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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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.”

December 10, 2019
Trade and Peaceful Cooperation Will Beat the Warmongers

Much of the European Union beckons with enthusiasm that is entirely contrary to the drum-thumping rhetoric of Nato.

December 3, 2019
Human Rights and Hypocrisy in the White House and Congress

There has been no criticism from the White House or Congress concerning the killing of hundreds of Iraqis by their own government’s troops. Why?

November 26, 2019
Penalising Innocent Cubans and Palestinians — Sanctions and Walls Are the Trump Norm

International law does not matter to Trump. He regards his policies and actions as being above and not subject to any international legal restriction.

November 19, 2019
Washington Wants an Arctic Circle of Confrontation

US is determined to extract as much cash as possible from the Arctic, and the planned peaceful development of the area by Russia is a complication.