Zelensky regime’s fate is sealed

There is a huge dilemma today as the entire Western narrative of a Russian defeat stands exposed as a pack of lies, and alongside, the myth of Kiev’s military prowess to take on the far superior military might of a superpower has evaporated

SIPRI global defense expenditure US and NATO allies accounted for over half of global military expenditure in 2022: SIPRI report 

According to this year’s SIPRI defense expenditure report, Europe has recorded the highest defense expenditure in more than 30 years, surpassing its previous highest record from 1989 

The deafening silence of intellectuals in the face of growing global conflicts

Perhaps the most incomprehensible silence is that of the intellectuals. Silence is nothing short of complicity with the masters of war.

Anti-racism protest in Tunisia Tunisian Workers’ Party condemns President Kais Saied’s racist remarks against African migrants

Last week, Tunisian President Kais Saied blamed migrants from Sub-Saharan African countries for causing disturbances in Tunisia and being part of a “plot” to change the country’s demographics

Nord Stream Biden ordered destruction of Nord Stream pipelines, claims renowned journalist Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh reported that divers from the US Navy’s Diving and Salvage Center planted the explosives that were later detonated remotely on September 26, 2022. Earlier investigations by Denmark and Sweden had already confirmed sabotage

US presence in Ukraine Why the time isn’t ripe for Ukraine talks

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s remarks at an appearance at Carnegie last weekend made it clear that the US is in Ukraine for the long haul

Reichsbuerger movement Germany Demons creep up from Europe’s attic

The recent ‘coup attempt’ in Germany caused shock and alarm and is reflective of the country’s right-wing gaining prominence. But it can also be a chance for the government to push its agenda

Global arms sales grow for 7th consecutive year, reach $592 billion in 2021

New data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute shows a 1.9% increase in sales by the world’s top 100 arms and military service companies. The US continues to dominate arms sales, accounting for over 50% of the global total in 2021

Macron visits US Macron’s US visit tells Europe’s alienation

While the joint statement issued after Macron’s visit shows that the US and France are on the same page in their criticism of Moscow’s conduct of the war in Ukraine, the nuances in the respective articulation by the two leaders during their joint press conference cannot be missed

Carbon emissions No sign of cut in carbon emissions, 2022 set to touch record high

The current trend suggests that humanity would pump record-high carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, raising the temperature well above the 1.5-degree Celsius limit in just nine years

Wildfire and heatwaves Extreme heat waves and wildfires point to worsening climate crisis

While the local or proximate causes of these extreme events may vary, their increased intensity and unpredictability is a product of climate change

Ukraine grain deal Ukraine grain deal is feel-good event, but road to peace is long and winding

Under the agreement, Ukrainian vessels would guide ships in and out of Ukraine’s heavily mined ports, and Russia would agree not to attack the area while shipments were moving. Turkey’s role will be to inspect ships leaving Ukrainian ports for smuggled arms