Foreign relations

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Fake news and the misuse of official statistics

Governments all over the world resort to spin to present themselves in the best possible light. The boundary between gloss and outright lies can often be blurred. Statistical information is the easiest to fudge. The actual numbers may not be fabricated; that would be too obvious. Instead the spin masters use a few standard tricks: […]

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General

United States circumvented laws to help Japan amass 70 tons of weapons grade plutonium

A shocking report by Joseph Trento in the National Security News Service outlines the actions of the US in allowing Japan access to some of its most secret nuclear weapons facility to transfer tens of billions of dollars worth nuclear research to Japan in the 80s breaking several nuclear non-proliferation treaties intended to prevent exactly […]

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National

United States of Abhimanyu and the Afghani Chakravyuha

As news of Rabbani being killed in Afghanistan spreads like wild fire, there is a looming unease that things in Afghanistan are not as well as we pretend they are. We look on it as a regional matter rather than something relevant to us. And yet, it ought to matter to us more than it […]

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