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Bush Obama 9/11 How can the US wake up from its post-9/11 nightmare?

The only hope for the future is to abandon the futile quest for hegemony and instead commit to peace, cooperative diplomacy, international law, and disarmament.

As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, China forges ties with the Taliban

With no end in sight to the internal conflict in Afghanistan, China has been meeting with regional players to build a strategy which seeks to guarantee peace and stability for all

Protests held in Beita after Israeli forces kill Palestinian man and other stories

Today we look at protests against Israeli violence in the Occupied West Bank, the sentencing of US drone warfare whistleblower Daniel Hale, and more

Iran claims Israel attacked its nuclear site last month in attempt to derail Vienna talks

Pressure from Israel was pivotal in US’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. Successive Israeli governments have opposed calls for its revival

Venezuela immunizes its population against COVID-19 with Cuban vaccine

Last week, Venezuela signed an agreement with Cuba for the purchase of 12 million doses of Abdala, just three days after the country announced and celebrated the success of its locally developed anti-COVID-19 vaccine

Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace

The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of “squeezing” Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US’ global position

Brazilian agency’s decision to delay authorization is political, says Sputnik V team

The Russian laboratory has provided scientific studies and affirms that the vaccine is safe

SIPRI global military expenditure 2020 Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US

The US military budget in 2020 alone was around USD 778 billion, which is almost 39% of the total global military expenditure and marked an increase by 4.4% from the previous year

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

Palestine receives critical batch of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

Besides China, the Palestinian Authority has also received vaccines from other sources, including doses from the United Nations COVAX initiative and Russian Sputnik V

Political Crisis-Slovakia Political crisis in Slovakia derails fight against COVID-19 

The incumbent coalition government in Slovakia is mired in a political crisis over disagreements on the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia, even as the country faces an acute COVID-19 crisis

SIPRI report global arms sale Latest SIPRI data shows 25% rise in arms imports by Middle East and North Africa countries

Complementing the increase in arms imports by West Asian and North African countries, the United States, France and Germany saw a substantial increase in their respective weapons exports, with the US continuing as the world’s largest arms exporter 

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