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Why US Pressure on Ukraine and Taiwan Is Driving China and Russia Closer Together

The “feel-good” from Tuesday’s virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping leaps out of the US-Russian summit in Geneva in June. Biden’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently sought to create a “stable and predictable” relationship…

Islamic State sparks fears across intelligence communities worldwide

by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury While the Islamic State (ISIS) nightmare is re-emerging, there are already sparking fears across intelligence communities throughout the world about the possible threats posed by this ruthless pro-Caliphate jihadist outfit. There also are speculations of…

US Recognition of the Taliban Could Be a Geopolitical Game Changer

The stunning disclosure late Tuesday in Brussels that the US is working on a “road map” for recognition to the Taliban Government will take a lot of people by surprise but it could have been expected sooner rather than later.…

Kidnapped by ISIS, brainwashed and turned into a child soldier: A Yazidi’s story

By Jennifer Bell A former child soldier for ISIS has told Al Arabiya how he was kidnapped and recruited into the terrorist organization, revealing he was forced to convert to Islam and watch videos of brutal murders to train him…

Biden Should Stop Payment on U.S. Funds to Sisi’s Egypt

By Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin Under Donald Trump’s presidency, Egypt, as well as Saudi Arabia, Israel, the UAE, and other repressive regimes, had virtually free reign to commit unchecked human rights abuses without worry that they might be chastised…

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since US President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against…

Bangladesh: importing terror, exporting fear

The terrible attack on Holey Artisan café in the upper-end Gulshan business district of Dhaka, Bangladesh will have succeeded in announcing that ISIL is indeed in the country. The government was reluctant to admit this fact but it is difficult to…

Orlando

A decade ago, Michael Moore’s film Bowling for Columbine highlighted the issue of guns in the US in the most precise and documented way. With clever camerawork and extensive reporting, by examining factors such as poverty and unemployment, by documenting how easily…

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

In simultaneous, if not necessarily coordinated operations, there are attacks against the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh in its Arabic abbreviation) in Syria and Iraq. ISIS had, in practice, abolished the frontier between Iraq and Syria which…

War with Russia or with ISIS: What ever happened to peace?

War with Russia or with ISIS: What ever happened to peace? By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/4994 According to the Nation magazine and many others, there are two options available to the U.S. government. One is increased hostility perhaps leading to nuclear…

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