Politics

Iran: Is There Still Hope for the Future of the Nuclear Deal?

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Iran’s months-long effort to enrich uranium has allowed the country to produce enough fuel for a nuclear bomb in just…

US is Bound to Pay a Price for its Muscle-flexing!

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Although Washington announced the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq with pomp and circumstance, in reality it is just…

A Window of Opportunity Opens Up for the Lebanese

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After 13 months of political vacuum, a new government was finally announced in Lebanon, led by Najib Mikati, a 65-year-old…

When Rusty Navies Collide Which Rust Buckets Will Sink First?

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When I was stationed aboard the USS Iowa (BB-61) for pre-commissioning of the battleship in the 1980s, the Ticonderoga class Aegis cruisers were the pride of the US Navy. I remember seeing several docked across the quay in Pascagoula Mississipi, and how fast, sleek, and intimidating they looked. Almost forty years on, and these…

On Biden-Xi Phone Conversation and Some Thoughts on “Climate Science”

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The telephone conversation that took place on 9th September between the presidents of the People’s Republic of China and the USA, initiated by the latter, is well worth commenting on. Notably, this was only the second interaction between the leaders of the world’s two leading powers in over six months. During the first of these calls, carried out…

Australian Foreign Policy Becomes Even More Closely Wedded to the United States

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Australia has just confirmed that its allegiance to the United States exceeds its own interests, and even its relationship with other, previously friendly nations, such as France. The triggering point for this degradation of Australia’s position in the world was the decision, announced this past week by prime minister Scott Morrison, to ditch…

AUKUS vs China: Inching Toward War

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Australia, the UK and the US announced the formation of “AUKUS,” an amalgamation of the three nation’s initials, as a tripartite “defense alliance.” Despite claims that the alliance is aimed at no particular country (and no particular country was mentioned during its announcement), the Western media has not reported it as such, and China – the obvious target…

Seoul Continues to be Hysterical while Tokyo Digs a Fukushima Water Tunnel

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On August 25, 2021, South Korea expressed “strong regret” that Japan was unilaterally implementing its plan to release radioactive water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant “without any prior consultations or seeking consent from the South Korean government”.  Oh, my gosh – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc. (TEPCO…

An Answer to US Biolabs and American Secret Military Programs

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The unchecked expansion of the US secretive military biolabs network along the Russian borders is a matter of concern not only to Moscow but also to many post-Soviet republics and the international community.  To this date, the United States has created an actual spider web of secret biolabs around the world. Since 1997…

So Who is the Real Winner in Afghanistan?

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The events in Afghanistan has grabbed the world’s attention as the observers try to project not only the country’s future path, but also to determine the role main foreign actors on the world’s chessboard played in this process while seeking to answer the main question: “Who is the real winner in Afghanistan?” By all means, the answer to this question cannot be found solely…

Yoshihide Suga will Not Run for Re-election as Leader of the Ruling LDP

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On September 3 this year, the current Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that he would not run for president of the ruling (still and for now) Liberal Democratic Party. It also means that he will not be able to retain his top government position in case of a (not predetermined) LDP victory in the upcoming regular…

South Korean Missiles and the Launch of an SLBM from a Submarine

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South Korea’s armed forces have recently engaged in a series of demonstrative exercises. Had they occurred in the North, they would have prompted alarmist headlines, glib political rhetoric, and angry speeches at the UN Security Council. As reported on September 7 by the Korean Agency for Defense Development, on September…


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