Afghanistan

"She Betrayed Our Country" - Afghan "Top Gun" Pilot Seeks US Asylum, Sparks Domestic Outrage

Niloofar Rahmani, a 25-year-old pilot lionised widely as the “Afghan Top Gun”, was scheduled to return to Afghanistan last week after a 15-month training course with the US air force. But on the eve of her departure, she declared she will not be returning, triggering a storm of criticism in Afghanistan for “betraying” her nation but also garnering support from activists.

The War On Terrorism Just Keeps Making It Worse

The war on terror has failed more demonstrably than most wars: al-Qaeda numbered in the hundreds in 2001, but today – along with ISIS – it has tens of thousands of fighters and supporters spread across dozens of countries. Political leaders are not blameless, but they tend to be blamed for the wrong thing.

The United States And The Race For Global Hegemony

The American unipolar moment began in earnest following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, thereby offering the American elite the crazy idea of seeking to achieve total global hegemony by conquering the nations of the Heartland, especially through economic and military means.

"Suspicious" Fire Burns Down Hamburg Refugee Center

In what could be the first "blowback" response against German refugees following Monday's deadly Berlin terrorist attack, a suspicious fire erupted at a refugee center in a Hamburg suburb, destroying 28 residential units in the blaze.

Geopolitics, Globalization, And World Order: Part 1

Big and significant nations like Russia, India, China and Iran are virtually impossible to control militarily, leaving only the financial option available. In this sense, the role of central banks and the de-dollarization process are a core strategic interest for these countries as a way of maintaining their full sovereignty. In going in this direction, they deliver a dramatic blow to US aspirations for a global empire.

Deep State Desperation

The pathetic attempts to undo Donald Trump’s victory are signs of desperation, not strength, in the Deep State.

Is India The Next Venezuela?

When India becomes the next Venezuela, which hopefully won’t take longer than three decades, one would actually have cause to celebrate. On per capita basis, Venezuela’s GDP is more than seven times that of India. Venezuelans fight when they go hungry. Indians are too weak to even leave their homes.

Canada Sees 5x Surge In American Refugee Applications... To 28

While none of the celebrities and political figures who vowed to move to Canada if Trump won the Presidency have followed through on their pledges, to our great disappointment, apparently many other disaffected, Hillary-supporting snowflakes have...

The Lessons Of Aleppo (For Trump)

"Do not even consider getting into a new Middle East war - unless Congress votes to authorize it, the American people are united behind it, vital U.S. interests are clearly imperiled, and we know how the war ends and when we can come home. For wars have a habit of destroying presidencies."

NATO-Russia War Seen As Top "Conflict" Risk For 2017 By CFR

A NATO-Russia confrontation has been classified as a top "conflict"risk for the US in 2017 by the annual CFR survey, conducted by foreign policy experts. This placed it alongside the risk of a nuclear crisis with North Korea, a "highly disruptive cyberattack", and a severe terrorist attack on the US among the biggest geopolitical risks for the US.