Afghanistan and the CIA heroin ratline

Afghanistan and the CIA heroin ratline

Pepe Escobar August 25, 2021 The Persian Gulf harbors an array of extremely compromising secrets. Near the top is the Afghan heroin ratline – with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) positioned as the golden node of a transnational, trillion dollar heroin money laundering operation. Originally posted on LewRockwell homepage on January 18, 2021 In this […]

Pepe Escobar – “Welcome to Pipelineistan!”

Pepe Escobar – “Welcome to Pipelineistan!”

Pepe Escobar August 24, 2021 At one point last week, the price of a barrel of crude oil — which had risen as high as $147 last July and, with the global economic meltdown, hit a low of $32 in 2009 — rebounded above $51. Prices at the local gas pump are expected to rise as well in the […]

What the West gets wrong about China

What the West gets wrong about China

Rana Mitter and Elsbeth Johnson August 23, 2021 Many people have wrongly assumed that political freedom would follow new economic freedoms in China and that its economic growth would have to be built on the same foundations as in the West. The authors suggest that those assumptions are rooted in three essentially false beliefs about modern China: […]

The East-West WWIII Tinderbox & Authoritarian-ization of America

The East-West WWIII Tinderbox & Authoritarian-ization of America

Gordon Hahn on Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute August 10, 2021  Professor Gordon Hahn is interviewed by Hrvoje Morić of Geopolitics & Empire Gordon Hahn discusses what he calls the New East-West Cold War or Russia-West Tinderbox, which can potentially escalate into a WWIII scenario. He examines the key drivers between the Russia-West divide which is primarily […]

Biden cannot counter China with a team that lacks expertise

Biden cannot counter China with a team that lacks expertise

William H. Overhalt July 20, 2021 President Biden’s foreign policy team says China is the priority, but the team lacks China expertise. Other than trade experience at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Biden’s Cabinet has no China expertise. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has worked on issues involving Europe, Canada and the Middle East. […]

Why Western mudslinging has failed to dampen Xinjiang cotton

Why Western mudslinging has failed to dampen Xinjiang cotton

By Xinhua writers Tao Fangwei and Gu Yu July 20, 2021 — Despite the Xinjiang cotton boycott instigated by some Western politicians under the pretext of “forced labor,” the region’s cotton and textile industry has shown resilience by further tapping markets and winning over more customers with its superior quality. — In the first four […]

Why war?

Why war?

John Scales Avery TFF Associate July 14, 2021 I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the reasons why the institution of war continues to threaten human civilization and the biosphere, and the steps that might be taken to rid the world of war. The book may be downloaded and circulated […]

Op-Ed: We don’t need a new Cold War with China

Op-Ed: We don’t need a new Cold War with China

Andrew Bacevich July 1, 2021 Has a new Cold War, this one pitting the United States against the People’s Republic of China, commenced? Rhetoric coming out of Washington, amplified by hawkish media commentary, appears to take a Second Cold War as a given, something perhaps even to be welcomed. Originally posted by Los Angeles Times […]

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

Quincy Institute July 1st, 2021 WASHINGTON — In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s recent vote to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (SCA), and reports that it will receive a Senate floor vote this week, 66 organizations said: Originally posted on the Quincy Institute’s website on May 17, 2021 here “We, the undersigned organizations that represent […]

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis

Kenny Stancil May 13, 2021 A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden’s spending priorities indicate that he thinks “preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change. As Israel continues its deadly assault on Palestinians throughout the occupied territories, a new analysis released Monday night shows that if congressional lawmakers in the U.S. approve the federal budget unveiled last […]

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