Ukraine and the Grand Chessboard


Pepe Escobar, April 17, 2014
The US State Department, via spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki, said that reports of CIA Director John Brennan telling regime changers in Kiev to "conduct tactical operations" - or an "anti-terrorist" offensive - in eastern Ukraine are "completely false". This means Brennan did issue his marching orders. And by now the "anti-terrorist" campaign - with its nice little Dubya rhetorical touch - has degenerated into farce. Now...

The Politics of Making Peace


Githa Hariharan, April 15, 2014
Many years back, I decided I would only write about books I admired. My reviews would pay tribute to such books by analysing what they taught me about how life gets lived, or can be lived. Not far into my reading of Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s first novel The Almond Tree, it was clear that the novel challenged this old resolution. Sometimes a mediocre novel needs to be discussed because it sparks debate about troubling questions. “My purpose in...


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