India and Indonesia: an Important Partnership for the Indo-Pacific

Recently, the Indo-Pacific has become a battleground for a confrontation between the two world powers: China and the United States.…

Thai Protests are Anti-Chinese, Not "Pro-Democracy"

Ongoing protests in Thailand appearing very similar to those recently seen in Hong Kong are no coincidence. They are part…

Three United Nations Speeches by Trump, Xi and Putin Reveal Stark Contrasts

In recent days the presidents of arguably the three most important nations in the modern world gave addresses to the…

Anti-Turkish Sentiment is Mushrooming

Recently, the activities performed by Turkish President Erdogan and his outspoken “neo-Ottoman” policy have been eliciting increasing concern not only…

Middle East: Elation in Washington, Indignation in the West Bank

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, signing a peace agreement with the UAE and Bahrain in Washington in the presence…

Gates Vaccine Spreads Polio Across Africa


Microsoft founder Bill Gates has made himself the global vaccine czar as his foundation spends billions on spreading new vaccines globally. While much attention has been given to the role of Gates behind the corrupt WHO in promoting radical untested coronavirus vaccines, the record of the Gates Foundation pushing an oral polio vaccine across Africa gives more sobering…

Why Bahrain-Israel Accord may be the Key to the New Middle East?


While the UAE-Israel accord was/is historical in its own sense and triggered forces of ‘normalisation’ in the Middle East, this agreement looked a lot like a result of solo flight of the Emirati political elite because of Saudi refusal to follow suit until the resolution of Israel-Palestine conflict and peace agreement. The UAE-Israel accord was then…

The Lebanese Knot


A month and a half after detonating several tons of ammonium nitrate into the port of Beirut, which caused crushing economic and human losses for the country, the situation in Lebanon is only getting worse. The only grain storage in Lebanon, located near the port was completely destroyed as a result of this explosion, puts the country on the brink of a food crisis. The destruction of three hospitals in Beirut…

What’s Wrong with South Korea’s Ministers of Justice


The Minister of Justice position is deemed to be extremely important in South Korea because an individual in this post is responsible for overseeing rule of law and security institutions, particularly law enforcement agencies. De facto in this person’s power to undermine any given investigation or to stage a show trial irrespective of whether…

A new Japanese Government has Taken Shape


So, on September 16th, after separate votes were taken in both chambers of the Japanese parliament, Yoshihide Suga was approved as the new Prime Minister, replacing Shinzo Abe, who left this post one year ahead of schedule, before the end of his last (and third in a row) three-year term. Previously, we reported about certain noteworthy circumstances…

Is Social Media like a Weapon of Mass Destruction?


A few days ago John Hyten, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declared that a cyber attack that has “a significant impact” on the United States or “significantly affects the world” can be “defined as a weapons of mass destruction”. And that is why Hyten emphasized that “a large-scale attack launched from cyber space can be viewed as” a WMD. However, is it only a “large-scale…

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