Rekha Basu’s Des Moines Register Op-Ed Discusses the Legacy of Her Mother, Rasil Basu, Recently Featured in an Article by Globetrotter’s Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad
“U.S. historian and writer Noam Chomsky and Indian counterpart Vijay Prashad had resurrected my late mother’s prophetic warnings from the late 1980s about the plight of Afghan women and girls under our proxy war with the Soviets,” Rekha Basu writes in her piece in the...
Already disadvantaged before the pandemic, millions in both countries are facing a double threat.
In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting.
As India gasps to breathe, the Modi government abdicates responsibility.
What will it actually take for the two-decades long war in Afghanistan to end and for Afghanis to finally live in peace?
But Modi’s government is suppressing the effort in an attempt to cover up its failure to prevent the crisis.
The information war now conducted by the United States against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the United State uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the United State since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries.
Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.
PM Modi’s failure to take the pandemic seriously has resulted in what could be the world’s worst-yet COVID-19 catastrophe.
An organization of 2,270 volunteer workers is helping Venezuela boost its industrial capacity, devastated by years of U.S. economic sanctions.
Vijay Prashad discusses his article on Xinjiang, genocide, and Cold War narratives.
For rich countries, the billions of dollars of vaccine market for Big Pharma far outweigh the benefits of saving millions of lives.
“The austerity we have experienced is the result of an ideological vacuum that seeks to destroy not only the institutions of the state, but the concept of state.”
As China seizes the tech innovation initiative, U.S. has mobilized a rights-related diplomatic weapon to fight back.
The social impact of lockdowns has unequally been borne by women, with many having to leave the workforce due to mounting pressure of looking after families and home schooling of children.
Cybersecurity threats are emerging as one of the most serious challenges of the 21st century. The U.S. and its NATO allies have turned down every attempt within the UN framework for banning cyberweapons.
Regional power plays, the Palestinian problem and some shady dealmakers all playing a role.
Firing across the Ukraine-Russia border has stepped up, egged on by Biden’s full-throated support of Zelensky’s newly found anti-Russian ambitions.
China-Iran deal is raising concerns from India to Israel to the U.S. as the details remain a tightly guarded secret.
Beijing is setting a new tone for easing tensions and rivalry in the historically volatile region.
China is making bold moves in the Middle East that are fast shifting the region’s balance of power.
Justin Podur joins Clare Daly and Mick Wallace on the podcast “I4C Trouble with Daly and Wallace” to discuss the recent agricultural reforms and the farmers’ protests that they have provoked in India.
Geography and history cannot be ignored in inter-state relationships even in the direst of circumstances.
The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population—a goal that can’t be achieved using the usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose.
The arrest of Jeanine Áñez, head of Bolivia’s erstwhile coup regime, is a vindication of the struggles of the Bolivian people. The Biden administration’s response, meanwhile, was to warn of the “anti-democratic behavior” of the Bolivian government.
America’s military beats drums of conflict but Washington’s Western allies are reluctant to fall in line.
America’s sense of crisis vis-a-vis China stems from its fundamental decline in comprehensive competitiveness.
Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak explain what is behind the recent attacks on the progressive HDP party in Turkey.
Sri Lanka hands India major port development deal that will tie the two neighbors together for decades to come.
Vijay Prashad spoke with Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac about the upcoming legislative elections there. A Left triumph will help transform the very base of the economy, says Thomas Isaac. Watch below or on Peoples Dispatch:
While there was no direct mention of China in the Quad’s virtual meeting of leaders, Vijay Prashad shows how the U.S. is using the group to advance its agenda against China.
While domestic workers number in the tens of millions—constituting a major proportion of India’s workforce—their labor is not formally recognized, and they lack essential rights and guarantees.
In an interview with Amy Goodman and Juan González on Democracy Now!, Globetrotter’s Vijay Prashad warns that Biden is “doubling down” on Trump’s anti-China Cold War policy. Watch the interview below or on Democracy Now!
Greed and ideology set the table for a catastrophe.
With Lula da Silva’s return to active politics, a clash between the moderate left and right-wing populism is in the cards.
A defeat or quagmire in Yemen could cast doubt on the Saudi prince’s credentials to rule his country.
The prospects are brighter than ever that an orderly Afghan transition in the coming weeks or months is entirely conceivable.
Biden administration in a predicament because U.S. complicit in human rights violations all along.
The U.S. administration says China is its biggest test but optics matter as ties with allies are strengthened.
Renowned Cuban journalist Rosa Miriam Elizalde discusses the long-lasting impact of the U.S. allegation that “sonic attacks” were carried out against U.S. embassy staff.
With elections coming up in several Indian states, Vijay Prashad explores the impact that the farmer’s protest and the government’s response to them could have on the correlation of forces.
America’s return to the UNHRC is part and parcel of Biden administration’s plan to put democracy and rights at the center of its foreign policy.
Biden stumbles into Iran nuclear negotiations by refusing sanctions relief and insisting Tehran returns to JCPOA ahead of U.S.
The sky is the limit to build on the two sides’ ceasefire and cooperation statement provided there is political will.
Despite an unrelenting, suffocating blockade on Venezuela, the country has continued to promote social policies to safeguard the population.
The Indian government should pay greater attention to geo-economics as the locomotive of its diplomacy and foreign policy.
Things are moving quickly with both sides making efforts to look like they’re not giving concessions.
Vested interests and entrenched official mindsets drive military conflicts in Afghanistan and on India-China border.
Globetrotter’s Vijay Prashad Featured on Politically Re-Active Podcast with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu
Vijay Prashad—historian, journalist and hero of host Hari Kondabolu—analyzes the farmers’ protest in India and makes a powerful case for why their struggle is our struggle. And while he’s at it, he salutes Rihanna, defines Marxism, and discusses Bruce Lee in the...
If the U.S. can work with China and Russia to resolve the Iran nuclear issue, what else can be achieved?
A complex picture is emerging of the Biden administration’s preparations to engage with Iran.
Uncertainty looms over the electoral process in Ecuador as it has still not been made clear who will face off against front-runner Andrés Arauz in the second round and whether the process will go forward as planned.
Audacious Indian trajectory on the pretext of ‘maritime security’ will isolate it in the region.
Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad discuss the threats humanity and the earth face today that require urgent attention.
U.S. leader praises China’s major new initiatives on rail and environment and says the U.S. needs to up its game.
Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that he will be reviewing all actions taken by the outgoing Trump administration, including the designation of Cuba as a sponsor of terrorism.
The ‘new cold war’ between the U.S. and China has deepened the instability that has marked Myanmar’s history since 1962.
India sides with U.S. condemnation of putsch but its interests would be better served alongside China and Russia’s more nuanced response.
Global Uprising is a year-long series that revolves around one question: how do we rethink collective action from our present? Taking the current anti-racist uprising in America and the 10th anniversary of the Arab revolts as launching points for a set of workshops, this series delves into the global coordinates of uprising today.
The Value of Universal Vaccination Is So Great That Even the IMF Is Being Forced to Rethink Its Callousness to the Global South
It could cost as much as $5 trillion if rich countries don’t help vaccinate the rest of the world.
On the eve of the Communist Party of China’s centenary in July 2021, the story of the country’s first women’s military brigade in the 1930s continues to find life in popular culture and the imagination of the Chinese people.
VIJAY PRASHAD on Capitalism’s Erosion of Morality /220 This week on the podcast, Vijay Prashad joins the For The Wild podcast to explore how societies take care of themselves, what true public action looks like in crisis, and how movements across the world have...
Vijay Prashad explores what is behind the fueling the border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela: oil and imperialism.
Insurgents do rounds of key states to shore up support as new U.S. administration reviews Afghanistan Doha peace process.
U.S. and Russian leaders are both seasoned war horses and curiously have much in common that could eventually thaw frozen relations.
Vietnam is in a celebratory mood as 13th Communist Party National Congress decides leaders and policies for next five years.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into effect on January 22 but none of the nuclear weapons states are signatories.
New U.S. administration seeks to preserve Trump’s Doha pact with the Taliban with a few important tweaks.
The San Isidro events provide another example of the U.S. government’s attempt to create a soft coup.
The South American country is the most recent success of the U.S. policy to edge out Beijing’s business interests.
Chomsky and Prashad: Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated
Neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from the virus must be investigated.
America’s relations with the rest of the world, and especially Europe, will take a lot of work to fix.
The first is the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan and the other is his choice of William Burns, veteran diplomat, to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Appointment of veteran envoy William Burns as new spy chief speaks to Biden’s likely policy approach and priority.
Three-country working group to promote restoration and building of transport links through Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Trump’s second impeachment will satisfy his natural critics but his enraged “petite bourgeoisie” movement is here to stay.
Germany will not hitch wagons with the Biden administration on any confrontation with Russia.
On January 5, the Lima Group called for countries around the world to “disregard” Venezuela’s new elected Legislative Assembly.
The Indian intelligentsia has an incredible propensity to swallow the self-serving arguments of metropolitan capitalism that are typically supposed to constitute ‘economic wisdom,’ and nowhere is this more evident than in the case of India’s food economy.
The outgoing U.S. Secretary of State truly reminds us of Nero fiddling while Rome burned.
America’s standing as the world’s democratic standard bearer will take decades to restore.
Real change in Gulf relations will require still unseen changes in Saudi and Emirati behaviors and policies.
Although the pandemic is on all of our minds, other major issues threaten the longevity of our species and of our planet.
Coral reefs across the world may disappear by the 2040s, according to a new report.
It is often believed that the ability to pass on property to one’s progeny is an essential element of capitalism, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Incoming National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan suggests shifts in China and Iran policies and more engagement with Russia.
Iran announces it will produce low-enriched uranium up to 20% while U.S. circles war planes in response to perceived threats.
Erdogan realizes that Turkey stands to gain by recapturing its heritage as a “moderate Islamist” country.
Beijing is signaling that the China-Russia partnership should remain close to handle pressure from the U.S.
Turkey and Ukraine are deepening technological cooperation with strategic implications for Russia, EU and the wider region.
Iván Duque attacks social leaders and human rights defenders at home, while leading the imperialist offensive against Venezuela and its sovereignty
India needs to have more clarity about the purpose of any force projection abroad.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control in the United States, inaction and deadlock in the government have left workers to fend for themselves amid mounting unemployment.
The fact of the matter is that the Afghan government’s survival depends on U.S. financial and military support.
Instead of region-wide democracy, what have bloomed are arms deals, conflict, and authoritarian regimes
It is no accident that big science in capitalist countries is tied to either war or the greed of capital. This is especially being sharply reflected during the present pandemic when we find that a large number of vaccines are for-profit, even if they have been funded by public money.
Forthcoming U.S.-China reset under Biden will open opportunities for New Delhi to reposition vis-a-vis Beijing.
Germany’s attitude toward the Iran nuclear issue is changing, hinting at a possible new EU policy on the hot button issue.
Vijay Prashad spoke to leaders of five major opposition parties in Venezuela that participated in the elections on December 6 and rejected the boycott of the process promoted by US-backed Juan Guaidó.
There is a fundamental divergence between Indian and Chinese readings of the Middle East’s tea leaves.
The Joe Biden presidency is looming large on the horizon, triggering major realignments in the Middle East.
There is now a renewed sense of urgency that the Biden administration must prioritize its engagement with Iran.
Expansion of the Alcântara Launch Center could mean the removal of quilombola families and another affront to Brazilian sovereignty.
Saudi Arabia appears to be hedging its bets as it waits for the new U.S. administration to come to power.
For long, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has been a center of geopolitical intrigue among powers great and small.
The upcoming legislative elections in Venezuela are going to be held in a context of great adversity are an important step in the democratic recuperation of the country’s institutions from the US-backed opposition
U.S. President-elect needs quickly to reset arms control talks with Russia and get Iran back to the nuclear negotiating table.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and his top nominees have already signaled a dramatic shift in U.S. policy in the Middle East
Venezuela’s Foreign minister Jorge Arreaza talks about the country’s relationship of mutual gain and benefit with China, the US bid to impose Monroe Doctrine 2.0, and a how a new Cold War cannot be allowed in the region
On November 15, 15 Asian and Pacific countries signed an agreement known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that unites 30 percent of the global population and 30 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP).
The COVID-19 crisis was an opportunity for the public systems to recapture their rightful position as the predominant health care providers in the country. But the public systems were unprepared for the task.
Trump imposed a phantom “snapback” on Iran sanctions.
Will US foreign policy change significantly under the incoming Biden administration? Vijay Prashad argues that this is unlikely, especially with regard to the Cold War on China
Despite the relentless aggression by the US against Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro congratulated Joe Biden on his election and expressed the hope that talks would resume. It might be a good idea for Biden to take up that offer
Vijay Prashad and John Ross discuss the partnership that is being strengthened between countries in Latin America and China at a moment of increased pressure due to the US trade war against China
“They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains. On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Google-Alphabet (Alphabet is Google’s parent company) on October 20 for a range of anti-competitive practices using its monopoly power in the search market.
Federalism is one of the basic features of the Indian Constitution.
Regional governments from both right and left see the BRI as lucrative and free of political interference
María Lourdes Urbaneja Durant tells Vijay Prashad that despite sabotage by the US, Venezuela has been able to curb the spread of COVID-19 through “participation of the people”
The Nobel physics prize went to scientists who have broken the dam on our understanding of mysteries in the universe
A 15-year peacekeeping mission by the UN in Haiti that ended one year ago still has unanswered questions about how Latin American nations came to participate in the occupation against a small, unarmed and impoverished Caribbean nation.
For veteran Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro, resigning over her government’s vote against Venezuela at the UN Human Rights Council was not a difficult decision, for as she wrote in her letter, “Anti-colonialism is… an ethical imperative”
The Minneapolis City Council’s attempt to defund police may have fizzled out for the moment, but the problem of police violence across the United States is unresolved—and much of it stems from the institution’s colonial, counterinsurgency roots.
This is an excellent chronicling of the Rwandan government’s racist policies toward the majority Hutu population, writes Ann Garrison.
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