The European Army without the Dictatorship of the USA?

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In response to the USA’s request to increase defense expenditures, the European member states of NATO, at the insistence of… More
Politics Europe

DFAT’s White Paper and Modern Reality

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In 2018 the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will release a new White Paper, setting out possible scenarios… More
Politics Asian-Pacific region - Australia

Otto Warmbier Law and Other Elements of the US Sanction Policy In Respect of the DPRK

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On October 24, 2017, the US Congress House approved the draft law by an overwhelming majority (455 deputies for, and… More
Politics Eastern Asia - North Korea

Revelations of a High-Profile Qatari Official Reveal a Wider anti-Syria Conspiracy

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A few days ago, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad Bin Jassim in an interview with the… More
Politics Middle East

Trump’s Asia Tour Sees Chinese Win-Win in Swing

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Regardless of Trump’s pre-election anti-China rhetoric, the US president’s maiden visit to Asia has proved that the US relations with… More
Politics Eastern Asia - China

Politics

USAID and Wall Street: Conflicts, Coups, and Conquest

534234242In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Columbia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and…

USA in the World

Theresa May Jumps the Russia Bashing Band Wagon, Again...

563424242Once the UK Conservative Party lost its majority in the House of Commons as a result of the recent parliamentary elections, a fact that can be largely attributed to a string of failed policies pursued by the Conservative government…

Europe

Arbaeen - The Untold Largest Pilgrimage in History

IMG453453453Far from the public eye, carefully blanketed by mainstream media silence, the holy city of Karbala saw this early November its numbers of inhabitants swell by an estimated 17 million and counting. From all four corners of the world…

Middle East - Iraq

China and Central Asian States

4523123123As the centre of global development shifts towards the Asian Pacific Region, the geopolitical importance of Central Asia on the Eurasian continent has only been increasing. China and this extremely vast region, which is rich in various mineral resources, are closely linked…

Middle Asia

US Cuts Funds for Disarming Explosives It Dropped on Cambodia

452131231231In an article by Thai PBS titled, “US cuts 2018 funding for demining operations in Cambodia,” it’s revealed that next year’s meager $2 million in US government funding for demining operations of US unexploded ordnance (UXO) in…

Southeast Asia

The US Wants ‘Peace’, but Opposes Dialogue in Syria

6149907604_f4a40d86b2_oWhile we often hear rhetorics about ‘no military solution’ to the Syrian conflict, and despite the fact that ISIS has been almost completely routed from the country, a viable political solution, one that may restore Syria to its pre-war…

Middle East - Syria

Iran vs Israel: Things Went South

67455445It’s been noted time and time against that an abrupt increase in the level of tensions observed today in the Middle East can be attributed to the steps that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been taking. In addition to the uneasy situation with Lebanon, Tel-Aviv kicked…

Middle East - Syria

Economics

Russia China Build Up A New Economic Geography

T465345353On November 8 Russia’s large mining group Norilsk Nickel announced it had begun operations at a new state-of-the-art Bystrinsky mining and processing plant outside of Chita in Russia’s Zabaykalsky Krai. Notable about the project is…

Russia in the World

The Problems of Moon Jae-in’s Energy Policy

7755 Journal NEO CollageNot so long ago, we talked about the great purge of Moon Jae-in instigated to strengthen his political position. Without this, many of his projects, especially populistic initiatives, risk being buried, not unlike the similar ideas of his predecessors. In this context, let us…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

The Great Degeneration of the West: Where Do Wrong Decisions Lead?

ff8ddcb1dfb425d74a9d2d749f915182The processes taking place in the US and the European countries over the past 30 years have led to the economic, cultural and ideological decline of the West. It is now being pushed back by the central powers of the East, more…

Europe

Armenia's Energy: Benefits of Cooperation with the EU

45234234234In November 2017, the Republic of Armenia (RA) plans to sign an important treaty with the European Union. The document is known as the “Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement” (CEPA). In the view of its supporters, the expansion…

Caucasus - Armenia

Prospects of Russian Nuclear Business in the Middle East

5414213213123It is known that the Middle East countries have no developed nuclear arsenals. Until recently, some of them were not interested in the nuclear industry, as they are rich in hydrocarbon resources. Others are simply not capable of…

Middle East

China and Thailand: Tank Tracks and Train Tracks

tr6632While Thailand undergoes a sensitive transition with the October funeral for its head of state, the widely respected and revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Southeast Asia constitutional monarchy, home to 70 million and one of the strongest regional economies, continues…

Southeast Asia - Thailand

China-Ruble Settlement and the Dollar System

45324241The Peoples’ Bank of China has just announced a payment-versus-payment (PVP) system for Russian ruble and Chinese yuan transactions. The stated aim is to reduce currency risks in their trade. The only conceivable risk would be from…

Eastern Asia - China

Society

US Neglects the Safety of Nuclear Power Plants in Europe

65452323Nuclear power is now going through a difficult time and the world community is becoming more and more concerned by it. After the tragic events of 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, as well as at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power…

Europe

And it Begins: Are Waves of EU Bond Migrants about to Inundate Georgian Villages?

4425There is always a price to pay for gaining the benefits of EU membership, and even the hope of eventual EU membership. When Spain first applied in the early 1980s it was obliged to cut agricultural production but only…

Europe

Mass Shootings, Terrorism & “Western Values”

4512323131While the two profiles of mass murderers across the western world in recent years seem totally different from each other, they seem to share a common theme. While the “angry white men” and “ISIS inspired” “Lone Wolves” have different…

USA in the World

The West Faces New Threats: The African Issue

4232434356The Strategic Review on Defense and National Security for 2017, published in mid-October by the French Ministry of Defense, says a lot about the current state of international affairs. Firstly, it confirms that the system of international…

Africa

Washington’s Think Tank Terrorists

7745245234A Brookings paper widely cited as attacking the relationship between Saudi Arabia and ISIS, sets a new standard for propaganda. Upon reading, How States Exploit Jihadists Foreign Fighters, turns reality on its head, blaming the victims, nations like Pakistan and Syria…

USA in the World

Killing Us Softly—Glyphosate Herbicide or Genocide?

67435234234One of the more bizarre actions in terms of the health and safety of EU citizens is the saga of Monsanto and its toxic herbicide or weed-killer, Roundup, the most widely used weed-killer on the planet. On October 25, 2017 the European…

USA in the World

How Come Khorasan Caliphate Replaces ISIS?

57567554In recent years, experts from a number of countries have started mentioning the growing threat that the the Khorasan caliphate terrorist group poses to Syria, Iraq, and a number of Central Asian states. Its activities have been…

Central Asia

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