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Op-Ed: An alternative American letter to Vladimir Putin

In the fallout from Russian President Vladimir Putin's open letter to Americans and U.S. Senator John McCain's response, I would like to offer an alternative letter to President Putin.

Op-Ed: The friends Iran does not need

London - A left wing organisation in London is campaigning to remove Western sanctions against Iran, but the people behind it also have ambitions for Iran that most Iranians don't share.

Op-Ed: Anti-Chinese 'racism' in Ghana

In a bygone era, the Western powers developed Africa, but today are remembered only as wicked "Imperialists." Now the Chinese are getting the same treatment.

Op-Ed: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrong on Syrian intervention

US Secretary of State John Kerry attempted an intervention in Syria's civil war through the Iraqi government, continuing a disturbing trend of American militaristic imperialism.

Op-Ed: Reprise to Paxman's 'Empire'

Earlier this month, Robert Mugabe was apparently dying in a Singapore hospital bed. As he returns home, it is time to look back on the legacy of the British Empire as documented by Jeremy Paxman in his recent TV series.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets Fidel Castro

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was delighted to hold a meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 85, as he stopped off in Havana on his tour of Latin America.

Op-Ed: How to repair America's broken infrastructure

New York - The recent heavy snowfalls in New York and other East Coast States have made headlines all around the world, so have the resulting power outages.

West celebrates Gaddafi's end, but others express broad concern

The murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi has been positioned by the White House as a win for the Libyan people, but its barbarism has drawn the attention of many countries who object to Western interventionism.

Op-Ed: Africa hosts World Cup amidst devastating poverty

The hosting of a World Cup in a continent whose people have suffered – and continue to endure – indescribable privations in the modern era may come to be regarded as one of the great postmodern illusions.

Cyberspace censorship vs information imperialism

After U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, accused China and other countries last week of engaging in cyberspace censorship, Chinese politicians and media have found a phrase intended as verbal retaliation: information imperialism.

Op-Ed: The Myth of the American Empire

Donald Douglas penned a piece at the end of November 2007 entitled Putting the "American Empire" Meme to Rest. As I, Donald Douglas has grown weary of this meme but, I would add that it is an unsubstantiated meme and disingenuous.

The New Imperialism Op-Ed

At the battle of Omdurman in 1898 a young Winston Churchill watched in amazed horror as wave after wave of Mahdist troops charged into the teeth of concentrated British rifle and machinegun fire only to be mown down in bloody swaths.

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