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by Vladimir Odintsov on 19 Sep 2021 0 Comment

The fact that Europeans need their joint armed forces can be heard more and more often in the European Union lately. The number of such statements has increased noticeably, especially against the backdrop of the US and NATO’s failure in Afghanistan. “America is leaving Afghanistan not only defeated but humiliated,” writes the French Le Figaro. The f...

by Jayasree Saranathan on 18 Sep 2021 2 Comments

Anywhere you look around there are more Ganesha temples than Muruga temples in Tamil Nadu. This comparison comes from the premise that Muruga is considered to be a Tamil God while Ganesha is not! First we should understand this is a politician’s version and can be outwitted by a simple logic that if Muruga is a Tamil God, then Ganesh also is a Tamil God, in ...

by Yuriy Zinin on 17 Sep 2021 5 Comments

After the complete evacuation of the US and NATO military from Afghanistan, the possibility of a return of Al-Qaeda (a terrorist group banned in Russia) is causing concern. Al Qaeda carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, and they are now receiving a safe haven in Afghanistan, as it did before the tragedy. Taliban morale is now highe...

by Thierry Meyssan on 16 Sep 2021 1 Comment

Moscow and Washington are preparing the reorganization of the Levant that they drew up during the Geneva meeting (known as “Yalta 2”) on June 16. The aim is to draw conclusions from the terrible Western military defeat in Syria without humiliating the United States. According to this peace agreement, Syria would be placed in the Russian zone, while Lebanon w...

by F William Engdahl on 15 Sep 2021 3 Comments

The ignominious US withdrawal from Afghanistan has blown a global hole in the post-1945 American Century system of elaborate world domination, a power vacuum that likely will lead to irreversible consequences. The immediate case in point is whether Biden’s Washington strategists - as he clearly makes no policy - have already managed to lose the support of it...

by Michael Brenner on 14 Sep 2021 6 Comments

Captain Ahab’s obsessive hunt for Moby Dick was driven by the thirst for revenge. The great white whale had maimed Ahab – in soul as well as body. Ahab was consumed by the passion to restore his sense of self, to regain his prowess and make himself whole again, by killing his nemesis – a compulsion that his wooden leg never let weaken. America’s “war-...

by R Hariharan on 13 Sep 2021 0 Comment

Sri Lanka government had resisted enforcing a lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic as advised by medical health authorities for nearly ten months. Instead, it had opted for travel restrictions. However, the government was forced to announce a 10-day nation-wide lockdown from August 20. But when the total number of cases breached the figure of four lakhs a...

by Jayasree Saranathan on 12 Sep 2021 2 Comments

The idea of Lemuria was invented due to the influence of the then prevailing mood in the scientific community. Philip Sclator, who discovered Lemuria, was doing research on animals and their habitat. Greatly influenced by Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, he was engaged in research in Madagascar Islands on the African shores of the Indian Ocean. While doing so, ...

by Jayasree Saranathan on 11 Sep 2021 0 Comment

In the 18th and 19th Centuries, Europeans were travelling all over the world, noticing unfamiliar new cultures and new places. During the same time many disciplines in Science and Archeology were getting created and new research papers were getting released. As far as History was concerned, Europeans were eager to trace their ancestors. They had learnt, from...

by Jaibans Singh on 10 Sep 2021 4 Comments

“It is a real tragedy that Geelani was buried in India and not in Pakistan.” This statement posted on Facebook by Indu Jalali, a Kashmiri Pandit lady living in Europe, aptly summarises the widespread sentiment at the demise, due to old age, of the Kashmiri separatist, Syed Ali Geelani, at age 91, on 1 September. Geelani was the kingpin of separatism in ...

by Ramtanu Maitra on 09 Sep 2021 1 Comment

It will be difficult, but necessary, to resist the green energy crusaders’ pressure to abandon fossil fuels precipitously. It is universally accepted that neither solar nor wind are more efficient energy sources than CO2-emitting fossil fuels. One may wonder why the crusaders are not developing concrete plans to install zero-emission nuclear power plants, wh...

by Ramtanu Maitra on 08 Sep 2021 4 Comments

Today’s pandemic-devastated world is confronted with yet another threat. It is the threat of climate change brought about by the rising amount of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. Despite statements by many “experts” that the threats are real, we do not know with any degree of certainty how big this problem will be in the future, or when we will en...

by James M Dorsey on 07 Sep 2021 2 Comments

Dogu Perincek is celebrating the perceived defeat of US forces in Afghanistan. The staunchly anti-American Turkish politician doesn’t fare well in elections and has no official position in government but his sway on official thinking should not be underestimated. His response to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan suggests that it is not just Islamists and ji...

by James M Dorsey on 06 Sep 2021 16 Comments

Recent attacks on Kabul’s international airport by the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate raise multiple questions as well as the spectre of paradigm shifts in the drivers and expanding geography of political violence. The attacks have called into question the Taliban’s ability to maintain security and keep a lid on the activities of multiple militant groups i...

by Michael Hudson on 05 Sep 2021 2 Comments

In a Financial Times op-ed, “Investors in Xi’s China face a rude awakening” (August 30, 2021), George Soros writes that Xi’s “crackdown on private enterprise shows he does not understand the market economy. … Xi Jinping, China’s leader, has collided with economic reality. His crackdown on private enterprise has been a significant drag on the economy.” Tra...

by Aram Mirzaei on 04 Sep 2021 11 Comments

These past weeks in Afghanistan have been what some would call a shit storm, in lack of better words. What is unfolding in front of our eyes is truly both a tragedy of great proportions and a spectacle of some sort I guess. After 20 years of occupation, Washington and its obedient dogs are not just retreating, they are fleeing in panic from Afghanistan. The ...

by Phil Butler on 03 Sep 2021 1 Comment

The caption under a photograph of a familiar public figure on a boat somewhere reads, “Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the modernization of Russia’s navy.” In my ever more cynical geopolicy brain I hear echoing, “Good God people, stop him before he manages to do his job!” I mean, just what the hell else should Russia’s president be doing in the ...

by James M Dorsey on 02 Sep 2021 1 Comment

Prince Khalid bin Salman may not have planned it that way but the timing of his visit to Moscow last week [August 23 –ed.] and message to Washington resounded loud and clear. The Saudi deputy defence minister was signalling by not postponing the visit that he was trying to hedge the kingdom’s bets by signing a defence cooperation agreement with Russia as the...

by Phil Butler on 01 Sep 2021 0 Comment

The scenes from Kabul prompted ten thousand newspapers to frame Saigon evacuation images alongside those from Afghanistan. Only this time YouTube was available to show human bodies falling from US Air Force planes, as Afghans clung to landing gear to escape the Taliban. The scenes, the bitter reality of it all, brought back the memory of America’s southeast ...

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