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The West Resolutely Refuses to Face the Facts in Crimea

One of the more tiresome aspects of the mainstream media is the way they ignore history and treats all modern systems as though they were devoid of historical context. Nowhere is this more obviously the case then in the presentation of the current situation in Crimea. Western politicians and reporters seem completely bereft of historical […]

Asia’s Problems Must Be Solved by Asian Countries

A series of recent events involving China, Japan and India allows us to revisit the theme of the growing influence of these three leading Asian countries on the nature of developments in the Indo-Pacific region. This fact is of particular importance against the backdrop of the continuing decline of the US role in the world […]

Iraq: Things are not Entirely Peaceful in Baghdad

Last month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi convened a conference that he said would give people hope in the “turbulent” political system that emerged following the 2003 US invasion and overthrow of former President Saddam Hussein. “We call on all political forces and parties to defend the interests of the country, avoid discussions of violence, and […]

Why is the US Involving Turkey in Afghanistan?

With Turkey’s direct involvement in the Afghan peace process increasing in an unprecedented way, the latter is likely to be swamped by an era of sharp geo-political tussle in the months and years to come. Given that Turkey has historically good relations with Afghanistan, the Pentagon and the CIA, with both of them being ardent […]

What kind of “Peace” are Britain’s Private Military Companies Bringing to the Middle East?

The US government, with the UK hot on its heels, has long viewed the Middle East as a region where the presence of its army is indispensable not only because there are energy resources there, but due to the opportunity to control vast territories under the guise of “spreading democracy”. Therefore, American and British private […]

Britain is Back to Murdering Foreign Politicians Yet Again

Just recently, a non-factional Ukrainian MP Andrii Derkach filed an appeal to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Irina Venediktova claiming there’s an assassination attempt being prepared on him and on the ex-prosecutor of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine Konstantin Kulik. According to Derkach, this attempt is being staged by a group of nine people, mostly […]