Iranian-American Talks in Vienna: What to Expect from Them?


In its Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, the Joe Biden Administration warned ambiguously that Iran “might get a technology that would be a potential game-changer.” As the negotiating parties work to resolve critical issues in the Vienna nuclear talks, the US is redoubling its efforts to prevent the Iranians from acquiring such…

Middle East - Iran

China’s Space Program Makes its Mark


China’s growing technological prowess is on clear demonstration not only across telecommunication markets around the globe, but high up above it, in space. China’s space program overseen by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has this year made several landmark accomplishments. It began the construction of its own space station. Called Tiangong…

Eastern Asia - China

Spring History Lesson 2020


A little over a year ago, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un was at the top of search engines thanks to rumors of his death. He even skipped an annual visit to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on April 15 to mark the 108th anniversary since the birth of Kim Il-sung, which gave rise to rumors of a particular sort. On April 20, 2020, news outlet CNN reported that DPRK leader Kim Jong-un was possibly “in grave danger after undergoing…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

Is Erdogan Reshaping the World at the Behest of Washington?


On June 14, Joe Biden held his first meeting as US president with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ending a five-month wait for personal contact between the two leaders. The outcome and themes of this meeting were clear to all long before it took place, although Washington has been persistently emphasizing the cooler…

Middle East - Turkey

The Biden-Putin Summit: Don’t Let Hope Be Crushed This Time


When the people who run your press run the president, the whole world is in peril. Isn’t it funny how the very essence of what makes us free, can be used to enslave us? Take the summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, for instance. Even a surprisingly positive and hopeful moment in history can be transformed into mental…

USA in the World

The US Seeks to Start a War in Space


Everyone knows that the air, land and sea have long been zones of conflict, clashes and combat. There is a growing perception that next up is the ocean of space, transformed into an arena for warfare. There is ongoing chatter regarding military use of space by various nations, among which the US news outlet Space names above all the United States, noting that…

USA in the World

Opus Dei and the Heart of America’s Terror Police State


During the second week of June, 2021, the New York Times published revelations that former Attorney General William Barr had ordered broad surveillance on key members of Congress that were political opponents of disgraced former President Donald Trump. This included wiretapping the minor children of House Intelligence Committee…

USA in the World


There is More to BlackRock Than You Might Imagine


A virtually unregulated investment firm today exercises more political and financial influence than the Federal Reserve and most governments on this planet. The firm, BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, invests a staggering $9 trillion in client funds worldwide, a sum more than double the annual GDP of the Federal Republic of Germany. This colossus sits…

USA in the World

On Iran’s Expanding Ties with Russia and the EEU


While the US is in initial talks with Iran to revive the JCPOA and there is a possibility of Iran’s re-entry in the European/western markets, it remains that a fundamental shift in the form of a ‘look East’ policy has already taken place. While China and Iran have already signed a multi-billion dollar deal as a means to integrate Iran with China’s Blet & Road Initiative…

Middle East - Iran

Meeting of Foreign Ministers from ASEAN and China


On June 7-8 in the Chinese city of Chongqing an annual meeting was held, bringing together foreign ministers from China and participating nations from ASEAN. This is not the only platform for discussing bilateral relations between the two sides. However, it is the most important after a summit. It is important to note that this association unites all ten…

Eastern Asia - China

A Sinister Agenda Behind California Water Crisis?


In recent months a crisis situation in the USA food supply has been growing and is about to assume alarming dimensions that could become catastrophic. Atop the existing corona pandemic lockdowns and unemployment, a looming agriculture crisis as well could tip inflation measures to cause a financial crisis as interest rates rise. The ingredients are many…

USA in the World

Pakistan and Russia in Gas Cooperation


At the end of May, Russia and Pakistan signed a protocol on amending the tariffs of the intergovernmental agreement of October 16, 2015, to construct the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline (formerly North-South Gas Pipeline), which should follow through with actual implementation in July. The project will cost $2-2.5 billion. The 1,100 km long pipeline…

Southern Asia - Pakistan

The Strategic Partnership of China and Kyrgyzstan


On May 11, 2021, in the Chinese city of Xi’an, a meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbayev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. The Foreign Ministers discussed issues of trade and finance, as well as the implementation of joint infrastructure projects. A month earlier…

Central Asia

Power Industry in India: Consequences of the Pandemic and Russian Involvement


The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in late 2019 and continues through 2021, has led to an economic downturn worldwide caused by reduced movement of people and goods due to quarantine measures, which has inevitably resulted in a drop in trade, production and business shutdowns. This has affected virtually…

Southern Asia - India


Yet Another Story Involving Rape and Suicide in the South Korean Army


After one well-known story about “mass rapes in the DPRK Army,” the author is trying to keep track of how a similar situation looks occurring in the South Korean Army, and thankfully when describing that he does not have to solely rely on the tearful and unreliable stories told by defectors, but on more valid sources. Scandals related…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

Challenges of Water Sharing in the Nile Basin: Critical Moments Approaching


Egypt and Sudan are supposed to adhere to a binding agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), even amidst reports that Addis Ababa, for a second year, will fill its reservoir with less water than had previously been planned, several international experts say. Just three weeks before the second planned year for filling…


Why are Americans Forced to Believe in Extraterrestrial Civilizations?


Although during the previous century the West actively inflated the supposedly unlimited power of Communist ideology in the USSR, and other countries in the socialist community, it still preferred to remain silent about its own ideological influence on the masses in the United States, or in its Western allies. Moreover…

USA in the World

The Maldives are Sinking, What Can be Done About It?


Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Republic of Maldives spends about 10 million USD annually on building dams and work to reinforce its shorelines. However, according to the assessment done by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology in this state, the country needs to invest up to 9 billion USD to protect its islands from the risk…

Southern Asia

Blatant Media and Free Speech Censorship without Shame or Remorse!


We do our best to try and write something of value here. So it is always distressing when we know about the motives of other journalists is confirmed – over and over again. It’s finally happened – they’ve got footage of a CNN writer in a bar admitting to writing propaganda, aka “fake news”. As if we did not already know. The difference…

USA in the World

The Migrant Problem Exacerbates Internal EU Divisions


Although the pandemic has somewhat overshadowed the problem of migrants in recent months nevertheless, with the restoration of transport links and the opening of borders to non-Europeans, Brussels expects new flows of illegals fleeing from the intensifying economic and social crisis in their countries after COVID-19. Some destinations…


Local Elections Turn the UK into Uruguay


When the Brexit Referendum (remember that? – it was five years ago, and seems like half a lifetime) was won by the Leave campaign there was much talk about which other countries might follow the UK’s lead and try and leave the EU. Italy and France, with their successful populist movements, were suggested alongside newer and poorer members such as Slovakia…


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