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The NBA Did Nothing Wrong
Business
The NBA Did Nothing Wrong
October 15, 2019

If you want massive corporations to serve one master then they must be given no opportunity to serve a second, the NBA did nothing wrong, Tim Kirby writes.

The Art of the Flank: India and Other Asian Nations Join the Polar Silk Road
October 15, 2019

The best partnerships occur when all participants have special talents to bring to the relationship which makes a whole more powerful than the sum of its parts.

The Art of the Flank: India and Other Asian Nations Join the Polar Silk Road
World
Fake News, Fake Polls, and Now, Fake History
World
Fake News, Fake Polls, and Now, Fake History
October 14, 2019

Trump, who is more concerned about the Trump Towers in Istanbul than in protecting an American ally, has sent a stark warning to the Kurdish Regional Government of northern Iraq.

A Peg for a Peg: That’s the West’s Offer for China
October 14, 2019

The Saudis are the weak link in the US’s Mideast Alliance. Hong Kong is China’s soft financial underbelly, Tom Luongo writes.

A Peg for a Peg: That’s the West’s Offer for China
Business
The World Turned Upside Down
History
The World Turned Upside Down
October 13, 2019

Now history is repeating itself, except this time the Saudis are going to be its losers not its winners. The world is about to turn upside down again.

Is America Ready for Socialism?
October 13, 2019

Professor Cavell gives his views on current developments in American politics with a historical perspective on socialist movements in US society.

Is America Ready for Socialism?
Society
The Obligation to Discredit Colonial ‘Regret’
History
The Obligation to Discredit Colonial ‘Regret’
October 12, 2019

Regret is not an acknowledgement of colonial violence, especially when it refuses to acknowledge the victims murdered by the British Empire.

Nationalism Doesn’t Mean Isolationism: Why Bertrand Russell Is Wrong
October 12, 2019

When a global sociopathic system goes into hyper-drive to destroy President Trump, you should take it very seriously.

Nationalism Doesn’t Mean Isolationism: Why Bertrand Russell Is Wrong
History
Is Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Gambit an Anti-Impeachment Card? How Trump Uses This to Win in 2020
World
Is Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Gambit an Anti-Impeachment Card? How Trump Uses This to Win in 2020
October 11, 2019

As the old saying goes, “A lie spreads half way around the world while the truth is putting on his shoes.” But what of half-truths, do they spread a quarter-way, or a third?

Trump’s Syria Withdrawal? Relax, It’s Another PR Gimmick
October 11, 2019

Trump has managed to unite Congress in provoking near-unanimous condemnation of his surprise announcement to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria.

Trump’s Syria Withdrawal? Relax, It’s Another PR Gimmick
World
US Betrays Kurds – Again
Editorial
US Betrays Kurds – Again
October 11, 2019

Kurdish militants have only one choice: they must reconcile with their Syrian Arab brothers and the Syrian Arab Army to defend their common nation.

Trump’s Latest Foreign Policy Nightmare: Peace Breaking out in the Middle East
October 10, 2019

Working out a peace plan makes a lot of sense for the entire region. Someone needs to call the CEO of Lockheed Martin with the bad news as Putin’s Middle East Peace plan seems to be more of a runner than Trump’s.

Trump’s Latest Foreign Policy Nightmare: Peace Breaking out in the Middle East
World

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Syria’s Kurds, who have been successful in occupying large tracts of territory originally seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), are now facing concerted military pressure from Turkey, which is backed by military forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Ironically, the Kurds are facing one NATO military force, that of Turkey, while being armed and trained by another NATO military, that of the United States...
Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet With Iranians at Their Peril
Security
Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet With Iranians at Their Peril
October 10, 2019

Apart from their ineffectiveness, the dark side of sanctions is what they do to third parties who get caught up in the conflict.

America’s Political Implosion
October 9, 2019

The polarization in American politics has become so extreme there seems no longer to be any center ground. The political establishment is consequently imploding into an abyss of its own making.

America’s Political Implosion
World
Checkmate? US Partisan Smash-up Sparks Turbocharged Russia-China Alliance
Security
Checkmate? US Partisan Smash-up Sparks Turbocharged Russia-China Alliance
October 9, 2019

Hopefully Moscow and Beijing will continue to be in the position to remind the US that the world was never intended to have just one master.

The Plot to Overthrow the Pope
October 8, 2019

Francis has been as effective in ousting the far-right from their perches of power in Rome as he once was in ejecting unruly drunks from bars in Buenos Aires.

The Plot to Overthrow the Pope
World
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Washington Prefers Confrontation With Russia to Dialogue and Cooperation
Security
Washington Prefers Confrontation With Russia to Dialogue and Cooperation
October 8, 2019

Washington’s combination of military confrontation and economic sanctions in its campaign against Russia has no moral basis, Brian Cloughley writes.

HSBC Never Left the Dope Trade nor the Crown: Why HSBC Is No ‘Victim Institution’ in the Huawei Case
October 7, 2019

HSBC can be regarded for all intents and purposes as a British entity operating for British interests under the guise of a Chinese bank, Cynthia Chung writes.

HSBC Never Left the Dope Trade nor the Crown: Why HSBC Is No ‘Victim Institution’ in the Huawei Case
World
Can Trump’s ‘Middle Lane Nationalism’ Hold the Line Against System-Network Attack Strategy?
World
Can Trump’s ‘Middle Lane Nationalism’ Hold the Line Against System-Network Attack Strategy?
October 7, 2019

The question is: can Trump’s instinctive, creative ambiguity hold the line of US credibility (which exists more in the eye of the domestic beholder?)

Syria Between the Ottoman Hammer and the Israeli Anvil
October 6, 2019

The ultimate irony is that Syria, the eternal, the cradle of civilization and the home of the three monotheistic religions, has become a prey to the Ottoman and Israeli empires.

Syria Between the Ottoman Hammer and the Israeli Anvil
World
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