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75 years after a historic meeting on the USS Quincy US-Saudi relations are in need of a true re-think

By Bruce Riedel On Valentine’s Day 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with Saudi King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud on an American cruiser, the USS Quincy, in the Suez Canal. It was the dawn of what is now the longest

7 lessons Russian strategists learned from Soviet intervention in Afghanistan

This month 40 years ago, the Soviet Union launched its military intervention in Afghanistan By Simon Saradzhyan This month 40 years ago, the military phase of the Soviet Union’s military intervention in Afghanistan commenced with units of the 40th Soviet

2nd aircraft carrier boosts China’s defense ability

The Shandong (hull 17), China’s second aircraft carrier as well as its first domestically built one, was commissioned Tuesday afternoon into the People’s Liberation Army Navy in Sanya, South China’s Hainan Province. This marks China’s entry into an era of

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IMF approves $6 billion agreement with Pakistan for 3-years Sun. 12 May 2019 Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Sunday that a staff-level agreement has been reached with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on

White people will be rubbed out along with their history

By Paul Craig Roberts This means that history itself is offensive as are the Founding Fathers as some of them, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, owned slaves. Al Sharpton says the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., is “an insult

Construction of two new Iranian nuclear plants going well, atomic chief says

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Islamic Republic’s Atomic Energy Organization, says work on $8.5-billion power station project ‘moving ahead in an excellent manner’ By Toi Staff Construction of two new nuclear plants in the southern Iranian city of Bushehr, home

What the IAF-PAF dogfight reveals

The February 27 aerial duel shows India’s military capability  doesn’t match its ambitions.Blame the nation’s tardy defence acquisition process for this. By: Shekhar Gupta (Source: Hindustan Times) Whether the Rafale deal is a scam or the best thing for India’s

Doing the right thing finally

By Zamir Akram Winston Churchill once stated, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else”. This was a truly prescient statement, at least when considering America’s Afghan policy. After pursuing the

The plan to exploit Afghanistan for its resources is a really bad idea

A contractor-led role in Afghanistan would confirm the narrative that America wants perpetual warfare and to rob the country of its riches By ArifRafiq The New York Times reported on July 25, 2017 that U.S. advisors and Afghan officials are

Sessions revelations leave Donald Trump in another fine Russian mess

By John Cassidy With President Trump being uncharacteristically quiet on Thursday 2nd March 2017 morning amid a new batch of reports about his associates’ ties to Russia, it was left to the Kremlin to blast the “fake news” media. “The