Articles by Prabir Purkayastha
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Can the U.S. and Iran Avoid a Disastrous Collision?
Prabir Purkayastha | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020
3 Feb 2020 – Russia and China have limited capacity to beat the U.S. sanctions. So has India, the other big buyer of Iranian oil. All countries have problems in paying Iran except through barter deals. This is impossible in the modern era without duplicating the existing global financial infrastructure independent of the United States. The U.S. exercises a stranglehold on the world’s financial structure, and this gives the U.S. sanctions international teeth.→ read full article
The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon
Prabir Purkayastha | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2020
8 Jan 2020 – The U.S. is returning to its post-World War II U.S. vision of a Pax Americana. This is embedded in its nuclear doctrine, its strategic vision of controlling all theaters of war, and defining its competition in regional theaters as “revisionist powers.” That the U.S. and its leaders do not understand the world would not have mattered so much in an earlier era. Today, any war, let alone a nuclear one, will inevitably have global consequences. Arms Control Provides the Only Path to Peace→ read full article
Facebucks Are the Last Thing the World Needs
Prabir Purkayastha | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jul 2019
5 Jul 2019 – Is Facebook’s money—Libra—funny money, or a threat to all currencies? Or is it just a giant scam to transfer people’s cash into Facebook? Just what is the social media giant up to?→ read full article