In CBS '60 mins' last week Tristan Harris, the leading researcher on Chinese high level social media strategy revealed how TikTok is designed to waste entire generations across the world, such that Chinese youth become the leaders of the future to dominate the world.
How far towards negotiations Russia, Washington over Ukraine are inclined will be revealed in their respective body language when Anthony Blinken and Sergei Lavrov meet at the G20 Summit in Bali on November 15-16.
Media disinformation notwithstanding, one outcome of this war is more or less established – we are transiting from US hegemony to a multipolar world. The process became imminent in 2008.
Had Sunak’s ancestors, who left Gujranwala, now in Pakistan, come directly to Britain where would they have settled? It is difficult to map them because they left for Kenya before India was Partitioned. In a sense, Sunak is Idi Amin’s gift to Britain.
When the Economist speculates that the protests may well be the precursor to a regime change because of the "exhilarating bravery" of the women, Tehran better take note.
How the CIA failed Iranian informants in its secret war with Tehran: In a series of internal cables last year, CIA leadership warned that it had lost most of its network of spies in Iran and that sloppy tradecraft continues to endanger the agency’s mission worldwide.
For 31 years since his fall Gorbachev must have suffered in silence the rank betrayal by his western interlocutors on what they promised him when he was in power. "I can now see clearly" he told me "They were working according to a plan." Watch Saeed Naqvi's interview with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Salman Rushdie was dead right when he described the banning of the Satanic Verses in India nine days after its publication in London as "political football".