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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November 5, 2019
Smoking Guns in America

The moral smoking gun in the US is the behaviour of the NRA, whose reaction to mass murders is to denigrate those who seek to reduce the slaughter.

October 29, 2019
No Hope for the Kurds – 40 Million People Without a Country

The problems of the Kurds in the Middle East are wide and deep and involve countries that do not look objectively at the misery and distress of so many of the Kurdish people.

October 22, 2019
Blitz and Destroy and Move on – Leaving Chaos and Refugees

In spite of the destruction of entire counties by US invasions, citizens are still raring to go to war, poll says.

October 15, 2019
Europe Can No Longer Trust the United States. Better Look Eastwards

The solution for EU is not to formally cut ties with US but to foster and develop economic links with Russia, its obvious partner for the future.

October 8, 2019
Washington Prefers Confrontation With Russia to Dialogue and Cooperation

Washington’s combination of military confrontation and economic sanctions in its campaign against Russia has no moral basis, Brian Cloughley writes.

October 1, 2019
Displaced by a US Invasion? Don’t Imagine You’ll Be Welcomed to Breathe Free

Washington broke Afghanistan, but there’s no way it is prepared to repair it by helping its refugees, Brian Cloughley writes.

September 24, 2019
Washington’s Arctic Antics

Many of us imagined that with the ignominious exit of National Security Adviser John Bolton there might be reason to relax, but Pompeo has always been a sabre-rattler, and recently turned his menacingly mercenary gaze on the Arctic.

September 17, 2019
Crimea and Kashmir Viewed Through a Western Prism of Hypocrisy

It seems that Western governments are given to condemning referendums when they don’t suit their purpose and ignoring UN Resolutions to hold them when that action would be embarrassingly inconvenient for the country involved.

September 10, 2019
Golfing for Remembrance and Intensifying Confrontation

Trump insulted two generations of Europeans by playing golf rather than commemorating the outbreak of the World War II. Nobody knows where he stands concerning US foreign policy. What is clear, however, is that nobody can trust him

September 3, 2019
Trump Washington Is up Against the World

The Washington of Trump Augustus continues to do its utmost to berate and intimidate Russia and China with the aim of portraying them as being intent on the world domination that is so obviously being exercised by the US which has “established more than 400 military bases on every continent except Antarctica.”