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Do We Know Who Will Win in Cambodia’s Upcoming Elections?

CAME5572312Cambodia is experiencing its hottest season and not in terms of the weather, but because of the final campaign stages leading up to the National Assembly elections scheduled for 28 July 2018. The National Election Committee has initiated the process of registering political…

Where Putin and Trump See Eye to Eye

1066085027Twenty-four hours after the historic meeting between President Trump and President Putin, the US media gives no sign of knowing what links these two presidents. It’s not ‘compromat’, and it’s not ‘the invasion (sic) of Ukraine or the ‘taking’ (sic) of Crimea (which was only part…

July Brings all the Major Players to Europe

TMM6452342This July, a surprising number of significant geopolitical events have turned Europe into the meeting ground for virtually all of its key players. Surely, much public attention was drawn to the (growingly indecent) scandals within the noble family still referred to as the “West”…

China's Middle East Pivot has Sent Washington Packing

40Sino-Arab relations have gone a long away over recent decades, gradually evolving into a rather complex system. Of course, the rapid emergence of a new multipolar world allowed the ties between Beijing and the Middle East to get even more traction. For the longest time China has been…

Donald Trump – Despised by Europe, Despises Europe

5745342342Why is Europe full of hate for Donald Trump? Is it, perhaps, because millions could soon die in yet another of the senseless and horrible wars unleashed by the Western empire? Or is it because Europeans suddenly ‘saw the light’ and realized that they mistreated billions of innocent…

When did the Bill of Rights become a Bad Joke?

USAR674523“Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” … we have all heard the words. Unfortunately, as I just discovered, they don´t mean anything anymore. Once upon a time there was a First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the one about Freedom of Speech. Then there came…

Twitter Bot Armies Target Thai Politics

twitter neoIt appears that the Western-backed opposition in Thailand is attempting to create the illusion of popular support online after failing repeatedly to create it in the streets of Bangkok, the nation’s capital. Hundreds of suspicious accounts either clearly bots and sockpuppet accounts…

Unrest in Southern Iraq

4433As expected, following the victory in the Iraqi parliamentary elections of the Muqtada al-Sadr bloc, together with pro-Communist parties, a serious political crisis has broken out in the country, which has yet to form a government. The winning parties campaigned on a platform based on…

Oceania Countries are Getting Drawn into anti-Chinese Games

FORROn 6 July the Associated Press (AP) Agency referred to official information sources from Australia and New Zealand in its announcement stating that during the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in September of this year, representatives from Australia and New Zealand are set…

Who’s Terrorism? The Politics of Terror and Those Terrorists We Label Friends

00000Although ‘terrorism’ has become a term our media, state officials, and politicians have grown accustomed to throw around – an expression, more often than not, of their respective world views, the word has yet to be defined objectively…

Syrian Armed Forces Stage a Final Assault of the so-called "Cradle of the Revolution"

SYRA65456234Today, the so-called anti-government opposition in Syria and those media sources that had been supporting those are in a state of disarray, as Damascus is retaking one village after another in the Daraa Governorate, a southern region…


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