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The Cold War Unleashed by Biden has Turned into Freezing Temperatures in Texas

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The new ruler of the White House used his first foreign policy speech since taking office - given at the…

Biden's First Foreign Policy Speech Vows Forever Wars

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US foreign policy has clearly continued in the same direction, without missing a beat. Unlike in previous transitions in the White House, this time US President Joe Biden has not even really tried to promise even the faintest hope that it wouldn’t. There were a few glimpses of remote hope – particularly regarding the possibility the US wouldn’t abandon its last arms…

Is Biden going to Re-Set US-Saudia Ties?

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The newly elected US president Joe Biden appears to be in the middle of formulating a “new” policy vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia. Biden has already put arms sales to the Kingdom under “procedural review”, although there is no certainty that he will actually cancel the deal at some point in the future. While the “review” appears to be a hoax, Biden still appears poised to ignore Saudi…

Has South Korea been Passing Military Technology to Islamic Terrorists?

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Some time ago, the author had a discussion with a famous political scientist from the ROK who was keen on proving the following hypothesis. The DPRK government was capable of passing on military secrets, even those required to make a nuclear bomb, to international terrorist networks, and even if the leadership chose not to do…

Biden Fine-Tunes the Saudi Trombone

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No one doubts today that Biden is not a promising politician, but his one-term administration. As such, he is not making any far-reaching plans, for him it is important to change the vector of American policy, rejecting, in particular, the “Trump era”. So, despite the fact that the new head of the White House is obviously not counting on a long-term personal stay at the helm…

Afghan-Iranian Oil Fire: The Match That Sets “Too Many” Things Ablaze!

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The oil fire which devastated the Afghanistan- Iran border crossing at Islam Qala on February 14th was widely reported. Like something out of a Chuck Norris film, hundreds of tankers carrying oil, gas and other items were set ablaze, causing millions of dollars of damage on the spot and millions more in longer term economic affects…

Israel’s Place in Biden's Agenda

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A new old ritual seems to be taking shape in the new President Joe Biden’s White House, beginning with Jen Psaki’s failed briefings, the “what-if” war games, and discussions in the Oval Office about how to talk to a particular US ally or adversary.  Many times since he took office, President Joe Biden has dialed one world leader or another after reinstating the old rule, which has been a longstanding White…

Australian-Indian Economic Cooperation a Counterweight to the Belt and Road Initiative

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There has long been a struggle for economic and political dominance in the Indo-Pacific Region (IPR), in which the most powerful players and main competitors are China and the United States. Many regional states are concerned about China’s rapid economic and political expansion, as well as its growing military power. This concern…

The US War in Syria is Far from Over

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Apart from the fact that the US sanctions regime is directly plundering Syria by keeping Syria’s oil resources under its control, the US is already moving to expand and entrench its military position in the country. This is happening despite the fact that the ISIS has already been defeated and the Syrian government is committed to rebuild and unify Syria and maintain…

The Significance of China Surpassing US as EU's Top Trade Partner

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Over the course of last year, China surpassed the United States as the European Union’s top trade partner. It was significant news and noted as such across Chinese media. But in the West, this news was somewhat muted. One of the few articles featuring this news comes from Politico titled, “China topples US as EU’s top trade partner over…

Life in Debt in the Former Soviet Space

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The world is standing on the edge of a very real debt pit: according to calculations of the Institute of International Finance (USA), the total world debt is approaching $275 trillion, or 365% of world GDP. Because of the high level of debt of governments, businesses, and the population, the world economy is on the brink of a massive crisis. The problems…


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