The Middle East is the key to wide-ranging, economic, interlinked integration and peace, writes Pepe Escobar.
‘Iran Must Begin Acting Like a Normal Nation,’ Says Totally Normal Nation
Caitlin Johnston mulls what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s vision for Iran might really mean.
The Not-So-Great ‘Great Game’
Michael Brenner considers the latest round of disputes over the latest presidential elections in Afghanistan.
Remembering America’s First (& Longest) Forgotten War on Islamists
Danny Sjursen finds America’s Moro War – which included misleading accounts of progress by military commanders — grimly familiar in the context of today’s Afghan War.
How Journalists Demonize Venezuela’s Government, in Their Own Words
We like to think of journalists as plucky truth-tellers standing up to power, writes Alan MacLeod. In reality, most are parts of enormous corporate machines with their own agendas.
The Nature of the Hong Kong Protests
Democratic freedoms aside, many nations in the world but particularly the U.S., Britain and China have interests to protect in Hong Kong, writes Mary Beaudoin.
The Real Big Brother
It’s a billionaire’s world and the biggest of them all is in the thick of it, as Eric Zuesse explains.
Propaganda Prospering Far and Wide
Human minds are very hackable, writes Caitlin Johnstone, and that causes a major problem for democracy.
More Police Raids as War on Journalism Escalates Worldwide
A centrally-planned conspiracy is not necessarily behind this trend, writes Caitlin Johnstone. It may simply be the reflex of an ailing empire.
The U.S. and the Fate of the World
It may not be an exaggeration to say that the fate of civilization is up to Americans to sort out how they want to interact with the rest of the world, argues Inder Comar in this commentary.