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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July 27, 2021
Russia Continues to Be Targeted

It’s about time there was objective assessment of where Russia intends to move on the world stage. There’s no point in continuing confrontation.

July 20, 2021
Biden Supports Many Protestors but Not Palestinians

It is a fair assumption that Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine will not be among the many topics of discussion between Bennett and Biden.

July 13, 2021
Be Prepared to Live With the Taliban or the Warlords

The U.S. and the rest of the world have to be prepared to live with the winner. They had better start planning how they are going to do that.

July 6, 2021
Britain Tries to Scale Up NATO Provocation in the Black Sea

Boris Johnson won’t achieve “Global Britain” by ordering military confrontation, but he may well achieve military escalation, Brian Cloughley writes.

June 29, 2021
Afghanistan’s Drug Production Is a Global Crisis

There is a grave international crisis looming, and its base is Afghanistan, Brian Cloughley writes.

June 22, 2021
Democracy From Bay to Bay

U.S. democracy does not extend to Guantanamo Bay or any of the hideous ‘black sites’ where the CIA and its international partners conducted torture.

June 15, 2021
Cease Confrontation With China. Concentrate on Trade and Global Development

It would be better for the United States and for the world if the Biden administration realised that engagement is preferable to estrangement.

June 8, 2021
Deter, Defend and Spy on Your Friends

There’s no guarantee whatever that the NSA has refrained or will refrain in future from eavesdropping on Washington’s NATO allies.

June 1, 2021
The Future for Belarus

Lukashenko appears to have had a policy of trying to have the best of both worlds, by playing off Nato against Moscow, Brian Cloughley writes.

May 25, 2021
Biden Doesn’t Want Rules and Order Everywhere

The Israeli lobby groups in Washington will continue to make the rules. That’s what politics is all about.