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.
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.
Immediately following the Taliban’s defeat of the U.S.-backed government, the country’s assets were frozen, further aggravating the economic crisis in the country.
As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, history is suppressed.
Leveling accusations of isolationism against critics has served to short-circuit important policy debates.
Illusions and delusions that fueled the Cold War have ramifications to this day.
Vijay Prashad explains the Taliban’s defeat of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan following the US troop withdrawal.
Journalist John Pilger examines the latest arguments presented by the U.S. in its bid to extradite Julian Assange, and the continuing persecution of the whistleblower and his partner Stella Moris.
We are entering a new space age in which billionaires can leave this world, which they are destroying, hoping to find another world to conquer and destroy.
Ex-president Najibullah’s daughter urges adoption of his National Reconciliation Policy to prevent yet another debilitating proxy war.
The Biden administration has announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. What effect did the war have on those who served?
Remembering the Great Scientific Crusader Who Showed That No Biological Basis for Race Exists—Richard Lewontin
Lewontin fought a lifelong battle against racism, imperialism and capitalist oppression.
With no end in sight to the internal conflict in Afghanistan, China has been meeting with regional players to build a strategy that seeks to guarantee peace and stability for all.
After mass graves full of Indigenous children have been found, how can Canada justify ongoing land theft?
“If there were a moral to be drawn from the Crimean War which might apply to the present it would be this: in a war between Russia and the West, it is the powers which keep out who will be the the real gainers…”
AJP Taylor, February 1951
It is only a matter of time before Biden announces yet another Quad comprising the United States, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Spyware like Pegasus is dangerous not only because it gives hackers complete control over an infected phone, but also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere.
Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad on the failed attempt by the Biden administration to push for regime change in Cuba as the US-blockade worsens socioeconomic conditions on the island
The principle of civilian control of the military is being challenged in very public ways in both democratic countries.
Shouldn’t India call for a global moratorium on state-sponsored hackers?
Sex workers who work at the intersection of informality, stigmatization and criminalization have strengthened their organizing to grapple with the economic impact of the pandemic.
If You Grew Up With the U.S. Blockade as a Cuban, You Might Understand the Recent Protests Differently
The six-decade U.S. blockade of Cuba was made worse under the administration of Donald Trump. Joe Biden can lift these measures and immediately improve the lives of the 11 million living in Cuba.
Beijing will not make a military intervention and repeat the mistake that former Soviet Union and the United States made in modern history, despite being a stakeholder in Kabul’s stability.
Moscow’s anti-U.S. rhetoric has suddenly been toned down, signaling a potential change in attitude and direction.
The United States Tries to Take Advantage of the Price Cubans Are Paying for the Blockade and the Pandemic
Cuban government officials and activists have reiterated their demand for an end to the blockade imposed by the US which over six decades has cost Cuba $147.8 billion in damages.
The campaign to overturn Peru’s presidential election results is one of “unconventional warfare.”
In 1949, China was one of the world’s poorest countries, but now its economy is on the road to ‘high income’ status.
Local activists persuade Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern to take action and help stop the U.S. sanctions against Venezuela.
Dialogue among Kabul, Beijing and Islamabad is central to any hope for peace.
Many fear that tensions could escalate with the help of Peru’s loyal right and the newly appointed U.S. ambassador.
The recent victories of the left in a number of municipalities and in elections for the Constitutional Convention have set the stage for a categorical rejection of the legacy of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship and the building of a new Chile.
On CounterSpin, FAIR’s weekly radio show, Vijay Prashad speaks with host Janine Jackson.
The accords put in place a plan for integrated agrarian reform and democracy, as well as restitution for the victims of the long war.
Indian states have been left to compete with each other in the global market for vaccine procurement.
Globetrotter’s Taroa Zúñiga Silva: ‘America in Crisis: Chile and Colombia: Between the Social Unrest and Electoral Victories’
Watch the interview (Español) from Brigada Para Leer en Libertad: ‘América en Crisis: Chile y Colombia: entre el estallido social y las victorias electorales’
The violence witnessed over the last week in Gaza is part of a seven-decade assault on the people of Palestine by the Zionist regime, but it has been met with resistance by the people at every step.
Processing the death of a loved one in an out-of-control pandemic.
Is Colombia’s Military Displacing Peasants to Protect the Environment or Sell Off Natural Resources?
Corporations, not wildlife, stand to benefit from the emptied lands.
India’s incompetent, vainglorious leadership, combined with the right-wing belief in magical capitalism, has led to the disaster that the country is now facing.
Globetrotter’s Vijay Prashad Talks to Rapper and Activist Lowkey About How Neoliberalism Led to the Deadly 2017 Grenfell Tower Fire in London
In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi’s right-wing central government’s devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.
Globetrotter’s Vijay Prashad Op-Ed in New York Daily News: India is infected: What COVID hath wrought
Globetrotter’s Vijay Prashad writes in the New York Daily News: My mother died in Kolkata in September 2020 at the age of 91. She did not die of COVID-19. I was only able to see her cremation via FaceTime. She lay on the bier, her face peaceful, her long journey over....
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.
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