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Mapping Faultlines: Has Russia Won This Round in the Energy War?

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the face-off over energy in the Ukraine war. He explains the implications of Russia’s decision to stop supplies of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria

Panamanians reject visit of US state secretary Antony Blinken

The US Secretaries of State and Homeland Security arrived in Panama to attend a regional meeting on migration cooperation in the hemisphere. Those protesting the visit highlighted that US imperialism is the root cause for migration in the region

US war hysteria over Ukraine won’t gel

A new level of criticality has appeared lately in Donbass with large scale mobilization by Ukrainian forces and reports of western mercenaries in the guise of military advisors. The US intentions remain unclear

Mapping Faultlines: Understanding NATO and US responses to Russia

In this episode of Mapping Faultines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the responses by NATO and the US to demands raised by Russia on the security situation in Europe

Mapping Faultlines: Ukraine dials down war talk

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the latest developments around Ukraine whose leaders seem keen to downplay the threat of war contrary to US declarations

Morocco drives a war in Western Sahara for its phosphates

After decades of broken promises, the situation in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara has worsened as Morocco has restarted the war and thwarted diplomatic solutions

Iranian president on Vienna talks Iranian president asks US to lift unilateral sanctions to show seriousness in Vienna talks

The talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal stopped after six rounds following the election of Ebrahim Raisi in June. Iran said that it wanted to review the outcome of the rounds held so far

Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that

The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern

Venezuela dialogue offers way out of crisis

The dialogue between the Venezuelan government and opposition forces could bring an end to the campaign of sanctions imposed against the democratically-elected government of Nicolás Maduro

Turmoil escalates following Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan

Several governments of the region, human rights activists and global leaders expressed concern about violence against civilians and appealed to the Taliban for restraint

Concerns about fate of Afghans grow as Taliban takes control of Kabul 

As the Taliban establishes control over Kabul and foreign diplomats flee the crisis, questions remain over human rights in the country, especially of women and minorities. Meanwhile, the US continues to claim that “the mission is successful”

Peace conference on Libya calls for immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces

The UN-sponsored second global Conference on Libya demanded that all foreign forces and mercenaries need to be withdrawn without delay. However, Turkey has raised objections to the call

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