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Politics

Urging Europe to War: Applying the Corporate Levers

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When the Russians first warned of the potential for armed conflict in Ukraine, the world looked on with pandemic blinded eyes. The public turned an unconcerned head, naturally, to still more “Russia” problems framed with the ever present “Putin” headline. Few suspected a more troubling underpinning. Then Russia marched across the border…

Europe

On Washington’s Request, Ukraine has Now Turned against Turkey as Well

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As the Russian proverb says: “You can give the wolf the best food, but he would hanker for the wood.” This folk wisdom has a disapproving, judgmental connotation. The main allegorical meaning is that the true essence will always reveal itself, despite anyone’s best efforts to change it. This is what is happening today in Turkey’s relations…

Ukraine in the world

West Decries Philippine’s New Government - US-backed Protests Begin

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Recent general elections in The Philippines appear to signal the island nation’s continued but gradual move out from under US subordination and its rise with the rest of Asia as China emerges as both a regional and global superpower. With Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. set to become the next president…

Southeast Asia - Philippines

Biden Promises Conflict and Elusive Developments in his Asia Visit

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In his maiden tour to Asia as the US President, Joe Biden announced that the US will “defend” Taiwan if China attacked. The announcement, while very significant, signals a concerted US attempt to up the ante against China at a time when Washington is already fighting a war against Russia in Ukraine. This announcement, thus, signals how…

USA in the World

Reasons To Doubt the Foreign Policy of The New Labor Government

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Australia held a general election last Saturday, 21 May. The governing Liberal National party coalition was heavily defeated. It will be replaced by the Labor government which at the time of writing did not hold a majority of the seats in Parliament. In fact, the victorious Labor Party managed to win less than one third of the popular vote. The real…

Asian-Pacific region - Australia

US Trying to Create a “Second Front” against Russia in Syria

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Without even bothering to mask its Russophobic positions in the conflict in Ukraine and experiencing a failure in its actions there, Washington is strenuously seeking to unleash a “second front” against Russia in any zone sensitive to Moscow. The United States is actively trying to destabilize the situation in the Central Asian region, to worsen relations between…

Middle East - Syria

The Nasty Truth About 2022’s ‘Engineered War’ on Humanity

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It’s called “liberalism.” It denotes the self-ordained task taken on by adherents to “liberate” others, even if it means death or a lifetime of slavery. The West’s been “liberating” folks for a long time, often with a bible in one hand and a machine gun in another. Taken at face value, the current struggles in the world are based on struggles for individual liberty as described…

USA in the World

Economics

China’s Aircraft Industry Puts an End to Western Monopoly

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Aircraft manufacturing is one of the strategically important areas of modern industry, providing transport security and generating large revenues. However, aircraft construction requires a high level of scientific and technological development and a huge financial investment. Therefore, not all countries are able to fully supply themselves with…

Eastern Asia - China

Thailand’s Tourism Industry and Russia's Vacation Season Amid International Sanctions

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which swept the world in 2020, hit all sectors of the economy, but tourism was possibly hit the hardest. Tourism was the first to suffer from quarantine restrictions, as it is directly dependent on the freedom of international communication and yet is not a strategically important industry for most states…

Southeast Asia - Thailand

Lebanon Plagued by Social and Economic Woes

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Almost three years of political, economic and social problems and disastrous policies have transformed life in Lebanon, once known as the “Paris of the Middle East”, and this land of hope now looks like a textbook example of how not to run a state. In a cogent analysis, the Lebanese newspaper As-Safir blames the failures on a political system which is focused…

Middle East - Lebanon

Relations between Russia and Algeria are Developing Rapidly

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Unlike Europe, Russia did not leave a colonial imprint on the Arab world. Moreover, it was Moscow that in the previous century was actively involved in decolonization, in freeing many Arab states from their previous political and economic dependence on the West, in creating their own economies and policies independent of Europe. Russian-Arab cooperation received a boost in 2000…

Russia in the World

Economic Influence as the Basis for China's Dominance in Southeast Asia

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As is well-known, the total length of the state border of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on land is 22,457 km. Of this length, 4,360 km is the border with Mongolia, 4,179 km is the border with Russia and 2,659 km is the border with India, making the three countries leaders in terms of the length of their land border with China…

Eastern Asia - China

Americans and the “Blood Moon” Rising

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The news divisions of the US broadcast network have “comforted” the Americans with the announcement that they will have an opportunity to witness the “blood moon” eclipse. In astronomer circles, “blood moon” is the term for the part of a total lunar eclipse when the projections of sunrises and sunsets on the surface of the Moon give it a crimson color as it passes…

USA in the World

The Chinese Dimension of Russia’s Coal Business in a New Environment

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Various projects to do away with coal and switch to other fuels that emit less combustion gases have long been discussed in developed countries. Some experts have even begun to predict the imminent demise of the entire global coal industry. One of the reasons for these forecasts has been statements by China, the world…

Russia in the World

Society

Civilizational Rift: a Small Bump or a Major Hurdle?

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Today, it is clear that the beginning of Russia’s special military operation on the territory of Ukraine on February 24 this year was a landmark moment in the modern stage of world history. Regardless of the evaluation of this operation, its objectives and legitimacy, one thing is clear today – it has already become the watershed that separates the old stage of world development from the new…

Russia in the World

Another Phase in Japan’s Relations with Europe; But with Which?

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Japan is increasingly marking its presence at the table of the Great Game as a significant participant. To be more precise, Japan is returning to the pool of leading world players in which it was in the first half of the last century and which it left in 1945 due to certain circumstances. Roughly the same process can be observed in the positioning…

Eastern Asia - Japan

Coronavirus has Reached North Korea

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Alas, this has happened and the author begins a series of articles on what the situation looks like at the moment, as well as on the likely causes and consequences of this fact. The chronology of events so far is roughly as follows: no cases of coronavirus infection have been officially reported in the country since the pandemic began. In July 2020, authorities reported…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

US is Actively Trying to Undermine Iran

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Iran has been living under US and EU sanctions for over four decades now. Over time, foreign food left the country, with the Danish and Dutch milk, English teas and cereals, coffee, and Swiss chocolate familiar to Iranians in the past having disappeared from store shelves. But there was no famine, as Iranian farmers did their best, baked bread, and bought rice…

Middle East - Iran

Fascism: Our Common Enemy

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Actions have causes. That is a fundamental point of philosophy and of an understanding of the way the world is. Russia’s actions in Ukraine have causes, which necessitated those actions. Unbiased observers know what those causes are and why Russia’s special military operation was a necessary consequence. Russia laid the causes out clearly and what its actions in response would be…

Ukraine in the world

WHO Stealth Coup to Dictate Global Health Agenda of Gates, Big Pharma

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Acting on an initiative from the Biden Administration, by November 2022, conveniently at the onset of the next flu season in the northern hemisphere, the World Health Organization, barring a miracle, will impose an unprecedented top-down control over the national health regulations and measures of the entire planet. In what…

Europe

Park Sang-hak is Making a Mess Again

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The time is coming for conservatives, and far-right NGOs are stepping up. They include the Fighters for a Free North Korea (FFNK), led by someone like Park Sang-hak, who stands out from the ranks of career defectors because he isn’t so much telling scary tales as he is actively fighting the regime, not shying away from smuggling and terrorism. His biography is very diverting…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

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