The World’s Nuclear Weapons in 2019

Despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads, all nuclear weapon-possessing states continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals, reads the SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. At the start of 2019, nine states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and... Continue Reading →

How important is Turkey to NATO?

US Vice President Mike Pence issued an ultimatum to Turkey earlier this week: either Ankara remains a critical NATO partner or it jeopardizes the alliance by going ahead with the purchase of Russia-built S-400 air defense systems. Mike Pence’s warning against the acquisition of S-400 missile defenses from Russia prompted Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay... Continue Reading →

Russia Sides with Pakistan in South Asia’s Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov staunchly defended Pakistan’s “sovereign right to take care of its security” amidst South Asia’s tit-for-tat missile tests, with this unprecedented statement not only signifying the strength of the Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership, but also potentially being a response to the Indian Ambassador to the US’ recent hint that his country will prioritize... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Differences Between the Iraq War and Trump’s Proposed Iran War

1. Iraq is 168,754 mi² and Iran is 636,400 mi²; that is, Iran is geographically 3.77 times bigger than Iraq, almost 4 times as big. 2. Iraq’s population when invaded was 26 million. Iran’s population today is 81 million. 3. General Eric Shinseki testified before Congress prior to Bush’s invasion that based on the US... Continue Reading →

Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran

The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled:  The Globalization of War. America’s Long War against Humanity,Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015.  To order the book directly from Global Research click here This chapter provides a historical perspective of US war plans directed against Iran, including the use of a preemptive nuclear attack, using... Continue Reading →

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