want to be able to watch Iran”, adding that “We’re…

Finally, Washington is Now Law-Bound to Compensate its Victims!

VIC67455232Since most of us are aware of the way Washington approaches its alleged fight against terrorism, murdering tens of thousands of civilians in the process, it seems that the relatives of all those who perished under American bombs in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria may finally get their…

More Ill-Informed Blundering by Australia in Foreign Policy

3322If there were any lingering doubts that Australia actually followed its oft-repeated mantra of being a country that adheres to fundamental principles of law, they were surely dispelled this past week. The Foreign Minister Marise Payne released a statement on the attempted coup…

The US Syria Withdrawal and the Myth of the Islamic State's "Return"

8877At face value – the notion that the US occupation of Syria is key to preventing the return of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) to Syrian territory is unconvincing. Regions west of the Euphrates River where ISIS had previously thrived have since been permanently taken back…

On CNN, Satan, Putin, and God

56462234CNN reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin, without so much as a wave of his mighty hand, is now the cause of the fall of western civilization. What, you think I am kidding? We’ve known all along this was coming, and now the writing will likely be on the U.S. border wall. Meanwhile, the people…

China, Germany and Japan at the Сentre of Davos 2019 Forum

5695The scheduled World Economic Forum, held at the end of January of this year in a Swiss town of Davos, was noteworthy in several ways. First of all we would like to highlight that its focus on Globalization 4.0 is a direct throwback to the times when the concept of the Fourth…

Is Trump Walling America In?

wallWhy is there a fight over a wall?  It can’t be the money.  America just bought two more aircraft carriers at $7-10 billion each, and if they are like the last one, they will arrive broken and unfixable.  It isn’t just that, $5 or $10 billion for a wall?  Reagan spent $2.5 trillion on…

Is the US Really Going to Make It in This World?

HEG32131A couple of days ago, a 36-page long document titled the 2019 National Intelligence Strategy first appeared on the Office of the director of national intelligence (ODNI) website. This paper explores the threats that the US is alleged to face over the course of the next four years…

The Lima Group: International Outlaws

3342The covert and overt interventions taking place against Venezuela by the United States and its allies are a form of aggression and a violation of the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter making the nations involved international outlaws. The attempted coup against…

Why is the US-Japan-Australia-India Format being Revived?

ABP565322One clearly evident trend in the last year has been a revival of the QUAD Security Dialogue, consisting of four democratic nations: the USA, Japan, Australia and India. There have been a lot of comments on this process, from politicians, political observers and the media, and…


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