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  • The fatal flaw in America’s Indo-Pacific designs

    A US-brokered peace pact between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and pledges to withdraw nearly all remaining US forces from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq are in line with President Donald Trump’s vow to extract the US from what he has termed “endless wars.”…
  • Japan’s new defense minister a blast from the past

    Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has selected Nobuo Kishi as his minister of defense. Kishi is former prime minister Shinzo Abe’s younger brother, adopted by the Kishi family to maintain the line. Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, had a long career as an infamous official…
  • Lebanon on a precipice between war and peace

    BEIRUT — Squeezed between Israel and Iran, faced with rising emigration of its fractured Christian community, and wracked by a widening wealth gap between a corrupt elite and increasingly desperate poor, Lebanon is being ripped apart. Whether those stresses break into a new era of…
  • Empire’s mask slips at Julian Assange trial

    The concept of “history in the making” has been pushed to extremes when it comes to the extraordinary public service being performed by historian, former UK diplomat and human rights activist  Craig Murray.  Murray – literally, and on a global level – is now positioned…
  • India swings like a pendulum between China and US

    India is caught in a geo-strategic chess game between China and the US. China has been mounting pressure on India since early May by deploying large numbers of troops along the border in Ladakh. Meanwhile the US is also exerting pressure on India for its…
  • Shanghai takes new aim at replacing Hong Kong

    SHANGHAI – On the coastal reaches southeast of Shanghai, China’s ambitions to transform its most populous and affluent city into a global financial hub are beginning to take shape on a ring-shaped city reclaimed from the sea. Beijing is expected to loosen its tight grip…
  • Hun Sen’s labor sop will cost Cambodian industry

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s political move to hike the minimum wage for textile and footwear workers threatens to undermine the crucial industries, which combined account for two-thirds of the nation’s exports.   Under the executive order, announced last week, garment and footwear factory workers’ minimum…
  • NASA lands on a middle path to nuclear fusion

    Earlier this year, a team of scientists based at NASA’s Glenn Research Center reported on a novel, promising method for generating nuclear fusion reactions in solid-state materials they termed “lattice confinement fusion.”  The experimental results and theoretical analysis were published in separate articles in the…
  • Israel-Arab pacts risk a regional backlash

    The leak of a purported Iranian plot to assassinate a US envoy, timed to coincide with the normalization of relations between Israel and Iran’s Arab rivals, has the odor of a planted story. A Politico report citing an anonymous US official claiming that Iran was…
  • The moral case for China to fight a war

    War sounds nearer for China while its contours remain rather foggy. But Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times, a popular newspaper associated with the Communist Party organ the People’s Daily, recently broached the possibility of a real war. “Chinese people don’t want war,…
  • Israel inks twin Arab treaties with UAE, Bahrain

    Israel on Tuesday inked twin diplomatic treaties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, offering a diplomatic boon to the Trump administration, and paving the way for a deal with Saudi Arabia. “We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of…
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