CLIMATE WATCH - Gas prices hit an all-time high in June, with the national average surpassing $5 per gallon.
The U.S. Is “Close To Getting Its Hands On Julian Assange:” an Interview With John Pilger
ESPIONAGE? - It is a dangerous, unpredictable time. Since the Home Secretary signed the extradition order, a provisional appeal has been filed by Julian’s lawyers.
How the EU and the West Lost the 'Global Battle of Narratives'
WAR SANCTIONS - In a blog entry reflecting on the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia on July 7-8, the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, seems to have accepted the painful truth that the West is losing what he termed “the global battle of narratives.”
The Fist Bump Was Bad, But Biden's Middle East Policies Are Worse
ARMS & OIL PRODUCTION - President Biden’s fist bump with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), and the president’s up-close-and-personal handshake with former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
'For Erdogan The Failed Coup Was A “Gift From God”
GUEST COMMENTARY - Perhaps nothing has changed Turkey’s domestic and international trajectory since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923 than the failed military coup of July 2016, which gave Erdogan an unprecedented opportunity to satisfy his insatiable lust for power.
When a Country That’s Orchestrated Many Coups Has One of Its Own
JAN 6 COMMITTEE - "All bets are off," Jason Van Tatenhove said on Tuesday before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
The Nuclear Superpowers And True Self-Interest
GUEST COMMENTARY - A number of nuclear strategy Experts have agreed that the only sensible response to China’s alarming new buildup of nuclear weapons is for the U.S. itself to build more and better weapons.
China’s Surveillance State And Its Meaning For Us
SURVEILLANCE TOOLS - In a recent commentary, I discussed the visit to China of the UN’s chief human rights official on what proved to be a seriously misguided and rather naïve attempt to improve the conditions of the Uyghur population in Xinjiang province.
Hypocrisies And Successes At UN Meeting To Ban Nuclear Weapons
NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT - The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been ratified by 65 governments, known in diplomatic circles as States Parties.
The Abraham Accords’: Implications For The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
WORLD WATCH - The Abraham Accords have been in the making for several years; what has ultimately brought them to fruition is the Arab states’ national security interests.
The US Could Lose the New Cold War With China and Russia
GUEST COMMENTARY - The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both China and Russia.
Is the US Winning Russia’s War in Ukraine?
GEO-POLITICS - The Russian war in Ukraine is a calamity—
Some Thoughts on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict in Week 12
WAR WATCH – I expect the war will go on for a while until the generals and politicians get tired of it.
To End the Horror In Ukraine, Go Big, And Go Broad
RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR - The tragic, illegal war of aggression by Russia against Ukraine should end now, with a ceasefire and then a comprehensive peace agreement.
Loose Lips Can Sink Peace
COLD WAR TO COLD WAR - During World War II, US sailors were warned: Loose lips sink ships.
Outrageous CEO-Worker Pay Gap: Unfair and Unwise
FAIR WAGES - Would you like to see the evidence that shows how top American corporate CEOs are contributing far more to the success of their enterprises than their British counterparts?
US Double Standard on Display As Israel Steals Palestinian Land
MIDDLE EAST POLITICS - The Deputy Spokesperson for the State Department, Jalina Porter, on Friday condemned the Israeli government’s announcement that it would build 4,000 further housing units in the Palestinian West Bank,
The Old New Order is Coming
COLD WAR REALITY - A principal lesson of the war in Ukraine is that the Cold War never ended.
War in Ukraine Is Pushing Global Hunger to Worst Level in This Century
WORLD HUNGER - Russia's invasion of Ukraine has produced a terrible humanitarian crisis in eastern Europe.
Hey Joe, Stop Telling People You're on Their Side and Start Showing Them
GUEST COMMENTARY - For years, as ever-bigger corporate combines grabbed ever-bigger chunks of market power, America's political, media and academic establishment scoffed at critics, drowning them out with jolly rounds of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah."
Xi Jinping’s China Faces Challenges Of Its Own
CHINA POLICY - David Goldman’s remarks on America’s challenges against China are, for the most part, spot-on.