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NATO Crisis and the Making of European Defense Force

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If Afghanistan was not big enough a debacle for the US-EU ties, the anti-France US submarine deal with Australia, as well as the AUKUS defence partnership, shows how the US is increasingly configurating its global policies regardless of the mainland Europe i.e., excluding the UK. While Boris Johnson recently met Biden and reaffirmed the UK’s ties with the US…

A Resolution of the Taiwan Issue Looks Increasingly Imminent

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In 1949 when the Communist Party succeeded in the Civil War in China the nationalist regime fled to the island then called Formosa. They did not however, forsake their seat on the United Nations Security Council and continue to represent China in that body until 1972. This history is too readily forgotten in the current discussion about the status…

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the Future of Japan-ROK Relations

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On September 29, 2021, former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida was elected chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. In the second round of voting, he won a landslide victory over the Minister for Administrative Reform Taro Kono by gaining 257 votes against 170. The election of a new chairman took place due to the expiration…

Iraq: What Will the Elections Show

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The upcoming October 10 parliamentary elections in Iraq can lead to real changes in the country only if there is a high voter turnout, especially among young people. This opinion is expressed by many international analysts and political scientists. If the apathy observed in society and calls for a boycott of the electoral process persist, the chances of reform remain slim…

Has Macron Closed Algeria’s Skies for France?

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Emmanuel Macron, the eighth president of France, during his four and a half years in the Elysee Palace has shown himself to be a very active politician, and sometimes even very controversial as are his numerous public speeches. After becoming President of France, Macron refused the annual traditional interview on the day of the national holiday, July 14. As Le Monde…

Uyghur Tribunal: US Lawfare at its Lowest

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The so-called “Uyghur Tribunal” is promoted across the Western media as an “independent” tribunal. AP claims that it seeks to lay out evidence that will “compel international action to tackle growing concerns about alleged abuses in Xinjiang.” The tribunal – having no legal basis or enforcement mechanism – will clearly be used to help bolster calls for a boycott…

Fumio Kishida is Now an Elected Head of Japan’s Ruling Party

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On September 29, Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party, which has led the country almost continuously (with two short breaks) since the mid 1950s of the last century, held party elections to its leader. In the last 10 years, the LDP, in coalition with the minority Komeito Party, whose ideology is essentially based on Buddhism…

France and Britain Cling on Jealously in their Former Colonies

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In the general debate at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, pointed out that certain western countries are increasingly riding roughshod over peoples’ right to self-determination, if such right conflicts with their geopolitical interests. He reminded the Assembly that “in spite of UN resolutions…

UAE is Gradually becoming a Geopolitical Player in its Own Right

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As the ‘unifying and governing’ role of the US in the Middle East diminishes, the leading countries of the region are beginning to adjust their relations with each other, becoming more involved in the struggle for influence and resources, among other things. Until recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was part of one Sunni camp…

Ideological Aggression Against China Intensifies - The Uyghur Tribunal

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On the 24th of July an article appeared on the weblog OpinioJuris written by two British lawyers named Mandelbaum and Borda and a German lawyer named Stegbauer, with the title, “Legitimation Crisis Or Access To Justice? On The Authority of International People’s Tribunals.” It appeared simultaneously on the Uyghur Tribunal website…

The Real Eye Opener From the 3rd BRICS Summit

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On September 9th, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the much-anticipated 3th BRICS Summit in virtual format. This iteration of the summit was carried out under the theme “Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus.” The heads of state of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa were on board discussing issues from…


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