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Yet Another Failure of the US Propaganda Policy

The “propaganda machine” has always been the driving force behind US policy, not only to effectively reduce social discontent, but…

Can Someone Invent a Clever Use of Western Propaganda?


I want to laugh so hard, but I can’t stop crying at how ignorant people are these days. Take a recent RFE/RL story assuring all of “us” as to the reasons “why” Vladimir Putin feels so alone. Wait, stop your heads from wobbling, it gets crazier. The New York Times says Russia’s leader has been testing the world’s limits. As the pandemic that should have gone away with…

Joe Biden’s “New” North Korean Policy


At the end of April 2021, the US administration finally unleashed the new concept of policy toward North Korea that the expert community had long awaited. The waiting period was, of course, accompanied by occasional statements by press secretary Jen Psaki that the process was underway, as well as analytical reports and statements by experts who wanted to steer…

Geopolitical Projection: US Claims China is an “Aggressor”


US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has, in a 60 Minutes interview, accused China of acting “repressively at home and more aggressively abroad,” emphasizing it as a “fact.” He repeated unfounded claims that “1 million” Uyghurs are being interned in facilities in China’s western region of Xinjiang and referred to it as “genocide.” He also referred to what…

The Rules Based International Order is a Misnomer That Endangers Us All


The United States and its Western allies are very fond of quoting the importance of adherence to what they call “the rules based international order.” It is for example, central to Australia’s strategy, apparently first used by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008, and adopted by his multiple successors. It is a term that has been…

Why Are Gates and Pentagon Releasing GMO Mosquitoes in Florida Keys?


Despite strong resident protests, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Florida agencies have approved controversial release of millions of genetically-modified or “gene edited” killer mosquitoes into the Florida Keyes. At the same time the controversial Presidential Science Adviser nominee of Biden is involved in development…

US Encirclement of China: A Progress Report


Tensions between Washington and Beijing are not merely the recent results of former US President Donald Trump’s time in office – but rather just the latest chapter in US efforts to contain China that stretch back decades. Indeed, US foreign policy has for decades admittedly aimed at encircling and containing China’s rise and maintaining primacy over the Indo-Pacific…

Don’t Hold Out Hope: A Biden-Putin Meetup May Not Change Much


I can imagine the upcoming meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meetup will probably be held somewhere in Europe. It seems logical to assume the sit-down will start with something like, “Okay, we both hate each other’s guts. So, what kind of deal can we hash out that will satisfy all concerned…

United States Plans to Recalibrate the China-Russia Relationship Doomed to Fail


This week the United States secretary of state Anthony Blinken travels to Ukraine for meetings with the Ukrainian leadership. It is likely that he is taking a message that the Ukrainians do not want to hear: that they must cease the undeclared war against the two breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Although it is not a message that Ukrainians…

“Without Remorse” Peddling Lies and Hate for Amazon


In 1943, a Hollywood film was made depicting the courage of Russian partisans fighting Nazi Germany in World War II. Directed by Louis Milestone, who had also directed the anti-war classic, All Quiet on the Western Front, the script was written by Lillian Hellman. However, the version of that film I saw, growing up during the Cold War, had a different message. Most confusingly…

US Congress Intensifies Attacks on China


In the last third of April, the US Congress once again marked itself with a series of anti-Chinese actions. We are talking about, above all (but not only), the bill with the telling title of Strategic Competition Act 2021, prepared by representatives of both parties in the US Senate, the highest legislative body. Let us note in advance the destructive role of Congress in recent US foreign…

Vaccines and the Ugly Path of Healthcare Politicization


It’s rather unfortunate that the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic has turned the search for an effective vaccine against COVID-19 into one of the most expensive and politicized scientific endeavors of this century. However, Big Pharma is not the only one take to the blame here, as administrative entrepreneurs and heads of regulatory agencies…

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