A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action

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by Dilip Hiro In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t even conjure up the name of a foreign leader he “admired” while Donald Trump remained intent on building… Continue Reading  

A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

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by Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch What if the sole superpower on the planet makes its will known — repeatedly — and finds that no one is listening?  Barely a decade ago, that would have seemed like a conundrum from… Continue Reading  

The Alliance from Hell

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How the U.S. and Pakistan Became the Dysfunctional Nuclear Family of International Relations By Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch The United States and Pakistan are by now a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family (with an emphasis on “nuclear”).… Continue Reading  

Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

How Pakistan Makes Washington Pay for the Afghan War By Dilip Hiro Posted by Tom Dispatch The following ingredients should go a long way to produce a political thriller. Mr. M, a jihadist in an Asian state, has emerged as… Continue Reading