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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February 18, 2020
Europe’s Nuclear Weapons and the Arms Reduction Treaty

No matter what opinions may be held of Washington’s policies under the erratic Trump, these will always have influence in Europe’s capitals.

February 11, 2020
Is Brexit a ‘Win-Win’ or a Lose All Round?

In the past four years there has been much debate concerning the pros and cons of Brexit, and not all discussion was courteous or constructive.

February 4, 2020
More About Trump’s Ukraine Connections

Irrespective of Trump’s blatant attempt to get Volodymyr Zelensky to dish the dirt on the Biden family, Washington’s main objective is to support any country that opposes Russia.

January 28, 2020
Chaotic Libya Being Helped Towards Stability

Tell that to those who gathered at the Berlin conference to try to find a way forward from the tragic catastrophe created by the NATO dimwits.

January 21, 2020
Drone Strikes Leave Innocent Widows and Orphans

The innocent widows and orphans are on the conscience of the world, but the drone attacks will continue.

January 14, 2020
NATO Flounders in the Middle East

Nato is floundering in the Middle East, and the best thing it could do would be to withdraw its military forces from the region.

January 7, 2020
Paradise Islands and Britain’s Human Rights Hypocrisy

As the Middle East lurches to deeper chaos, the light has shifted from the countless millions of other people deserving attention and compassion.

December 31, 2019
Washington’s Iraq Catastrophe

Iraq is close to collapse and the Iraqi people’s displays of dissatisfaction with their government are essentially domestic.

December 24, 2019
The Foreign Policy of Johnson’s Britain

The man who now heads the UK government goes to show that you can fool and deceive an awful lot of people for an awful lot of the time.

December 17, 2019
Endless Wars and Endless Lies

The Afghanistan Papers make it clear that that there were “explicit and sustained efforts by the US government to deliberately mislead the public.”