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Politics

“Summit for Democracy” - Enhancing Empire, Not Defending “Democracy”

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The very first “Summit for Democracy” will be held in early December 2021. Organized by the United States, it will include “leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector,” all unilaterally picked by the United States who, by implication, has unilaterally declared itself arbiter of which nations are deemed “democratic…

USA in the World

More Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue

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In another chronicle of current events related to the Taiwan issue, it bears drawing the reader’s attention to those that followed the November 16 US-China video summit. One of the main topics discussed there was the mentioned problem precisely. Judging by the official statement of the more than three-hour conversation, the positions of the sides on major issues…

Eastern Asia - China

Who is Capable of Settling the Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

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One year after the second Karabakh war, the border between the two republics is again turbulent. Periodically, the media and official representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan report about the violation – by the enemy, of course – of the ceasefire, defined by trilateral Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan statement…

Caucasus

Washington is Caught Up in the Middle East

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Even though the US has been seeking to withdraw from the Middle East to relocate its sources to the Indo-Pacific region to tackle China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia, extricating itself from a region the US has been dominating since the end of the Second World War has proved to be a lot harder than the US policy makers might have expected when they decided to revive…

Middle East - Iraq

The Collapse of the US Submarine Fleet

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The submarine fleet has traditionally enjoyed the special favors of the top leaders in the United States. It is even known that in 1993 former US Vice President Al Gore made a trip to the Arctic aboard the USS Pargo nuclear submarine. According to The National Interest, the US Navy announced in December 2016 that it needed 66 submarines with submarine-launched…

USA in the World

Who Can Make an Atom Bomb Faster? Iran or Japan?

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Tensions over the proliferation of nuclear weapons have recently increased significantly amid problems with the nuclear deal with Iran, of which one of the signatories to it, the United States, withdrew on the initiative of ex-President Donald Trump in 2018, and the current White House administration has so far unsuccessfully tried to restore it, but on new terms. It should…

Eastern Asia - Japan

Who Gains From Ethiopia Tigray War?

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If you want to know who is likely to be at war, just look at who is given the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian (NATO) Parliament. Obama got it just days into office before he escalated the war in Afghanistan. Henry Kissinger got it in the 1970’S. And two years ago the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed got the prize for making “peace” with Eritrea…

Africa

Economics

Hold Fast Earthlings! The Elites Have Reissued the “Great Narrative”

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The “Great Narrative” is at hand! The author of the “Great Reset”, Klaus Schwab just launched another initiative at his World Economic Forum (WEF) in the UAE. And the world should be dully impressed, I am sure, but most people of earth will not be. WEF and most other institutions are walking a credibility tightrope these days…

Europe

Details of the Economic Relations Between PRC and South Korea in 2021

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The economic interaction between the ROK and the PRC during the reviewed period represented several overlapping trends. On the one hand, Beijing continues to act against companies involved in deploying US missile defense in South Korea. It restrains the penetration of South Korean cultural content into the country (mainly as part…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

Nuclear Energy Gains Momentum in the Green World

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The notable development of nuclear power came after the first oil shock in 1973 to reduce countries’ dependence on Middle Eastern oil. The current situation in Europe is similar: prices are rising. The share of electricity in consumption is also growing, further contributing to a diversification of energy sources and the development of renewable resources, especially considering…

Europe

China Completes Vietnam Metro as US Accuses Beijing of “Bullying” Region

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The Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi – home to over 8 million people – saw the opening of its first ever metro line. The line was financed and built by China and features rolling stock from China’s state-owned CRRC. The metro was under construction starting in 2011 and was the target of criticism particularly in the West for being…

Southeast Asia - Vietnam

The Economic Dimension of China-North Korea Relations

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Much of the talk about how long the DPRK regime will last under sanctions and the country’s “self-isolation” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in the question of what role Beijing will play in supporting Pyongyang. In 2019, China accounted for about 95 per cent of North Korea’s total trade, according to the website North Korea in the World. According…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

Now The Organized Takedown of Global Fertilizer Supply?

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The global energy shortages which have driven prices for coal, oil and natural gas to explosive highs in the last months are a predictable consequence of the mad pursuit of “Zero Carbon” economic policies that have seen foolish governments subsidize a growing share of electricity from unreliable solar and wind generation. One consequence has been a five-fold…

Europe

How the RCEP Could Derail the US Plans in the Indo-Pacific

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The recent ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) by Australia and New Zealand have opened up the possibility of meaningfully, if not fundamentally, altering the geo-political scenario in the Indo-Pacific in favour of China. The fact that this ratification has come within months of the AUKUS and the Biden…

Asian-Pacific region

Society

India to Repeal Three Anti-farm Laws

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On November 19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a very remarkable statement referring to the government’s decision to repeal three laws on the subject of reforming the country’s agriculture. The cancellation procedure, the Indian Prime Minister continued, will be launched as early as the next session of Parliament. He also urged farmers “to return home…

Southern Asia - India

What can the Pope do in North Korea?

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Moon Jae-in visited the Vatican on October 29, 2021, when he met Pope Francis to discuss the possibility of a visit by the pontiff to North Korea, saying the Koreans hope the visit will help strengthen peace on the Korean Peninsula. Pope Francis responded positively and said he was willing to make the trip if there was a formal offer from Pyongyang. The idea…

Eastern Asia - North Korea

American Released from Myanmar Was Part of US Regime-Change Machine

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The Western media announced that American citizen Danny Fenster was freed from prison in Myanmar and allowed to leave the Southeast Asian nation in mid November after negotiations between American politician Bill Richardson and Myanmar’s government.  Reuters in its article, “US journalist freed in Myanmar, says he…

Southeast Asia

Wall Street’s Diabolical Plan to Financialize All Nature

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It’s called a Natural Asset Company. With it the New York Stock Exchange has unveiled the most radical and potentially most destructive plan yet to make literally trillions of dollars on something that is the natural right and heritage of the entire human race—nature itself, all nature, from air, fresh water to rainforests to even farmland. It is being promoted as a way to incentivize…

USA in the World

Demographic Changes Pose Significant Challenges for Europe

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Europe today faces a demographic crisis. It is the great unmentionable in the current furore over migration from North Africa and the Middle East by persons seeking a better life, as they perceive it, in Europe. That migration is receiving significant resistance from a number of countries, although their demographic position…

Europe

Roh Tae-woo’s Death and the Public Reaction

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On October 26, in the 89th year of his life, the former President of South Korea Roh Tae-woo passed away, leaving an ambivalent mark in the history of South Korea.  He was, on the one hand, Chun Doo-hwan’s first associate in the 1979 military coup, later convicted of corruption and other crimes; on the other, the first president who was elected through democratic elections…

Eastern Asia - South Korea

Disastrous Сlimate Сonsequences for Africa and the Glasgow Conference

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Recently, various media reports on the manifestation of climate change in the world have become more and more like battlefield reports. These changes are affecting rich countries as well as poorer ones. Climate change in Africa is a growing threat to Africans as Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change.  According…

Africa

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