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The emerging new world order’s alarm bells: Men like Brandon Tarrant and Andreas Breivik

The emerging new world order’s alarm bells: Men like Brandon Tarrant and Andreas Breivik

March 16, 2019

By James M. Dorsey A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr This week’s attack on two mosques in New Zealand reflects a paradigm shift: the erosion of liberal values and the rise of civilisationalism at the expense of the nation state. So do broader phenomena like…

Role Reversal in India-Pakistan Conflict

Role Reversal in India-Pakistan Conflict

March 1, 2019

Whenever there is a clash between India and Pakistan, media and pundits present India as the good guys. In this case, at least, India is the aggressor and Pakistan is seeking dialogue, says Lahore Professor Junaid Ahmad

Kashmir puts Chinese counterterrorism on the defensive

Kashmir puts Chinese counterterrorism on the defensive

February 20, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr Heightened tension in Kashmir and evidence of a Chinese military presence on the Tajik and Afghan side of their border with China’s troubled north-western province of Xinjiang are putting on display contradictions…

File image of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. AP

Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations

February 18, 2019

By James M Dorsey / Firstpost. When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them. As a matter of principle, Prince Mohammed and Modi are…

Kerala Leads the Struggle Against Modi’s Extreme Right Agenda in India

Kerala Leads the Struggle Against Modi’s Extreme Right Agenda in India

January 24, 2019

Kerala is the only state in India governed by the Communist Parties: LDF Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is one of the most outspoken leaders against the far-right agenda of PM Modi, says Vijay Prashad of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research [Correction: This piece contained references to Kerala’s Sabarimala temple as a “mosque.” These were…

Indian Muslims: A rich hunting ground for Middle Eastern rivals

January 5, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently declared that Turkey was “the only country that can lead the Muslim world,” he probably wasn’t only thinking of Middle Eastern and other Islamic states such as…

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

December 3, 2018

As world leaders gather for the G20 summit, oil is at the top of the list of issues. Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses the fight between the US, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia over price and production, and notes India is in talks with Crown Prince MBS

Pakistan's New PM Imran Khan Seeks Historic Peace Deal with India, After Decades of Conflict

Pakistan’s New PM Imran Khan Seeks Historic Peace Deal with India, After Decades of Conflict

December 2, 2018

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to reach a historic peace deal with rival India, opening a border crossing for Sikh pilgrims. Journalist Munizae Jahangir says this is the first time in years that civilian and military leadership are on the same page, but Delhi’s 2019 election could derail the efforts

Unintended Consequences: US Sanctions on Russia and Iran Weaken Dollar's Rule

Unintended Consequences: US Sanctions on Russia and Iran Weaken Dollar’s Rule

October 23, 2018

As the US tries to keep countries such as India from dealing with Iran and Russia, it is driving more and more countries to seek alternatives to the US dollar, threatening the dollar’s hegemony, says Vijay Prashad

TOMORROW WILL BE TOO LATE TO DO WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE DONE A LONG TIME AGO: THE THIRTY-THIRD NEWSLETTER (2018).

October 12, 2018

By Vijay Prashad Panmao Zhai, the Secretary General of the Chinese Meteorological Society and the co-chair of the IPCC Working Group 1, said that ‘we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea-levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice’. One of these impacts is the ferocity of hurricanes…