International

Human Rights: Russia vs. United States

Human Rights, Patriot Act, NSA, FSB, Guantanamo Bay, Zero Dark Thirty, Islamic terrorists, habeas corpus, Amnesty International, Bradley Manning, Maidan Square, Kiev, Aleksei Navalny, John Kerry, Yanukovich, Obama, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Honduras, Thailand, Egypt, Slaviansk, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Cameron, Said, Orientalism, Ukraine, Georgia, Saudi Arabia, L’Oréal, Danône, Peugeot, and Renault, Benin, Peru, Luke Harding, Ed Lucas,  Martin Sixsmith, Russkaia dusha,

US human rights ain't good

Russia has better human rights than US. And its friends are no worse than Saudi Arabia. Then why Russophobia?

EU collapses; Eurasia integrates

EU, Eurasia, Brits, India, Pakistan, China, Russia, SCO, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Astana,  Brexit, Vladimir Putin, Ufa, NATO, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan, Great Silk Route

SCO picks up threads for Eurasia

While the Brits were voting to leave the European Union, India and Pakistan were signing key documents at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (

Black Sea is now a Russian lake

Kiev, Ukraine, Ankara, Turkey, Sea Breeze, Odessa, Nikolaev, Black Sea, Hetman Sadaydachny, Chornobaevka, Kherson, Nikolaev, Mariupol, Ochakov, Nikolaev, Odessa, Dneproburgsky, Turkish Navy, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Syria, Crimea, Zmieny Island, 636 “Varshavyianka” project, Kalibr missiles, Tu-22 M3 bombers, Dzhankoe, Sevastopol, Armavir, Bastion rocket system

Putin on a “patrol” in Black Sea

Ukraine and Turkey are now in a military pact but Russia remains master of Black Sea. 

Orlando Shooting: Where are the dead bodies?

Orlando shooting, CNN, RT, presstitutes, Fox News, MSNBC, Sandy Hook, San Bernando, Paris attack, Muslim terrorists, Tsarnaev, Saddam Hussein, Assad, 9/11 Commission, Israelis, Palestinians, Neoconservatives, Mulitary Security Complex

Can one person shoot 100 people?

Some readers have asked for my take on the Orlando Shooting.  I don't have one. Let's see if together we can form a reasonable view.

Why Modi is leaning on Washington

Narendra Modi, White House, Barak Obama, Paris Climate agreement, Pakistan, ISI, China, Burma, Myanmar, United States, Make in India, Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia, Gulf, Madarsas, Hillary Clinton, Immigration and Nationality Act, Republicans, Democrats, John Kerry, Huma Abedin, Aksai Chin, Beijing, South China Sea

Modi's strategic leaning on Washington

With the Islamic world on its West and China's shadow on its east, Modi has begun to lean on Washington. 

Syria saved; it’s Libya now

Moscow, Syria, Putin, Libya, West, Islamist, ISIS, National Accord, Tripoli, Libya Dawn, al-Qaeda, jihadists, UN, Tobruk, General Aftar, Russia, Qaddafi, Obama, Britain, France, Middle East, European Union,  Arab Spring, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt

Putin: Foiling West's designs in Middle East

After imposing Moscow’s will on the situation in Syria, Putin is moving on to Libya.

Desperate plight of petro-states

Russia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, OPEC, ALBA, Wahhabi, Vladimir Putin, Angola, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Rosneft, Gazprom, PdVISA,  Kremlin, ARAMCO, IMF, Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Mudaro, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Beijing, Niger Delta, Boko Haram, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mohammed bin Salman, Yom Kippur War, Syria, Yemen

All that glitters is not gold

Petro-States, hit by falling oil revenues, face civil strife. They are on the brink of collapse. 

A nuke war with Russia “possible” this year

Sir Richard Shirreff, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Georgia, Ossetia, Crimea, Donetsk, Ukraine, NATO, Baltic States, Imperialism, Syria’s Assad,

Crimea's was a popular movie in Russia

It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that "Russia is an existential threat to the United

Of Pentagon, China, India and NSG

Times of India, China's forces on Indian borders, India thwarted NSG, Nuclear War, US military bases, Pentagon land bank, US weapons exporter, Bases pact with Philippines, Weapons sale to Taiwan, South Korea US arms importer, CSIS, Asia Pacific Rebalance 2025, , AirSea Battle, OECD, India-China holocaust, US-India defence deal

India and China: Who wants war?

The lead story by a thoroughbred journalist Chidanand Rajghatta in

Hillary Clinton: Can the world survive her?

Obama, TPP, TTIP, EU, Monsanto, Killary Clinton, Wall Street, Israel, Vladimir Putin, New Hitler, Taliban, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, Washington, Saddam Hussein, Iraq, WMD, Gaddafi, Libya, ISIS, Ottoman Empire, Iran, Assad’s Syria, jihadists, NATO, Russia, Baltics, Poland, Europe, Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, The Untold History of the United States, Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, Stephen Kinzer, The Brothers, John Foster, Allen Dulles, CIA, Mossadegh, Shah, Dulle

Hillary Clinton: a war monger?

Do you remember all the hopes Americans had for Obama when we elected him to his first term? Painful memories.