Handing out sweets: How British propaganda steers events in West Asia
Whitehall contractor, Global Strategy Network, is founded and led by an MI6 veteran. Its West Asia propaganda operations include the Soleimani assassination and Syrian psyops, placing the lives of its local hires at great risk.
India-Russia-Iran: Eurasia’s new transportation powerhouses
No longer just an 'alternative route' on a drawing board, the International North South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) is paying dividends in a time of global crisis. And Moscow, Tehran and New Delhi are now leading players in the Eurasian competition for transportation routes.
West Asia transforms: Twenty Arab states in China’s BRI sights
‘A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.’ So says a Chinese proverb, and nowhere is this truer than in crisis-ridden West Asia, now a major focus of Beijing’s BRI vision to bring infrastructure, connectivity and economic growth to this struggling region
Blowback: Taliban target US intel’s shadow army
The Kabul Airport bombing shows there are shadowy forces in Afghanistan, willing to disrupt a peaceful transition after US troops leave. But what about US intel's own 'shadow army,' amassed over two decades of occupation? Who are they, and what is their agenda?