A blog on the dynamics and motives of imperialism in the Libyan war of 2011 by pragoti editorial member, Maidul islam.
While taking a wrong approach on the nuclear deal once again a section of Indian strategic community is vigorously pursuing the agenda of India – NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) dialogue. This is only a precursor for a future alliance with NATO.
For those who believe that one can effectively fight and defeat the Taliban by aligning with this destructive troika live in a fool's paradise,writes Ammar Ali Jan.
Current developments in the three-way equations involving the United States, Pakistan and India highlight that for the foreseeable future, they would need to factor in a “sleeping partner” — Afghanistan. India, in particular, needs to be cognisant of this strange coupling. Retired Indian Foreign Service official MK Bhadrakumar writes in The Hindu.
A "People's Democracy" editorial which demands India to stop dovetailing its Afghan policy to the strategic interests of the US and NATO.
Robert Fisk's report on the state of affairs in Afghanistan.
With the collapse of the USSR and other socialist States in the late 1980s and early 1990s, multipolarity became the much sought after ideal for almost all progressives as they sought resources to counter the rampant global strides of the sole superpower, the USA. Today when a return of the former socialist States is neither possible nor perhaps even desirable, multipolarity is seen as perhaps the only option to hedge in the arrogant brutality of the US war machine.
Amidst all the journalistic brouhaha about a new cold war, most analysts are missing out on the real crisis that has been crystallized by Saakashvili's imprudent excursion into South Ossetia. The very existence of NATO has been put into question.
Now that the war between Russia and Georgia is over, it is a good time to learn a few lessons. This war holds out important lessons for all concerned – for the Georgians, for the Russians, for the Americans and NATO, for the world at large. Moreover the lessons are political, military and economic. Let us see what some of these lessons are. Aniket Alam writes in The Post. Article, courtesy The Post.
NATO massacres innocent Afghan civilians; a story by Dave Markland (courtesy ZNet Magazine).