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Heroin in Afghanistan

Afghan Heroin & the CIA
Andrew G. Marshall

This report is about American and British involvement in the Afghan drug trade in opium, focusing on the history of such involvement, and the nature of the drug trade since the 2001 occupation of Afghanistan. Today, Afghanistan supplies more than 90 per cent of the world's illicit opium, from which heroin is made. So who’s profiting from the trade?

Tibet's Dalai Lama, cc Flickr Sámediggi Sametinget, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Tibetan Protests
Marsha Reid

British intelligence confirms the Dalai Lama’s claim that China incited the March 14th Lhasa riots in order to discredit the Tibet independence movement while China says the US supported Dalai Lama is the mastermind of efforts to sabotage the Olympics and destabilize China, paving the way for a US foothold in the geo-strategically important Himalayan region.

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Darfur & Chinese Arms Sales
Marsha Reid

China is selling small arms to Sudan, which are used in the Darfur conflict to maim and kill civilians, in exchange for access to Sudanese oil. The violence in Darfur will continue as long as China continues its oil-for-weapons trade with Sudan.

Bear Stearns sign

US Bank Bailouts
Marsha Reid

The recent collapse of investment bank Bear Stearns, the lack of market liquidity and the sub prime mortgage crisis are all representative of more fundamental flaws in the financial system and American economy.

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Iran UN Sanctions
Geopolitical Monitor

China and Russia's consent to the new UN Security Council resolution against Iran reflect the modest nature of the resolution and an underlying desire by both countries that Iran not aquire a nuclear deterent, rather than a more fundamental shift in geopolitical alignment.

Political map of Congo

Congo Resource Wars
Andrew G. Marshall

This report examines the current war and genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which started in the mid-1990s, placing emphasis on the roles of Western covert operations, corporations and the plundering of resources that has resulted. 

Map of Kosovo

Kosovo Independence
Andrew G. Marshall

Serbia and Russia have refused to recognize Kosovo’s independence arguing the declaration is illegal and sets international precedent that is applicable to other breakaway regions including pro-Russian South Ossieta and Abkhazia in Georgia.

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