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Obama’s Era – William Pfaff

Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen are eventually sorry, as are multitudes (as it may be) who pay the…

Lessons From Baghdad

Iraq is unravelling faster than a cheap sweater. Within nearly two years of the US withdrawal, the security situation in the country has gone to pot, with a major civil war underway, bloodied red in sectarian hate. Recently, over 60 people…

Forever Wars

The list of countries the US has attacked, meddled in, and changed regimes of since the Second World War is long. Among lofty objectives, the US onslaughts on defenceless countries were ostensibly meant to promote global justice and…

India`s Self-Seeking Missiles

YET again, India has been struggling to become a mere nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC). The country aspires to join the Big 5 as a nuclear equal, but it is unable to muster the votes to be in the top 15 for a two-year…

‘Humanitarian’ Intervention

Sovereignty cannot be a shield for tyrants to commit one murder; nor can it be an excuse for the international community to turn a blind eye. This is what US President Obama remarked in his address to the UN General Assembly. He further…

Spying On ‘Friends’

Prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh had talks in a New York hotel last week and no doubt every word was recorded by the US National Security Agency (NSA). There is no doubt about it, because it has been revealed that the US…

The Price Of Hyper-Intervention

The Syrian crisis dominated debate at an international conference last week in Stockholm that reviewed a range of global strategic issues. Organised by the London-based Institute of Strategic Studies, the meeting discussed several key…

An Epic Victory

The US is not now bombing Syria. Let’s savor that again: for the moment at least, the US is not now bombing Syria. That alone qualifies as an epic, unprecedented victory for the SuperPower of Peace, the global movement to end war, win…