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India: The Genie Of Lawlessness Is Out Of The Bottle

"Indian culture is tribal and irrational. It simply cannot maintain, let alone create, institutions of the type the British left behind...Freedom of speech is one of the last surviving major pillars of the British legacy, but it has weakened significantly and is rapidly crumbling further, with Modi as a major catalyst."

Endless Regional Chaos: American Presence In Afghanistan Explained

"The geographic location of Afghanistan has always occupied a central role in many geopolitical studies. Donald Trump’s reasons for reinforcing US troops in the region are driven by the continuing US need to prevent a complete Eurasian integration among regional powers..."

Outrage After At Least 5 EU Nations Elect Saudi Arabia On UN Women's Rights Council

“Saudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and in practice. Every Saudi woman must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia bans women from driving cars,” he continued. “Why did the UN choose the world’s leading promoter of gender inequality to sit on its gender equality commission?”

Paul Krugman Loses It Over Coming "Era Of Epic Corruption" In 'Trumpistan'

"I know that many people are still trying to convince themselves that the incoming administration will govern normally, despite the obviously undemocratic instincts of the new commander in chief and the questionable legitimacy of the process that brought him to power... But let’s get real. Everything we know suggests that we’re entering an era of epic corruption and contempt for the rule of law, with no restraint whatsoever..."

Turkey's "Long Arm" In Europe

Turkey is exporting its political wars and tensions to Europe. That is not a good sign for the Old Continent.

Major Foreign Policy Shift: Turkey Abandoning EU For SCO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union "at all costs." Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact.

The Catastrophic Consequences Of Peak Oil Demand

With OPEC’s 2016 World Oil Outlook now grimly forecasting that peak oil demand could become a reality in just over a decade, and natural gas and renewables chomping at the bit to cannibalize commodity market growth, it may be good for the environment, but the trade-off will be global instability on a catastrophic level.

This Is No "New Cold War"; It's Far Worse Than That

Only M.A.D. avoided the Cold War becoming a hot war. But M.A.D. is not just a physical reality but equally importantly a mutually-shared belief-system, a belief-system that becomes no longer operative if one of the two sides switches to believe that a way exists actually to win a nuclear war - in other words, to believe that conquest of a nuclear power by another nuclear power is a real possibility.

Taliban Oil: Did Afghanistan Recover A Hidden Oil & Gas Treasure?

In the 1990s, the California-based Unocal Corporation invited a delegation from the Afghan Taliban to their headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, to discuss prospects for constructing a 1700-kilometer Peace Pipeline, according to a new documentary by Al-Jazeera called “Taliban Oil.” The documentary’s findings reveal an until-now hidden opportunity in Afghani oil and gas reserves to rebuild the country destroyed by decades of war.