NATO: A Dangerous Dumbo Elephant in the General Assembly Room

World business and political systems are in a mess. America is run by a billionaire reality show host who builds…

US: Rule by Judges?

Two striking similarities occured this past week-end: Brazil’s former and beloved President Lula da Silva, was released from prison thanks…

Who Will Foot the Bill for America’s Military Bases Overseas?

Although Washington has closed a number of US military bases in recent years, the country still maintains approximately 800 military…

BC: Gold or Gunfire: Hedging Against the Collapse of the Dollar

BC stands for NEO’s Banned Classic. This article was originally published by our journal on 27.10.14. For some reason, this article is…

Treaty Busters, Why Russia’s Doomsday Weapons May Save Us All

A generation of secret weapons exist, some deployed, some in varying stages of development. Remember the 1964 film, Fail Safe?…

From Legos to Rockets: Technology is Disrupting Western Monopolies


At first glance the Danish toy company Lego doesn’t seem to have much to do with paradigm shifts in technology. Yet a recent incident illustrates the march forward of modern technology and the threat it poses to not only well-established but inflexible companies like Lego, but to entire industries and their collective impact on global…

Regular ASEAN Summits and Prospects for Proposed RCEP Free Trade Agreement


The fate of the ASEAN Plus Six project has become a key issue at the annual ASEAN summits, the latest of which was held in Bangkok in early November. The proposed project would see the formation of the world’s largest free trade zone, made up of the Association’s 10 Southeast Asian member states (ASEAN itself), plus partner states…

BC: The French 9/11: Reasons and Lessons


The policy of double standards and blatant hypocrisy of the European Union have led to what would have happened sooner or later – international terrorism striking back in the center of civilized world – Paris. On November 13, terrorists launched 7 separate attacks in the French capital, that claimed the lives of over 150 people. The attack in the Bataclan…

Israel’s Political Soap Opera Stains Rabin Assassination Memorial


After drifting for weeks in dead end attempts to form a new government, the Israeli political drama sunk to an even lower partisan level. Past decorum could not even be maintained at the solemn service of the murdered Prime Minister Rabin, where even the Rabin family jumped into the fray, not to be denied their moment at the microphone…

Yemen: A Beleaguered Saudia Opting for a ‘Political Solution’?


While originally a war waged by a Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis, Yemen quickly turned into a war being fought as much between the Houthis and the coalition as within the coalition itself, particularly between Saudi Arabi and the UAE. Mutually conflicting interests within the coalition rather than the alleged Iranian support for the Houthis were…

USA Bolsters Anti-Chinese Efforts in the Indo-Pacific


In response to China’s increasing political and economic clout in the region of South Asia, Washington has intensified its efforts to promote its concept of the free and open Indo-Pacific. Donald Trump’s administration has borrowed this expression from Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, who described his vision for the Indo…

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