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Vaccine diplomacy is indeed a reality, and one that is severely mismanaged to the benefit of countries that boast allegiances. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic remains a news item. Testimony given during a recent senate inquiry by former Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta exposes how BolsonaroContinue Reading

There has been virtually no American media coverage of last week’s arrival of a senior Israeli delegation in Washington to discuss Iran. The delegation included the head of the Israeli external intelligence service Mossad Yossi Cohen and Israel’s National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat. Their itinerary included briefings at the PentagonContinue Reading

By Mathew MAAVAK India is currently witnessing a COVID-19 surge of unprecedented proportions, with an allegedly triple-mutant strain stretching the nation’s healthcare infrastructure to the limits.  The uncertainty hanging over the nation is compounded by viral despatches of dead bodies piling up in morgues; of people dropping dead in the streets; of despondent soulsContinue Reading

NATO’s Southeastern Spearhead: Turkey’s Military Aggression in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Caucasus Signals Proxy Conflict With Iran NATO’s southeastern spearhead: Turkey’s military aggression in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Caucasus signals proxy conflict with Iran By Rick ROZOFF The past week has witnessed reports of increased Turkish military activity in IraqContinue Reading

It’s an extreme example of the privileging of profits over lives, writes Jayati Ghosh.  By Jayati GHOSH The unfolding pandemic horror in India has many causes. These include the complacency, inaction and irresponsibility of government leaders, even when it was evident for several months that a fresh wave of infections of newContinue Reading

Demonstrating the power the ultranationalist Ukraine lobby has attained in Biden’s Washington, the White House has withdrawn consideration of esteemed Russia specialist Matthew Rojansky. By Moss ROBESON Matthew Rojansky is the head of the Kennan Institute, a notable think tank at the US government-funded Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsContinue Reading

A great deal remains that is important to know but that is currently unknown about Covid-19, Eric Zuesse writes. Early in the “coronavirus-19” — subsequently called “Covid-19” — pandemic, Denmark and Sweden were often being compared with one-another because both are Scandinavian countries, but on 13 March 2020, Denmark hadContinue Reading

The U.K.’s global influence is routinely seen as benign, writes Mark Curtis. Only occasionally does a more accurate picture emerge.  By Mark CURTIS A leading Guardian columnist wrote an article in February listing the world’s “bad guys.” “Across the world,” he asserted, “the bad guys are winning.” His list included Burma, China, Russia, North Korea,Continue Reading

It remains to be seen whether the international community can curb Brazil’s neoliberal profit upon environmental exploitation, Ramona Wadi writes. The U.S.-Brazil deal, touted by U.S. President Joe Biden as a possibility to induce Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to tackle deforestation has not materialised. Environmental activists and indigenous leaders hadContinue Reading