The Second Afghan War And US Retreat From Central Asia

By Jack Rasmus, ZNet. -

There were actually two Afghan wars. The first began within a few weeks of the 9-11 tragedy, when the US was attacked by Al Qaeda with the assistance of elements of the Saudi Arabia ruling [...]

Empower Home-Based Workers By Investing In Co-operatives

By David Browne, Equal Times. -

South Asia is home to over 50 million home-based workers, most of whom are women. From agarbhatti incense stick rollers in India to piecework garment workers in Sri Lanka, they contribute [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The ‘Mass Murder Program’ Behind America’s Rise To Power

By Robert Scheer, Popular Resistance. -

The Cold War–how it was fought and brutally won by the U.S. on global scale—has defined international politics for more than half a century. That is the central argument of journalist Vincent [...]

Southeast Asia Was Hit By A Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called The United States

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In my town in the United States — as is not especially unusual — we have big memorials in prominent public places marking some of the most catastrophically immoral actions of the past. [...]

Weaponizing Water In South Asia: World Needs A Water Treaty

By Conn Hallinan, -

The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it. Ongoing tensions over Kashmir have transformed water into a national security issue for both [...]

Iran At The Center Of The Eurasian Riddle

By Pepe Escobar, -

President Rouhani blasts US leader Donald Trump as ‘a serious threat to regional and world stability’, offers preferential treatment to SCO companies that invest in his country. With the dogs of [...]

As Washington Vacillates, Asia’s Alliances Are Shifting

By Conn Hallinan, -

“Boxing the compass” is an old nautical term for locating the points on a magnetic compass in order to set a course. With the erratic winds blowing out of Washington these days, countries all [...]

A Preview Of The Coming War On China

By Maki Sunagawa and Daniel Broudy, -

By Maki Sunagawa and Daniel Broudy for Foreign Policy in Focus. The film is also set in Okinawa, as you know. Part of the theme is to show the resistance to power and war by a people who live [...]

The Hague Ruling: A Dangerous Step Toward War

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By Staff of WSWS - In the wake of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s sweeping ruling on Tuesday in The Hague, negating all Chinese maritime claims in the South China Sea, there has been a [...]

Ash Carter’s Asian Folly

By Peter Lee, -

By Peter Lee for Counter Punch - Ash Carter is on a mission: to convince Asia’s democracies that Asian security is synonymous with American leadership. Unfortunately for him, the two concepts are [...]

‘Silk Road’ Revived As First Train Arrives In Iran From China With Goods

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By Staff of AFP - The train, carrying 32 containers of commercial products from eastern Zhejiang province, took 14 days to make the 9,500-kilometre journey through Kazakstan and Turkmenistan. [...]

More Than 1,000 Protesters Prepping For Obama Summit

By Brett Kelman, Anna Rumer and Rosalie Murphy, -

By Brett Kelman, Anna Rumer and Rosalie Murphy for The Desert Sun - Protests have been planned over Obama’s aggressive deportation policy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and the [...]

Asia-Pacific: TPP Backers Face Opposition Almost Everywhere

By Chuck Chiang, -

By Chuck Chiang for The Vancouver Sun. Canada - In the world of inter-governmental trade agreements, the signing often gets the most attention. But it is the ratification by member states, [...]

US Planning New Military Bases In Middle East, Asia, And Africa

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Dan Wright for Shadow Proof - Not satisfied with sowing greater chaos and despair in the Middle East for the last decade, the Obama Administration is reportedly planning for the U.S. to expand [...]

These Pacific Islanders Still Live At The Mercy Of The US Military

By Roy Smith, -

By Roy Smith in The Conversation - In the latest development of the Obama administration’s pivot to Asia, a strategy of reorganising and strengthening US military capabilities in the Pacific, the [...]

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