UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Absurdity of the New ‘Great Game’ in Central Asia

  4 comments   |     by By Lyle J. Goldstein

When the American people went to the polls in November 2016, they could be forgiven for thinking they had elected a president who might just bring the troops home from Afghanistan. After nearly seventeen years of grinding war in that poor, desolate and ultimately i

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Raigarh authorities should protect Adivasis’ right to peaceful protest

  0 comments   |     by By Amnesty International India

Local authorities in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, should respect and protect the right of Adivasi villagers opposing the activities of private companies to conduct peaceful protests on 15 and 16 January. Residents of six villages in Gharghoda block, Raigarh are planning a protest against the unlawful construction of an ash pond by TRN Energy Limited in Nawapara Tenda village and the establishment of

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The United States and Pakistan: Best Frenemies Forever?

  0 comments   |     by By Laurel Miller

The United States is once again ratcheting up the pressure on Pakistan to fall in line with U.S. policy in Afghanistan by ending the Afghan Taliban’s enjoyment of safe haven. Unsurprisingly, Pakistan is once again pushing back. Amid the mistrust, mutual recrimination, and stale narratives that have increasingly characterized the U.S.-Pakistan relationship in r

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Trump Turns on Pakistan By Eric Margolis

  0 comments   |     by By Eric Margolis

Henry Kissinger rightly noted that it’s often more dangerous being an ally of the United States than its enemy. The latest victim of this sad truism is Pakistan, a loyal ally of the US sinc

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Window to the West WHEN in 1960 Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. WHEN in 1960 Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao, his second ambassador to Pakistan, he reportedly advised him: “Look after Pakistan; it is China’s window to the West”. Mao’s depiction may have been as much metaphorical as geographical. During the 1960s, Pakistan was China’s diplomatic

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Continuity of Agenda: US Encirclement of China Continues Under Trump

  0 comments   |     by Ulson Gunnar

The United States has pursued a decades-long policy of encircling, containing and if possible, undermining China as part of a larger strategy of achieving and maintaining what US policy papers call “primacy” over Asia. US policy has led to deeply-rooted networks operating within China’s borders and along China’s geopolitical peripheries to divide and des

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Pakistan Says the US Is No Longer Our Ally. Pakistan’s Realignment with China and Iran?

  0 comments   |     by Darius Shahtahmaesibi

Donald Trump’s decision to ring in the New Year by

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Trump Afghan Policy Aimed at Taliban or at China? by F William Engdahl

  0 comments   |     by F William Engdahl

In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it of aiding the Afghan Taliban and pledging to cut all US military aid to that country as reprisal. A deeper view into the si

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Zionism and Islamophobia Convergence of Interests

  0 comments   |     by Jamshed Abbas

Back in 2008, a Zionist Jew named Barre Seid living in the US issued a check for just under $17 million. The purpose was to fund the distribution of 28 million copies of a hate-filled documentary whose premise was that Islam is equivalent to Nazism and is the greatest threat the West faces. The CDs were distributed by the Clarion Fund, which has been linked to the Israeli group Aish HaTorah.

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US Loses Key Ally in South Asia: Screwed Up in Muslim World

  0 comments   |     by Alex GORKA

So, the US has lost another major ally. President Trump does not shy away from openly chiding Pakistan in his tweets

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