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Politics

The Vaccine Race: Yet Another US Weapon for World Domination

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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine race has been turned by Washington into one of the most costly and politicized scientific enterprises of the only recently begun 21st century. More than $10 billion has already been spent on the vaccine through the Warp Speed program alone, and over…

USA in the World

The Eighth WPK DPRK Congress

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From January 5 to January 13, the 8th congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) was held in North Korea, which marked a series of major inner-party and inner-state changes. Background The decision to hold the eighth party congress in January 2021 was made at the plenum of the WPK Central Committee held in Pyongyang on August 19, where…

Eastern Asia - DPRK

Faith in a Biden Presidency Likely to be Misplaced

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The United States presents an unedifying sight at the moment as gleeful Democrats celebrate the second condemnation of Donald Trump, and the latter’s apparent concession of the United States’ presidential race to Joe Biden. It is difficult for the external observer to see what they have to be glad about. Certainly, the presidency of Donald Trump has not…

USA in the World

The Tragic Phase of US Reign in Iraq Coming to an End?

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Driven by the demands of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from American military intervention, the US eventually had to reduce its military presence in these countries, leaving 2,500 troops in each country. Trying to “save the face of the US”, whose artificial peacekeeping mask was torn off by the population of these countries and the international community a long time ago…

Middle East - Iraq

Uganda’s Choice

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On January 14, Uganda held presidential and parliamentary elections in which the main struggle was between the current head of state, who has been in power for 34 years and ran for a sixth term, Yoweri Museveni, and reggae singer Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine. Since independence in 1962, Uganda has suffered many coups, revolts, and civil wars, which have all but evaporated…

Africa

Conflict in Central Africa

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The Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic announced the results of the presidential elections in the country, which were held within the time frame set by the Constitution of the country – December 27, 2020. The current president remains the head of state. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who, according to figures announced by the National Electoral Commission on January…

Africa - Central African Republic

Park Geun-hye's Conviction and Talks of Possible Pardon

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On January 14, 2021, South Korea’s Supreme Court upheld former President Park Geun-hye’s 20-year sentence on charges of corruption and abuse of power. This is quite a milestone, as the charges against Park are finally being brought and approved. That evening, the Blue House issued a statement on the verdict: “such an incident must never happen again, taking…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

Economics

How Nord Stream 2 Could ‘Liberate’ Europe

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More than anything else, riots in Washington D.C. showed that the US politics, while apparently shifting from the ‘mad’ Republicans to the ‘wise’ Democrats, is likely to remain in the grip of intense internal power struggle between what have become ‘pro’ and ‘anti’ Trump groups. The Biden administration is most likely to remain, at least for some time, focused on diffusing…

Europe

The Real Reason behind Trump's Frustration Over the Twitter Ban - Money, What Else?

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Everybody’s talking about Jack Dorsey banning Donald Trump on Twitter. The public is being churned into crazy sour cream because the social networks have gagged the big mouth Looney Toons billionaire over allegedly inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol. But nobody, and I mean nobody seems to get…

USA in the World

Can China Lead a World Economic Recovery?

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At the beginning of December China’s Xi Jinping officially declared that China had eliminated poverty entirely, part of his priority program. Western financial pundits have praised the remarkable economic recovery of China following the severe lockdowns a year go to combat the coronavirus. Predictions that China would once again, as it did in 2008, lead the rest…

Eastern Asia - China

The Plan for Cold War II

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It’s a new year. It’s a time for a change. We need to look at geopolitics differently. That is if we are ever going to have peace and prosperity that is sustainable, and for all. This is why I have decided to take a new approach to political analysis.Today, we must shine the course light of reality on the shadowy agencies of propaganda and manipulation. My first subject will be the Ford Foundation…

USA in the World

Iran Prepares Next Satellite Launch

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The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) is preparing the launch of another satellite into orbit, the Zafar 2, which is described by Tehran Times as being capable of “taking color photos and [surveying] oil reserves, mines, forests, and natural lands.” This capability can be used for monitoring seasonal environmental changes as well as for creating detailed maps. Zafar 2 has been developed…

Middle East - Iran

Australia-China Relations Set for a Long Period in the Wilderness

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China is, and has been for many years, Australia’s most important trading partner. Up to the end of 2019, China took nearly 40% of all of Australia’s exports. It is not a trading relationship that any sane country would really jeopardise. Yet that is precisely what the Australian government has been doing, and under the present political…

Asian-Pacific region - Australia

The Geo-politics of EU-China Investment Deal

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The recently announced EU-China principally agreed investment deal is a watershed moment, marking a first EU-China investment deal of its kind that would open the doors for the EU to make direct investment in China. China will also have opportunities to expand its reach in the European market. While the deal would yield numerous benefits to the parties involved, it also has very visible…

Eastern Asia - China

Society

Raid on the Capitol: Reaction in the Arab World

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“The US and Fake Democracy,” “The American Picture with Iraqi Flavor,” and “The Rising End of US Exceptionalism and Trumpism.” “America. The Tests of Freedom and Responsibility.” These and similar headlines precede the Arab media’s coverage of the storming of the US Congress on January 6 this year.  This event and its repercussions caused and continue…

Middle East

An Egregious Attack on Free Speech Sends Democrats Cheering!

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“A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.” ― Albert Camus It is difficult to imagine a time when such words rang more true in their foretelling of Tyranny or more poignantly accurate in their description of the precipice we all in fact find ourselves staring at…

USA in the World

What Snowden's Exile Says About America

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Edward Snowden’s 2013 leak of US National Security Agency (NSA) information helped the world see more clearly what the US – in its current manifestation – really is. Its extensive, abusive surveillance network targeted friends and foes alike around the globe but also pointed inward at America’s own population. It provided the clearest picture to date of the methods…

USA in the World

Duelling Monuments Defines Political Landscapes and Slanted Histories

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There are definite double standards in all aspects of life, such as the way different protests are handled. This has not only been recently demonstrated in the US, but in many different versions of history. The Suffragettes are presented by history as selfless freedom fighters who corrected an injustice by obtaining votes for women…

USA in the World

Injustice So Thick You Could Cut It with a Knife

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The US government will go to any length to keep the truth away from the world. But does the US have a government? Can we call the Trump regime a government? How will a President Biden deal with an illegal Israel embassy, whose location is based on racism and ignoring rule of law placed, now in the Occupied Territories? This is but one injustice of the Trump…

USA in the World

Iran's Warning to US-funded Agitators

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CNN would report in its article, “Iran executes dissident journalist Rouhollah Zam,” Iran’s swift and severe punishment for what the American media company suggested was “alleged attempts to overthrow” the Iranian government. CNN glosses over Iran’s claims that Zam and his media operation helped incite deadly violence during protests targeting…

Middle East - Iran

UK’s Renewed Focus on Children

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Recently, in many countries, there has been a growing interest in child-related policies, including those that encourage the creation of optimal conditions for children’s overall development and their rearing. According to a study conducted by professors at Harvard University, low-income families seemed “to benefit from moving to better neighborhoods,” with…

Europe

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