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 26, 2020
Washington Prefers to Ignore the Pandemic and Ramp Up Confrontation

The pretentious panjandrum in the White House is full of self-importance and convinced that he doesn’t have to justify any of his actions.

May 19, 2020
Don’t Be a Black in America

It would be unwise to predict that justice will be done. But one thing is certain: it is only too often extremely uncomfortable and even dangerous to be a black in America.

May 12, 2020
A World Health Crisis? – So Ramp Up Confrontation and Deploy Nuclear Bombers

Forget the world health crisis. Concentrate on confronting China. The “away team” is considered to be Washington’s route to a peaceful future.

May 5, 2020
Why Keep On Confronting?

Nobody is saying that Russia is not prepared to defend itself. But they are not threatening the United States or one single one of its citizens.

April 28, 2020
The Pentagon’s Pandemic Posture Is All at Sea

The Pentagon’s fandangos are indicative of misdirected priorities, which themselves reveal a deep malaise among Washington’s best and brightest.

April 21, 2020
Darkness in So Many Halls of Power. The Pandemic Is Being Used to Destroy Democracy

The pandemic is being used to destroy democracy, and even when it’s all over it will be impossible to restore it in the countries where it has disappeared.

April 14, 2020
The Facts About Crimea Should Be Recognised. And So Should Crimea

All that the West needs to do is quietly accept the status of Crimea and remove anti-Russia sanctions without fanfare.

April 7, 2020
Some People Are Taking Advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic

One beneficiary of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts being made to alleviate it has been the Western propaganda campaign against China and Russia.

March 31, 2020
In the Pandemic NATO Shows Itself to Be as Irrelevant as Ever

Nato wobbles from irrelevance to absurd triviality. It would be amusing were it not so tragic.

March 24, 2020
Now Is the Time to Cancel Sanctions on Iran

The time has come for Trump and Pompeo to cancel U.S. sanctions on Iran and thereby save at least some lives. The world would be a better place.