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A global crisis

The reckless escalation of economic, political and military pressure by the United States and Nato against Russia is rapidly leading to a major global economic crisis with serious repercussions for…

Nuclear threats

Threats to use nuclear weapons are as old as nuclear weapons. Threats to use nuclear weapons may even be their main function. Increasingly bellicose statements by Putin and Russian State…

Geopolitical prudence

The Ukraine War, its complexities and global spillover effects, have not been adequately depicted by either political leaders or the more influential media. Most commonly, the Ukraine War has been…

Flames of war

The massive aid package for Ukraine announced by the US may have created a ripple of excitement among the war-mongers and investors sitting in the power corridors of Washington but…

Unspeakable crime

Four months ago, two days before the civilized world celebrated one year since the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into force on January 22, officials here at…

Killing fields

Authoritarianism breeds violence, and revels in its use as a weapon of fear, division, and terror. The Republican Party in its white supremacy incarnation now holds firm to an absolutist…

Foolish war

A blitzkrieg Russian invasion of Ukraine it was not. Marshall Zhukov, the Soviet Union’s famed tank general, must be rolling in his grave. Had Stalin still been in the Kremlin,…

War zone

Late last December Okinawans learned from their newspapers that should a ‘Taiwan emergency’ (what we impolitely call ‘war’) take place, the Ryukyu Archipelago (that is, Okinawa) plus a small slice…

The flood catastrophe

Reportedly, around 33 million people stand affected by the most intense and devastating floods in the history of Pakistan. A recent Economist published article ‘Pakistan has been hit by its…

Closer to the edge

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine constitutes a crime of aggression under international law. Putin's regime launched an attack on a sovereign country that posed no direct threat to the Russian Federation.…