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Why Biden will keep the US-imposed Cold War rolling

Will US foreign policy change significantly under the incoming Biden administration? Vijay Prashad argues that this is unlikely, especially with regard to the Cold War on China

The US is doing its best to lock out China from Latin America and the Caribbean

Vijay Prashad writes on how the US has meddled in trade relations between China and El Salvador, while promoting its own private investment initiatives

US India relations India’s one-sided romance with Trump

The Trump administration and the Modi government have eagerly hailed their bond as great democracies. In practice however, the relationship has largely seen India emerge as a junior partner to US imperialism

US citizenship regulation Trump administration targets China, revives Red Scare era immigration laws

Recently notified naturalization and residence policy guidelines in the United States specify the use of a century-old law to disqualify individuals associated with any communist party

United Nations celebrates 75th anniversary amidst rising concerns of unilateralism

Formed after the second world war, the UN as a multilateral forum to preserve world peace and security is facing the growing challenge of US unilateralism and its complete disregard for international laws

Trump delayed COVID response Trump deliberately downplayed COVID-19 risks and delayed responses, claims upcoming book 

Recordings of Donald Trump’s telephone interview with journalist Bob Woodward reveal that he was aware of the deadly nature of the novel coronavirus infection in January itself but deliberately downplayed it in public until March  

Barring US, all parties reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

Delegates from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany said the deal was a key component in the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture. They also rejected US bids to trigger snapback sanctions

COVID19 in Central Asia COVID-19 shows the need to rebuild public health systems in Central Asian countries

Most of the countries in central Asia have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions due to the economic fallout. This has led to a massive jump in the total number of new infections and deaths in late June and July

Iran COVID Iran faces twin challenges of COVID-19 and American sanctions

The worst hit country in West Asia, Iran has had a tough time coping with the pandemic amid US sanctions. It has resorted to strengthening links with countries such as Russia and China towards this end

US withdrawal from WHO US starts process of withdrawing from WHO 

The process of withdrawal will take a year and if not reversed, the US will cease to be a member of the WHO from July 6, 2021. It is unclear if the president has the power to withdraw from a global organization without approval from Congress

How do you resist a hybrid war amid a pandemic?

The Tricontinental Institute for Social Research launched a new study about the recent attacks led by US against Venezuela amid the pandemic

Why Iran’s fuel tankers for Venezuela are sending shudders through Washington

Vijay Prashad on the significance of the arrival of tankers from Iran to Venezuela amid rising global tensions

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