Inside view of Myanmar’s Rohingya insurgency

An Asia Times investigation into Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh shows the insurgent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army relies on religion and coercion to recruit its sometimes reluctant members By Carlos Sardiña Galache Four months ago, while walking to his house from the mosque in his village in Maungdaw in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Rasheed Ali was … Continue reading Inside view of Myanmar’s Rohingya insurgency

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Unravelling the riddle of the Kurds’ Iraqi pipe-dream

Masoud Barzani has overplayed his hand – no regional powers are going to assent to partition of Iraq By Pepe Escobar Wily clannish capo Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), has announced that “Yes” won non-binding independence referendum. Now that index fingers in indelible indigo ink are out of the way, the real … Continue reading Unravelling the riddle of the Kurds’ Iraqi pipe-dream

Unmasked: Trump Doctrine vows carnage for new axis of evil

North Korea, Iran, Venezuela are targets in "compassionate" America's war on the "wicked few." It's almost as though Washington felt its hegemony threatened By Pepe Escobar This was no “deeply philosophical address”. And hardly a show of “principled realism” – as spun by the White House. President Trump at the UN was “American carnage,” to … Continue reading Unmasked: Trump Doctrine vows carnage for new axis of evil

Ted Turner, CNN, Putin, and the Amazing Oligarchs Drama Unfolding

Christiane Amanpour was barbequed by RT’s Anissa Naouai some years back over an interview the CNN anchor conducted in which Amanpour left out significant parts. Today the legendary war correspondent accused in the past of “one sided” journalism is called out over her reporting on the Aleppo boy Omran Daqneesh the White Helmets group so … Continue reading Ted Turner, CNN, Putin, and the Amazing Oligarchs Drama Unfolding

Making of the Next Nightmare

Pepe Escobar You are about to enter the ultimate minefield   Let’s start with 28 EU leaders discussing the Western Balkans at a recent summit and blaming – what else – "Russian aggression" in the EU’s backyard. Cue to a Montenegro prosecutor raging that "Russian state bodies" staged a coup attempt during the October 2016 elections to stop the country from joining … Continue reading Making of the Next Nightmare