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by Andrew Korybko on 31 Jan 2023 0 Comment

While some countries do indeed unilaterally sacrifice their international partnerships in misguided pursuits of national interests just like some unilaterally sacrifice their national interests in misguided pursuits of international ones, the example set by India under External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s stewardship proves that a balance ...

by Michael Brenner on 30 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Never in memory has it been so daunting to figure out what’s going on during a major international crisis as with the Ukraine affair. That sad truth owes much to the total absence of truthful reporting and honest interpretative analysis by the MSM. We are served heavy portions of falsity, fantasy and farrago crudely mixed into a narrative whose relation to r...

by Thierry Meyssan on 29 Jan 2023 0 Comment

It has been almost a year since the Russian army entered Ukraine to implement Security Council Resolution 2202. NATO, rejecting this reason, considers that Russia invaded Ukraine to annex it. In four oblasts, the referendums on joining the Russian Federation seem to confirm NATO’S interpretation, except that the history of Novorossia confirms Russia’s explan...

by Andrew Korybko on 28 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki publicly expressed his deep indignation with the Ukrainian Parliament’s glorification of Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera in a now-deleted tweet celebrating his 114th birthday on 1 January. Publicly financed TVP World quoted him as saying that he told his Ukrainian counterpart Denis Shymgal how unacceptable this was, ...

by James M Dorsey on 27 Jan 2023 0 Comment

If real estate is anything to go by, Dubai is snubbing its nose at Saudi efforts to replace it as the Middle East’s go-to business and expatriate hub. Saudi Arabia’s insistence that corporations doing government-related business in the country, many of which have their regional base in Dubai, move their offices to the kingdom by 2024 has yet to dampen the ap...

by B R Ambedkar on 26 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held eleven sessions. Out of these eleven sessions the first six were spent in passing the Objectives Resolution and the consideration o...

by Shreerang Godbole on 25 Jan 2023 0 Comment

After years of pleas, petitions and toying with the idea of Dominion Status, the Indian National Congress (INC) finally came around to the idea of Complete Independence at its Lahore session in December 1929. The Congress decided that 26 January 1930 be observed as Purna Swaraj Day (Day of Complete Self-rule). This news was heartwarming to all patriots who h...

by Shreerang Godbole on 24 Jan 2023 0 Comment

India celebrates her ‘Republic Day’ on January 26 every year. Less known is the fact that from 1930 to 1947, this day was observed as ‘Independence Day’. Critics of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (hereafter Sangh) accuse the organization of staying aloof from Republic Day celebrations. It was on 26 January 1930 that Purna Swaraj Day (Day of Complete Self-ru...

by Pepe Escobar on 23 Jan 2023 1 Comment

The consensus among future historians will be inevitable: the 2020s started with a diabolic murder. Baghdad airport, January 3, 2020, 00:52 a.m. local time. The assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, by la...

by Andrew Korybko on 22 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Russian Special Representative to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov’s latest visit to Kabul [Jan 12-ed] coincided with the worst Pakistani-Taliban tensions since the latter group emerged as their country’s de facto leaders in August 2021. During his time in the Afghan capital, his host’s Deputy Spokesman and Assistant Director of Public Relations at the Ministry of ...

by Ken Freeland on 21 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Today [Jan 16-ed] we celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest heroes in the pantheon of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave; a man who exemplified the real meaning of both of these American epithets. Before we go on to re-examine and celebrate his true legacy, let’s take a brief look back at the first generation of heroes in the American Hal...

by Andrew Korybko on 20 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Thousands of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters stormed the Presidential Palace, Congress, and the Supreme Court on Sunday [Jan 8-Ed] in an unsuccessful attempt to reverse the outcome of last year’s election that narrowly saw his predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (“Lula”) return to office. The participants alleged that electronic voti...

by Batiushka on 19 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Joke of the Decade from the quisling Stoltenberg: ‘NATO is united’. (Amazing what a few million dollars deposited into their bank accounts will do to some people’s sense of truth-telling. Ask the President of the Ukraine, if you do not believe me). Apparently, Stoltenberg has not heard of Greece and Türkiye (whose President the NATO US tried to assassinate)....

by Pepe Escobar on 18 Jan 2023 0 Comment

2023 starts with collective NATO in Absolutely Freak Out Mode as Russian Defense Minister Shoigu announces that Russian Navy frigate Admiral Gorshkov is now on tour – complete with a set of Mr. Zircon’s hypersonic business cards. The business tour will encompass the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, and of course include the Mediterranean, the Roman Empire’s fo...

by James M Dorsey on 17 Jan 2023 0 Comment

An official visit to Xinjiang to assess the fate of Turkic Muslims in the troubled north-western Chinese Province is a risky proposition by any definition. Even so, it would be worth the risk if China and Türkiye could agree on the terms of a visit. The problem is that the terms constitute a zero-sum game. China wins if it controls the program of a visiting...

by Andrew Korybko on 16 Jan 2023 0 Comment

The worst-case scenario is that Pakistan launches even just a limited ground operation into Afghanistan together with relying on US drone strikes either across the border or within its own. That could immediately set into motion the fast-moving sequence of events that results in the never-ending war that former Prime Minister Imran Khan is so concerned about...

by Thierry Meyssan on 15 Jan 2023 0 Comment

It is rare for international relations to be shaken as they were in 2022. And it is not over. The process that has begun will not stop, even if events disrupt it and possibly interrupt it for a few years. The domination of the West, both the United States and the former colonial powers of Europe (mainly the United Kingdom, France and Spain) and Asia (Japan),...

by Ashwani Mahajan on 14 Jan 2023 1 Comment

Recently, the United States’ Trade Representative (USTR) complained to the World Trade Organization that US exports are suffering because of India’s restriction on genetically modified (GM) imports. Significantly, in the context of food imports, India has mandated the certification of non-GM products. US says that the World Trade Organization should instruct...

by Pepe Escobar on 13 Jan 2023 0 Comment

The year 2022 ended with a Zoom call to end all Zoom calls: Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping discussing all aspects of the Russia-China strategic partnership in an exclusive video call. Putin told Xi how “Russia and China managed to ensure record high growth rates of mutual trade,” meaning “we will be able to reach our target of $200 billion by 2024 ...

by Andrew Korybko on 12 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Bloomberg reported that 79% of Swedes polled by the popular Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter are against sacrificing their values in the face of Turkish demands to change their laws on terrorism in order to receive Ankara’s approval for joining NATO. This presents a dilemma for that Nordic nation since becoming a formal member of that anti-Russian alliance is it...

by Petr Konovalov on 11 Jan 2023 0 Comment

On December 8, 2022 in Washington the defense chiefs of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, members of the 2021 AUKUS defense alliance, praised the nuclear submarine construction process for Australia and expressed their hope that it would proceed as soon as possible. The US Department of Defense stressed that all of the above parties would ...

by Andrei on 10 Jan 2023 0 Comment

There is no doubt that NATO is trying hard to escalate the war in the Ukraine. Just before the end of the year there were two drones strikes against a major Aerospace Forces base in Engels. The attacks were not very successful, but Russians did die when shrapnel hit a fuel truck which exploded. The importance of that attack was that Engels is located deep i...

by Andrew Korybko on 09 Jan 2023 0 Comment

The West’s perception managers can’t deny India’s contribution to irreversibly changing the world order, hence why they’re now forced to begrudgingly acknowledge it, though not without throwing shade at Delhi at the same time. India’s principled neutrality towards the Ukrainian Conflict last year already reaped the grand strategic dividend of turning it int...

by James M Dorsey on 08 Jan 2023 0 Comment

One-upmanship in Middle Eastern sports just wretched up a notch as superstar Cristiano Ronaldo joins state-owned Saudi football club Al Nassr FC for reportedly a whopping US$241 million over 2.5 years. Mr. Ronaldo’s transfer, involving the biggest football salary in history, beats Qatar-owned Paris St. Germain’s acquisition in 2017 of Brazilian player Neymar...

by Vladimir Terehov on 07 Jan 2023 0 Comment

In late December last year, Pakistan’s Balochistan province, which covers 45% of the country’s desert and sparsely populated area, suffered three terrorist attacks in less than two days. The most damaging of these was an improvised explosive device that blew up an army convoy in the eastern Kohlu district of the province on December 25. As a result, five ser...

by R Hariharan on 06 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Sri Lanka did not cover itself with glory in the year 2022. But the year is a remarkable one in Sri Lanka' political history. The spontaneous Aragalaya protestors demonstrated that they cannot be taken for granted by their elected representatives. It did not matter if they were Rajapaksas – their heroes of yesterday. The protestors’ battle cry “GotaGoGama” s...

by Andrew Korybko on 05 Jan 2023 0 Comment

The five strategies suggested in this piece are integral for further accelerating the global systemic transition to multiplexity that has already reached its latest tripolar phase as a result of India’s masterful responses to the past year’s chaotic events. In the span of a single year, India emerged as a globally significant Great Power, one whose policies ...

by Batiushka on 04 Jan 2023 0 Comment

It is often said that the systemic Western European superiority complex, a disease which consists of the self-justified domination and exploitation of the surrounding world, began with the First ‘Crusade’ (1096-1099). Technically, this is true, but before it there were other events which we may call ‘Pre-Crusades’. For example, there was the massacre by the ...

by James M Dorsey on 03 Jan 2023 0 Comment

Qatar 2022 put the myth of a separation of sports and politics to bed. Like in Qatar, human, worker, and LGBT rights are likely to be left, right, and centre as other Gulf and North African states move centre stage as hosts of and bidders for some of the world’s foremost mega-sporting events, the 2030 World Cup and the 2036 Olympics, and major Asian tourname...

by Brian Berletic on 02 Jan 2023 0 Comment

US appears to be in the process of transferring its Patriot air defense missile system to Ukraine. CNN in its article, “Exclusive: US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine,” claims the US will approve and then quickly ship the system or systems into Ukraine in just days after the decision is made. Paradoxically, CNN admits that t...

by Valery Kulikov on 01 Jan 2023 0 Comment

The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia is now the focus of attention not only by their immediate neighbours as the stability of the Middle East and the situation in their rival countries, such as Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, depends on the development of this relationship. According to anecdotal evidence leaked to the media, Iranian le...

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