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MERKEL: ‘We Reject Exterritorial Sanctions on Nord Stream 2’

BERLIN/WASHINGTON, D.C. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that proposed US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from the Russain Federation were law-defying and would be dealt with. “We think that extraterritorial sanctions, like the ones imposed by the US, do not match our understanding of what is legal. This […]

MAJOR: Two USN Aircraft Carriers Hold Drills in South China Sea

WASHINGTON, D.C./BEIJING – Two US aircraft carriers kicked off joint exercises in the Philippine Sea on Sunday. The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups began the drills to bolster the United States’ “responsive, flexible, and enduring commitments” to mutual defense agreements with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific, the Navy said in […]

Nihilism and International Politics – Of False Flags and Staged Attacks

By Amir Azarvan –Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College – aazarvan@ggc.edu    From the sinking of the RMS Lusitania to the apparently staged chemical attack in Douma, humanity has witnessed a plethora of false – or, at minimum, highly dubious – pretexts for war.  Although I do not at all wish to imply that […]