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Understanding the complicated politics and geopolitics of the coup in Myanmar

Is it a coup if the military was already in power? Vijay Prashad examines the recent military coup in Myanmar through a political and geopolitical lens

US designates Cuba as a “sponsor of terrorism”

Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Padilla criticized the move and called it hypocritical and cynical

Elections and building socialism under hybrid war: A Venezuelan perspective

Hernán Vargas of the Movimiento de Pobladores y Pobladoras discusses the legislative elections in Venezuela held on December 6 and what they mean for politics in the country

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

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