Just consider it the 21st century version of the “Great Game,” the superpower struggle to wrest control of South Asia. While it used to be a contest between Russia and Britain, today the players are Washington and Beijing. The latest round goes to China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which seems to be evolving . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Seismic Jolt That Most Won’t Even Notice
by Guest Blogger | Jan 25, 2013: Halifax – A local peace activist is denouncing the deployment of the HMCS Toronto on Monday. The Canadian frigate left the Halifax port for a 6-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. “There should be no Canadian warships in the Middle East,” says Tamara Lorincz, a member of the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian warships should get out of the Middle East: Peace activist
A strange portrait of the Southern-Iraqi city of Basra is painted in a recent and brief Economist article. Better than Baghdad struggles to find real evidence of improvement of quality of life or opportunity in Basra, which is Iraq’s international oil and shipping hub and home to a large disenfranchised Shia population.
Basrawi Street by . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Basra and Iraq: Oil and Expectations