As the U.S. and the G7 deny the negative effect of sanctions against Russia, they damage the world’s capability of avoiding a global food disaster.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Mali recently announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel. From the beginning, it was clear that the formation of the G5 Sahel was encouraged by France, and that the real focus was to be security.
For non-alignment to be effective, it cannot be restricted to transactional relationships or mere moral posturing.
What are the United States’ goals in the Ukraine war?
We don’t face multiple separate crises. The system itself is the crisis and must be overcome, replaced and transformed.
We are poor and far from powerful centres of economic and political decision-making. But, we live in the centre of the most important battles—fought from our smallest trenches, communities, neighborhoods, cities, jungles and forests.
What made the explosion at the Havana hotel stand out was the solidarity of Cuba’s citizens. Two hours after the blaze, the line of volunteers in front of blood banks, polyclinics and hospitals exceeded thousands, and most of them were young people.
The death of a legend who outwitted Nazis in wartime Berlin.
While the war is enhancing great-power rivalries, smaller countries’ space agencies–and companies–are stepping forward.
Colonel Assimi Goïta, who leads the military junta, said that the agreement with the French “brought neither peace, nor security, nor reconciliation” and that the population aspires “to stop the flow of Malian blood.”
In recent years, the region has experienced a new wave of progressive governments. The idea of regional integration has, therefore, returned to the table
Information wars are always based on a mixture of selective truths, half-truths, and blatant lies.
As the United States escalates its new cold war against Russia and China, there is now an urgent imperative to reject this cold war mentality of wanting to divide the world along old acrimonious lines.
As Americans ingest the constant feed of dire reports and heartbreaking photographs from the war in Ukraine, it behooves us to look at Europe’s views of a European conflict.
For more than one reason, U.S. President Joe Biden’s call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on April 24 is hugely consequential.
All wars end in a negotiation of some sort – so why not now?
The end of “the second great age of globalization” might be upon us.
As countries in the Global North push to escalate the war in Ukraine, the Global South has overwhelmingly pushed for a perspective of dialogue and peace. Roger McKenzie and Vijay Prashad reflect on the need to create a fresh Non-Aligned Movement.
The question is what will we have learnt after all the hypocrisy, corporate and state media propaganda, and crocodile tears?
The fact remains that the conflict in Ukraine is bound to impact the ‘Asian Century’ very significantly.
U.S. pressure on India over its relationship with Russia has revealed the limitations of an “us versus them” foreign policy. But it has also reinforced negative perceptions of the West’s historical relations with India while highlighting the binding ties between Moscow and New Delhi.
With myriad economic problems that Cuba faces, Díaz-Canel, in line with his predecessors Fidel and Raúl Castro, has renewed the principle of self-reliance. The vaccines are the biggest testimonies.
Foreign policy experts in the United States have alerted to the growing economic relationship between Latin America and China, a trend only expected to increase in the coming period.
The draft Bluebook leak has startling changes and has reportedly used strong language against Russia.
Seeing through non-European lenses, Europe and United States stand haughtily all but alone, probably capable of winning one battle, but on their way to certain defeat in the war of history.
The West’s actions against Russia since the war in Ukraine could signal an emerging new order that shuns the U.S. for weaponizing the dollar and Western control over the global financial system.
Since the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last August and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the White House has been desperate to showcase U.S. strength on the world stage. But the Biden administration has struggled to rally traditional Middle Eastern allies against Russia, raising questions over U.S. influence in the region.
Binary knee-jerk activism is far too common in American political culture.
Even the workers in the Constitutional Convention process are themselves organizing a union.
Rising food prices and financial turbulence have set the alarm bells ringing across the region.
While Russia’s original and shifting objectives in Ukraine remain unclear, the Kremlin is increasingly wary of a publicized, drawn-out conflict. A potential intervention by its military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), could give Russia a diplomatic victory and an acceptable path to de-escalating its campaign if it can leverage its influence over member states effectively.
The West’s Fanaticism Over Blaming ‘Evil’ Putin Misses the Point—and an Opportunity for a Lasting Peace
Pointing fingers won’t help—an attitude shift is what the world needs now.
While the Ukraine crisis may put some strain on the Chinese-Russian relationship, it has also spurred deeper collaboration between them. Based on a shared desire to undermine the United States’ global order, their constructive partnership will not only endure the blowback from the Ukrainian invasion but is likely to expand.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has already begun to have a negative economic impact on the five Central Asian republics.
Its leaders did not and do not have what it takes to deal with the Ukraine crisis.
The cruelly inadequate U.S. policy for aiding refugees continues. While the United States has offered aid to help other countries welcome Ukrainian refugees, our own annual refugee cap remains at just 125,000. Instead of welcoming refugees with open arms, our current efforts hold them at arm’s length.
Russia’s ongoing offensive in Ukraine reveals the Kremlin’s increasing willingness to use military force to manipulate conflicts and destabilize Europe’s security order. The lingering presence of the Russian military across the former states of the Soviet Union will only entice the Kremlin further.
The Russia-Ukraine war began in 2014, not 2022.
The surge in cases relating to disappearances of Baloch activists highlights the urgency for Pakistan to resolve the grievances felt by the people of the region.
Western media simplifies the conflict in Ukraine in ways that divide us. But what if instead, we chose to unite against those who profit from all wars throughout the world?
There are wars in Africa and Asia and some are rarely commented on in the media, so why is Ukraine different?
Tehran knows the United States may be just a presidential election away from reneging on the deal, so U.S. stakes are temporary.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is indefensible but responsibility for this crisis is widely shared.
French troops have now begun to leave Mali, but they are not returning to France.
With legislative and presidential elections coming up in Colombia, the supposedly “oldest democracy in Latin America” will see if it can consolidate the most precarious and recent peace on the continent.
The war hysteria that has rolled in like a tidal wave in recent weeks and months is the most striking example.
Recent national holiday celebrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska were attended by Russian and Chinese officials, raising Western fears that independence is gaining traction as tensions with Moscow and Beijing intensify.
When the U.S. illegally invaded Iraq, none of the Western press called it ‘aggression.’”
Today we face an avoidable crisis that was predictable, actually predicted, willfully precipitated, but easily resolved by the application of common sense.
There is significant division among the NATO members over the situation in Ukraine, and over relations with Russia.
The UN has warned that about half the population of the country are “facing a record level of acute hunger.”
The history of the Olympic Games shows both the struggle by China and the Global South to be accepted by the U.S. and other imperialist nations, as well as alternative models to it.
Only through the lens of history can we understand why China fought so hard for a place in the Olympics on its own terms: to heal the scars of both exploitative Western colonialism and civil war.
One fails to understand how it has been possible for the U.S. to act against millions of people for so long, with so much irrational hatred.
Which human rights matter enough to put politics above sports? For decades, the United States and its European allies have gotten to decide the answer at their convenience.
“Israel’s civilian administration and military authorities, as well as governmental and quasigovernmental institutions, are involved in the enforcement of the system of apartheid against Palestinians,” Amnesty International concluded.
Hyper-capitalism has systematically weakened regulations to help capital at the cost of consumers. The verdict on the Elizabeth Holmes case simply illustrates the growing post-’90s disregard for consumers.
The intervention by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Kazakhstan marks a change for multinational security both regionally and around the world.
Markets do not solve the problem of energy pricing. What is required is planning and long-term investments in infrastructure.
Far from peace, the Abraham Accords are going to accelerate a return to war in this part of Africa.
A classic blunder and smear against an outspoken activist.
The UN has issued “the largest ever appeal for a single country for humanitarian assistance.”
China’s increasing security measures in Xinjiang reflect its historical territorial vulnerability and concerns over internal stability. Balancing these with its international ambitions and foreign relations will be no easy feat.
Cautious cooperation, lingering distrust, and outright conflict have characterized the Sino-Russian relationship for hundreds of years. But alongside natural reasons to collaborate, a shared animosity toward the United States ensures positive relations will endure.
The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes.
The upcoming elections in three Indian states will be a contest between the BJP’s polarizing, violent, Islamaphobic messages and efforts to create a more plural, more democratic India.
Reports of the recent period are indicative of tensions between the Taliban forces and the Pakistani military deployed on their border.
Getting off your high horse is never easy and it remains to be seen how deftly Moscow navigates its path in the downstream of President Vladimir Putin’s 50-minute phone conversation Thursday with his American counterpart Joe Biden.
A Kyodo News agency report on Friday cited Japanese government sources to the effect that Tokyo and Washington have drawn up a draft joint operation plan that would enable the setup of an attack base along the Nansei island chain in Japan’s southwest in the event of a Taiwan contingency.
Globetrotter’s Vijay Prashad Interviewed on the Katie Halper Show About Gabriel Boric’s Victory in Chile’s Presidential Election
Vijay Prashad, recently back from Chile, where he met Boric, is interviewed by Katie Halper about his insights on what Boric’s presidency will mean for Chile, South America, and the world. Watch the interview:
Presidential candidate José Antonio Kast reflects the failure of Chile to prosecute those who violated the rights of Chileans during the 30 years of Pinochet’s rule.
U.S. foreign policy is evidently held hostage by a venal, avaricious and, above all, reckless claque of elites.
What was truly shocking in the British court verdict was that the judges showed no hesitation in sending Julian Assange to his death, living or otherwise. They offered no mitigation, no suggestion that they had agonized over legalities or even basic morality.
“Baerbock is a crusader looking for a reason to crusade – and that’s a problem.”
Beijing has denied media allegations that it is scheming to ‘take over’ Entebbe Airport by way of a BRI loan.
The world’s wealthiest countries make a big show of fighting climate change without offering poorer countries the finances to switch to renewable energy.
A renewed cold war with Russia and China would reinforce the nationalist and militarist factions in all countries.
The latest tranche of $150 million also seems to include U.S. training personnel at Ukrainian air bases.
An op-ed by Juan Grabois, an important leader in Argentina’s political left, about U.S. corporate efforts to defang an Argentine environmental law.
A reflection on what has happened in Cuba in the five years after the death of the country’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
Prime Minister Modi has announced the repeal of farm laws that have sparked protests, but organizers say it’s “too little, too late.”
The “feel-good” from Tuesday’s virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping leaps out of the US-Russian summit in Geneva in June.
The Glasgow Climate Pact kicks the climate can down the road.
The climate conference ended with a watered down promise to phase down rather than phase out coal-powered energy generation and only the most powerful countries got to finalize the pact.
EU, United States, and UK backed India and China into a corner on phasing out coal use with the eyes of the world watching.
Greater regional connectivity is seen as crucial to long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Behind the “non-violent march” mantra is the long shadow of life-long reactionaries who combine economic ultra-liberalism, conservative morality, empty concepts, and creative use of social media.
The ‘double reduction’ policy of minimising financial burden on parents and children can be seen as the government’s affirmation that the minds and health of students and families come before the pockets of investors and billionaires.
Facebook’s announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can attract younger users and gamer skeptics and overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg’s vision.
The stunning disclosure late Tuesday in Brussels that the US is working on a “road map” for recognition to the Taliban Government will take a lot of people by surprise but it could have been expected sooner rather than later.
There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities.
With one of every three lightbulbs in France being lit by the yellow-cake uranium from Niger, its armies have garrisoned the Sahel, from Mauritania at one end to Chad at the other, as part of Operation Barkhane. War is what turns on the lights in France.
The declaration of a state of emergency by Guillermo Lasso is more likely about quelling opposition than guaranteeing security for Ecuadorians
The damage done to the Wikileaks co-founder in his decade of incarceration and uncertainty, including more than two years in Belmarsh is beyond doubt. But so, too, is his courage beyond doubt.
Marlene Laruelle’s study mainly focuses on the use and abuse of the term as applied to the West’s relations with Russia.
Through USAID, the U.S. government has funneled millions of dollars into Cuban opposition groups as part of their desperate attempts to overthrow the revolution.
The latest in the determined campaign to overthrow the Cuban revolution will likely be on November 15, as U.S.-funded groups and U.S. officials have taken to social media to build hype around alleged “civil liberties” protests.
The search for the new era in Chile has two important avenues: the writing of the new constitution, which is what the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention are doing, and the presidential election to be held on November 21, 2021.
The long unheeded and potentially bipartisan policy advocated by thinkers like the late Sherle R. Schwenninger, co-founder of the New America Foundation and my friend, may finally have its moment.
Whistleblower Frances Haugen’s evidence shows Facebook knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.
On no subject is the bipartisan consensus more unshakable than on the Russian threat.
A horrific attack by ISIS-K on a Shiite mosque has raised alarms not just among the Taliban, but in Iran and China.
Six outside powers have made pledges of selfless affiliations to Afghanistan, but the Taliban runs the risk of getting entrapped in their bitter jealousies.
Australia has joined the U.S. and UK games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the U.S., India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.
The war of words between Dushanbe and the Taliban has deep historical roots.
The long-neglected northeast has been famed for its gemstones, but the Taliban are ill-equipped to exploit such resources.
Any answer must begin with France’s role in the EU and include the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Globetrotter’s Taroa Zúñiga Silva Interviewed by Ciudad Caracas About the Persecution of Immigrants in Chile (Español)
Globetrotter’s Taroa Zúñiga Silva Discusses Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera’s Attacks on Venezuelan Immigrants (Español)
The Turkmenistan president Berdimuhamedow probably spoke for the region when he said in his speech at the UNGA earlier this week: “The situation there is not easy, the government and public institutions that are being formed are very fragile. This is why assessing the situation in the country requires ultimate consistency, prudence and responsibility — both in words and actions. “
The fallout over the AUKUS deal, as we are now seeing, has been a severe rift in relations between two historic allies, the U.S. and France. And the collateral damage may also include NATO.
The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern
Corporate and military forces influenced Congress to undermine the former President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, and poisoned his foreign policy plans with the sovereign nation of Hawaii. A similar betrayal took place recently when President Joe Biden called President Xi Jinping of China on September 9, 2021.
Civilian control of the military is a bedrock principle of the US Constitution yet has been flouted again and again.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given new license to the killing of Indigenous people in Brazil. Before he came to power in 2019, it wasn’t clear what he wanted to build, but he knew exactly who and what he wanted to destroy: the Indigenous people and the Amazon rainforest, respectively.
The United States’ Recent Failures in War and Fighting Racism Should Serve as a Warning to Its Allies
Biden’s efforts to revive multilateral support for the U.S. empire have been fumbled on many fronts.
On 9/11, It’s Time for a Reckoning and Reflection of Decades of Failed U.S. National Security Policy
The steady militarisation of U.S. foreign policy has hampered its ability to address real security concerns that threaten not just American people but the entire planet.
What Next After 20 Years of War in Afghanistan? Anatol Lieven on the U.S. Legacy and the Taliban’s Rise
Anatol Lieven, who has covered wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Southern Caucasus, speaks on the U.S. legacy and the Taliban’s rise.
Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history.
The U.S. currently holds a strong hand in its chip war with China. But experts believe it will lose in the future as China has a bigger market and a larger capacity for creating new knowledge.
Volodymyr Zelensky’s action before his visit with President Biden is both inflammatory and short-sighted.
Cubans living abroad have been unable to send remittances to their loved ones on the island due to the unilateral coercive measure imposed by Donald Trump just before leaving office.
The rise of the al-Shabaab insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province and the ‘hidden debt’ scandal are both linked to discovery of natural gas in Mozambique, a development that has far from benefited the people.
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