Opinion

Biden’s Promise To End Endless War Hits A Snag In Somalia

WASHINGTON, U.S.--In yet another indication that the Biden administration has no intention to bring an end to endless war, the New York Times reported on Monday that the U.S. Africa Command will be redeploying troops to Somalia, and that the White House has approved the Pentagon’s request for discretionary authority to conduct drone strikes in the country.

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Should Protesters Be Allowed To Shout In Front Of Justices' Homes?


NEW YORK, U.S.--Pro-abortion protestors have assembled in front of Justice Samuel Alito's family home in an obvious effort to intimidate or punish him. It will not change his draft opinion regarding the overruling of Roe v. Wade, but the question arises: are such protests legal and/or desirable?

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Russia And China: The Worst Moment In History Coming Soon


NEW YORK, U.S.--On May 1, on Russian TV, the media executive often called "Putin's mouthpiece" urged the Russian president to launch a Poseidon underwater drone with a "warhead of up to 100 megatons." 

 
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Tying The Noose Around The Death Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--While celebrating the festive season and enjoying the company of loved ones, relatives and friends, hopefully we can spare a thought for the grieving family of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, who was executed in Singapore recently for having trafficked 43g of heroin into the island republic as a drug mule about a decade ago.

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Ukraine Is A Russian Vital Interest, And Moscow Will Behave Accordingly


WASHINGTON, U.S.--Analysts and pundits in the United States and Europe are increasingly optimistic that Ukraine can win its war against Russia. They also are prodding the Biden administration to increase the flow of military hardware to Kyiv to maximize Ukraine’s chances of victory. 
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Turkey: NATO's Pro-Putin Ally


NEW YORK, U.S.--Turkey's "balancing act" during the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the result of the country's Islamist leader's two-decade long indoctrination of a generation of Turks to make them "pious." 
 
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Ukraine Is Winning The Battle On Twitter, But In The Real World Kiev Is Losing Donbass

NAIROBI, Kenya--Western media coverage of the Ukraine conflict has been so hysterically one-sided, and divorced from reality, that it's probably only a matter of time before Iraq's erstwhile 'Comical Ali' is brought out of retirement to insist that there are no Russians advancing towards the Ukrainian army's front lines. 

 
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These Countries Are Willing To Risk US Ire Over Russia-Ukraine

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Americans are fervently cheering for Ukraine in a war that many believe is a decisive struggle for human freedom. The intensity of our infatuation makes it easy to assume that everyone in the world shares it. They don’t.

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The Hypocrisy In Condemning Musk's Purchase Of Twitter


NEW YORK, U.S.--The hard left is going absolutely crazy over Elon Musk's decision to buy Twitter. One of their arguments, made loudly by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, is that no one person should own and control such an important media platform. 

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The Saudi War Of Necessity In Yemen

WASHINGTON, U.S.--When it comes to national security, there should be no compromise. Therefore, Saudi Arabia’s stance on protecting Yemen’s sovereignty remains unequivocal. A cursory glance at the map immediately reveals Yemen’s relevance to Saudi Arabia. 

 
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Does Malaysia Have A Substantial Segment Of Green Voters?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--It is worrying that politicians seem to be either clamouring for the politics of development and stability, or those of reform and anti-corruption, or those supporting a youthful party that is yet to portray a distinct feature that would challenge the socioeconomic ideology of the older political parties.

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Future-Proof Palm Oil From Adverse Western Propaganda

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The push by developed economies against palm oil – the most produced, consumed and traded edible oil – in favour of protecting the soybean (the second most-produced edible oil) trade is well-known.

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The Misbegotten Notion That The South Pacific Is A US Sphere Of Influence

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The U.S. is scrambling to check the growth of Chinese influence in the Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands after Beijing struck a security pact with the islands that would allow China to dock their ships, deploy security forces to protect Chinese-built infrastructure, and help the government restore order.

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Who Says UMNO Is Sure To Form The Next Government

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia--There has been a sense of hopelessness among many opposition leaders and supporters, and the wider Malaysian population. It is as if we are waiting for the inevitable, that UMNO, in its unreformed and unrepentant form led by the Court Cluster, in particular Dato’ Seri Najib Razak and Dato’ Seri Zahid Hamidi, is going to win the next general election on its terms.

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