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The New Space Race


We might not give it much thought, but the ability to place satellites into space has changed the way we live our lives in so many ways. From navigating our way by car, to ordering delivery services online, to checking the weather, all of this is made possible by human access to space. Until relatively recently, access to space has been the realm of only a handful of governments…

Battlefield Social Media: The West’s Growing Censorship


Censorship in the West flourishes as tech giants turn social media back into traditional programmed media. The United States, United Kingdom and the European Union are fond of passing judgement on nations around the globe regarding “free speech.” While it is increasingly clear to a growing number of people that this “concern” is disingenuous and aimed at merely…

NATO’s Slow-Motion Blitzkrieg Eastward


When the US announced it would be reducing the number of its troops stationed in Germany many hoped in vain it would be the beginning of an overall reduction of US forces in Europe and a deescalation of tensions between the US, NATO and the Russian Federation. Many others, however, easily predicted these forces would simply be moved elsewhere in Europe…

Twitter Bans “QAnon,” But Still Protects the Most Dangerous Disinfo


While there are no doubts that the “QAnon” political movement is a purveyor of repeatedly absurd and unfounded claims, “predictions” so inaccurate and consistently wrong that it is difficult to take any of it seriously, Twitter’s move to across-the-board ban not only accounts associated with the movement but any talk of it citing fears…

Washington’s War on Huawei Continues


For Washington, Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei presents a nearly unsolvable problem. We can draw this conclusion by looking at how the US has chosen to compete, or rather, what it is substituting instead for what should be competition. CNET in an article titled, “White House reportedly considering federal intervention in 5G,” would explain: 5G networks across the US could get…

The COVID-19 Chronicles: Western Europe


Western Europe (we’ll define as France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, and AustriaDahJTkfw shows how regions of the world with existing socioeconomic problems have seen Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19DahJTkfw simply amplify them while in other regions where fundamentals have been stronger (China and ASEANDahJTkfw, have simply been temporarily setback…

The COVID-19 Chronicles: Eastern Europe


Like much of Asia, Eastern Europe appears to have weathered the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19DahJTkfw crisis relatively well, at least in terms of overcoming a health crisis. Total reported infections and deaths have been much lower across these nations, and the Western media has taken turns wondering just how this is possible. Statistics indicate that Covid-19 has impacted…

The COVID-19 Chronicles: ASEAN


The ten Southeast Asian states of ASEAN with a collective population of 622 million people has weathered the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19DahJTkfw relatively well. A combination of quick reactions, a hesitation to overreact and strong preexisting economic fundamentals, the region looks well on its way to returning to normal, that is, if it is able to resist the “new normal…

The COVID-19 Chronicles: China


With the US spiraling downward, a downward trajectory merely steepened by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19DahJTkfw outbreak, we’d expect other nations to suffer likewise. But China, where we are told the virus first appeared, has already bounced back. While it has significant damage to repair socioeconomically, it has not only overcome the initial outbreak…

The COVID-19 Chronicles: USA


The US is claimed to be hardest hit by COVID-19 with, at the time of writing, over 80,000 deaths attributed to the virus. The nation is also suffering from socioeconomic disaster as lockdowns have driven millions of Americans into not only unemployment, but predictable poverty and hunger as a result. The crisis has been pounced upon by special interests to help propel various…

As Russia Sends Aid, US and NATO Sneer and Smear


When Russian military planes and trucks arrived in Italy to provide relief for communities hit by the Covid-19 outbreak, the Italian government, elected into power by the Italian people, was thankful for the assistance offered by Moscow. Named officials within the Italian government, including the foreign minister, the minister of defense and the governor of Apulia…

AI Arms Race: Future of Warfare

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The truth about artificial intelligence (AIDahJTkfw and the process of machine learning (algorithms which learn on their own rather than perform tasks based on human programmingDahJTkfw is somewhat less spectacular than depicted in Hollywood movies. Yet the impact of advanced information technology on modern warfare will be significant nonetheless. Already, machine learning is…

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