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Why Ukraine’s borders are back at the center of geopolitics

As tensions heat up on the Ukraine-Russia border, Vijay Prashad takes a look at the factors and interests behind what is happening

20 years after invasion, US proposes a new Afghan government that includes Taliban

Intra-Afghan talks have not achieved any breakthrough and the May deadline for US troops leaving the country approaches. The US is now proposing a government which will include the same Taliban which it overthrew close to two decades ago

Formation of interim government in Libya revives hopes for peace

Though all warring factions have supported the elections of the interim government earlier this month there are certain uncertainties about its success including the continued presence of foreign troops in the country

Interview-CJB ‘We demand that the Netherlands leaves the imperialist unions’

The Communist Youth Movement in the Netherlands discusses the situation facing the masses in the country amid the deepening crisis of capitalism. They affirm that struggle is the only way out of the crisis

Interview-Communist Party Finland ‘Finland must break away from the EU’s common security and defense policy’

J.P. Väisänen, chairman of the Communist Party of Finland (SKP), talks about the policies of the government of Sanna Marin at the time of the pandemic, as well as its foreign policies

NATO troops in Afghanistan NATO extends its deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

After the Joe Biden-led US administration announced that it is considering a review of last year’s peace deal with the Taliban, NATO officials said on January 31 that the deadline for its troops withdrawal from Afghanistan may be extended 

Arms deal -Slovenia Slovenian constitutional court stays massive arms procurement proposal by government

The right-wing government in Slovenia had planned the procurement of arms worth EUR 780 million for the military to cater to NATO. This had strongly been opposed by the left which had called the proposal unwarranted

Slovenian protests Slovenian left intensifies campaign against military spending

The right-wing dominated Slovenian National Assembly last week voted down the left-supported citizens’ initiative calling for a national referendum on the government’s plan for carrying out massive military expenditure

Slovenian left party Levica protests government’s refusal to hold referendum on military purchases

The Slovenian government refused a demand by Levica to hold a referendum on a proposal to procure weapons worth USD 925.28 million. Levica plans to challenge the decision in the constitutional court

German imperialism & European ambitions beyond NATO

European imperialism is on the march and preparing for war. Journalist Jörg Kronauer explains the various military initiatives in the European Union and the German interests in such mobilizations

Greek trade unionists, peace activists protest visit of NATO Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to Greece and Turkey comes in the backdrop of escalating tensions between the two countries over maritime and energy rights in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Interview -Levica - N. Macedonia The state for the people: The Left in Parliament

Redzep Ismail of the Presidium of the Levica (The Left) talks about why his party opposes the Prespa Agreement, the change of his country’s name to North Macedonia and the party’s performance in the recent elections

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