Month: March 2021

IRA

Sociological And Political Aspects Of Terrorism (II)

Part I Political scientists and the “Old-style” and “New-style terrorism” For political scientists, there is a historical difference between the “Old-style” and “New-style terrorism”. Contemporary terrorism can be historically distinguished from acts of violence aimed to terrorize the people in some older periods of history as, for instance, the razing […]

Antony Blinken Foreign Policy

International Relations According To Antony Blinken

Washington has little choice: its interests have not changed, but those of its ruling class have. Antony Blinken therefore intends to pursue the line adopted since President Reagan hired Trotskyists to create the NED: to make human rights an imperial weapon, without ever respecting them himself. For the rest, one will avoid getting angry with the Chinese and will try to exclude Russia from the wider Middle East so that the war can continue without end.

Biden and forever wars

Biden, Afghanistan And Forever Wars

The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country’s seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan.  None are particularly useful, in that they ignore the central premise that a nation state long mauled, molested and savaged should finally be left alone.  Nonsense, say the […]

Colombo Port

Colombo Port Deal Calms India’s Paranoia

The Sri Lankan government has announced that it is going ahead with a project to develop jointly with India and Japan a new container terminal from the scratch at Colombo Port called the West Container Terminal. According to the official notification of the Sri Lankan cabinet decision on March1 in […]

Pakistan-China friendship

Seven Decades Of Pakistan-China Friendship

This year is the 70th Anniversary of establishing formal diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China. However, the history of friendship between the two nations is long and spread over centuries. Ancient Silk route was passing through parts of Pakistan, and Chinese traders […]

Biden bombs Syria

Delusions Of Self-Defense: Biden Bombs Syria

Every power worth its portion of salt in the Levant these days seems to be doing it.  On February 25, President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Syria.  The premise for the attacks was implausible.  “These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq,” […]

Indian social media

India’s Platform And Media Ethics Code

Having made something of a splash last month with the fuss over Australia’s News Media Bargaining code, Facebook, and the digital giants, are facing another stormy front in India.  The move here has nothing to do with revenue so much as alleged bad behaviour.  “We appreciate the proliferation of social […]