Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?

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By Peter Koenig Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to...

NATO – 70th Anniversary of the Most Murderous – and Legal – Organization on...

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By Peter Koenig On 4th of April 2019 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) “celebrated” the 70th Anniversary of its murderous existence. This horror organization...

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Forth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana., Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference,...

The Demise of Global Britain

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By Graham Vanbergen The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time...

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

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By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought...

Venezuela – Towards an Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Government of Venezuela called an international Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, 14-16 June, 2018 – to debate the current foreign injected economic...

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

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By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and...

Identity Politics: Diversion from the Growing Economic Crisis?

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By Ghada Chehade Despite the reality of ever-increasing economic despair – including, and perhaps especially, for minorities – no one is willing to talk about class...

Facing the Shadow of Colonialism in Trump’s America

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By Nozomi Hayase From Muslim bans to attacks on LGBTQ communities and immigrants, the Trump presidency is regressing civil society with a colonial hierarchy. In...

Dogged by Charges of Racism Where is Trump’s Concern for American Workers?

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By Kim Petersen Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s base as “deplorables” holding racist attitudes. Indeed, many of Trump’s policies do negatively target people...

North Korea – an Agent of Peace?

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By Peter Koenig   The false alarm on a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii last Saturday from North Korea did not help the Peace Talks which...

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

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By Peter Koenig   When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall...

Brexit – How the British People were Hacked

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By Graham Vanbergen In today’s context, social engineering has now moved on – dramatically. It refers to the manipulation of people into performing actions they wouldn't normally...

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

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By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial...

Yemen – Appeal to President Putin

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By Peter Koenig Dear President Putin, Yemen, a peaceful and extremely poor country is being slaughtered, literally slaughtered by the Saudis, with the full weapons, funding...

North Korea – Killer Sanctions Imposed by the Foremost Institution of Peace and Justice...

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations was created to safeguard peace, justice, and security at a time when the “world was in ruins”. In this...

Venezuela – Confronting the Neoliberal Propaganda Media Machine

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By Peter Koenig Venezuela is arguably the only true democracy in the western world. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on the western world's “demonisation”...

London, Manchester, Paris et al – State Terror on its own Citizens – Again...

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By Peter Koenig Are you still fantasising about justice, equality, and liberty? Peter Koenig elaborates on the understated claims of “False Flags”, the horrors of...

Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

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By Henry A. Giroux Trump’s election has unleashed a brand of savage capitalism that not only has and will continue to have horrible consequences, but...

Enduring Gender Inequality in Politics: Where to from here?

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By Emma Dalton Women political leaders are no longer anomalies. But gender parity in politics is still a long way off. This paper considers why...

Democracy in Exile and the Curse of Totalitarianism

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By Henry Giroux With his white supremacist ideology and racist contempt for Muslims on full display, President Trump has issued an executive order banning all...

Unelectability, Sovereignty and Occupy

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By Thomas Swann Highly popular candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn were deemed unelectable. In being described as unelectable, these politicians are being...

Life After Trump

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By Boris Kagarlitsky Trump’s election is not just a separate random episode of current politics. It is also not an indicator of American exceptionalism. It...

2016 Elections: The Political Process as a Mechanism of Control

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By Vince Montes This article examines the US political process and the duopoly party system within a vast array of state strategies and elite manipulation....

Lessons from the Vietnam War

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By John Marciano Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in 1975, the central and most critical issue is the “struggle for memory”,...

The 2016 Elections: “The Bad Losers” and What They Fear Losing

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By Diana Johnstone If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems...

Snowden – Just a Clever Ruse? Propaganda, Empire’s One of the Key Strategic Weapons

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By Peter Koenig This is not about Snowden, the movie. This is about Ed Snowden, the by now 33-year-old NSA whistleblower and hero for hundreds...

After the Election: Don’t Panic, Think!

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By Diana Johnstone In 2016, the fundamentally undemocratic U.S. two-party system presented the public with the two most hated candidates in history. The choice was...

Chosen Leaders, Proven Failures And Political Debacles – OpEd

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By James Petras The concepts, symbols and signs of the ruling class determine who will be the political “choices” for leaders and officials. Political elites...

The Iran Sanctions Act by US Congress – Versus the Multilateral Iran Accord

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By Dan Steinbock In a broad interview with Iran’s leading international news agency and international daily, Dr. Steinbock takes a critical look at the at...

The Coming War on China

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By John Pilger When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression...

Assad Adviser Says We Are In A Time That Will Determine The Future Of...

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By Brandon Turbeville As the war in Syria continues to rage on, it is becoming more and more obvious that the battle taking place...

Revisiting The Anthropology of Trump: Ethnography and the Power of Culture

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By Paul Stoller Two days ago the election of Donald J Trump as our 45th President shocked millions of Americans. How could a man so...

Japan’s Politics is Opening Up to Women, But Don’t Expect a Feminist Revolution Yet

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By Emma Dalton and Mari Miura Three women have in recent months been appointed to politically powerful positions in Japan. But even as seeing...

“Anti-Americanism” in the Philippines. President Duterte’s Subaltern Counter-Hegemony

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By E. San Juan Jr.   Guerilla Incursions from the Boondocks “A howling wilderness” was what General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to make of Samar, Philippines....

How to Understand Syria’s “Proxy war” – And Who’s Fighting For Whom

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By Simon Mabon As another attempted ceasefire falls apart, the destruction of the Syrian people and state goes on. The country’s economy has been annihilated, and...

Anarchy in the USA: Five Years On, the Legacy of Occupy Wall Street and...

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By Ruth Kinna, Alex Prichard and Thomas Swann It was a turning point in the story of a new kind of democracy – and how...

Donald Trump and the World: Five Challenges

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By Simon Reich The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really...

Five Things That Explain Donald Trump’s Stunning Presidential Election Victory

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By Anthony J. Gaughan A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on Tuesday night. In one...

Loss and Damage of Climate Change – from Managing Risks to the Politics of...

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By Swenja Surminski With the passing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, efforts to fight the changing climate’s causes and consequences have received increased...

The Curse of Aleppo and Understanding the Syrian Civil War

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By Simon Mabon Five years have passed since the deadliest civil war of the 21st century began. Dr. Simon Mabon discusses what caused the uprising...

Bigotry for Profit and “Fun:” Traversing the Wasteland of U.S. Election News

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By Anthony DiMaggio By now, many Americans are familiar with CBS President Les Moonves’ infamous comment that journalists’ sensationalistic fixation on the Donald Trump “circus”...

The Frighteningly High Human and Financial Costs of War

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By Rami G Khouri The ravages and costs of war can persist for generations after the fighting and bombing stop. We have always known that war...

American Millennials and the World

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By A. Trevor Thrall and Erik Goepner The 9/11 attacks have been the defining event of the American millennial generation. The article discusses how American...

America at War with Itself

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By Henry A. Giroux As the United States has moved from a welfare to a warfare state, it has militarised every aspect of society. This...

How the Brexit Referendum was Trumped: Personality, Protest and Patriotism

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By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson  In this article, the authors contend the electioneering style of what they label “Trumpism” was distinctly manifested and a...

Will Africa Feed China? “Begging with a Golden Bowl” Food Security and Commercial...

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By Deborah Brautigam In this excerpt from her book, ‘Will Africa Feed China?’, the author discusses China-Cameroon agricultural development and investment. On November 17, 2005, Yang...

Donald Trump is the Presidential Candidate the Republican Party Deserves

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By Lawrence Ware Republicans have had no problem using bigotry, often in subtle ways, to win elections. White supremacy is a well-established part of Republican...

The New Tyranny: A Preface to the 2016 Elections in the United States

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By Timothy K. Kuhner Democracy in the United States has been replaced by a rival form of government premised upon the power of wealth. Not...

“Without Haste But Without Pause”: Cuba-US Relations in the Age of Obama

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By John M. Kirk and Stephen Kimber This article analyses the significance of the March 2016 visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama, assesses changes...

Duterte’s Global Impact

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From the Editors On 1st July 2016, Rodrigo Duterte will begin his term as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Mr Duterte has formidable...

America’s Iran Policy and the Undermining of International Order

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By Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett Strategic competition between America and Iran will shape not only the Middle East’s balance of power, but also...

The Year of Iran: Tehran’s Challenge to American Hegemony in 2014

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In 1979, Iran shocked the world—and directly confronted America’s hegemonic ambitions in the Middle East—by charting its own...

Can the West Get Out of Its (Self-Made) Cul-de-Sac?

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In recent years, the limits on America’s ability to shape important outcomes in the Middle East unilaterally—or even...

America’s Never-Ending War in the Middle East

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett While President Obama continues – at least for now – to resist redeploying large numbers of U.S. soldiers...

China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

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Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president, Xi...

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Offensive, Iran’s “Proxy” Strategy, and the Middle East’s New “Cold War”

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Riyadh’s war in Yemen marks a dramatic escalation in its efforts to roll back Iran’s rising influence in the Middle...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding. Below, Oliver Richmond discusses how statebuilding...

The Delusions of Counterinsurgency

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By David Martin Jones and Michael L.R. Smith The theory and practice of counterinsurgency, ‘COIN’, preoccupied Western military thinking after 9/11. In the Political Impossibility...

The Problems of Unfree Trade: Various Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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By Binoy Kampmark How free is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Covering a region spanning 40 percent of the world’s GDP and 12 signatory states, an argument...

Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

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By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding. Below, Oliver Richmond discusses how statebuilding...

How to Defeat Western Neo-Colonialism

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By Andre Vltchek The West managed to build its wealth, including the social nets, on plunder, deception, slavery and countless holocausts on all continents of...

Learning to Live in the World Instead of Ruling It

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By John Grant So how should Americans live in this new world? That’s the crossroads we’re at, the question at hand. Some advocate a very...

APEC 2015: Change is in the Air

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By Dan Steinbock Despite diplomatic missteps, APEC 2015 could pave way to regional peace and development. The triangular perspectives of Washington, Beijing and Manila tell...

The China Model: A Civilizational-State Perspective

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By Zhang Weiwei China’s dramatic rise should be understood in the context of China as a civilizational state, i.e. an amalgam of the world’s oldest...

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