Monthly Archives: June 2017

Trump’s next task Learning the limits of military power

By David Barno & Nora Bensahel During its first 100 days, the Trump administration has relied heavily on the U.S. military to address its first set of national security problems. This approach has clearly put adversaries on notice that the

America’s new nuclear missile endangers the world

By Conn Hallinan At a time of growing tensions between nuclear powers Russia and NATO in Europe, and the U.S., North Korea and China in Asia Washington has quietly upgraded its nuclear weapons arsenal to create, according to three leading

Trump’s decision to arm Kurdish fighters could have profound impact on the Syria crisis

Syrian Kurds will now help defeat Isis in its de facto capital of Raqqa, but the move risks alienating the US’s key Nato ally Turkey  By Patrick Cockburn President Trump’s decision to provide weapons to the Syrian Kurds, who are

The Arab prince standing up to Trump

Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein has emerged as the Middle East’s most prominent defender of human rights  both in the region of his birth, and the United States By Kim Ghattas If ever there were a sign that the world is upside

The shame of killing innocent people

By Kathy Kelly On April 26th, 2017, in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging war in Yemen for the past two years dropped leaflets informing Hodeidah’s residents of an impending attack. One leaflet read:

Who benefits from prolonged warfare?

By Brian Cloughley In The Art of War the Chinese General Sun Tzu asserted that “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare” and many of us had hoped that President Trump would bear in mind this

In wake of Trump visit, Saudi-led Sunni bloc already splintering

The Saudi-orchestrated bloc of Sunni Muslim states celebrated at US President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh is splintering less than two weeks after the summit. There is growing unease with the summit’s intense animosity toward Iran and increasing concerns that

The Kabul bombing aftermath

By Jamal Hussain The dastardly suicide raid in Kabul on May 31, 2017, must be condemned by all civilised societies and nations. Over 120 people have been killed to date and more than 460 injured in the deadly truck bomb

What does Afghan warlord Hekmatyar’s return mean?

Afghanistan’s conflict-weary citizens have cautiously welcomed the return of warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to Kabul By Waheed Massoud The leader of Afghanistan’s second-largest militant group, Mr. Hekmatyar is an Islamist warlord accused of numerous atrocities during the civil war of the

Pakistan needs to take this list of RAW agents to ICJ …. Soonest

Kalboshan is a spy/terrorist and there is a list of 35 other wanted criminals of India……. We need to circulate it to all those who possibly have access to our Advocate in ICJ. List of wanted Indian Terrorists ‏Here’s the