Brian Cloughley

British and Australian armies’ veteran, former deputy head of the UN military mission in Kashmir and Australian defense attaché in Pakistan

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May 22, 2019
Black Sea Confrontation by US-NATO

It appears that the Deep State in Washington considers it essential to deploy bombers and ships all over the world, in regions that have nothing whatever to do with it, in order to establish or maintain US military domination.

May 14, 2019
Washington Heats Up Its Cold War in the Arctic

Washington’s policy of truculence in the Arctic has resulted in alienation of badly-needed allies and the firming of resolve by Russia and China to continue development of the Northern Sea shipping route.

May 7, 2019
The Washington War Machine Is Targeting Venezuela and Iran

Democracy is being defeated in many countries by the intrigues of the Washington War Machine which zooms, rolls and blasts its way from crisis to crisis, causing economic chaos and untold human misery along its blood-spattered route.

April 29, 2019
The US-NATO Alliance Has Georgia on Its Mind

The US-NATO alliance is determined to encircle Russia more tightly, and Georgia wants to help it do so, Brian Cloughley writes.

April 23, 2019
A Summer of Confrontation Looms in the South China Sea

It is obvious that the US armed forces are gearing up for a summer of confronting China, and that this is going to be effected on land, by sea, and in the air. But provocation cannot be accepted indefinitely.

April 16, 2019
Britain Tries to Confront Russia but Germany Is Being Sensible

There is indication of realism in Germany, because although Berlin trots out the usual platitudes about supporting NATO, a recent Pew survey notes that 69 percent of Germans want greater cooperation with Russia.

April 8, 2019
Hypocrisy Inc: Washington’s Selective Sanctions

The effects of Washington’s sanctions on its adversaries have been wide as well as selective. In the case of Turkey, what Pence calls the “reckless decision” to acquire S-400s has shown Ankara that America is not an ally and cannot be trusted.

April 2, 2019
No Collusion — But the Cold War Heats Up

The defences are up, while the excuses are being trotted out and counter-attacks are gaining momentum. And Washington’s powerful anti-Russia lobby is delighted that Cold War Two is heating up.

March 25, 2019
Now for Confrontation in Space

In the words of the US Administration, “space is now a warfighting domain just like the air, land and sea” so it’s goodbye to a future of harmonious exploration and scientific research in the regions beyond our globe.

March 18, 2019
Expensive and Expanding NATO Celebrates Two Anniversaries

The fact that NATO still exists after seventy years shows enormous dedication to maintenance of an organisation that should have been disbanded at the same time as the Warsaw Pact.