Tag: Peace process

Is America’s “Deep State” Divided Over The Taliban Peace Talks?

Not everyone in America’s permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) is on the same page regarding the ongoing Taliban peace talks, especially when it comes to the official role of increasingly irrelevant Kabul in this process. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan at […]

The Taliban Will Soon Be Back in Power in Afghanistan – The Question is How to Manage This Re-Transition Peacefully

Depending on how one defines “control” the Afghan Taliban are the effective government in anywhere between around 20 and 60% of all Afghan territory, operating in a patch work of regions that is distributed between the official government, the Taliban and Daesh terrorists. What is less important than the disputed […]

Mainstream Media Use These Words and Phrases to Numb The Public and Silence Opposition

While mainstream media, whether state-owned or in the private sector (for-profit or otherwise) often tell outright lies in order to justify the foreign and domestic policy making decisions of the political elite to whom they are financially, socially or unconsciously beholden, often times they do not even have to go […]